Assemblyman David Weprin

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New York State Lawmaker Seeks To Do Away With Tax On Toilet Paper

A New York state assemblyman would like to see a tax on toilet paper flushed away.



Outer Borough Residents Blast Proposal For Tolls On East River Bridges

Ardent protests erupted Friday against the latest attempt to put tolls on the free East River bridges as part of a congestion pricing plan.


Assemblyman David Weprin (credit: Flickr/David Weprin)

Assemblyman Weprin Leads Rally Against Bias Attacks Targeting Sikhs

In the wake of a suspected bias attack on a Columbia University professor earlier this month, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) joined members of the Sikh Cultural Society Sunday in a rally against hate crimes.


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Lawmakers: End Madison Square Garden Tax Break

Some lawmakers on Tuesday took issue with the city’s plan to give Madison Square Garden a $17 million property tax break every year for the past 31 years.


David Weprin on Sept. 10, 2009 in New York. (credit: Ken Goldfield, Pool, File/AP)

Bill Would Ban Workplace Discrimination Based On Religious Garb

New York state lawmakers on Sunday discussed plans to take aim at religious discrimination in the workplace.


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Cuomo Opposes Ending Tax Break For Madison Square Garden

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said Tuesday they will not be ending a tax break enjoyed for three decades by Madison Square Garden.


Wreckage of a BMW after the fatal hit-and-run on March 2, 2013, which killed Nathan (Nachman) and Raizy Glazer and their baby, delivered after the crash, who then died. (credit: CBS 2)

Lawmakers Call For Stiffer Penalties In Hit-And-Runs After Fatal Crash In Brooklyn

Sen. Eric Adams and Assemblyman David Weprin want new legislation that would charge hit-and-run drivers in fatal crashes with a felony after a Brooklyn couple and their newborn son died as the result of a hit-and-run crash.


Sen. Adams And Assemblyman Weprin

Lawmakers Demand Penalties For Those Who Give Guns To Criminals

It turned out it was a neighbor who bought the guns a convicted felon used to kill two firefighters near Rochester on Christmas Eve, and now some state lawmakers want a way to jail people who knowingly give guns to criminals.


Gas Price Gouging

Lawmakers Call For Better Consumer Protection Against Gas Price Gouging

Two New York State lawmakers on Sunday calling for more protection for consumers against price gouging at the gas pump.


David Weprin  (L), Anthony Weiner (C), Bob Turner (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Battle For Weiner’s Seat In Congress Turns Into Referendum On Obama Policies

The gloves are off. The special election to replace Congressman Anthony Weiner has turned downright nasty.


Democrat Lawmaker David Weprin Wants Ban On Smoking In Cars With Children

Assemblyman David Weprin said he wants to reduce children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. The bill would apply even when the windows are rolled down.