Legislature Backs Passage of Federal Law To Reduce Deaths & Injuries Of Women During And After Childbirth

Legislature Backs Passage of Federal Law To Reduce Deaths & Injuries Of Women During And After Childbirth

Cornell: Shocking Statistics Show Need For Solutions 50,000 Women Severely Injured; 700 Die Annually The shocking numbers of deaths and injuries among women during childbirth led the Rockland County Legislature to vote 15-1 Tuesday in favor of a federal bill that takes aim at the crisis. Legislator Harriet Cornell, who introduced the memorializing resolution, said […]

Carlucci: Protect the Next Generation from Tobacco Addiction

Carlucci: Protect the Next Generation from Tobacco Addiction

State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced new legislation to enact a tax on vapor products used in an electronic cigarette or other similar device. New York State does not currently tax the liquids used in e-cigarette devices. “Not only will this tax help stunt the growth of e-cigarette use it will also help us protect […]

Gov. Cuomo Signs Senator Ball’s Puppy Mill Bill into Law

Gov. Cuomo Signs Senator Ball’s Puppy Mill Bill into Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation: S7268A, also known as “Charlemagne’s Law,” into law. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson), will improve the health and quality of life of animals by providing duly licensed pet dealers with updated standards of care. In May, Senator Greg Ball enlisted the support of his Animal Advisory […]

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Help Protect Students from Cyberbullying

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation this week intended to help protect students from cyberbullying as well as other forms of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. The new law is designed to beef up a school’s response to harassment and bullying through increased reporting, investigation, intervention, training and prevention. Cuomo said the law requires schools to […]

Timelines: June 14, 2012

Timelines: June 14, 2012

Funeral for Judge Edelstein Retired Judge Harry Edelstein, who served as a Rockland County Court Judge and Clarkstown justice for more than three decades, died Saturday, June 9. He was 87. The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Monday at the New City Jewish Center. Shivah, a Jewish period of mourning, will be held at […]