2023 session wrap-up
The legislature passed a series of bills Thursday night, from a bill to form a commission to study reparations in the state to a bill to seal criminal records after a certain amount of time.
2023 session wrap-up
Legislative leaders said they came to a two-way agreement on housing while casting blame on Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Homeowners across the state have been impacted by deed theft. State Attorney General Letitia James and state lawmakers have crafted two bills to address the issue head-on.
Just five months ago, the governor vetoed the popular bill to update the state’s wrongful death laws. Lawmakers have passed a new version they say addresses the governor’s concerns.
2023 session wrap-up
From sealing criminal records to parole and campaign finance law, state lawmakers have several legislative issues to tackle before heading to their districts for the rest of the year.
The bill addresses the increasingly common practice of prosecutors using defendants’ rap songs to harm their character.
2023 session wrap-up
In a letter to legislative leaders, the watchdogs said the changes undermine the much celebrated campaign finance reforms passed in 2019.
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New York Immigrant rights advocates and lawmakers have not given up hope on passing a bill meant to protect undocumented residents from having their immigration status reported – even as the legislative clock winds down.
Latrice Walker and public defenders pledge to fight excessive bail despite latest rollbacks to bail reform
Bail reform or no bail reform, judges are still bound by the Eighth Amendment prohibition on excessive bail, the Assembly member said.
Hochul gets the last laugh in press show rebuttal: ‘Is that guy from Colorado still telling me what to say?’
The governor got some good-natured ribbing for her multiple trials and tribulations over the past legislative session.
The governor and mayor are calling for expedited work authorization for asylum-seekers which they say will also help industries across the state.
A new report by Thomas DiNapoli found the financially-strained agency should be able to get on track with state funding and a higher payroll mobility tax in the budget.
NYC comptroller says old criminal convictions cost city residents nearly $2.4 billion in annual wages
The Legislature only has a few more days left to pass the Clean Slate Act, which would seal old criminal convictions.
Jay Jacobs may hold the power, as candidates like Robert Zimmerman, Anna Kaplan and maybe Tom Suozzi jockey for support.
A recent Siena College Research Institute poll showed Gov. Kathy Hochul with her lowest favorability yet, but suburban voters are liking her more than they did in March when she was trying to force them to build housing.
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Rather than accepting a compromise, the governor would rather push for a better deal next year.
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After going on a three-week hunger strike to protest further bail reform rollbacks, the New York Assembly member said she plans to bring the fight to court.
The state budget includes removing the “least restrictive” standard for all offenses – not just bail-eligible offenses.
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