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State moves to ban tattoos on animals

If you want to get your dog a tattoo, you might have to move to another state. A bill that would prohibit tattoos and piercings on dogs, cats and other pets has been approved by both houses of the State Legislature and will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo. … Full Article

Assembly votes to suspend hydrofracking for three years

With the deadline for the end of the legislative session fast approaching, the New York State Assembly voted to suspend drilling natural gas, a process known as hydrofracking, for three years while lawmakers study the environmental impact. … Full Article

OPINION: Could LICH cost Cuomo the election?

The growing political fallout over the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), described by Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter Mary Frost in a recent article, should be no surprise. … Full Article

GOP wages 11th hour fight for human trafficking crackdown bill

In the waning days of the legislative session in Albany, state lawmakers were a whirlwind of activity, running around, advocating for various bills and hoping that their proposed legislation made the final cut. … Full Article

Malliotakis changes position on legalizing medical marijuana

Momentum appeared to be building in favor of the legalization of medical marijuana in New York State as lawmakers entered the home stretch of their legislative session. … Full Article

Pols bring pet pooches to Albany for Animal Advocacy Day

Peanut goes to Albany! Peanut, a Chihuahua owned by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, was one of several pets brought to the State Capitol by their owners on Wednesday to illustrate the call for stricter laws to prevent animal cruelty. … Full Article

Cuomo gives campaign financing ultimatum to Senate

ALBANY— Facing pressure from liberals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed Thursday to campaign against state Senate leaders unless they pass public financing for statewide campaigns before the Legislature adjourns its session next month. … Full Article

NY board says election donor limit unenforceable

ALBANY— New York's Board of Elections says the $150,000 limit on state campaign donations by an individual will no longer be enforced following recent federal court decisions. … Full Article

Cuomo begins re-election bid with de Blasio boost

MELVILLE, N.Y.— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched his bid for a second term with a progressive call to action and a boost from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

Schneiderman nominated for second term

MELVILLE, N.Y.— New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been nominated for a second term by the state Democratic Party. … Full Article
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