Governor Andrew Cuomo News

Three People Killed in Train-Vehicle Collision on Long Island

Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury in Long Island, N.Y., killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday …

Flash Flooding Closes Roads, Damages Homes in Central New York

Home and business owners in New York’s Finger Lakes region were dealing with flooded basements after heavy rains caused flash flooding that inundated roads in several towns Tuesday. A state of emergency was declared in at least one county. The …

Probe Underway Into Fatal Blasts, Fire at New York Cosmetics Factory

State and local authorities are trying to determine what triggered explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory in New York’s Hudson Valley that killed one employee and injure nearly three dozen other workers and firefighters. The blasts occurred about …

Advocates Rally Behind New Federal Bill to Fix New York’s Scaffold Law

The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) today will join the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), Habitat for Humanity, MWBE contractors and other construction and business organizations to applaud Rep. John Faso for introducing the Infrastructure …

New York’s Cuomo Proposes Regulation in Wake of Equifax Security Breach

In response to the recent cyberattack that exposed the personal private data of nearly 150 million consumers nationwide, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to issue new regulation making credit …

New York State Set to Study Technology, Privacy of ‘Textalyzer’

New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer” that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday …

New York’s U.S. Senators Urge Quick Federal Action on Flooding

New York’s U.S. senators are urging officials in Washington to quickly approve a disaster declaration for areas along Lake Ontario affected by recent floods. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, said that they have written to the Federal Emergency …

New York Approves Workers’ Comp Renewal Notice Legislation

Final legislation has been approved in New York that aims to enable insurance agents to better serve workers’ compensation clients if signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation was developed by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of …

New York Begins New Push to Stop Distracted Driving

New York is launching a statewide campaign against distracted driving as part of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state and local police will be stepping up patrols and checkpoints through Monday in Operation Hang Up. …

New York Issues First-in-Nation Regulation on Commercial Crime Insurance

New York State’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) in December issued a new regulation that prohibits insurance companies from denying commercial crime insurance coverage to New York businesses employing people with criminal convictions. The regulation, called Insurance Regulation 209, serves …