The New York State Senate today passed a bill to prevent cities from taxing consumers for using disposable plastic or paper shopping bags. The bill (S7336), sponsored by Senator Simcha Felder (D, Brooklyn), would prohibit taxes, fees, or local charges on carry-out merchandise bags to prevent a costly burden to shoppers, as well as address potential public health risks and other issues that arise when using reusable bags.

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) is proud to announce that the senate has unanimously passed, by a vote of 61-0, legislation he introduced aimed at increasing employment opportunities for veterans. The bill amends the education law to make it easier for veterans who move to New York State from elsewhere in the country to continue practicing in their chosen careers.

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Assemblywoman Annette Robinson sponsoring Veterans' Resource Fair in partnership with Congessman Hakeem Jeffries, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Councilmember Robert Cornegy, Jr. and 500 Making a Difference.


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