New York’s system of ethics is fundamentally flawed, weak in its language and lacking independent, well-funded oversight, a government watchdog says.
Teens under age 17 in New York will be banned from indoor tanning under a new law intended to protect children from ultraviolet radiation and a higher risk of skin cancer.
The American Cancer Society says the rate of skin cancer, otherwise known as melanoma, has increased in the Garden State by 43 percent over the last 10 years and says indoor tanning booths are a major factor.
According to public disclosure forms, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver owns stock in over 30 companies — many of which do business with the state. However, what the forms don’t show voters is how much the shares are worth.