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State legislators kill DREAM Act in close vote

State legislators kill DREAM Act in close vote

April 2, 2014


Filed under News

Undocumented students continue to fight for financial aid for their education. The New York State Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act was voted down 29 to 30 last month, which has outraged experts and students in the NYU community. The bill, which would have provided state-...

Lawmakers use money to distract from gun ownership issues

Lawmakers use money to distract from gun ownership issues

March 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As the debate over gun control rages on in the wake of last year’s horrific mass shootings, New York lawmakers have proposed what they see as a compromise. A new bill in the State Assembly would make a $1 million insurance policy mandatory for gun owners. Many other states are considering similar legislation. The...