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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Getty Images)

Schneiderman: Ban Outside Income For State Lawmakers

Cuomo has proposed strengthening outside income reporting but no outright ban.


New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Watchdog Group Sees Reported Sheldon Silver Probe As Opportunity For Ethics Reform

New York’s system of ethics is fundamentally flawed, weak in its language and lacking independent, well-funded oversight, a government watchdog says.


File - A woman uses a tanning bed (Photo credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuomo Signs Under 17 Indoor Tanning Ban Legislation

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.


File - A woman uses a tanning bed (Photo credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Advocates Want All N.J. Minors Banned From Tanning Salons

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.


Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver speaks to members of the media in the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Sheldon Silver’s Finances Raise Some Questions

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.