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AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (August 11 to 15)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS August 11 to August 15, 2014 TOP HEADLINES   Schneiderman Reaches Agreement With Barneys New York To Address Discrimination Against Customers Attorney General Schneiderman secured an agreement with Barneys New York that will help ensure that customers, regardless of their race or ethnicity, have equal access to its stores throughout […]

Families of Slain Teens Jordan Davis & Trayvon Martin Ask That the U.N. Charge the U.S. With “The Criminalization of Race”

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As rightfully incensed residents of Ferguson, Missouri continue to protest a police shooting that left an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, dead, Ron Davis–father of Jordan Davis, another slain black teen in Jacksonville, Florida–is appearing before the United Nations, aiming to shame the United States for the recent murders of young black men, and the […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (July 28 to August 1)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS July 28 to August 1, 2014 TOP HEADLINES In Newburgh And Schenectady, Schneiderman Announces New $20M Round Of Funding For New York Land Banks Joined by local officials and staff from local land banks in both Newburgh and Schenectady, Attorney General Schneiderman detailed his Community Revitalization Initiative‘s second competitive round […]

PLA Morning Drive (July 30)

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PLA MORNING DRIVE July 30, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news Advertisement   STATE NEWS Cuomo’s big bluff backfires New York Daily News (Bill Hammond) Here’s the real story of how Gov. Cuomo got himself into the Moreland mess, the story he’s tying himself in rhetorical knots […]

PLA Morning Drive July 29

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PLA MORNING DRIVE July 29, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Advertisement Defiant, Cuomo Denies Interfering With Ethics Commission New York Times (Thomas Kaplan and Susanne Craig) BUFFALO — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday delivered a feisty and unrepentant defense of his handling […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (July 21-25)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS July 21 to July 25, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman & Superintendent Lawsky Reach Agreement With Lyft Attorney General Schneiderman and the New York State Superintendent of Financial Services reached an agreement with ride-sharing service Lyft to ensure the company operates in New York State in full compliance with existing regulations. […]

PLA Morning Drive July 23

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PLA MORNING DRIVE July 23, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Cuomo’s Office Hobbled State Ethics Inquiries New York Times (Susanne Craig, William K. Rashbaum and Thomas Kaplan) Advertisement With Albany rocked by a seemingly endless barrage of scandals and arrests, Gov. Andrew M. […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (July 14-18)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS July 14 to July 18, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Proposes Bill To Blunt Effects Of Hobby Lobby Decision Joined by State Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and a broad coalition of pro-choice advocates and legislators, Attorney General Schneiderman announced the Reproductive Rights Disclosure Act, which would help shield New […]

PLA Morning Drive July 18

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PLA MORNING DRIVE July 18, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Advertisement U.S. Issues Subpoena in Inquiry on Cuomo’s Closing of Moreland Commission New York Times (William K. Rashbaum and Susanne Craig) Federal prosecutors investigating Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s shutdown of an anticorruption commission […]

Senator Malcolm Smith Gets Ready For The Primary Election

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Dear Friend, With the steadfast support of the community, I am both humbled and honored to announce that the campaign has submitted over 3,000 signatures to secure a spot in the September Primary elections, surpassing the 1,000 minimum signatures required to get on the ballot.  In the coming weeks I will take my legislative record […]

PLA Morning Drive (July 3)

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PLA MORNING DRIVE July 3, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Will charge hurt Libous at polls? Times Union (Matthew Hamilton) Advertisement Standing on the steps of the federal courthouse in White Plains, state Sen. Thomas Libous calmly denied a charge of lying to […]

Attorney General Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (June 23-27)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS June 23 to June 27, 2014 TOP HEADLINES   Schneiderman Files Lawsuit Against Barclays For Allegedly Deceiving Investors Attorney General Schneiderman announced his lawsuit against Barclays – one of the world’s largest banks – arising from the operation of  its dark pool and other aspects of its electronic trading division. […]

PLA Morning Drive (June 24, 2014)

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PLA MORNING DRIVE June 24, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news STATE NEWS When Rangel held a demographic revolution at bay Capital New York (Steve Kornacki) The parallels between what Charlie Rangel insists will be his final campaign for Congress and his first one are obvious: an […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (June 9-13)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS June 9 to June 13, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman To Provide Bulletproof Vests To New York Police Through New inVEST Partnership In Yonkers, Attorney General Schneiderman unveiled his inVEST Partnership, a new statewide initiative that will allocate $3.5 million in civil and criminal forfeiture funds to help law-enforcement agencies buy […]

Republican Candidate Thinks Gays ‘Should be Stoned to Death’

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“I think we would be totally in the right to do it,” Oklahoma state house candidate Scott Esk wrote on Facebook last summer, when he stated that gay people are “worthy of death” and should be stoned, claiming that violence against gays “is in the old testament under a law that came directly from God.”

Attorney General Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (June 2-6)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS June 2 to June 6, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman’s Legislation To Rid New York State Of Zombie Properties Gain Statewide Support Attorney General Schneiderman’s proposed legislation to address the increase in abandoned, “zombie” properties plaguing communities statewide received further support this week from 16 mayors, who sent a letter to […]

PLA Morning Drive June 6

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PLA MORNING DRIVE June 6, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Advertisement GOP hits Cuomo on ‘180-degree flip-flop’ Newsday (Yancey Roy) ALBANY — Republicans Thursday mocked Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for vowing to help Democrats take over the State Senate, and then, days later, […]

PLA Morning Drive June 5

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PLA MORNING DRIVE June 5, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Advertisement Cuomo does an about-face after targeting Senate GOP Buffalo News (Tom Precious) ALBANY – Just a few days after calling for the ouster of Republicans from their power base in the State […]

PLA Morning Drive June 4

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PLA MORNING DRIVE June 4, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Advertisement Cuomo caves to the Tea Party of the left New York Daily News (Bill Hammond) …Four years ago, Cuomo drove a hard bargain with WFP — insisting that party leaders issue a […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter May 26-30

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS May 26 to May 30, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman’s COP Program To Fund Equipping Of NYPD Officers With Life-Saving Heroin Antidote Joined by NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, Attorney General Schneiderman announced that the NYPD – the largest police force in the United States – has joined his Community Overdose Prevention […]