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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

Malliotakis, Abbate push bill to help veterans boost pensions

Military veterans who worked for New York State will be able to get higher state pensions if a bill supported by the Assembly Committee on Government Employees is signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. … Full Article

Malliotakis says Cuomo’s trip to Cuba is a mistake

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, whose mother Veralia left Cuba in 1959 to escape the Castro regime, is highly critical of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s trade mission to that country, charging that the idea of promoting trade will fall flat. … Full Article

Stringer: NYC would benefit by boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour

Raising the minimum wage in New York City to $15 per hour would not only improve the lives of workers but would also benefit the city economically, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said at a Tuesday press conference with low-wage workers outside a McDonalds in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Chuck Schumer to keynote Sen. Squadron’s annual convention for constituents

Every year, New York state Sen. Daniel Squadron holds a community convention where his constituents can air their concerns and help him set his priorities for the coming year. … Full Article

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