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In wake of Nassau County corruption case, bill would ban IDA consulting by local officials
Policy

In wake of Nassau County corruption case, bill would ban IDA consulting by local officials

Senator Todd Kaminsky, D-Long Beach, has introduced legislation that prohibits state and local government authorities from paying elected officials for legal or consulting work with an Industrial Development Agency or economic assistance corporation. The bill seeks to end elected officials using their positions to “enrich themselves at the expense of […]

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 […]

Legislation would combat distracted driving with “textalyzer”
Policy

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. […]