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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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NY lawmakers seek backdoor means to release Trump's taxes

A bill that would create a backdoor method to release President Donald Trump’s taxes is moving through the state Senate and could be voted on as early...
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Thu, 05/02/2019 - 2:58pm
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As measles outbreak grows, lawmakers say close vaccination loophole

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of measles cases has grown to over 700 and is the worst outbreak in decades. New...
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Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:11pm
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Opponents: Don't give driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

A bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New York is gaining support in the state Legislature. But there’s also a growing...
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Wed, 04/24/2019 - 2:01pm
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Public campaign finance could take a while in New York

Public campaign financing could be coming to New York by the end of this year, now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature have created a...
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Tue, 04/23/2019 - 9:42am
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Cuomo signs plastic bag ban

As Earth Day was celebrated Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that bans single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and other retail shops in...
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Mon, 04/22/2019 - 1:17pm
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Former NY senator: ‘States have an enormous amount of power’

Almost two years ago, Democratic state Sen. Daniel Squadron from New York City resigned -- suddenly, after nine years in office. He said then that state...
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Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:51pm
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Legislation lets most police agencies decide whether to release mugshots

The new mugshot legislation that passed in the state budget this month has been sometimes described as a mugshot “ban.” That’s not entirely accurate --...
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Fri, 04/12/2019 - 1:26pm
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