MTA to make NYC subway 95% accessible by 2055

Just 131 of the 493 stations operated by the MTA are currently fully accessible to customers. The deal aims to make another 81 stations accessible by 2025, 85 more by 2035, and another 90 by 2055.

NY enacts landmark voting rights law

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday signed a bill into law intended to prevent local officials from enacting rules that might suppress people's voting rights because of their race.

New York expands abortion protections

Gov. Kathy Hochul said she was signing the landmark legislation to protect abportion providers and those seeking abortions because "reproductive rights are human rights."

Election 2022: Hochul defends record in debate with Suozzi, Williams

Tom Suozzi and Jumaane Williams — the two Democrats challenging New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's bid to keep her job — criticized her for her past backing from the NRA and the deal she reached to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer money on a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

NY has new restrictive gun laws

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed 10 bills into law on Monday intended to strengthen the state's gun laws. Recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas prompted Hochul to move quickly on the bills.

New York set to pass new laws on gun control

One bill would require someone to be at least 21 and get a license before they can buy a semiautomatic rifle in New York. Another bill would require a firearm to micro-stamp ammunition.

In wake of Buffalo massacre, Hochul vows action on guns, extremism

Signing an executive order, Gov. Kathy Hochul will be requiring that every county and New York City develop plans to identify and confront threats of domestic terrorism, including racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists. These plans must be submitted by the end of the year.