The U.S. Justice Department said provisions of New York’s Green Light law permitting undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses are “legally suspect” because they seek to block the federal government’s authority to enforce immigration laws.
In at least three 2020 races in New York City, Democratic primary challengers are taking on leading Amazon opponents, with an explicit appeal to voters who supported the corporation’s bid to locate its second headquarters in Queens.
State lawmakers said they had concerns about the phrasing of a new California law intended to reclassify contract workers for app-based companies as traditional employees, as they prepare their own gig economy legislation.
As New York City lawmakers and animal advocates hosted a “Foie Gone Victory Party” in the East Village to celebrate the new foie gras ban, the president of upstate duck farm La Belle Farm issued a letter asking the governor to enter the fray.
New York City would install protective barriers at every public bus stop in the city under forthcoming legislation from City Councilman Chaim Deutsch, which would require the city to install at least 100 bollards per year.
The new contract inked between the MTA and Transport Workers Union Local 100 improves the lot of the invaluable workers who keep the subways and buses running, but the deal is still a few cars short of a full train.
President Donald Trump has routinely communicated with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and other individuals on cellphones vulnerable to monitoring by Russian and other foreign intelligence services.
Uber said that it had reports of 3,045 sexual assaults during its rides in the United States in 2018, with nine people murdered and 58 killed in crashes, in its first study detailing unsafe incidents on the ride-hailing platform.
Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
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As founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, E.J. McMahon is a go-to expert on budget plans and policy proposals. His organization promotes greater transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility in state government, which often puts him at odds with lawmakers and the governor. McMahon previously worked as a journalist in Albany, as an Assembly Republican staffer and a budget adviser for almost 30 years, giving him great insight into the goings-on in the Capitol.