WASHINGTON— Here are some things to know about public opinion on gun laws from a new AP-GfK poll: MORE FAVOR STRICTER LAWS Fifty-eight of Americans now think gun laws should be made stricter, while 27 percent think they should be left as they are and 12 percent think they should be made less strict. That’s […]
BUFFALO — A judge has denied bail for a western New York man accused of attempting to support terrorism by buying combat gear, making overseas trips and declaring his allegiance online to the Islamic State group. A federal judge on Friday agreed with the government that Arafat Nagi is too much of a flight risk […]
ALBANY (AP) — A day after penning an op-ed piece arguing for campaign finance reform, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has support from two key lawmakers and Senate Republicans involved in negotiations. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Wednesday he’s encouraged that Cuomo is pushing public financing of campaigns, which would match small donor contributions with state funds. […]
The chair of the Judicial Conference Criminal Law Committee has written a letter in support of Congress’ efforts “to review and ameliorate the deleterious and unwanted consequences spawned by mandatory minimum sentencing provisions.” The letter, available at http://news.uscourts.gov, was written by Judge Robert Holmes Bell, who was prompted by a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday [[...]
ALBANY — A new poll shows more New Yorkers support “hydrofracking” than oppose it, with support more common in downstate regions. A Siena College poll of registered voters found 42 percent support hydrofracking, which involves injecting a well with millions of gallons of chemically treated water to crack rock deep underground. Another 36 percent oppose […]
Assemblyman Bill Reilich, R-Greece, is encouraging New Yorkers to “shop small” on Saturday, Nov. 24, also known as Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. “As a small businessman, I know this is a great concept that will help spur local economic growth,” Reilich said. “Throughout my district, our local businesses […]
President Barack Obama has voiced support for legislation that would make it illegal for employers and employment agencies to unfairly discriminate against unemployed job seekers. The measure, the Fair Employment Opportunity Act ...
The Advocacy Center has recognized the law firm of Faraci Lange LLP with its 2011 Corporate Support Award. The award, for demonstrating outstanding support to The Advocacy Center, was presented Saturday during a ceremony ...
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