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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.
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to reinstitute a federal assault weapons ban and require more rigorous background checks and licensing to obtain firearms if he’s elected president.
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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.
New York City Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea took aim at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s impending criminal justice reforms, saying some rollbacks are needed to ensure public safety.
Queens parents packed a meeting in Jamaica called to quell anxieties about a just-launched effort to improve local middle schools’ racial diversity – one of five such projects across New York City.
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.
First-term Assemblywoman Jamie Romeo has announced her intention to run for Monroe County clerk in 2020, making her the first major-party candidate to declare for the clerk’s post.
Renewable energy groups are pushing New York to help meet its ambitious climate change goals by charging electric generators for the carbon pollution they create.
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At first glance, the agreement between the MTA and its largest union doesn’t appear so bad, but the cost of this deal will sit on taxpayers’ credit card long after the new year, Nicole Gelinas writes.
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.
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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.
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