Bill would allow sex workers to report crime without fear of prosecution
Similar bills have passed in Oregon, California, New Hampshire and Vermont. Colorado passed an immunity bill last week.
May 10, 5:36 PM
Eyeing Medicaid Cuts, Cuomo Puts His Stamp On A $3 Trillion Stimulus Bill
A new $3 trillion stimulus bill introduced this week by Democrats in the House of Representatives could mean that Cuomo may get his way on cutting Medicaid.
May 15, 2020 11:59 AM
NY State Lawmaker Wants To End Police Use Of Facial Recognition Technology
In announcing his bill on Monday, state Senator Brad Hoylman cited multiple troubling reports of the NYPD's use of facial recognition.
Jan 29, 2020 2:10 PM
Elected Officials Announce Federal Bill To Aid Debt-Burdened Taxi Drivers
'We won’t wait to do the right thing.'
Jan 17, 2020 4:24 PM
Cuomo Rejects Bill On Taking Steps Toward Bird-Friendly Buildings
The governor called the prevention of bird deaths a 'laudatory pursuit' but raised concerns about the potential costs of setting up a council to address the issue.
Nov 21, 2019 5:12 PM
Real Estate Industry, De Blasio Align Against Commercial Rent Control Proposal
A political battle is brewing over a City Council plan to remedy New York City's empty storefront crisis by capping commercial rents.
Nov 15, 2019 3:59 PM
Facing Retail Vacancy Crisis, City Council To Consider Plan For Commercial Rent Stabilization
For small business activists, commercial rent control has long been seen as the holy grail.
Nov 6, 2019 5:33 PM
State Senator Jessica Ramos Wants To Lift Cap On Street Vending Permits For Food Carts
'It’s about providing economic opportunities for our city’s smallest businesses and most vulnerable New Yorkers.'
Nov 4, 2019 3:24 PM
City Will Crack Down On Commercial Tenant Harassment As Broader Small Business Protections Languish
Commercial landlords will be prohibited from harassing small business owners based on their age, race, gender and immigration status.
Sep 26, 2019 2:48 PM
City Council Proposal Would Legalize Hostels Amidst Tourism Boom
The legislation would give hostels their own classification and establish a regulatory agency for them.
Updated: Aug 13, 2019 1:35 PM
Congress To Consider Bill Banning Facial Recognition From Public Housing
Across the country, civil liberties groups have been raising scrutiny on facial recognition, a largely unregulated and easily accessible software that has seen its application widen over the years.
Updated: Jul 29, 2019 5:00 PM
What Does Albany's Rent Reform Deal Do For Market-Rate Tenants?
The state legislature's agreement does contain some interesting new provisions for all tenants, ranging on issues from security deposits to eviction proceedings.
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 11:34 AM
Back To Top