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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

Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Calls For Sick Leave Protections As Flu Pounds Area

As the flu epidemic pounds the Tri-State Area, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is calling for the immediate passage of paid sick leave legislation that is now stalled in the City Council.

01/12/2013

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Legislation Requires Better Access To Taxis For Visually Impaired

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday signed legislation that will improve access to taxis for the visually impaired.

12/12/2012

Police respond to the scene of a shooting of East Harlem pharmacy robbery and shooting on Apr. 12, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Calls For Tougher Pharmacy Robbery Penalties

Schumer called for passage of the Safe Doses Act at the Harlem drug store on Saturday.

04/14/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Lawmakers To Consider New Aid To NJ Cities

The Senate Budget Committee will consider legislation appropriating the money — plus $1.5 million for oversight — on Thursday.

12/08/2011

NYC Food Cart (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Senator Wants Letter-Grading System For Street Food Vendors

State Senator Jose Peralta will introduce legislation this week that would require local health departments to implement a letter-grading system for street vendors, similar to the current restaurant grading system.

11/27/2011

Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Mount Laurel, NJ - Aug 15, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Proposes Temporary Ban On ‘Fracking’

The state Legislature passed a bill in June to permanently ban the procedure known as “fracking.” On Thursday, Christie sent it back with a conditional veto recommending that the ban be lifted in a year.

08/25/2011

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - May 26, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Peer Counseling Bill For NJ Vets Heads To Gov. Christie

Vet-2-Vet, a toll-free confidential help line, was created years ago by the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

08/07/2011

Horse Carriage-Taxi Crash (credit: CBS 2)

Tourists, Horse Carriage Driver Expected To Recover From Crash With Taxi Near Central Park

Three tourists from Ohio and a hansom cab driver were injured when the carriage was flipped on its side by the crash late Monday night, knocking the horse onto the street.

07/27/2011

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