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Rob Astorino returns to run for state Senate seat held by...

Former Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for the state senate seat currently held by Democrat Peter Harckham.

New NY law to protect domestic violence victims from employment discrimination

One goal is to help make sure victims never have to worry about losing their jobs as they deal with the aftermath of what they’ve experienced.

New state law expands employee religious expression protections

Whlle the existing law already included worker protections against discrimination based on religion, the new law was designed to specify that those protections include religious attire.

State Sen. Shelley Mayer persists in pushing for prevailing wage law

Mayer has been a leading proponent of requiring developers who receive public money in connection with their projects to pay their nonunion workers at least the same wages and benefits they’d have to pay union workers.

State Senate approves gun control measures

The senate approved the New York Safe Act, 43-18, which imposes stricter gun control laws in the state.