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NY Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

After looking at the issue of medical marijuana from all aspects, the New York State Assembly and Governor Cuomo reached an agreement Thursday on this issue.

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NY Senate Passes Bill to Prohibit Pet Tattooing and Piercing

The New York State Senate passed a bill Wednesday sponsored by Senator Tom Libous that would prohibit unnecessary piercings or permanent tattooing of companion animals.

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Report Criticizes State Agencies for Slow Contract Approval

A report issued by State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli shows state agencies were late 87% of the time in approving contracts with not-for-profit providers last year.

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Senator Schumer Calls for Tighter Trucking Industry Regulation

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling for tighter regulations on the trucking industry.

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Seward Voices Opposition to Ammo Microstamping Legislation

State Senator James Seward joined his fellow senators last week to voice a strong opposition to gun control legislation requiring microstamping of ammunition.

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NY Senate Votes to Outlaw ‘Revenge Porn’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It would be illegal in New York to disseminate private, explicit photos of another person without their consent under legislation that's been endorsed by the state's Senate.

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NY Senate Passes ‘Buy From The Backyard’ Act

The New York State Senate this week passed the "Buy from the Backyard" Act to promote the purchase of locally grown and produced food.

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New State Program to Purchase Bullet Proof Vests for Law Enforcement

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has unveiled the "Invest Partnership," a new state program offering law enforcement agencies the opportunity to purchase bullet proof vests for sworn police officers.

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NY State Teachers Union Adds to Lawsuit Over Property Tax Freeze

The New York State Teachers Union has added to its ongoing lawsuit against the property tax cap.

The union now says that the governor's property tax freeze is melting away local control of school districts and punishes a district that votes a budget over the 2% tax cap by making taxpayers ineligible for property tax rebates...

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New York Lottery Games Top $9 Billion in Earnings

The State Gaming Commission reported Thursday that lottery games for the fiscal year ending March 31st took in $9.23 billion.

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