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Governor Kathy Hochul signs “Less is More” into law, prompting the release and avoiding the incarceration of technical parole violators

Governor Kathy Hochul has signed a new law that will keep New York State residents out of jail for non-violent parole violations. The law is called “Less is More” and focuses on eliminating the practice of locking people up for missing an ... MORE
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Unemployment benefits could increase by $300 per week: Democrats push for major enhancement into 2022

Unemployment benefits could be increasing by $300 per week again if lawmakers in Congress have their way. The progressive wing of the Democratic Party is pushing members of Congress, including leadership, to include an unemployment expansion in the $3.5 trillion tax and ... MORE
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Lowering Medicare eligibility age to 60 will cost seniors at least $10K per year

Proponents of Democrats’ push to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60 say there’s good reason to do so despite costs that would come with it. Currently, Medicare eligibility begins at age 65. Lawmakers in Congress want to see that age lowered ... MORE
Attica: America’s infamous prison uprising is still a story about all of us

Attica: America’s infamous prison uprising is still a story about all of us

Tyrrell Muhammad, a 19-year-old Brooklyn native, was convicted of second-degree murder as a part of a robbery which ended in homicide, one he didn’t commit. In 1979, he was sentenced to 20 years to life, spending the next 26 years and 11 ... MORE
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Attorney Generals across the country sign a legal brief to challenge Texas’ abortion law

New York Attorney General Letitia James has joined the fight to challenge the Texas abortion law on a national level. The law went into effect this month which outlaws abortions after 6 weeks and it’s now being challenged by the federal government ... MORE
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DHS Office of Inspector General releases report on COVID-19 at the border and Rep. John Katko responds

A report about COVID-19 at the border was recently released by the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General and Representative John Katko has issued a response. In his response he explained that President Biden’s DHS is playing political games ... MORE
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Hochul says New York will move forward with vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

Governor Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that New York will move forward with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. Health systems across the state said they would need to shutter entire departments and delay elective surgeries if the mandate took effect on ... MORE
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State commission releases redistricting proposals: Both maps dismantle 23rd District

On Wednesday the Independent Redistricting Commission released a pair of maps outlining two version of Congressional districts. Democrats and Republicans could not agree on a single map, so both released their own versions. In both scenarios representation in the Finger Lakes and ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul has a plan to tackle gun violence

Governor Kathy Hochul is now taking on the issue of gun control by announcing $23.7 million in funding to help prevent gun violence. She plans to put funding toward job training, community activities, and intervener staffing for communities that have the highest ... MORE
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Governor Newsom defeats recall and remains in office

Governor Newsom was successful at beating a recall aimed at getting him out of office early. He called the victory a win for women’s rights, science, and other liberal issues. The question asked if residents wanted Newsom recalled, and two thirds of ... MORE
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Attorney General Letitia James leads the coalition of Attorney Generals to ask Congress for funding toward climate change

New York state Attorney General Letitia James is leading a coalition made up of other state Attorney Generals to address Congress to add funding for combating environmental and climate change in the major bill currently under negotiation. They ask that there be ... MORE
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Officials urge Governor Kathy Hochul to delay any further action from the Farm Laborers Wage Board

State Senator Tom O’Mara is continuing to voice his strong opposition to any move by the state’s “Farm Laborers Wage Board” to roll back the current 60-hour-per-week overtime threshold for farm workers. O’Mara has joined other members of the Senate Republican Conference ... MORE
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand addresses flaws in the dairy industry

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a hearing Wednesday to discuss the topic of improving milk prices and other dairy reforms. A panel will discuss the need to modernize the Federal Milk Marketing Order System for dairy prices to meet the pricing market of ... MORE
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Gananda mom who got into physical altercation with bus monitor gets attorney: Bus monitor accused of screaming at child

An attorney for the Gananda mother accused of being involved in a physical altercation with a bus monitor recently says the family is taking action. Laine Mulye, 35, of Macedon was charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child after ... MORE
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Assemblyman Manktelow isolated with COVID-19: Says he wasn’t vaccinated

New York State Assemblyman Brian Manktelow, who represents Wayne and part of Cayuga counties, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Assemblyman said he felt sick, so he got tested. Sure enough, Manktelow was a confirmed case of COVID-19. He’s doing better now, ... MORE