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League of Women Voters, legislators push for voting reforms
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League of Women Voters, legislators push for voting reforms

          Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, joined with members of the League of Women Voters of New York on Tuesday to call for comprehensive voting reforms. Together with Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, D-Manhattan, Stewart-Cousins introduced the Early Voter bill (A2064/S2950). Provisions of the bill include automatic voter registration […]

Legislation would combat distracted driving with “textalyzer”
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Legislation would combat distracted driving with “textalyzer”

    After a 16-year-decline in motor vehicle accidents and deaths per miles traveled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, trends are beginning to reverse and skyrocket with no statistically discernible cause. Legislators and safety advocates point to one culprit that often is not investigated — distracted driving. […]

SUNY students recognize magnitude of new tuition program, but also raise practical concerns
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SUNY students recognize magnitude of new tuition program, but also raise practical concerns

  More than 940,000 families will qualify for tuition-free college at SUNY and CUNY schools once fully implemented   Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship program, which will provide free tuition to undergraduate students attending SUNY and CUNY schools beginning this fall, was signed into law at LaGuardia Community College in […]

Legislation would prohibit gun ownership for those who commit a hate crime in New York
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Legislation would prohibit gun ownership for those who commit a hate crime in New York

Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation would be a ‘serious offense’ under NY’s SAFE Act Senator Daniel Squadron, D-Brooklyn, introduced an amendment that would categorize hate crimes as serious offenses in relation to the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, […]