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PLA Morning Drive 5-30-14

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PLA MORNING DRIVE May 30, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news   STATE NEWS Advertisement Cuomo Faces a Problem on His Left Wall Street Journal (Erica Orden) Facing pressure from the political left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday used nearly every tool in his arsenal […]

PLA Morning Drive 5-28-14

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PLA MORNING DRIVE May 28, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news STATE NEWS Advertisement Mayor de Blasio privately asks Working Families Party to back Gov. Cuomo for reelection New York Daily News (Ken Lovett and Annie Karni) He’s a good friend to his frenemy. Mayor de Blasio […]

Attorney General Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (May 19 to May 23)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS May 19 to May 23, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Launches Statewide Effort To Combat Zombie Properties Attorney General Schneiderman launched a statewide effort to encourage the State legislature to pass the Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act. Proposed earlier this year, the bill would provide critical support to communities that have […]

Gun Shootings Up In NYC By 7 Percent And Summer Has Not Arrived!

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Final Day For Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Week May 16-22 In New York State As We Continually Work Hard to Improve Public Safety As we celebrate the final day of our 3rd annual Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence week (May 16-22, 2014) throughout the State of New York, it is important for […]

Council Member Cumbo Defends NYC First Lady McCray

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Office of City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo For Immediate Release — May 20, 2014 Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo Expresses Outrage Over Media Criticism of First Lady McCray as a Mother  BROOKLYN, NY –Today, Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement in response to gross misrepresentation by the New York Post and […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter May 12 To May 16

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS May 12 to May 16, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman’s Community Overdose Prevention (COP) Program Makes Progress Statewide Attorney General Schneiderman was joined at New York City’s Penn Station by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to announce that the MTA has partnered with his office’s COP Program to equip the MTA police […]

Nigeria Facing A Tragedy, As 230 Schoolgirls Were Kidnapped

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In what has become one of the most shocking and disturbing developments in World News, last week, around 230 schoolgirls were kidnapped on their way home from class. A brash and massive kidnapping, parents and family members are left wondering where their daughters have gone and whether they will ever see them in one piece […]

Attorney General Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Apr. 21-25, 2014)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS April 21 to April 25, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Ends Ban By Bed Bath & Beyond On Hiring Applicants With Criminal Convictions Attorney General Schneiderman’s settlement with Bed Bath & Beyond, a national retailer with 62 stores in New York, will ensure that future applicants for employment are not automatically […]

Cliven Bundy Racism Exposes The “Cattle Battle” Fraud

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  After weeks of spouting off about land rights and the constitution Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy popped the cork on the racism bubbling right beneath the surface of his stand – off with the federal government. And in barely a few hours everyone on the right wing from Senators to political pundits who days […]

NYS Attorney General Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter Mar. 31-April 4

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS March 31 to April 4, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Unveils Statewide “COP” Program To Combat Heroin Addiction With heroin addiction on the rise in New York and across our nation, Attorney General Schneiderman took a bold step to save lives, launching his Community Overdose Prevention (COP) program. Funded largely by […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (March 17-21)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS March 17 to March 21, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Calls For New Efforts To Eliminate Unfair Advantages Provided By Trading Venues To High-Frequency Traders The Attorney General called for tougher regulations and market reforms intended to eliminate the unfair advantages commonly provided to high-frequency trading firms at the expense of other […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Mar. 3-7)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS March 3 to March 7, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman & Gun Safety Advocates Partner with Facebook and Instagram to Curb Illegal Gun Sales Online Attorney General Schneiderman was joined by gun safety groups nationwide in announcing their partnership with Facebook and Instagram to curb illegal gun sales on those platforms. […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Report (Feb. 17-21)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS February 17 to February 21, 2014 Schneiderman’s “Unjust Imprisonment Act” Will Ensure All Wrongfully Convicted Have Access To Court Remedy During a speech at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Attorney General Schneiderman proposed his “Unjust Imprisonment Act,” legislation that will remove current barriers preventing those who are wrongfully convicted […]

Committee To Hold Oversight Hearing On Vacant NYC Buildings

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**ADVISORY** COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS TO HOLD OVERSIGHT HEARING ON VACANT PROPERTIES ACROSS NEW YORK CITY BROOKLYN, NY: Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), Deputy Leader and chair of the Committee on Housing and Buildings, will preside over an oversight hearing, “Vacant Properties in New York City: How Many Are There and What is […]

Rappers vs. Politicians (A.K.A. Kanye vs. Politicians)

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Rap and politics. They go hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly, like peas and carrots. Or maybe more like a plaid shirt and striped pants. The two cultures have knocked heads ever since the birth of the genre and recent news is no exception. On the 18th of January, the New Jersey Supreme […]

Senator Ruben Diaz Speaks Out About Public Housing

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Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher (Twitter @HHSYC) WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County, New York Tel 718-991-3161 A Few Questions for Mayor Bill de Blasio Regarding the New York City Housing Authority Advertisement You should know that the problems within the New York City Housing Authority […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Jan. 31)

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Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher (Twitter @HHSYC) THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS January 27 to January 31, 2014 A.G. Schneiderman Announces Bust Of Major Manhattan-Based Prostitution And Drug Ring Joined by NYPD Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and representatives from the New York State Police, the Attorney General announced a joint takedown […]