Public Safety

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul wants dispatchers and communications workers to be classified as first responders. This month, she made that happen.

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New York lawmakers have reached an agreement on a limousine safety regulation package. 

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York wants a federal investigation into how discount retail stores continued to sell 19 different products after they were recalled over safety concerns.

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This year, the newly Democratic-controlled state legislature passed a record number of 900 plus bills. Since then, Governor Andrew Cuomo and his counsel’s office have been plowing through the fine print, deciding which ones to approve, which to reject and which ones might need some tweaks to make them actually carry out what the sponsors intended.

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to hire 500 additional officers. The proposal comes as the MTA nears a budget deficit of nearly $1 billion in the next few years.