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Legislation & Policy
3:13 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Senate leadership proposes bills to combat heroin epidemic

A Republican led Senate task force has released a package of bills aimed at combating the growing heroin addiction in New York.

The bills would require schools to carry supplies of Naloxone, the drug used to treat heroin overdoses and in many cases, prevent death. They would also require better management of patients treated for drug addiction, and  convert some recently closed state prisons to treatment centers.

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Legislation & Policy
9:04 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Senate Democrats say more reasons than ever to adopt their reform bills

Democrats pressing for bills to reform the state’s campaign finance system say the US Attorney’s investigations into a panel controlled by Governor Cuomo might help spur action on their measures.

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Legislation & Policy
8:42 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Drug legalization and abuse topics in Albany

It was a day of drug policy discussion in Albany, as lawmakers held a forum on legalizing marijuana,  proposed bills to combat heroin addiction and overdoses, and made progress towards a medical marijuana program.

Sponsors of a bill to legalize marijuana held a forum that in part focused on the nuts and bolts of how to implement a system that would permits sales and impose taxes on the drug.

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Legislation & Policy
3:41 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Unfinished business in legislative session

There’s around two months left in the legislative session, and a number of issues left on the agenda. But it’s uncertain how many of them will actually become law.

Governor Cuomo, who’s failed to achieve a number of progressive items over the last two years, including public campaign finance reform and a Women’s Equality Act,  told the Democratic Rural Conference that he’ll try to get them passed in the state legislature in the next eight weeks, before the session ends in June.

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Legislation & Policy
2:55 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Process Servers want better protection

You've heard the expression 'Don't shoot the messenger?'   That phrase has a real literal  meaning for some of the 2,500 process servers across the state.   These are the individuals who serve legal documents such as divorce papers or notices from debt collectors.

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