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New York lawmakers OK protections for workplace religious attire

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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