Governor Kathy Hochul Approves Legislation Limiting Concealed Carry in New York

July 3, 2022

Late Friday night, Governor Kathy Hochul signed New York’s concealed carry bill into law. This bill was created to draw more legal challenges from gun-rights advocates who said the state is still putting too many restrictions on who can get a gun and where they can carry it. Lawmakers who have backed this new law […]

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NY Lawmakers Considers Proposed Abortion Rights Post Roe V. Wade

July 2, 2022

Following the overturning of Roe V. Wade, New York Lawmakers released a proposed state constitutional amendment. Yesterday, a legislative committee met to begin the process of passing the amendment, which would expand the state constitution’s Equal Protection Amendment by banning discrimination based on “pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes and reproductive healthcare and autonomy.” Source: 13 WHAM

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Rochester Councilman Removed as Committee Chair Over Podcast Comments

July 2, 2022

Councilmember Jose Peo has been removed from leading a committee after lewd and disparaging comments were made on his podcast about a fellow councilmember. According to the head of Rochester City Council, President Miguel Melendez says while Peo did not make derogatory comments, he did not stop his co-host from making them about Councilmember Mary […]

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Supreme Court Decision On Roe v. Wade, Leads To Vasectomies Increase

July 1, 2022

Ever since the US Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade. Urologists have seen an increase in the number of men seeking vasectomies. The Washington Post reported that doctors in the US had observed an increase in men seeking the procedure following a court ruling that limits or completely bans abortion in some states. […]

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Hidden Ticket Fees Banned in NYS

July 1, 2022

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul signed new legislation that cracks down on potentially unfair and deceptive ticketing practices in the live event industry. The following changes are included in this bill: Bans hidden fees. Ticket sellers and resellers must clearly disclose the total cost clearly Fines increased for the use of illegal ticket purchasing software or […]

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Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson To Be Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

June 30, 2022

The Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in as the 104th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on, June 30th at noon at the Supreme Court of the United States. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer the Constitutional Oath and Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer will administer the Judicial Oath in a […]

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Amazon Limiting The Number of Plan B Sold

June 30, 2022

Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy. This comes following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade. Amazon temporarily capped purchases of the contraceptives at three units per week. The company did not share further details on what emergency contraceptive products were limited for purchase, but a listing showed the cap […]

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New York State Governor & Rochester City Court Primary Election Winners

June 29, 2022

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul won Tuesday’s Democratic primary, her first contest in seeking a full term as governor. She’ll now face the Republican primary winner, Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin, in the November election. LaToya Lee and Jacquelyn Grippe won a Democratic primary race for Rochester City Court judge, effectively ensuring their seats on […]

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How To Find Your Polling Location For Primary Election Day

June 28, 2022

Today (June 28th) is the New York’s Primary Election Day, and most people are focused on the two-party majority’s race for governor. All voters must be a registered Democrat or Republican to participate in the primary elections. Polls are open 6am – 9pm. In a typical year, several more primary elections would be on the […]

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NYS Speaks on Roe V. Wade

June 26, 2022

After the overturning of Roe V. Wade by the Supreme Court on Friday, New York State lawmakers are weighing in on the court’s decision. Despite SCOTUS the ruling, abortion remains legal in New York State and will continue to remain legal. Over the past several years, the state has passed legislation that expanded abortion rights, […]

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