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Rep. Zeldin’s Tele-Town Hall Draws Thousands

Feb 24, 2017
Office of U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Republican representatives across the country have faced boisterous crowds at town halls. Some have elected to host a different form of outreach – a telephone town hall. Representative Lee Zeldin of Long Island’s 1st Congressional District held one Thursday night.

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The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York State, according to the State’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy introduced bail reform legislation Thursday, saying it could help keep nearly 3,000 people, who are in jail because they can’t post bonds, off the budget rolls. This is a different approach than the one Malloy pushed for last year.

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Immigrants who were brought to America illegally at a young age shared their stories at a Suffolk County Human Rights Commission forum on Wednesday night. They spoke about the fear and anxiety in their communities as the Trump administration reverses Obama-era policies.

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Democratic state lawmakers want Connecticut to join a group of states that has agreed to pool its Electoral College votes for the winner of the popular vote in a presidential election. A state legislative committee heard testimony on bills supporting the move on Wednesday.

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