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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs law lowering New York City's speed limit (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Lowering NYC Speed Limit To 25 MPH

A city website said about 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in car accidents.

08/09/2014

Housing Sales (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Proposed Initiatives Aim To End Veteran Homelessness On Long Island

A series of legislative initiatives has been proposed on Long Island that aim to end homelessness for military veterans.

08/04/2014

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

New York Legislature Passes Package Of Anti-Heroin Bills

The 11 bills target issues raised during testimony given by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at forums held by a Senate task force, officials said.

06/19/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin Use

Just one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis.

06/18/2014

New Jersey Driver's License (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Sponsor Pulls N.J. Legislation On Illegal Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora pulled the proposal from Thursday’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee agenda, saying the bill needs more work.

06/12/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Urges Congress To Pass Paid Family Leave Legislation

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined parents and business owners outside of her Manhattan office on Sunday, and urged Congress to pass federal legislation that would create paid maternity leave.

05/18/2014

The inside of a limo bus that the owner claims was trashed by a group of drunken teens. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

New NY Law Would Require Underage Party Bus Passengers To Have Adult Chaperone

New legislation could put the brakes on underage drinking on party buses in New York. The law would require large groups of underage bus passengers to be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone.

04/17/2014

Microbeads found in facial scrubs/Great Lakes (Credit: The 5 Gyres Institute/5gyres.org)

NY Legislation Would Ban Plastic Microbeads In Facial Scrubs, Toothpaste

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the plastic particles can persist in the environment for centuries and accumulate toxic chemicals that could enter the food chain if marine creatures ingest them.

02/11/2014

Proposed bill would ban Styrofoam. (Credit: WLNY)

Today’s Talk: Bloomberg Wants NYC To Stay Away From Styrofoam

The ban on Styrofoam was proposed back in February.

11/25/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

Report: Bloomberg Administration Drops ‘Hide The Cigs’ Legislation

The Bloomberg administration has dropped piece of legislation that would have kept cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, according to a published report.

10/28/2013

Newborn baby feet (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

State Law Would Require Heart Defect Screenings For Newborns

New York lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation that would require newborns to be tested for congenital heart defects.

06/12/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Lawmakers Give Final Green Light To 3 Gun Control Bills

The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday gave final approval to three gun control bills, sending them to Gov. Chris Christie for his signature.

05/20/2013

Speaker Christine Quinn (credit: CBS 2)

Backers To Push For Plan To Allow Anti-Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuits Without Quinn’s Support

A proposal to make it easier to sue over police stop and frisks is setting has set a stage for an unusual drama in New York City politics, as backers said Wednesday they would press to get it passed despite opposition from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

04/24/2013

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

New Jersey State Senate Proposes Swipe Cards For Gun Background Checks

The proposal is different than those made by the New Jersey Assembly, but now, the state Senate has released its gun control legislation.

04/13/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Elected Officials Push For Sick Leave Requirement Bill In NYC

A group of women elected officials on Monday called for immediate action on the New York City bill that would require sick days for all those employed in New York City.

02/25/2013

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