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Legislators introduce bill to divest NY pension funds from fossil fuels
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Legislators introduce bill to divest NY pension funds from fossil fuels

Lawmakers and environmental advocates are hoping to pass a bill this session that would divest state pension funds from the top 200 fossil fuel companies over the next five years. The bill (S.4596/A.3712), sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn, would require the state comptroller to […]

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. […]