This week, members of the Assembly Minority Conference, led by Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton)—a U.S. veteran—have met with veterans around the state to discuss budget cuts to counseling, job training and legal services being proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. […]
New York’s “Green Light” law, which allows illegal immigrants to obtain a state driver’s license, is problematic on many levels. That it exists at all encourages individuals to illegally come to the U.S., ignore federal immigration laws and avoid seeking legitimate, sanctioned citizenship. […]
Recent changes to criminal justice law have missed the mark, and the outcry from law enforcement experts, victims and the public has made it abundantly clear we cannot continue on this path.
What was sold to the public as a way to improve our justice system has rapidly descended into a public safety crisis. […]
The pageantry and ceremony of the opening days are welcome reminders the New York State Legislature has an important role to play in shaping the lives of millions of people, some of whom were on hand at the Capitol to hear their elected representatives speak about how they plan to make New York stronger. […]
As many of us gather with family and friends over the holidays, some of those celebrations will include special meals and desserts. Because we have access to a wide selection of food year-round at local grocery stores, it is sometimes easy to forget where our food comes from but New York’s farmers are agriculture leaders. […]
On December 16, the law allowing undocumented immigrants the ability to obtain a New York State driver’s license went into effect. The fact that this is now the law is a stunning reversal from 12 years ago when then-governor Elliot Spitzer proposed the measure. […]