New York Prisons Set to Ban Most Packages from Family and Friends
At the urging of the correction officers union, the prison agency is restricting packages to private vendors that charge steep markups and have limited selections.
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It’s already hard to send things in when we’re not making any money. We’re just drawing from people that are already struggling.
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A group of Manhattan Democrats wants to force County Leader Keith Wright to choose between working for the party and working for a lobbying firm.
A major wind and solar developer is defecting from industry ranks, arguing the state shouldn’t bail out struggling projects.
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The health department has blown past deadlines to implement legislation encouraging lifesaving transplants — along with at least five other laws.