Politics

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...
Possible Plans For Free Feminine Hygiene Products in NY Schools
According to an article posted by newyorkupstate.com, Governor Cuomo is planning on proposing legislation that would make high schools provide free feminine hygiene products for girls grades 6-12. Now whether you like Governor Cuomo or not, that's something to celebrate...
Senate Passes Bill Lowering Age to Hunt with a Gun
According to WIVB, the New York Senate has recently passed a bill to allow kids as young as 12 to go deer hunting with a rifle.  Now, that being said- the Senate passed this Bill, but it’s not legal quite yet.  There’s still a pathway of approvals that …
In NY, One Common Profession Now Needs An Extra Degree
It’s Official! The “BS in 10” has been signed by Governor Cuomo in New York, and new registered nurses will now need to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree within 10 years of practicing. No more Associates Degree only. I stumbled on an article repor…
A Possible Change Coming for All Those Who Work for Tips
A new change could be coming for all of you hard workers out there who work in a field where you get tips.  According to the Times Union, Governor Cuomo announced this weekend that he will be holding a series of hearings in 2018 regarding the pay for those who work for tips...
Gloversville Mayor Arrested, Facing Charge of Misconduct
Another example of political misconduct- alleged, possible, or it did happen- either way it's one more thing to add to the pile of new stories related to political misconduct in the past month alone.  As reported by News 10 abc, Gloversville mayor Dayton King was arrested, processed, …

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