Multiple nonprofit groups have come out against a tiny change in the NYS budget that would require any group or individual spending $500 in expenses to become officially registered lobbyists. Read their official memo for full details.
LetNYvote.org has a bunch of great ideas and information to update our state’s voting laws. Here’s a one sheet that outlines their plans for 2019.
Settlement Will Reform Solitary Confinement of Children at Syracuse Jail The New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York announced a settlement with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office today that ends the routine practice of 23-hour-a-day isolation of juveniles at the Justice Center jail in Syracuse. The settlement is the result
From New York fails, yet again, to make its government cleaner and more responsive: Blame Cuomo and legislative leaders: New York has outdated and suppressive voting laws and horrific voter turnout, but there is insufficient will in Albany to enact early voting, same-day registration, and other changes that have been passed by the Assembly repeatedly