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VACCINATION LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

Albany, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation eliminating a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren in the face of the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades. The Democrat signed the bill Thursday soon after it was approved by lawmakers. Similar…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 14, 2019

Sex Work Would Be Broadly Legal in New York Under New Bill Introduced Monday

Sex work would be broadly legalized in New York state under a first-of-its-kind bill introduced by state legislators on Monday. A group of lawmakers first called for legislation in February, but on Monday they finally came forward with a 13-page bill that would bring dramatic…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

NY lawmakers revise bill to allow Congress to obtain Trump taxes, vote expected Wednesday

Members of the New York state Assembly made notable changes over the weekend to a prominent bill aimed at helping Congress obtain President Donald Trump’s state tax returns. Those changes include limiting the state tax returns available for Congress to access to those filed only…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

De Blasio holds press conference at Trump Tower — and gets heckled

Supporters of Donald Trump disrupted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press conference in Trump Tower on Monday while he announced a potential $2 million in fines facing the president’s real estate company if it doesn’t comply with the city’s new “Green New Deal” building emissions standards…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, May 13, 2019

New York is poised to pass 2 bills that would make it easier for Congress to get Trump’s taxes and weaken his pardon power

New York state lawmakers passed two bills on Wednesday that make it easier for Congress to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns and weaken the effect of presidential pardons in the state. The New York State Senate, which is controlled by Democrats, passed both bills…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 9, 2019

New York is poised to pass 2 bills that would make it easier for Congress to get Trump’s taxes and weaken his pardon power

New York state lawmakers passed two bills on Wednesday that make it easier for Congress to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns and weaken the effect of presidential pardons in the state. The New York State Senate, which is controlled by Democrats, passed both bills…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 9, 2019

AOC blew Amazon out of New York in 2019 over tax breaks but demanded one for herself in 2012

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who regularly lambastes Republicans over tax cuts and helped scuttle a plan by Amazon to locate in New York City because she opposed tax breaks the company might receive, costing the city an estimated 25,000 jobs, sought a tax break…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Here’s what’s holding up the legalizing of marijuana in New York State

When state leaders moved ahead on the state budget without reaching agreement on legalizing recreational marijuana use, Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated it wasn’t because he and legislators were on opposite ends of the debate. “In concept, we have agreement,” Cuomo said. “But that is all…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

New Yorkers are flocking to Massachusetts for their legal weed fix

They’re one toke over … the state line. Legal pot peddlers just a stone’s throw from the Empire State are cashing in on New Yorkers who can’t wait for Gov. Cuomo and the state Legislature to get their act together. While Albany lawmakers took a…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 8, 2019

New Yorkers are flocking to Massachusetts for their legal weed fix

They’re one toke over … the state line. Legal pot peddlers just a stone’s throw from the Empire State are cashing in on New Yorkers who can’t wait for Gov. Cuomo and the state Legislature to get their act together. While Albany lawmakers took a…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 8, 2019

Councilman who said ‘Palestine does not exist’ removed from committee

A Brooklyn lawmaker will be booted from a City Council committee that oversees immigrant issues after recently coming under fire for claiming “Palestine does not exist.” Council Speaker Corey Johnson confirmed in a statement Monday that Councilman Kalman Yeger would be removed from the Immigration Committee.…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

State lawmakers close to finalizing budget complete with new, costly taxes

State lawmakers early Monday were poised to approve a $175.5 billion budget that would hit New Yorkers with new taxes and fees on everything from luxury homes to paper bags — and driving into Manhattan south of Central Park. Despite broad consensus on measures including an…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 1, 2019

Councilman doubles down on Palestine denial in Omar feud

A Brooklyn lawmaker doubled down on his denial of Palestine’s existence on Thursday – even as he faced being bounced from a City Council committee. “There is no state by that name; there is no place by that name,” said Councilman Kalman Yeger, a day…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 29, 2019

Legalizing marijuana in New York: Why supporters hope it happens this week

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature are in crunch time over whether they can strike a deal to legalize recreational marijuana as part of the state budget due Sunday. And advocates are pressing state leaders to reach an agreement after Cuomo and legislative leaders…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Firearm owners see new gun control bills as all-out assault on rights

A State Assembly bill to ban charity gun raffles is not scheduled for a vote and lacks a Senate companion bill. Yet local gun owners say they are still alarmed by what they see as an all-out assault on their right to own weapons. “I…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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