Legislation

It may sound like a Broadway musical, but New York State voters this November get to decide whether to stage a "Con Con" that could have a much greater impact.

New Legislation to improve Peace Bridge travel

Dec 10, 2016
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On Saturday U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer announced that congress passed the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016.

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US Senator Charles Schumer is supporting new legislation that will reward individuals who help to thwart a terror attack by sharing information through social media.

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Two downstate Democratic Senators are pushing for stronger gun control legislation.

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Legislation that governs the number of fishing lines that can legally be used by freshwater anglers in New York has been extended.

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US Senator Charles Schumer will announce today his support of a safe driving technology.

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New York Senator Charles Schumer will be speaking in Manhattan today against gender-based wage discrimination.

Gillibrand calls for federal ban on microbeads

Sep 5, 2014
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced in Buffalo Friday new federal legislation to ban microbeads in personal care products like facial scrubs and body wash.

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Democratic Buffalo Senator Tim Kennedy is proposing new legislation that would create greater protections for witnesses in criminal cases.

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State Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes has introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana use in New York State.

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Legislation has been introduced by Congressman Chris Collins that would assist researchers in bringing their discoveries to the marketplace.

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A pair of local politicians have proposed legislation that will dissolve the authority that oversees the Peace Bridge.

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Questions have been swirling since New York State passed the toughest gun control measures in the nation.

In an effort to respond to those queries, the Cuomo administration has announced the establishment of a website and a toll free phone line where enthusiasts can get answers. The website can be reached at NY-Safe-Act-Dot-Com. The phone number is (855)

529-4867.

Critics claim that confusion over the law has arisen because the legislation was rushed to approval.
 

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Legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo could open new leasing opportunities at the Knox Farm State Park.

Guidelines in the new bill doubles the leasing terms to 40 years. Friends of Knox Farm State Park believe this will be a greater incentive in their search for bringing business operators to the buildings on the property.

Private investment is needed to make necessary improvements to the structures in the park.

New York's smallest breweries and some wineries are getting a tax break from Albany.

Governor Cuomo went to Utica yesterday and the family-owned Matt Brewing Company to sign a package of bills to help smaller brewers and the farmers supplying them.

In recent years, small breweries, brewpubs and farm breweries have become a tiny but vital part of the state's liquor industry, along with wineries and small distilleries.

The bills signed by the governor ease the tax and regulatory rules and will probably help the farms supplying essentials like hops.

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State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Brian Higgins together announced new legislation that will assist the founding of small businesses.

The Small Business Tax Extenders Act will provide limitations for taxing capital gains, raise levels for writing off expenditures for permits, equipment and other necessary expenses, and restructure the process for claiming business credits.

The initiative is expected to greatly assist businesses owned by women.