Posts Tagged ‘Legislature’

New Bill Would Protect Health of Sex Workers and Clients

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Politics, West Side Spirit

Bill would bar the police from confiscating condoms from prostitutes  By Alan S. Chartock There is a new bill floating around the Legislature that would bar prosecutors and the police from confiscating condoms from “sex workers,” also known as prostitutes. Prosecutors use the seized condoms as evidence against the prostitutes. Obviously, if sex workers use [&hellip
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The Right Reforms

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Say what you will about Gov. David Paterson’s political missteps, the man has some good ideas for government reform. And the Legislature needs to stop proffering straw man arguments opposing them. In his Jan. 6 State of the State speech, Paterson laid out an ambitious plan of long overdue regulations to whip Albany back into [&hellip
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ALBANY BILLS HARD TO PASS

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Albany is known for its dysfunctional legislature, which could explain why local legislators have a low success rate in getting bills signed into law in 2008. In the Senate, where Democrats are in the minority, State Sen. Bill Perkins introduced 34 bills. Two made it out of the Legislature, a success rate of 5.8 percent. [&hellip
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