N.Y. State Assembly Passes Bills Strengthening Protections For ImmigrantsThe New York State Assembly has passed a series of bills strengthening protections for immigrants – including one that makes New York a sanctuary state.
City Officials Hand Out Reusable Bags Ahead Of ‘Carryout Bag Law’ ImplementationThe Department of Sanitation and City Councilman Ben Kallos were handing out free reusable bags to help residents prepare for the implementation of a new 'carryout bag law.'
New York State Lawmakers To Take Up Right To Die Legislation AgainNew York state lawmakers will again consider legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician.
N.Y. Assembly Members Vote To Strengthen Abortion ProtectionsThe New York State Assembly has voted to strengthen the state’s abortion protections in advance of the Trump presidency.
New York Assemblyman Bill Nojay Fatally Shoots Himself In CemeteryA New York state assemblyman facing a Republican primary challenge next week and a fraud trial in Cambodia has killed himself.
State Lawmakers Include Plan To Expand Boozy Sunday Brunch Times, Fight Opioid AddictionBoozy Sunday brunches, expanded screening for breast cancer and a plan to confront opioid addiction all came out on top Friday as New York state lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 session.
Former Speaker Silver Disbarred 4 Months After ConvictionFormer New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has lost his license to practice law, four months after he was convicted of fraud and extortion.
State Lawmakers Spar Over Right-To-Die ProposalTwo New York state Assembly members and other advocates of letting the terminally ill end their lives said Tuesday their proposed law would limit suffering and has safeguards to prevent mistakes and abuse.
Disgraced Former NY Assemblyman Vito Lopez Dead At 74He was 74 and had been treated at Sloan-Kettering for cancer for several years.
NYC Health Department Fights Assembly's Dog Dining BillThe Health Department asserts that dogs at restaurants can create a risk to the health and safety of customers, restaurant workers and other dogs.
Long Island AARP Members Head To Albany To Push For Care ActThe Care Act would ensure that families receive instructions from hospital staff on how to properly care for loved ones discharged to home.
Ex-Speaker Silver Goes Before Judge, Asks To Have Criminal Charges TossedFormer New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver asked a judge on Thursday to toss out criminal charges against him, saying a federal prosecutor stretched the law too far to try to make a case.

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