Month: January 2017

New bill would make ‘sanctuary cities’ illegal
Policy Politics

New bill would make ‘sanctuary cities’ illegal

  On Tuesday Jan. 24, Assemblyman Dean Murray, R-East Patchogue, introduced a bill he says would help safeguard New Yorkers by taking away local authority to flout federal homeland security laws that pertain to deporting undocumented immigrants with a criminal record. Murray’s New York Combating Alien Recidivism and Ending Sanctuary […]

SUNY proposals would keep more students on track for graduation
Policy

SUNY proposals would keep more students on track for graduation

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivered her eighth and final State of the University Address January 23, outlining proposals she says will benefit both current students and recent graduates. Those proposals include being more proactive in encouraging all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms and to […]

Changes to physician-assisted suicide legislation might calm critics’ fears
Policy

Changes to physician-assisted suicide legislation might calm critics’ fears

Revised bill contains new assurances that only mentally competent patients could request life-ending drug   Four state lawmakers on Monday announced they are re-introducing a bill that would allow physician-assisted suicide for mentally competent, terminally ill patients in New York state. Sen. Diane Savino, D-Staten Island; Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale; […]