State lawmakers reach deal on bill to crack down on bogus child-care references

Otis and Lanza initially introduced separate versions of the bill. Lanza’s bill would have made it a felony to knowingly provide a false written statement or reference to a potential employer of a child-care worker. Otis’ bill, however, made the offense only a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum jail sentence of three months. […]

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says useless 'sunscreen pills' should be pulled off the shelves

These pills sure are shady. Sen. Chuck Schumer is urging the feds to pull from the market “sunscreen pills” that falsely claim to be able to protect users from sunburns. The Food and Drug Administration last month put out a warning against four companies they said are illegally marketing the pills… Source link

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Physician assisted suicide advocates say they will redouble Albany efforts in 2019

ALBANY — With three scheduled days left in the legislative session, advocates have given up hope that physician-assisted suicide will be legalized this year in New York. In a letter to lawmakers, two groups — Compassion & Choices and the Death With Dignity National Center — vowed to redouble their… Source link

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Democrats, Republicans at odds on major issues including charter schools as New York State Senate session nears an end

“We’re comfortable with our positions on the issues and the bills we have passed,” Assembly Democratic spokesman Michael Whyland said. “It appears Senate Republicans agree with us on some of these issues, so they should pass these bills with no strings attached so we can help the people of New York.” Source link

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Democratic members of Congress make surprise visit to New Jersey immigration detention center

Among them was Sharon Chajon, 25, who said her husband Jorge Chajon, a native of Guatemala, has been detained since last year when he was arrested by ICE at home. He had been protected through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but did not renew it because he thought he could get a green […]

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White House aide Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody likes' policy of separating immigrant kids from their parents

“We ran on a policy, very simply, stop mass illegal immigration and limit legal immigration, get our sovereignty back, and to help our workers, OK? And so he went to a zero tolerance policy. Zero tolerance, it’s a crime to come across illegally, and children get separated. I mean, I hate to say it, that’s […]

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President Trump again blames Dems for his administration’s policy of separating children from their families at border

A Father’s Day march is planned for Sunday to raise awareness of a newly opened tent camp in Tornillo, Texas, where an estimated 450 beds have been set aside for migrant children who have been separated from their parents. Former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said she will join Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), […]

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Trump lashes out at ex-FBI head James Comey and Justice Dept. watchdog report in typo-filled tweet

President Trump on Saturday thanked his base and used a recently released report by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog to rip into former FBI director James Comey and other top agency officials in a pair of typo-filled tweets. Trump lashed out at Comey, blaming him for starting the federal… Source link

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