Former Secretary of State James Baker remembered George H.W. Bush as a man of “great faith” and “great integrity” during a funeral St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas.

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared unlikely today to change its long-standing rule that putting someone on trial more than once for the same crime does not violate the Constitution’s protection against double jeopardy.

Despite President Trump’s hard-line public stance against illegal immigration, his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club allegedly employs a small group of undocumented immigrants – including a housekeeper who, for the past five years, has made his bed, cleaned his toilets and dusted his crystal golf trophies.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster and national fundraiser, according to a person close to the Democrat.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly considering the appointment of his chief of staff, Linda Lacewell, as the state’s top financial-services regulator, though the current holder of that post, Maria Vullo, said as recently as last week that she had no intention of departing.

If this change occurs, Lacewell’s move would create two high-profile vacancies in Cuomo’s executive chamber. Cathy Calhoun, the director of state operations, is also reportedly departing in the coming weeks.

Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer at the center of the Eric Garner chokehold death, will face a departmental trial this spring, a judge declared.

Chief of Department James Leonard, the top uniformed officer in the FDNY, has been relieved of his duties and put on modified assignment, a spokesman said.

The wastewater treatment plant blamed for a high-profile sewage discharge that discolored the water of the Niagara River near the base of Niagara Falls is getting a $27 million upgrade.

Every Monday night, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown co-teaches a master’s level course in U.S. public policy with Laurie Buonanno, a professor of public administration and nonprofit management, at SUNY Buffalo State, where he is an adjunct professor.

The Monroe County Legislature’s Democratic minority leader called on County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo to use reserve funds to temporarily address the crisis in Early Intervention, part of a mounting push for action as the county institutes an unprecedented waiting list for services.

It’s an unspoken rule that one seat on the powerful House Ways and Means committee always goes to a New Yorker. And Queens Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going for it.

Tip-free dining was supposed to be the future of dining in New York and beyond. Instead, many owners are now scrambling to revert to the old way of doing things.

Rod Watson: “(D)espite its reputation as a progressive bastion, New York consistently ranks among the worst-performing states when it comes to voter turnout – something good-government groups attribute in large measure to how difficult it is to vote here.”

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said he’d file a lawsuit to try to stop the development of three residential towers near the Brooklyn Bridge after the City Planning Commission approved the project.

The New York State Educational Conference Board, a coalition of groups like NYSUT and the state School Boards Association, called for a $2.2 billion state aid hike in the 2019-20 fiscal year.

New York State gave licenses to operate at least 10 Buffalo area nursing homes in the last decade to new owners who had been fined for providing poor care to residents at other nursing homes.

The growing Realities of Single Payer coalition, which includes employers, unions, taxpayers and provider; issued a statement today took urging the NYC City Council to “Do No harm” outlining three big concerns regarding the impact of the NY Health Act – higher taxes, less access to care, and lose your current plan.