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NYCLU demands legislative action on civil liberties issues
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NYCLU demands legislative action on civil liberties issues

Members, supporters and advocates for the New York Civil Liberties Union rallied Monday outside the Capitol in support of several bills they say would protect and expand civil rights. Public defense funding and reform, reproductive rights, transgender discrimination, electronic privacy, and police data transparency were all on the agenda for […]

New law prevents phone companies, utilities from charging deceased with early cancellation fees
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New law prevents phone companies, utilities from charging deceased with early cancellation fees

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Tuesday that prevents phone companies and utility providers from charging a contract termination or early cancellation fees in the event of a customer’s death. “This was a heartless and inappropriate policy that is mostly borne by grieving New Yorkers grappling with the loss […]