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Advocates for aid in dying hope the bill will pass this year

Advocates for a bill that would allow terminally ill New Yorkers to end their own lives say the legislation has its best chance yet for passage in the...
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Thu, 05/16/2019 - 1:44pm
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Senate votes on roadway safety measures

The New York State Senate acted Wednesday on measures that they say will improve safety on the state’s roads, including adding cameras to the stop arms...
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Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:58am
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‘Stand up to Trump’ bills advance in Assembly

Two bills that challenge President Donald Trump and his policies are advancing in the New York State Assembly. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said...
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Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:03pm
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Civil liberties activists aren't giving up on state legislative session

Progressive groups, including the New York Civil Liberties Union, say they’re frustrated that action on left-leaning issues has stalled in New York in...
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Tue, 05/14/2019 - 3:58am
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Opponents of decriminalizing prostitution in NYS speak out

Opponents of bills to decriminalize prostitution in New York say it will only strengthen the worldwide sex trafficking industry and increase incidents...
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Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:15pm
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Advocates urge extending rent rules to upstate New York

New York City’s rent laws expire June 15, and tenant advocates and some state lawmakers think a renewal of the laws should include cities outside of New...
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Fri, 05/10/2019 - 1:33am
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Senate Dems say they are 'standing up' to Trump with passage of two bills

Two bills approved Wednesday in the state Senate could affect President Donald Trump and his associates. One would permit the state tax department to...
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Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:54pm
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Sex workers, lobbying at the Capitol, seek more safety, less stigma

More than 100 sex workers came to the Capitol on Tuesday to lobby for two bills that they say would help keep them safe and end some of the stigma...
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Tue, 05/07/2019 - 1:38pm
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Farmworkers’ bill of rights stands best chance of passage in decades

Supporters hope that their efforts to change an 80-year-old law that excludes farmworkers from many of the protections afforded to other workers in New...
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Mon, 05/06/2019 - 1:59pm
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Charter school expansion unlikely in 2019

With changing political dynamics in the Democrat-led New York State Legislature and opposition from the teachers union, the cap on charter schools in...
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Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:37am
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