David Valesky

Report: 'Shocking' Conditions In N.Y. Day Care CentersState inspections found children isolated in closets, subjected to corporal punishment and humiliated in New York day care centers that saw little state oversight and enforcement, according to a report released by the state Senate's Independent Democratic Conference.
Democratic Lawmakers Want Doctor Tie Ban In New YorkSome lawmakers in Albany want a state law to prohibit doctors from wearing neckties in hospitals. The proposal cites a study that shows bacteria that could lead to serious infection can be carried on ties and other loose-fitting clothing.
NY Senate Democrats Get ChairmanshipsThe New York Senate's new Republican majority has given committee chairmanships to three Democrats who split earlier from their party's main caucus.