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NY lawmakers to hold meeting on synthetic marijuana

SYRACUSE — A group of lawmakers in New York state say the state needs to do more to fight synthetic marijuana. The state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference plans to hold a public hearing Thursday in Syracuse focusing on the health ...

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NY lawmakers to review proposal to allow Internet poker

ALBANY — A panel of lawmakers in New York is taking a look at a proposal to legalize online poker in the state. The Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering meets Wednesday to review legislation that would authorize, ...

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Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are sweating out this year’s election, right? Nope. Mostly they’re not. People ...

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Lawmakers press for change to weekend voting

NEW YORK — New York lawmakers say voter turnout would increase if the laws were changed to allow weekend voting. U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, state Sen. Tony Avella and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein favor the move. They want to hold Election ...

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Lawmakers outraged at another military sex case

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct. In the latest case, an ...

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Lawmakers look to ban arbitration

Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., has reintroduced a bill that would prohibit the enforcement of mandatory arbitration clauses against employees and consumers. The Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013, introduced this month as S. 878, provides that “no predispute arbitration agreement shall ...

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NY lawmakers blast proposed ‘Tonight’ tax credit

ALBANY — Some New York lawmakers are upset with a proposed tax credit that would benefit NBC if it moves “The Tonight Show” from California to New York City. As reports circulated that Jimmy Fallon is poised to become the ...

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NYSBA urges state to pass judiciary budget

The New York State Bar Association is urging state lawmakers to approve the judiciary’s $2.4 billion request in its entirety so the court system can maintain its basic operations. In a statement issued Friday, President Seymour W. James Jr. pointed ...

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