New York

Mark Lennihan / AP

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former closest aide, Joe Percoco, is waiting to find out whether he’ll be convicted of bribery and other charges as a jury continues to deliberate in federal court.

Keith Srakocic / AP

During a debate in the New York State Senate on enhanced school safety measures, Democrats asked the Republican majority to support a bill to ban teachers from having guns in schools.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has unveiled a gun safety plan that he will introduce in the Senate.

Karen DeWitt / WAMC

Victims of childhood sexual abuse are hoping that the #MeToo movement will help them enact the Child Victims Act in New York. The measure extends the statute of criminal and civil limitations for victims beyond the current age of 23 to age 50 and adds a one-year look back window to file civil suits. 

One man who says he is a former victim, and is now an advocate, says this is the year for the act’s passage.

Karen DeWitt / WAMC

Democrats in the State Senate tried to force a vote on gun control legislation to put Republicans on the spot over some GOP senators’ resistance to the bills.