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Racial profiling in Buffalo traffic enforcement hard to gauge with imperfect data

The following excerpts were reprinted from a News 4 Investigates’ article. Read the full piece by Daniel Telvock. Most law enforcement agencies in New York, including the Buffalo Police Department, do not consistently collect the race of drivers ticketed…

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Buffalo Council president says racial disparity in police traffic stops does exist

The following excerpts were reprinted from a News 4 Investigates’ article. Read the full piece by Daniel Telvock. Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen said he is “very familiar” with stories from constituents about racial bias from Buffalo’s…

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EPA Uses Hybrid Approach For Informal Resolution Of Rights Complaints

This article is reprinted from InsideEPA. Read full article by Dawn Reeves. EPA is seeking to move forward with a new “hybrid” approach to reaching informal resolution of Civil Rights Act complaints by allowing community members filing complaints…

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State Delays Decision on National Grid Expansion of Greenpoint Gas Facility—Again

These excerpts are reprinted from City Limits. Read the full article by Liz Donovan. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has once again delayed the timeline of National Grid’s permit application related to the controversial Greenpoint…

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Brooklyn Groups and Hundreds of Environmental Organizations Demand Halt of Gas Flow in Brooklyn Pipeline on Grounds of Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Zavé Martohardjono | martohardjono@nclej.org As New York State decides on permits, Brooklyn community groups and lawyers on their behalf coordinated several demands to stop the flow of gas through National Grid’s North Brooklyn Pipeline…

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New York Ends Mortgage Requirement for Homeowners Who Receive Welfare Benefits

The Social Services Law 106 was repealed in the New York State Budget. This important and necessary reform was long overdue. As a result of the repeal and subsequent guidance issued by the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance,…

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High Court Scraps Medicaid Work Requirement Fight

This excerpt was reprinted from Law360. Read the full article. The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to scrap a case over whether states can impose work requirements in Medicaid programs, vacating D.C. Circuit decisions in the process. In…

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NCLEJ Advocates for Workers to Keep Unemployment Insurance Overpayments

Representing workers across New York State in coalition with Legal Services NYC, New York Legal Assistance Group, Volunteers of Legal Service, Empire Justice Center, Brooklyn Defenders Services, and National Employment Law Project, the National Center for Law and…

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