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'Tampon tax' officially eliminated in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York has become the most recent state to make tampons and feminine hygiene products exempt from local and state sales tax. 228 more words


State Lawmakers Include Plan To Expand Boozy Sunday Brunch Times, Fight Opioid Addiction

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Boozy Sunday brunches, expanded screening for breast cancer and a plan to confront opioid addiction all came out on top Friday as New York state lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 session. 730 more words


New York State Assembly seeks to pass bill to reform lead testing in schools

NEW YORK — New York State senate passed a measure Thursday that protects children from potential lead poisoning found in the water at school buildings. 552 more words


Former Speaker Silver Disbarred 4 Months After Conviction

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has lost his license to practice law, four months after he was convicted of fraud and extortion. 230 more words


Assembly Housing Committee Holds Hearing on Co-ops

On Friday, members of the State Assembly’s Housing Committee gathered at a conference room in Harlem to hear expansive, sometimes contradictory testimony on co-operative housing in New York. 504 more words

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State Lawmakers Spar Over Right-To-Die Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two New York state Assembly members and other advocates of letting the terminally ill end their lives said Tuesday their proposed law would limit suffering and has safeguards to prevent mistakes and abuse. 515 more words


Disgraced Former NY Assemblyman Vito Lopez Dead At 74

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Disgraced former New York state Assemblyman Vito Lopez has died.

Lopez’s lawyer, Gerald Lefcourt, said Lopez died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital. 218 more words