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New York lawmakers OK protections for workplace religious attire

The New York State Senate floor is pictured in this file photo. In only 12 hours after last week’s Court of Appeals decision, the state Legislature had new, identical bills dealing with child pornography introduced in the Senate and Assembly. AP Images

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers have approved legislation strengthening protections for religious attire in the workplace. The bill that passed the state Senate on Tuesday would clarify state anti-bias rules to prohibit employers from discriminating against workers because ...

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New York state makes it illegal to lease dogs and cats

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will soon make it illegal to finance the purchase of dogs, cats or other companion animals through lease-to-own schemes. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation taking effect in 90 days that ...

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Lawmaker proposes fundraiser ban

ALBANY — A New York lawmaker has proposed banning political fund-raisers in the Albany area while the Legislature is in session. Assemblywoman Sandra Galef, a Westchester Democrat, has introduced 15 bills, including another that would create “a firewall” barring political ...

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Poll: NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside pay

  ALBANY — Most New York voters say it’s time for the state’s 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday. The Siena poll shows ...

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Ex-leaders used millions in campaign contributions to fight corruption charges

ALBANY — The two ex-leaders of New York’s Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban. “When you ...

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