Politics

If Marijuana Becomes Legal, Should NY Employers Still Test?
Should employers be testing for something if it's legal?
Back in May, I posted about how more employers in New York were dropping drug testing.  The topic has come up again in the news, and the area still seems to be vague as New York seems to be getting closer to the legalization of m…
NY Is Spending Millions To Help Domestic Violence Victims
Well this is a big announcement- New York State is putting millions towards helping domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
Five million dollars to be exact.  According to News 10 abc, the Governor’s Office announced that five million dollars of funding is going toward…
Capital Region Farmers Could Be Able to Grow Hemp Soon
While our neighboring states just legalized recreational marijuana this week, we’re dealing with if local farmers can grow hemp or not.  Hemp is so common. You can buy hemp seeds in any health food or grocery store.  You can buy hemp thread to make necklaces (or j…
Should People Be Prosecuted for Marijuana in the Capital District?
Legal charges surrounding marijuana stem from fines and violations to jail time.  However, one District Attorney in New York is going against this, and announced that he will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana cases.  And really, if you're caught with possession of a small amount…
More Companies Dropping Marijuana Testing to Increase Employment
An interesting article posted by News 10 abc drove home a point that workplaces are moving away from marijuana testing to fill thin applicant and workforce pools.  In a time where marijuana is being legalized medically, and in some states for recreational purposes, it's questiona…
New Law Allows for Gun Removal from Domestic Violence Abusers
As reported by News Channel 13, a new law passed this weekend allows for the removal of guns from abusers in domestic violence cases.  According to News Channel 13, the law was announced with heavy dialogue from Governor Cuomo about the murder rate of women by domestic violence, and a…
Law Passed By NY Senate To Charge Drug Dealers with Homicide
It's no secret that drug addiction is an issue, and a pervasive one at that.  Overdoses and opiates are constantly in the news, and to me this epidemic doesn't seem to be slowing down.  New York is working to try to bring some accountability to the dealers however, with the New York Senate passing a…
Schenectady To Hold Free Active Shooter Training for Public
Schenectady Police have scheduled two upcoming active shooter trainings for the public to attend.  News 10 abc reports that after numerous requests from the community, Schenectady Police have arranged to hold two training classes which will cover strategies and survival plans in the e…
Vermont Considers Bill To Make Marijuana Odor an Offense
Apparently, according to News Channel 13, Vermont lawmakers are considering a proposed bill that would allow towns to classify marijuana odor as a public nuisance. That would then make it a legal offense for which you could receive a ticket...
KKK Flyers Found Being Advertised in Saratoga Springs
As reported by News 10 abc, KKK flyers were found left on vehicles over the weekend in Saratoga Springs, with information about the Local White Knights of the KKK.  News 10 abc reports that a caller notified police Sunday morning about a flyer left on their car...

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