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Bay Ridge lawmakers say rent law needed tweaking

State Assembly members representing Bay Ridge all voted in favor of legislation extending New York City’s rent control law and each pointed to what they said are positive changes in the legislation that will help tenants and homeowners. … Full Article

NY legislators approve rent controls, tax rebate

ALBANY— New York lawmakers approved legislation Thursday night to continue rent controls in New York City and a statewide property tax cap while providing rebates to homeowners over four years. … Full Article

Malliotakis tells Rutgers students to get active in politics

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who first won a seat in the Assembly at the age of 29, told a group of female Rutgers University students about her journey to elective office and urged them to think about careers in politics. … Full Article

New York rent regulations for 2 million tenants expire

ALBANY— A law affecting rents paid by 2 million New York City tenants expired late Monday as state lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on extending it before a midnight deadline. … Full Article

De Blasio urges Albany to act on rent rules, schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to strengthen his city's rent regulations and modify a real estate tax break to require more affordable housing, saying there is no excuse for inaction on issues affecting millions of city residents. … Full Article

State Senate targets domestic violence, child abuse

Members of the New York State Senate predicted that a pair of bills they recently passed will help victims of domestic violence and child abuse in the state if the proposed legislation is eventually signed into law. … Full Article

State lawmakers meet China’s new consul general

State lawmakers, including members of the State Legislature’s Brooklyn delegation, welcomed a Chinese diplomat during her first visit to Albany on May 13, showing the foreign dignitary around the capitol and discussing trade and other issues. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s ‘LICH Act’ inches through NYS legislature

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, called the Local Input in Community Healthcare (LICH) Act, is inching its way through both houses of the state legislature. … Full Article

GOP lawmakers look to strengthen animal cruelty penalties

New York State should be doing a better job of protecting animals, according to two Republican state lawmakers who are pushing for passage of a package of bills designed to increase the penalties for suspects committing cruelty to animals. … Full Article

Sandra Lee, TV star and Gov. Cuomo's girlfriend, says she has breast cancer

ALBANY— Food television star Sandra Lee says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The popular lifestyle personality and live-in girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo divulged the news on ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview aired Tuesday. … Full Article

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