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State moves to reform juvenile justice

Michael Green, executive deputy commissioner of the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, delivers opening remarks at the first Regional Youth Justice Team meeting at the OCFS Western New York Training Center in Rush on Friday. Vasiliy Baziuk

New York is embarking on a different approach to try to keep young people out of the criminal justice system without compromising public safety. It is tapping into eight newly formed regional teams to hear from service providers, gather data ...

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Legislators aim for reform of Scaffold Law

Another Scaffold Law reform measure has been introduced in the legislature by Irondequoit Assemblyman Joseph Morelle and Elma Sen. Patrick Gallivan. Attempts to reform the law have been made since 2007. New York State Labor Law sections 240 and 241 ...

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Hospital leaders push for state regulation reform

Hospital and health system leaders from across New York State converged in Albany this week to call on legislators to protect their communities’ access to health care services and push for much needed reforms to state regulations. The event was ...

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Will 2011 bring tort reform?

The recent gains by congressional Republicans — capturing control of the House and slimming the Democrats’ majority in the Senate — mean that 2011 could be the year for the kind of change that is the bane of trial attorney groups: Tort reform.

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Estate tax quagmire becomes more complex

It’s an old adage that the wheels of government spin slowly, but few attorneys would have predicted the glacial pace of estate tax reform in Congress, which has led to the repeal of the tax for 2010 and the potential reset of the tax next year ...

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Complete study, then crack down

WASHINGTON, D.C. — What to do about the size of too-big-to-fail banks? Order a study. How to hold stockbrokers accountable for their dealings with clients? Another study. How to ensure the reliability of credit rating agencies? Study that, too.

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