New York State
Human trafficking is a bigger problem in New York than first thought, according to a new study.
“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.”
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said in an interview that it’s a good compromise in hard economic times.
Starting next spring, redesigned tests designed by a new company will be offered to students in the third to eighth grades.
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.
The bill would add MDPV and Mephedrone to the list of controlled substances. Thirty-four states including New York have banned bath salts already.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Williamsburg.
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.
A review of state records has found that New York’s prisons are running at about 88 percent capacity.
The former politician said in a published report that he was “consulting and assisting in the management” of the new restaurant.