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05.14.15 Liam Mathews

A bill passed in the New York State Senate on Wednesday that would allow canine dining companions at restaurants with outdoor seating, the New York Post reports. The way the law currently stands, a restaurant that serves food near pets risks losing its operating license, but people with dogs often still sit at sidewalk or […]

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02.05.14 Andy Cush

For now, New York academic groups are free to boycott Israel all they want, as a bill that would limit their free speech on the matter has been withdrawn from the New York State Assembly. The legislation would curtail schools’ abilities to direct state funds to groups like the American Studies Association and the Association for […]

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03.28.13 Andy Cush

We’re one step closer to getting weed legalized for medical use in our great state: a bill introduced into the New York State Assembly and Senate by a 50-strong bipartisan coalition would allow approved patients to carry up to two and a half ounces of bud, and would regulation the creation of for-profit and not-for-profit dispensaries. […]

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03.15.13 Eugene Reznik

Meet Assemblyman Steve Katz, New York’s Ted Haggard — or Gary Aldridge — of cannabis. In June, the Republican lawmaker voted no on a bill that would give doctors the right to prescribe weed for chronic medical conditions, a measure similar to one touted as arguably the most conservative of its kind in the country […]

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05.23.12 Allison Burtch

The cowboys in the New York State Assembly and Senate are trying to wrassle the wild from the internet frontier. And their lasso is spinning directly towards you, internet. […]

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07.22.09 Will Sherman

After scoring the the attendance records of City Councilmembers, the Post tallies up state legislative sessions absences. The state’s 62 senators only missed 1 in 10 meetings at most, while 14 of the 150 state assemblymembers skipped more than that. Queens assembly member Ann-Margaret Carrozza barely showed up a third of the time the chamber […]

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