New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the three American prisoners freed by North Korea.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the ongoing probe into former New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is accused of abusing women.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Chartock discusses President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on possible New York state attorney general appointees, which the legislature has the power to decide.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman following allegations published by The New Yorker that he was physically violent with four women. Dr. Chartock also discusses Manny Alicandro, the Republican who announced his bid for attorney general earlier Monday.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the resignation of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  The Attorney General announced his resignation following allegations published by The New Yorker that he was physically violent toward four women. The pair also discuss possible appointees to the position, which the legislature will decide.

NYS AG's Office To Hold Gun Buyback In White Plains

Apr 13, 2018
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The New York state Attorney General’s office will hold a gun buyback in Westchester County Friday.

NYS Brings Felony Charges Against Mount Vernon Mayor

Mar 13, 2018
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas
City of Mount Vernon, NY

The mayor of Mount Vernon faces felony charges in a public corruption case brought by the New York state Attorney General’s office.

Courtesy of the Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro

With campaigns heating up in New York’s top statewide races, Republicans from the Hudson Valley are being mentioned as potential candidates. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, who had considered running against Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, announced in early January that he would not enter the race. Now, the Republican is being urged to reconsider. Meantime, an attorney from Westchester County is considering challenging Democratic state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Newburgh Drug Ring Investigation Yields 16 Arrests

Feb 14, 2018
Courtesy of the office of NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a 172-count indictment charging 16 members of a drug trafficking ring operating in the Hudson Valley on Tuesday. Several of those arrested are alleged to be members of a gang that has plagued Newburgh streets.

Angelo Santabarbara

New York state officials are investigating extended delays in delivering propane to customers during the recent cold snap.


With the recent cold snap increasing the demand for home heating fuel, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he is looking into numerous reports of late deliveries and possible price gouging from propane suppliers.

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With the Federal Communications Commission’s vote today to roll back Net Neutrality restrictions enacted in 2015 on Internet Service Providers, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he will lead a multi-state lawsuit against the repeal.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and an FCC commissioner are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to suspend its vote on net neutrality while one million allegedly fake comments on the proposed repeal are investigated.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Revitalization funding is on the way to 18 cities and towns across New York.


Six Democratic state attorneys general including New York's are asking federal regulators to place new restrictions on crude oil trains that pass through their states.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says these trains can carry crude oil through densely populated areas such as downtown Albany without any limit on explosiveness or flammability.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

AARP New York, the state Attorney General’s Office and the Albany County Department for Aging teamed up to host a free paper-shredding event for the public today.

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman  is warning seniors to be wary of new phone schemes demanding money through gift cards or pre-paid debit cards.


Government officials are reacting to the latest federal threats to "claw back" funding earmarked for sanctuary cities.

NYS AG: Store Owner Barred From Selling Pets

Jan 31, 2017
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement Monday with the owner of a pet store chain in the Hudson Valley. The agreement includes banning the owner from selling pets and imposing fines and penalties for what the attorney general’s investigation found was repeated animal cruelty.

The New York state Assembly recently passed a bill to provide insurance coverage for FDA-approved contraception. The bill’s sponsor and state attorney general say there is an urgency to move the legislation forward with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act imminent.

Hudson Valley Democrat Kevin Cahill sponsored the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act in the Assembly. It’s a bill the Assembly had passed last year to conform to the Affordable Care Act and basic insurance plans in the state.

A government lawsuit seeks to ban a popular memory loss dietary supplement marketed to seniors, saying there's no scientific evidence to support its claims.

As New York’s attorney general this week released a report analyzing gun trafficking into the state, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is holding its annual “Walk for Gun Sense” Saturday at Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie.


The New York attorney general's office has ordered the Trump Foundation to immediately stop fundraising in the state, saying it isn't registered to do so.

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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New York's attorney general says the state has reached an agreement with an herbal supplement maker to implement new quality control measures to confirm the authenticity of its products. 

SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros was arraigned in Albany City Court on Friday.
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

Suspended SUNY Poly president Alain Kaloyeros made his first court appearance this morning.

New York's attorney general says he has reached settlements with Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro and Jumpstart Games stopping them from using tracking technology on their popular children's websites.

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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New York's attorney general says abortion rights provided by U.S. Supreme Court rulings can't be diminished by the state law against late-term abortions enacted before the court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973.

After more than 50 years in business, ITT Educational Services announced Tuesday that it is closing down all its campuses nationwide. This comes after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid, stating that ITT failed to meet its accreditor’s standards. The closure could be a boon for local community colleges.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

New York's attorney general is refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking records about his investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change.

Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Some big names in New York law enforcement have announced the takedown of multi-state drug pipelines.

House GOP Subpoenas NY, Mass. AGs On Climate Change Probe

Jul 14, 2016


A Republican House chairman has issued subpoenas to two Democratic state attorneys general seeking records about their investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about global warming.