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End-of-Session: Pension Forfeiture for Corrupt Elected Officials Passes Legislature; Other New Laws

The 2016 session of the State legislature finished the night of June 17. Previously, I reported to you on the highlights of the budget, where an increase in the minimum wage was enacted and other matters which you can read on my website. The...

July 5, 2016
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Brennan Bill Allowing Pets to be Buried with Their Owners in Not-For-Profit Cemeteries Overwhelmingly Passes the Assembly and Senate

A bill by Assemblyman James Brennan and Senator Ranzenhofer, will allow for the burial of cremated pet remains with their caregivers. This type of remembrance is currently prohibited under state law. Mr. Brennan’s bill...

July 5, 2016
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Albany Session Ends; Assembly Passes Brennan Bill to Allow Voting by Mail

The legislative session for the year finished last weekend and I will give you a report on the results soon. I wanted to highlight a bill of mine that the New York State Assembly has voted on for the first time: a proposed Constitutional Amendment...

June 22, 2016
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Orlando

Once again a group of Americans has been viciously murdered in a hate crime committed by a person who gained easy access to an assault weapon. This time the victims are members of the LGBT community and others at a nightclub in Florida. With a...

June 17, 2016
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Brennan Will Not Seek Re-Election after 32 Years in the New York State Assembly

New York State Assemblymember Jim Brennan announced in a letter sent over the weekend to constituents and colleagues that he would not be seeking re-election to the New York State Assembly. He expressed his gratitude to them for their support and...

May 31, 2016
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