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New York Legislature Passes Package Of Anti-Heroin Bills

The 11 bills target issues raised during testimony given by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at forums held by a Senate task force, officials said.

06/19/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council’s Speed Limit Bill May Be Stopped In Its Tracks

State Sen. Dean Skelos said the City Council’s measure to lower the speed limit to 25 mph might not come to the Senate floor for a vote.

06/19/2014

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Sponsor Hopes For Agreement On Medical Marijuana Bill In New York

The bill’s sponsor said talks between between the governor’s office, Senate and Assembly have started and and her goal is an agreement within days.

06/12/2014

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Redskins President Says Team Name Is ‘Respectful’ To Native Americans

On Thursday, half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the Washington club’s name.

05/24/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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Federal Unemployment Benefits To End For Some Saturday

Congress failed to include a renewal of unemployment benefits for people who have been out of work for more than six months in the budget it passed before the holiday break.

12/27/2013

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N.J. Senators To Fast In Support Of Immigration Reform

Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are planning to take part in a 24-hour fast in an effort to get the House of Representatives to consider immigration reform legislation.

12/11/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Senate Renews Ban On Plastic Guns

Monday’s vote to extend the prohibition on plastic guns for another decade responds to a growing threat from steadily improving 3-D printers that can produce such weapons.

12/09/2013

Tourist walk away after visiting the Lincoln memorial on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama: Shutdown ‘Inflicted Unnecessary Damage’ To US Economy

Thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.

10/17/2013

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Miriam Carey, Woman Killed In Capitol Chase, Thought Obama Was ‘Listening To Her’

Authorities said Miriam Carey, of Stamford Conn., set off a high-speed car chase that put the Capitol on lockdown Thursday and caused a fresh panic in a city where a gunman killed 12 people two weeks ago.

10/04/2013

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Obama Pins Shutdown On Boehner; Tri-State Businesses Start To Feel Pinch

President Barack Obama said House Speaker John Boehner is preventing a vote on a funding bill because he doesn’t want to anger “extremists” in his party.

10/03/2013

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House Votes Down Democrats’ Latest Effort To End Government Shutdown

Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.

10/02/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Blasts House Republicans For ‘Ideological Crusade’ That Shut Down Government

The shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks, museums along the Washington Mall and the U.S. Capitol visitors center.

10/01/2013

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Obama On Government Shutdown: ‘It Does Not Have To Happen’

On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama’s health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating.

09/30/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is flanked by House Republicans while speaking about Obamacare during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Sept. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Cruz spoke about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Over Obamacare Said To Be A ’50-50′ Proposition

The stage is set for a partial government shutdown Tuesday morning. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers could be furloughed, including many in the Tri-State Area, and services cut unless a last-minute deal is struck.

09/27/2013

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