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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 […]

Pair of bills would help prisoners and their families stay connected
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Pair of bills would help prisoners and their families stay connected

Assemblyman David Weprin and Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa are hoping to restore two programs they say benefit prisoners, their families, and even New York state taxpayers. The Weprin and De La Rosa bills would re-establish seven-day-a-week visitation at medium security prisons and restore a program that transports families to […]