New York

Another Military Sexual Assault bill in 6 months
3:48 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

With data Gillibrand plans another push against Pentagon

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand pauses after a failed Senate vote on military sexual assaults. March 6, 2014
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is moving forward on her effort to strip senior military commanders of their authority to investigate and prosecute sexual assaults. After her proposal failed in an emotional Senate vote last week Gillibrand says she will make another push in six to nine months.  

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bipartisan fillibuster blocks legislation
10:24 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Gillibrand: Senate's rejection of military sexual assault bill not a failure

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. pauses while speakig at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 6, 2014, following a Senate vote on military sexual assaults.
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

After one year of lobbying her colleagues, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to change how the Pentagon handles sexual assault cases was rejected by the Senate on Thursday.

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Not illegal, but "unfair"
5:18 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Schneiderman: brokerages halt "insider trading 2.0"

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says investment companies were taking advantage of non-public information.
Credit Charles Lane

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's reached a deal with 18 investment banks to halt what he calls Insider Trading 2.0.  This is the latest in an ongoing investigation over something that isn't exactly illegal.  

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college aid to the children of undocumented immigr
6:37 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

NY Assembly passes 'Dream Act'

NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver promoting the "Dream Act."
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Assembly Democrats  approved  the Dream Act, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They urged the Senate to follow suit. 

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Education
11:52 am
Mon February 24, 2014

NY plans to create nation's first homeland security college

The state of New York plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Backers say it’s a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.

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