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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

Property tax relief bill passes state senate

Homeowners would see a big savings the next time a property tax bill arrives in the mailbox if legislation passed by state Senate eventually becomes law. … Full Article

Teens lobby state legislature to lower NY voting age

More than 30 teenagers trekked from New York City up to Albany to lobby the state Legislature for passage of a bill that would lower the voting age from 18 to 17. … Full Article

Senate bill would create crime category for gangs

New York state would be tackling the troubling issue of street gang violence from two different perspectives — law enforcement and education — if a bill approved by the state Senate eventually becomes law. … Full Article

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