Government & Politics

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged the state legislature to pass the Reproductive Health Act quickly, which he says would protect abortion rights if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Susan Walsh / AP

U.S. Senators from Connecticut and New York are driving the Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mary Altaffer / AP

Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos spent a second day on the witness stand in his federal corruption retrial. He denied threatening companies with business before the state to give no-show jobs to his son, Adam. 

Jessica Hill / AP

Steve Obsitnik’s campaign for governor of Connecticut is hoping that its application for public money for the August 14th party primary will finally be granted this week. The State Elections Enforcement Commission has put the award of $1.3 million in public money to Obsitnik on hold pending an investigation into alleged illegal campaign contributions.

Mark Lennihan / AP

The jury could begin deliberating as early as next Wednesday in the federal corruption trial of the former head of Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.