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Renewed Push to Prevent Wage Theft (Time Warner Cable News)

Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal introduced the SWEAT bill (SWEAT standing for Securing Wages Earned Against Theft) which would make it easier for employees to hold their employers responsible. Read More

With minimum wage passed, advocates look to wage theft issue (Times Union)

The idea is to counter maneuvers by unscrupulous employers who run their businesses under LLCs or limited liability corporations and sell or close them down when they run into regulatory problems. Read More

What’s Goin’ On With Your Health? Where You Live Can Significantly Impact Your Health (Minority Reporter)

Our homes should be a safe place to live, and raise a family. But what happens when our own homes make us sick, or poison us? Read More

Shareholders approve merger of Key, First Niagara (Times Union)

Shareholders have approved the acquisition by KeyBank of First Niagara Financial Group, the two companies announced Wednesday morning. Read More

Cuomo Keeps Lifeline in Place for Medicare Recipients (Huffington Post)

In January, we got some good news in New York State when Governor Andrew Cuomo maintained funding in his 2016-2017 Executive Budget for the State's Managed Care Consumer Assistance Program. Read More

KeyCorp prepares for big vote on First Niagara deal (Democrat & Chronicle)

Ever since KeyCorp decided to put in a massive $4.1 billion offer for First Niagara Financial Group, a deal that would make the Ohio-based bank one of the largest in Rochester and the country, it has been trying to allay fears. Read More

Fighting for Transgender Equality & Justice (Public Square)

The transgender movement has been gaining momentum over the past several years. With magazine covers featuring Caitlyn Jenner and actress Laverne Cox, and TV shows such as Transparent, more people are acknowledging that the transgender community exists. Read More

Study: Heating, Shelter Assistance Not Enough, Leads to Homelessness (Public News Service)

New York officials agree, the state has a homeless problem. The reasons behind the state's growing homeless population however, are constantly debated. Read More

Empire Justice Center: Housing and heating allowances aren’t adequate (Times Union)

The Empire Justice Center is out with a report urging an increase in public assistance housing and heating allowances. Read More

Lenders, credit organization host homebuyer expo (Democrat and Chronicle)

The expo, which Cusato said has taken about a year to develop and organizers hope to present annually, brings together mortgage lenders, Realtors, builders, inspectors and attorneys who can explain the ins and outs of what many see as a forbidding process. Read More