Month: November 2021

Photo taken of podium when Nick Langworthy, Chairman of the New York State Republican Committee spoke about Republican success in local elections. Legislative Gazette photo by Marlee Capuano.
Politics

GOP points to bail reform as reason for red wave in Long Island DA’s races

Long Island saw a mini red wave on Election Day, with voters electing Republican district attorneys in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. The upsets are being celebrated by the Republican State Committee, which says the results represent New Yorkers’ frustration with Albany’s controversial bail reform laws passed in 2019. Bail […]

Pharmacies can give more immunizations under new law, including COVID-19 vaccine
Policy

Pharmacies can give more immunizations under new law, including COVID-19 vaccine

On November 2, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation S.4807-a/A.6476 which increases the number of immunizations a licensed pharmacist can administer to patients who are 18 and older. Under the new legislation, pharmacists can administer vaccines recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for hepatitis A and B, […]