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

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 […]

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 […]

Bill would make all single-occupancy bathrooms gender neutral in New York
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Bill would make all single-occupancy bathrooms gender neutral in New York

  Transgender protections implemented by the Obama Administration were rescinded by President Donald Trump earlier this year, and one state lawmaker is fighting back by trying to simplify New York’s law regulating public restrooms. Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, D-Manhattan, is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate gender labels on single-occupancy bathrooms […]

$153 billion budget provides free SUNY & CUNY tuition, raises the age, and allows ridesharing upstate
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$153 billion budget provides free SUNY & CUNY tuition, raises the age, and allows ridesharing upstate

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Friday announced an agreement on a $153.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. State operating funds spending is $98.1 billion for the 2017-2018 fiscal year — an increase […]