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Sen. Jeffrey Klein

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Lawmakers: Lack Of Labor Protections Allows For Abuse Of Child Models

New York state lawmakers joined former child models Sunday to release a report detailing the lack of labor protections for children who work as models.

06/09/2013

New York State lawmakers have proposed gas tax holiday legislation. (Photo: CBS 2)

Gas Tax Holiday Proposed For New York; Cuomo Launches Assault On Gouging

With gas prices reaching the stratosphere, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is mounting an aggressive campaign against price gouging. But some lawmakers say there may be a way to give drivers a cash break at the pump.

02/21/2013

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (file / credit: Office of Sheldon Silver)

Eye On Politics: Sheldon Silver Pushes N.Y. DREAM Act

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that the state should its own DREAM Act to help undocumented immigrants go to college.

02/07/2013

Supplements Containing DMAA (credit: CBS 2)

Lawmaker Wants ‘Risky’ Supplement Additive Pulled From Shelves

State Sen. Jeffrey Klein has called for the substance dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, to be banned from sports nutritional supplements. The stimulant is available in pill, powder and drink form at vitamin and health food stores like GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe.

01/17/2013

New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

GOP, Independent Democrats Unite For State Senate Majority

Furious Democrats who won a majority of seats in the New York State Senate have called a deal among Republicans and five Democrats to control the chamber a “coup.”

12/04/2012

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New York Lawmakers Propose Bill Making ‘Bullycide’ A Felony

State Sen. Jeffrey Klein is proposing statewide legislation to expand second-degree manslaughter to include “bullycide.” The crime would be considered a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

09/26/2011