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New York Labor Groups Eye California’s Bill That Would Recognize Uber, Lyft Drivers As Employees

Some New York labor groups have expressed interest in changing New York gig-worker laws to resemble California’s AB5 bill. AB5, which passed California’s state Senate last week and is expected to be signed into law soon, would recognize some rideshare drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. New York Independent Drivers Guild Executive Director Brendan Sexton said he does not ...

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2 Queens Women Plead Guilty in Plot to Build Explosive Devices Like Those Used in Prior Terrorist Attacks

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Asia Siddiqui and Noelle Velentzas, both citizens of the United States and residents of Queens, pleaded guilty to teaching and distributing information pertaining to the making and use of an explosive, destructive device, and weapon of mass destruction, intending that it be used to commit a federal crime of violence.  The guilty ...

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Cutting Staff, Spiking Prices: NYC Restaurants Struggle Under $15 Minimum Wage

New York City’s $15 minimum wage, which began to take effect Dec. 31, 2018, was meant to bolster earnings and quality of life, but for a lot of residents, it’s doing the opposite. Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation in 2016 to increase the New York York State’s minimum wage to $15.00/hr. The lowest minimum wage in NY ...

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New York Bans Teachers From Carrying Guns In The Classroom

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New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Wednesday to bar school districts from arming teachers as a way to combat school shootings. Cuomo signed S.101A/A.1715, which prohibits school districts from granting permission to teachers or non-security personnel to carry a firearm on school grounds, the governor’s office announced. “The answer to the gun violence epidemic plaguing this ...

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New York Extends Gun Background Checks, Bans Bump Stocks

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New York gun buyers may wait up to 30 days for background checks under a new law signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo signed legislation to extend the background check waiting period from three days to as much as 30 for gun buyers who are not immediately approved, as well as a ban on bump stocks, the governor’s ...

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Trump Sues To Stop House From Getting New York Tax Returns Under New Law

President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the House Ways And Means Committee from accessing his New York state tax returns under a new law. Trump’s lawyers argued in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that obtaining his tax returns violate his constitutional rights and accused the Democratic-controlled committee of “presidential harassment,” Reuters reported. The filing ...

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New York Becomes First State To Make Cat Declawing Illegal

New York became the first state to make declawing of cats illegal, according to a law signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The law bans the practice of surgically removing the claws from cats effective immediately, according to The Associated Press. “Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and ...

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NY Clerk Files Lawsuit Against Issuing Driver’s Licenses To Illegals

A New York county clerk who refused to issue licenses to illegals in June is taking the law–that he vowed never to follow–to court. Michael “Mickey” Kearns made headlines in June when he openly defied Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Green Light Bill that mandated clerks throughout the state to issue driver’s licenses to those residing in America as aliens. He is ...

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Here Are The New York Clerks Refusing To Issue Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Aliens

New York clerks in upstate counties are refusing to comply with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently passed law Green Light law, which mandates driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. Clerks in Rensselaer, Niagra, Chautauqua and Allegany Counties are refusing to comply following Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns’s statements to the press that he will not grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — ...

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New York County Clerk Refuses to Give Driver’s Licenses to Illegals, Despite New Law

Erie County Clerk Michael “Mickey” Kearns told a local outlet that he will not issue licenses to illegal aliens in defiance of a new New York Law. New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Green Light Bill Monday, which allows illegals to obtain driver’s licenses, WIVB4 reports. Kearns adamantly disapproves of the bill and he’s seeking legal ...

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Eating Their Own: Justice Democrats Select Candidate to Primary 30-Year Democratic Congressman

‘Justice Democrats’ is backing a progressive political rookie who launched his campaign to unseat a 30-year Democratic New York congressman this week. Democratic New York Rep. Eliot Engel, 72, has multiple challengers including Jamaal Bowman, a 43-year-old public middle school founder and principal, reported The Huffington Post Tuesday. Justice Democrats, the group that propelled Ocasio-Cortez to victory in 2018, recruited ...

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New York Moves Closer To Giving Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

The New York Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation that would allow state residents who entered the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses. In a vote that fell along party lines, New York state representatives voted 86-50 in favor of the controversial “Green Light” bill, which would let illegal immigrants apply for a driver’s license with foreign documentation. Passage of the ...

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ICE arrests 31 in 5-day New York City metropolitan-area enforcement surge

NEW YORK – Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) New York arrested 31 during a 5-day enforcement surge, from May 19-23rd, in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. During the effort, which focused on persons ordered removed from the U.S. with criminal convictions or pending charges, ERO deportation officers arrested ...

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New York Lawmakers Pass Bill That Would Allow Congress to Access Trump’s State Tax Returns

The New York state Assembly passed a bill Wednesday to allow Congress to obtain information on state tax returns for elected officials, which could include President Donald Trump’s documents. The bill passed 84-53 and would allow the New York Department of Taxation and Finance commissioner to release any state tax returns about those in federal, state and local elected or ...

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