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New York News: Governor Cuomo Announces Intent to File Multi-Agency Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration for Violating Constitutional Rights of Children & Families

ALBANY, NY – New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced New York State intends to file a multi-agency lawsuit against the Trump Administration on the grounds that the federal government is violating the Constitutional rights of thousands of immigrant children and their parents who have been separated at the border.  We now know of … Continue reading New York News: Governor Cuomo Announces Intent to File Multi-Agency Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration for Violating Constitutional Rights of Children & Families

New York News: A.G. Underwood Joins Coalition Of 21 Attorneys General Demanding Sessions End Illegal, Cruel Immigration Tactics That Harm Children & Undermine Public Safety

NEW YORK – Today, New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood joined a coalition of 21 Attorneys General calling on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Trump administration’s cruel and illegal attacks on children and families lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as they seek protection from domestic, sexual, and gang … Continue reading New York News: A.G. Underwood Joins Coalition Of 21 Attorneys General Demanding Sessions End Illegal, Cruel Immigration Tactics That Harm Children & Undermine Public Safety

New York News: Statement from New York Governor Cuomo on the Supreme Court Ruling Regarding the LGBTQ Community

ALBANY, NY – The following statement was published yesterday by New York Governor Cuomo: “This Supreme Court ruling does nothing to lessen New York State’s commitment to protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community.  Discrimination of any kind is a poison, and in New York, we have zero tolerance for bigotry.  It is illegal to … Continue reading New York News: Statement from New York Governor Cuomo on the Supreme Court Ruling Regarding the LGBTQ Community

New York News: NY Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million to Support New York State’s Workforce Needs

NEW YORK – New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $3 million investment for The State University of New York and the State Department of Labor to partner with New York businesses on the development of registered apprenticeship positions that directly answer New York’s workforce needs.  The Governor’s program dedicates funding specific to … Continue reading New York News: NY Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million to Support New York State’s Workforce Needs

New York News: Acting AG Underwood Joins Coalition of 39 State Attorneys General Urging Congress to Fund Legal Services Corp.

NEW YORK – Acting New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today joined a bipartisan coalition of 39 state attorneys general in submitting letters to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate Committees on Appropriations to request funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the Fiscal Year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations … Continue reading New York News: Acting AG Underwood Joins Coalition of 39 State Attorneys General Urging Congress to Fund Legal Services Corp.

New York Governor Cuomo Advances ‘Save Our Waters’ Bill to Prohibit Offshore Drilling Infrastructure in NY waters

New York Moves to Protect Coastal Communities and $23 Billion Marine Economy from Environmental Disasters ALBANY, NY – New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday advanced the ‘Save Our Waters’ bill to prohibit the leasing of lands, including underwater lands, for offshore drilling and exploration, and drilling infrastructure, in New York State waters.  The Governor’s … Continue reading New York Governor Cuomo Advances ‘Save Our Waters’ Bill to Prohibit Offshore Drilling Infrastructure in NY waters

New York Governor Cuomo Issues Cease and Desist Letter to ICE

Demands Immediate Stop of Reckless and Unconstitutional Enforcement Actions or Will Sue – Letter Available Here Expands Executive Order #170 to Prohibit ICE Arrests in State Facilities in Addition to Prohibiting State Agencies from Inquiring About Immigration Status – Available Here Follows Increase in ICE Raids Affecting the Agricultural Industry – Potentially Losing Thousands of … Continue reading New York Governor Cuomo Issues Cease and Desist Letter to ICE

New York Governor Cuomo Announces Passage of Legislation to Remove Guns from Domestic Abusers

ALBANY, NY (STL.News) New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the passage of legislation to remove guns from domestic abusers.  The legislation closes a loophole in state law in order to ensure domestic abusers are required to surrender all firearms, not just handguns.  The policy is part of the Governor’s 2018 Women’s Agenda. “The … Continue reading New York Governor Cuomo Announces Passage of Legislation to Remove Guns from Domestic Abusers