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State lawmakers trying to address several issues before session ends June 2

May 13, 2022 12:03 pm

Rebecca C. Lewis reports for City and State about what lawmakers in Albany might pass before the legislature's session ends June 2. Since the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade became public, state lawmakers have been discussing ways to strengthen New York's laws, and fund abortions for women coming from more restrictive states. The "Clean Slate Act," which would clear the records of many convicted of crimes when a certain amount of time passes after their release. "Good Cause" eviction laws have already been passed in the cities of Albany and Poughkeepsie, and state lawmakers are considering a state law that would make it harder for landlords to evict tenants. Read more about this story at City and State.