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JCOPE’S Behavior Has Us All Scratching Our Heads

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) was created in 2011 to be Albany’s ethics watchdog. Its role is to ensure that public officials and government entities are operating within the rules, and adhering to state ethics laws and guidelines....

January 29, 2016
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Heroin Addiction & Community Response Report

The Assembly Minority Task Force on Heroin Addiction & Community Response has released ‘The Heroin Epidemic – A Report on Heroin Use, Treatment, Prevention & Education Efforts in NYS.’ I want to congratulate Task Force Chairman Assemblyman Joseph...

January 28, 2016
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Assembly Minority Members Issue ‘The Heroin Epidemic – A Report On Heroin Use, Treatment, Prevention & Education Efforts In NYS’

Members of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Heroin Addiction and Community response issued ‘The Heroin Epidemic – A Report on Heroin Use, Treatment, Prevention & Education Efforts in NYS.’ The report, based on testimony from local officials, law...

January 25, 2016
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Minimum Wage Hike Epitomizes Bad Policy

New York continues to shed businesses, residents and jobs at an alarming rate; yet, the governor and Assembly Majority have insisted on forcing another job-killing minimum wage hike. The state’s minimum wage just increased to $9 per hour on Dec. 31,...

January 22, 2016
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Score One For The Status Quo

It took all of three days for the Assembly Majority to show that the status quo still reigns in the New York State Legislature. The convictions of two former legislative leaders inspired endless promises of change for 2016. But when presented this...

January 15, 2016
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