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NYC bill to fight heating oil scams stuck in legislative limbo

Way back in the mid-1980s, a Long Island fuel company got caught using homemade devices to cheat 1,500 customers by redirecting heating oil meant for boilers back into its trucks. Customers paid for 10% more than they actually got. In 1991, six individuals pleaded guilty in Newark to stealing heating oil. In 1998, two companies and six individuals were charged ...

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Schumer rips bill allowing internet providers to sell user data

Sen. Chuck Schumer urged President Trump to veto a congressional resolution that would let internet providers collect and sell users’ personal information. Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Senate minority leader, said Trump should kill the measure, passed by both the House and Senate, which would roll back privacy rules issued by the Federal Communications Commission last fall. “If President Trump clicks his ...

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Schumer rips bill allowing internet providers to sell user data

Sen. Chuck Schumer urged President Trump to veto a congressional resolution that would let internet providers collect and sell users’ personal information. Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Senate minority leader, said Trump should kill the measure, passed by both the House and Senate, which would roll back privacy rules issued by the Federal Communications Commission last fall. “If President Trump clicks his ...

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Bill O'Reilly sex assault accusers get $13M from Fox News

Fox News has paid out more than $ 13 million in settlements to five women who claimed right wing pundit Bill O’Reilly made lewd comments to them. The New York Times reported Saturday that the women accused O’Reilly of a wide range of harassment, verbal abuse and phone calls in which it sounded like he was masturbating. The lawsuits alleged ...

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GOP leaders propose health bill changes to help older people

WASHINGTON — Top House Republicans hunting votes for their health care overhaul are proposing amendments aimed at providing more help for older people, curbing Medicaid and accelerating the repeal of some tax increases. The bill would let people deduct more medical costs from taxes. It also would move up the repeal of many tax increases from next year to this ...

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New Yorkers who don’t vote would pay $10 under proposed bill

ALBANY — A state lawmaker from Manhattan wants to make it costly for New Yorkers not to vote. Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, a Democrat, introduced legislation this week that would establish “compulsory voting” in the state and punish those who don’t vote with a $ 10 fine. “Mandatory voting would drastically increase civic participation and transform the political arena by making ...

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NYC pol to introduce bill for website linking leftovers to hungry

It would be the Craigslist of food rescue. That’s the idea behind legislation Councilman Rafael Espinal will introduce Thursday, requiring the city to build a website that would connect leftover food from restaurants and supermarkets with nonprofits trying to feed the hungry. Espinal said 16.4% of New Yorkers lack reliable access to nutritious food, but nonprofits have struggled to connect ...

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Schumer: Tying border wall to must-pass bill may shut down gov't

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top Democrat is warning Republicans that if they try to use must-pass legislation to fund construction of a border wall with Mexico it could lead to a government shutdown. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters on Tuesday that Democrats have laid out “red lines” against “poison pill amendments” that would end their support of ...

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Former Finnish PM says Britain will NOT pay £50billion Brexit divorce bill upfront

Alexander Stubb, the former Prime Minister of Finland has warned that Britain’s negotiating hand is weak, before claiming the UK will not have to immediately pay a Brexit divorce bill.  The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier is reported to take a position that the Brexit divorce deal would have to be finalised before any future arrangements are negotiated.  But speaking ...

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Gillibrand rips bill that would ease gun silencer restrictions

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand vowed Monday to not keep quiet as Congressional Republicans pursue legislation to ease restrictions on gun silencers. Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said bills introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate earlier this year would make it easier for criminals to dodge law enforcement by using suppressors on firearms. “These deadly gun silencers pose a huge risk to our ...

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