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Supporters say Clean Slate legislation offers a second chance

As the New York State Legislature’s session draws to a close, lawmakers are considering several criminal justice changes, including what’s known as the...
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Thu, 06/03/2021 - 11:44am
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Supporters push bill to end qualified immunity for police

Supporters of a measure that would end some legal immunity for police officers who injure or kill a citizen during an arrest rallied Wednesday at the...
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Wed, 06/02/2021 - 12:16pm
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GOP lawmakers push back against Democrats' criminal justice changes

Democrats who lead the New York State Legislature are moving ahead with several criminal justice reforms in the remaining weeks of the 2021 session. But...
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Wed, 06/02/2021 - 11:11am
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Busy June planned for New York State Legislature

The New York State Legislature is scheduled to end its session in mid-June, and lawmakers have a long list of priorities they hope to finish before then...
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Fri, 05/28/2021 - 11:08am
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State Senate approves anti-sexual harassment measures

The New York State Senate approved anti-sexual harassment measures this week that extend protections to top staff in the governor’s office as well as...
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Thu, 05/27/2021 - 1:52pm
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Assembly impeachment inquiry committee gives an update

The New York State Assembly’s committee that’s conducting an impeachment inquiry into Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered a brief progress report after meeting...
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Wed, 05/26/2021 - 6:36pm
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State to have college scholarship drawings for 12- to 17-year-olds who get vaccinated

In an effort to get more young people vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will be giving away a free college education a week...
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Wed, 05/26/2021 - 12:20pm
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State comptroller to challenge Amazon on racial diversity

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is using the strength of the state’s pension fund to push for racial justice at Amazon. The state’s pension fund...
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Wed, 05/26/2021 - 12:21pm
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Cuomo announces picks to fill two seats on New York's highest state court

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has finalized his picks to fill two seats on the state Court of Appeals, the highest state court in New York: Nassau County District...
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Tue, 05/25/2021 - 1:48pm
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State ethics panel votes against issuing subpoena in scandal involving former Cuomo aide 

Some members of the state’s ethics commission pressed Tuesday for a subpoena to look into a controversy over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hiring of former aide...
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Wed, 05/26/2021 - 9:03am
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