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Human trafficking

Human Trafficking Victims Up In New York State

Human trafficking is a bigger problem in New York than first thought, according to a new study.

11/20/2011

NY Bar Association Says Salary Hikes For State Judges Are Too Small

“During the past 12 years, the cost of living increased by 40 percent, eroding judicial salaries,” said Vincent E. Doyle III, president of the lawyers’ group. Yet “judges’ salaries will have risen 27 percent over a 15-year period, far less than the projected inflation rate.”

08/27/2011

NY Supreme Court Judges To See First Pay Raise Since ’99

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said in an interview that it’s a good compromise in hard economic times.

08/26/2011

Bronx classroom

Elementary, Middle School Students To Face Fewer Trick Questions On Standardized NY Exams

Starting next spring, redesigned tests designed by a new company will be offered to students in the third to eighth grades.

08/13/2011

Former New York Governor Hugh Carey (credit: George De Sota/Newsmakers)

Former New York Governor Hugh Carey Dies At 92

Carey, a Democrat, served two terms as governor from 1975 to 1982 after seven terms as a congressman from Brooklyn. Hailed for his crisis management during the city’s brush with insolvency, Carey mustered the backing needed to reorganize its shaky finances and restore confidence in both the city and state.

08/07/2011

Bath Salts

Schumer: Senate Closer To Banning Bath Salts

The bill would add MDPV and Mephedrone to the list of controlled substances. Thirty-four states including New York have banned bath salts already.

07/29/2011

New York Senate

Same-Sex Marriage Issue Takes Over Albany As Rest Of N.Y. Waits In Anticipation

There were passionate protests on Wednesday and still no vote on same-sex marriage from the Senate. Republicans, who control the vote, have yet to decide if they want one — or when.

06/22/2011

New York Senate

Wednesday Appears To Be D-Day For Gay Marriage In New York

The 32 Republicans meeting will decide, maybe as soon as Wednesday, whether to send a bill approving same-sex marriage to the floor for a full vote.

06/21/2011

Protesters for and against the same-sex marriage bill protest in the halls at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Monday, June 20, 2011. (credit: Hans Pennink/AP)

Religious Protections At Center Of N.Y. Senate Gay Marriage Debate

There was marriage drama in Albany on Monday. A high-powered meeting between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers, ended with same-sex marriage in New York still stuck at the altar.

06/20/2011

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos  (credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images, FILE)

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos Says No Gay Marriage Vote Friday

The legislative session is still set for Albany to end on Monday. However, it could be extended for days or a week or even longer as issues such as rent control and property taxes remain unresolved.

06/17/2011

Bath Salts

New York State Health Commissioner Bans Sales Of Bath Salts

The substance is most often sold in small convenience stores. It causes hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, suicidal behavior and violence as well as chest pains and increased blood pressure.

05/24/2011

Crossover mirror (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NY Lawmakers Push For Crossover Mirrors On Large Trucks

The push for so-called “crossover” mirrors to compensate for blind spots in large trucks is taking on added urgency after last week’s death of a 4-year-old who was hit by a truck while riding his tricycle in William´╗┐sburg.

05/20/2011

The New York State Capitol - Albany, NY - Mar 16, 2008 - Photo: Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Poll: 1 In 3 Young New Yorkers Plans To Move Out Of State

A New York poll provides grim evidence of a continuing exodus from the state, once the national leader in manufacturing and other high-paying jobs.

05/13/2011

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Report: New York Prisons Have Thousands Of Excess Beds

A review of state records has found that New York’s prisons are running at about 88 percent capacity.

05/09/2011

St. Sen. Hiram Monserrate (C) enters court in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, NY - Oct 15, 2009 - Photo: Ellis Kaplan-Pool/Getty Images

Ex-State Sen. Hiram Monserrate Working At Queens Pizzeria

The former politician said in a published report that he was “consulting and assisting in the management” of the new restaurant.

04/11/2011

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