Suburban Republicans decried the bill because it calls for higher fees and contains a payroll tax they say will hurt jobs.
Former Comptroller Carl McCall's firm acted as an unlicensed placement agent before the state pension fund.
Some local officials say the first step is to ease the burden of unfunded mandates.
The judge in State Senator Hiram Monserrate's assault case said a video of him and his alleged victim cannot be made public because it would "poison" the jury pool.
$120 million is becoming available for upstate economic development projects.
And below, a video of State Senator John Flanagan calling out Democrats from Long Island who voted to bail out the M.T.A.: