Regulation

US Senator Cory Booker (R), D-NJ, poses with Senator Robert Menendez, D-NJ, after Booker's cermonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber at the US Capitol on October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC.  AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Senators Fight Trucking Regulation Rollback In Wake Of Tracy Morgan Crash

In the wake of a crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan, New Jersey’s two senators were seeking Tuesday to block a measure they said would roll back safety regulations on the trucking industry.

06/16/2014

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

NY Lawmakers Begin Negotiations Over Medical Marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently said he’s open to the so-called “Compassionate Care Act,” but has reservations about the drug being exploited.

06/12/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo Says He’ll Approve Medical Marijuana With Proper Regulation

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he will sign medical marijuana legislation into law as long as the measure “makes sense.”

06/09/2014

A woman smokes an electronic cigarette (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Regulations On E-Cigarettes To Take Effect Tuesday In New York

Laws in New York and Chicago making electronic cigarettes subject to the same regulations as tobacco are taking effect Tuesday, and their sellers and users are steadfast in their opposition.

04/28/2014

Bus involved in fatal West New York crash, July 30, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Holds Hearing On Jitney Buses Following Deadly July Crash

Lawmakers in New Jersey have begun taking a closer look at jitney buses, in the wake of a July accident that claimed the life of a baby in a stroller.

09/23/2013

An NYU student attends a town hall to discuss the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim communities. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Spying On Muslims Leads To N.J. Senate Committee Approving New Regulations

A New Jersey State Senate committee passed a bill Monday that would require law enforcement agencies from elsewhere to give notice when they plan to conduct counterterrorism surveillance in the state — a measure prompted by revelations about NYPD spying on Muslims.

06/17/2013

Computer Keyboard (file / credit: clipart.com)

Seen At 11: Authorities Crack Down On Data Brokers Who Track Your Web Activity

Federal authorities have launched a crackdown on data brokers – people who track your every search and purchase on the Internet and sell the information.

03/12/2013

NYU Logo - File / Photo: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images

Study: NY’s Regulatory System Gets D+

The independent report questions the whole decision-making process in New York’s penchant for regulation of businesses.

11/25/2010

Can money buy happiness?

NYC Agency: Street Vendor Rules Costly, Confusing

New York City’s Independent Budget Office says nearly $15 million in street vendor fines went unpaid in fiscal 2009.

11/10/2010

(AP Photo/Dan Gill)

Hempstead Residents Speak Out Against Cell Towers

WANTAGH, N.Y. (1010 WINS) —  Some Long Island residents are up in arms over the proliferation of cell phone towers near their homes and schools. 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan says more one hundred people showed […]

08/16/2010