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Apr 17, 2014 — Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.
Apr 17, 2014 — President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
Apr 17, 2014 — Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?
Apr 16, 2014 — A unit originally created to keep the peace during the civil rights movement is training law enforcement on how to be more sensitive to transgender witnesses and crime victims.
Apr 13, 2014 — President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.

Court: Blood Alcohol Evidence in Shea Death Properly Suppressed

A state appeals court has made a ruling in the drunken driving accident that killed Lake Placid Olympian Jack Shea
in 2002.  Go to full article

Drug Law Reformers Could Face Fines

A hip-hop businessman who pushed for reform of the state's Rockefeller drug laws is under investigation by state lobbying officials. Russell Simmons tried to broker a deal that would have freed hundreds of low-level drug offenders. But he could face lobbying fines up to twenty-five thousand dollars. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Legislative Session Ends With Whimper, Not Bang

New York State lawmakers ended their 2003 session with few major agreements. Karen DeWitt wraps up the last minute action from Albany.  Go to full article

Pataki, Legislature Consider Drug Law Reform

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders are negotiating possible reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws, but a key advocacy group is dissatisfied with all of the current...  Go to full article

Rockefeller Drug Law Reform ?Within Reach?

Lawmakers in Albany say they're closer than ever to a deal that would reform the state's Rockefeller drug laws. Under those laws, a person convicted for selling two ounces of...  Go to full article

Top Legislative Aide Accused of Rape

The top counsel to the New York State Assembly Speaker has been arrested and charged with rape. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Senator Betty Little<br />45th district

Sen. Little: College Hazing Should Be A Felony

With the legislature set to adjourn on June 19th, Senator Betty Little says she's hoping to stiffen penalties for college students involved in hazing. The bill follows the...  Go to full article

Legislature to Crack Down on Video Voyeurism

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders announced agreement on legislation to crack down on video voyeurism. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki, Legislature Work on Backlog Before Adjournment

The New York State legislative session is scheduled to end later this month, and Governor George Pataki is working with legislative leaders to try to resolve some remaining...  Go to full article

Clinton County 18-Year-Old Convicted of Murder

A Clinton County jury found an 18-year-old man guilty Friday of murdering his parents. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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