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Man in car blowing into breathalyzer
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Senate wants state, not counties, to pay for and supervise parolees with ignition interlock devices

On Monday, the Senate passed a bill that would amend some of the provisions created by Leandra’s Law, which requires DWI offenders or parolees to be monitored by an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. Specifically, the bills (S.193/A.2915) would require that only the State Department of Corrections and Community […]

Bill would expand the number of zero-emissions car dealers in NY
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Bill would expand the number of zero-emissions car dealers in NY

This week Tesla Motors joined four leading New York environmental groups urging legislators to support a bill which would increase access to zero-emission vehicles across New York state. Representatives from the National Resources Defense Council, Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment, Alliance For Clean Energy New York, and New York League […]

Strange bedfellows: Large, diverse coalition to fight Constitutional Convention
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Strange bedfellows: Large, diverse coalition to fight Constitutional Convention

An extremely eclectic mix of more than 100 organizations announced an unprecedented unification with just one aim: stop the Constitutional Convention. In a press release sent to reporters Monday, the New Yorkers Against Corruption coalition, describes itself as “a coalition of organizations, broad and diverse in both its geography and […]

Pressure mounts on Senate Republicans to pass Child Victims Act
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Pressure mounts on Senate Republicans to pass Child Victims Act

Senate Democrats held a press conference Thursday urging Senate Republican Conference to get behind legislation to allow child sex abuse victims more time to take their abuser to court. Advocates and legislators, including Linda Rosenthal, D-Manhattan, sponsor of the Assembly Child Victims Act (A.5885-a) that passed by a telling bipartisan […]