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The federal government is failing to coordinate a response to evidence of Russian hacking of U.S. elections, so New York state is taking action on its own, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday. … Full Article

Cuomo: State stepping in to protect electoral system from hacking

The federal government is failing to coordinate a response to evidence of Russian hacking of U.S. elections, so New York state is taking action on its own, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday. … Full Article

Savino lauds passage of her PTSD marijuana bill

Military veterans and others suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will have the option of treating the condition with medical marijuana if a bill passed by the state Senate on Tuesday is signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. … Full Article

Parker seeks to expand local drug treatment centers

State Sen. Kevin Parker, the ranking member on the State Senate Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee, said the issue of drug addiction is deeply personal to him. … Full Article

State senate passes Savino ‘subway grinder’ bill

Riders have a tough enough time dealing with delays and crowded trains in the subway, they shouldn’t have to put up with perverts performing lewd acts, said a state senator who is going after the so-called grinders. … Full Article

Squadron pans Republican bill prohibiting NYC, state from paying for terror trials

The New York state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that, if approved by the state Assembly, could prevent the city from paying for security during terror trials, according to state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Western Brooklyn waterfront and lower Manhattan). … Full Article

Golden wants Interstate 278 named for veterans

Motorists driving on Interstate 278 could be seeing new signs along the Brooklyn portion of the roadway if the New York State Assembly passes a bill the state Senate recently approved to name a section of the highway in tribute to military veterans. … Full Article

Golden: Weekend express buses boost city’s economy

Calling it a decision “good for the community, good for the environment and good for the economy,” state Sen. Marty Golden is praising a move by MTA to permanently reinstate weekend service on the X28 express bus between Southwest Brooklyn and midtown Manhattan. … Full Article

Golden wants commission to study child abuse prevention

Families in which children are in grave danger of being abused have only a small number of programs that can help them avoid tragedy, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who said New York state needs to do more to save children’s lives. … Full Article

Carroll seeks election law change to extend run-off

Voters should get extra time to decide the winner of a run-off election, according to Assemblymember Robert Carroll, who said the state Assembly has passed a bill he sponsored to extend the time period from two weeks to three. … Full Article

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