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State lawmakers pass bill to ban use of purse seine nets for taking Menhaden

With the recent resurgence of the Menhaden fishery in Atlantic waters, the State Legislature last week passed a bill to prohibit the taking of Menhaden by purse seine nets, to prevent depletion of the species.

In Albany: How local lawmakers voted on the first six bills passed in the 2019 state legislative session

Closing the "LLC loophole," voter pre-registration, voter registration transfers, sexual orientation conversion therapy and a bill to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression— where do our local state lawmakers stand?

Palumbo issues demand for Assembly speaker’s resignation

Assembly Democrats publicly stood behind the speaker after his arrest on federal corruption charges yesterday, as the Republican minority called for his immediate resignation.