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NY Beefing Up Laws Protecting Children: The Fallout of Casey Anthony Trial

NY Beefing Up Laws Protecting Children: The Fallout of Casey Anthony Trial

NYS is trying to beef up its laws on many areas concerning children.  In a bill sponsored by five NYS Senator’s, Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo) is one of them, “Protecting Our Children Act” makes sweeping changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.

While other states have passed bills to make failing to report a child missing a crime, the bill in the NYS senate goes much further in fact there are more than two dozen provisions within the sponsored bill. Probably the most notable is creating the crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life without parole. Another notable change is an expansion of the existing law of aggravated abuse of a child which makes recklessly causing physical injury to a child under 14 a crime. The current law applies only to day care providers. The new bill would make it a crime for parents, guardians, and persons in a position of trust.

Erie County Upgrades Traffic Signs at Clarence Intersections

Erie County Upgrades Traffic Signs at Clarence Intersections

A Statement Released by the Office of the Erie County Executive

New signs address recent safety concerns and satisfy new federal mandates

After an extensive review of the intersection at County and Strickler roads in Clarence, Erie County Public Works Commissioner Jerry Sentz has directed that the traffic signage at that intersection be upgraded. 

This decision is based on an assessment of recent accident reports, the accident history at this location, and discussion with investigating officers. Larger stop signs have been installed at the intersection and auxiliary stop signs have been installed on the left.

Tea Party Coalition Calls for Republican Chairman to Resign

Tea Party Coalition Calls for Republican Chairman to Resign

A Statement by Allen Coniglio of the Tea Party Coalition of WNY

What Was Turnout Like at Your Polling Place?

What Was Turnout Like at Your Polling Place?

The special election for the 26th Congressional District is under way and WGRZ-2 On Your Side wants to know:

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Hochul Holds Lead in Polls

FAA Opposes Repub. Backed Amendment That Endangers Airline Passengers & Insults Flight 3407 Families

FAA Opposes Repub. Backed Amendment That Endangers Airline Passengers & Insults Flight 3407 Families

Hochul again calls on Corwin to rescind fundraising invitation to Speaker Boehner

ERIE COUNTY – Kathy Hochul, candidate for New York’s 26th Congressional District, today reiterated her opposition to the Shuster amendment after the Federal Aviation Administration yesterday announced their opposition to the Republican-backed amendment that would unravel two years of work to reform the airline industry.  

In a statement yesterday, the FAA said they had “concerns” that the Shuster amendment protects “a set of procedural hoops that could have the effect of slowing down rulemaking projects under way and in the future.”

Jack Davis Opens Greece Campaign Office

Jack Davis Opens Greece Campaign Office

“Monroe County is essential to turning America around”

A Statement from Jack Davis for Congress Campaign Headquarters:

Monroe County volunteers and supporters joined Jack Davis, independent candidate for U.S.

Jane Corwin Follows Republicans to Decimate Medicare

Jane Corwin Follows Republicans to Decimate Medicare

The following is a statement from Fabien Levy, Director of Communications for Kathy Hochul for Congress:

“On April 15, after a week of prodding, Assemblymember Jane Corwin finally admitted she supports the Republican’s 2012 budget that would end Medicare as we know it and give massive tax breaks to America’s corporate giants – the same corporate giants that paid absolutely nothing in income taxes last year. 

“Jane Corwin talks a lot about cutting spending, closing corporate loopholes, coming up with alternative energy plans, and protecting our seniors, but the truth is Jane Corwin is all talk and no action.  She says she has a ‘plan’ that would ‘fight to begin getting our national addiction to spending under control.’  Well that plan is a point-by-point copy of the Republican budget, which does none of those things. 

“Assemblymember Corwin has publicly supported a budget that cuts taxes on majo