Current director to lead new state Veterans Department

Current director to lead new state Veterans Department

New York veterans will soon access their programs or earned benefits under one state agency with a familiar face at the helm. The current state Division of Veterans’ Services will be elevated to the Department of Veterans’ Services on April 1, 2023, creating a one-stop shop for New York’s service members. “No one who served … Read more

Judge considers CBP proposed settlement, migrant child case

Judge considers CBP proposed settlement, migrant child case

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A Los Angeles federal judge is expected to consider a proposed settlement between a civil rights group and US Customs and Border Protection over standards for the safe detention of immigrant children, according to court documents obtained Monday. What You Need To Know In 1985, a lawsuit was filed challenging the … Read more

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum seekers

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum seekers

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) – As the sun set over the Rio Grande, about 120 Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans who waded through waist-deep water stepped into Border Patrol vehicles, soon to be released in the United States to pursue their immigration cases . Across the border in the Mexican town of Piedras Negras, Honduran families … Read more

Six candidates come to become California State Controller

Six candidates come to become California State Controller

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Come June 7, California voters will pick the top two contenders to appear on the November ballot for several statewide races. One race getting a lot of buzz is the state controller’s race. Four Democrats, one Republican and one member of the Green Party are vying to become California’s next chief financial … Read more

Hudson Valley congressman enters New York City primary

Hudson Valley congressman enters New York City primary

A New York City congressional race that already includes former Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting more crowded with Hudson Valley Rep. Mondaire Jones announcing Saturday that he’s also running for the seat. Shortly after the final congressional district maps were released to the public early Saturday morning, Jones surprised many by tweeting: “I have … Read more

Save Our Skies LA

Save Our Skies LA

PASADENA, Calif. — Chanting “stop the noise” and “save our families,” dozens of LA residents from neighborhoods across the San Fernando Valley gathered in front of a Pasadena courthouse to support a federal lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration Friday. The group known as Save Our Skies LA is asking the court to end the … Read more

Los Angeles City Council to review 2022-23 budget

Los Angeles City Council to review 2022-23 budget

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council will review the 2022-23 fiscal year budget Wednesday that was proposed by Mayor Eric Garcetti and revised by the council’s Budget and Finance Committee. Garcetti proposed an $11.77 billion budget on April 20, up from the current fiscal year’s $11.2 billion. Among the most significant changes … Read more

Special master releases new New York congressional maps

Special master releases new New York congressional maps

The court-appointed special master tasked with drawing New York’s new congressional and state Senate maps released a preliminary draft of the new congressional boundaries Monday the state will have for the next decade. Carnegie Mellon University Fellow Jonathan Cervas as special master drew lines for the state’s 26 House seats, with 15 leaning Democratic, three … Read more

LA judge rules more women on boards is unconstitutional

LA judge rules more women on boards is unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A California law requiring increased membership by women on corporate boards is unconstitutional and violates the right to equal treatment, a Los Angeles judge has ruled. What You Need To Know Passed in 2018, the law applies to publicly held corporations with principal executive offices located in California and required them … Read more

Proposed legislation aims to curb anti-Asian violence

Proposed legislation aims to curb anti-Asian violence

LOS ANGELES — Native Angeleno and mother of two, Lisa Fu, says she’s never felt the need to carry a personal safety alarm until recently when she went on a trip. “What you do is if you feel like you are unsafe or in a situation where you might be harassed, you just pull it … Read more