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Uber and the NAACP issued a joint report Monday that calls on state lawmakers to approve ride-hailing service - or ride-sharing - across Upstate.

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Top Democrat and Republican members of the Senate and Assembly are not attending Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address.

Mental health professionals would be banned from practicing conversion therapy with patients under the age of 18 for the purpose of changing their sexual orientation under a measure passed by the State Assembly.

New York State's Assembly has passed a measure aimed at preventing discrimination due to a person's gender identity or expression.

MMA supporters hail Assembly move to legalize the sport

Mar 23, 2016
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Supporters of legalized professional mixed martial arts in New York State say the controversial yet popular sport will generate millions of dollars in economic activity, while making the sport safer in a state where it's already been hosted on a strictly amateur - and unregulated - basis.


2016 could be the year in which upstate cities get an economic boost from mixed martial arts. Legislation to legalize the sport passed the State Senate’s Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Tuesday morning.

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Fear of discrimination is an everyday reality in the lives of transgender individuals. The question of whether or not the state Senate will help alleviate that fear with a vote on protection for the rights of transgender individuals remains to be seen.

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Friday marked the start of the 44th annual Lawmakers Legislative Weekend for the Association of Black, Puerto Rican, and Asian members of the state assembly.

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Dumping Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as a result of public corruption charges could open the way for more democracy in the Legislature, according to Buffalo Assemblyman Sean Ryan.