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The face of the legal cannabis industry could change once again this fall. This has certainly been a year for marijuana "firsts." Since the year began, Cronos Group became the first pot stock to uplist from the over-the-counter exchanges to a more reputable exchange, the Nasdaq, and Vermont made history by becoming the first state to OK adult-use marijuana entirely through the legislative process. Looking ahead to June, Canada aims to become the first developed country in the world to lega...
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Two years ago Sunday, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump derided US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, hearing a lawsuit against Trump University, for his "Mexican" heritage and complained of being "railroaded" by the legal system. It was shocking, Democrats and Republicans alike condemned Trump's racially intemperate criticism of the Indiana-born judge. Turns out, it was nothing. Over the past 24 months, Trump has scorned judges, derided the American court system, and tramp...
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President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them, drawing immediate criticism from a group representing federal employees. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the commissioning and graduation ceremony for U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2018 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S., May 25, 2018. Administration officials said the or...
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Real estate site StreetEasy broke down some data on the 260,000 people who made the move to New York City last year. Real estate site StreetEasy took a hard look at the people moving to New York City, like where they're coming from and how old they are. Plenty of people have written about moving to New York City, and a fair number have also written about why they move away from here, but where are all these people coming from and headed to? Real estate site StreetEasy looked into th...
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Rockstar’s Simon Ramsey mentoring students at the DreamYard Prep School. The gaming community has something to celebrate today, with the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s recognition as a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Based in Manhattan, the New York Videogame Critics Circle is a multicultural organization comprised of the finest videogame critics, writers, reporters and bloggers and in the city. Members of organization give back to their communities by providing community outreach to...
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U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a "California Sanctuary State Roundtable" at the White House in Washington. U.S., May 16, 2018. Presidential words matter – especially in a White House statement. So US President Donald Trump’s description of immigrants (he later specified that he meant MS-13 gang-members) as “animals” raises red flags amongst those of us who remember what can happen when governments demonize an entire group of people. Especially when such language comes right after a new...
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by on May 24, 2018
The state of New York would gain an estimated $434 million annually in new tax revenue under a regulated adult use marijuana market, according to an analysis prepared by the New York City Comptroller's office. The report estimates the size of the statewide cannabis market to be $3.1 billion. "Our analysis shows that a 10% retail excise tax on marijuana sales, together with sales tax at the existing rate of 4%, would generate roughly $436 million in New York State tax revenue annually," au...
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by on May 24, 2018
Responding to teacher walkouts across the country, congressional Democrats on Tuesday proposed raising teachers’ salaries by canceling the tax cut for the nation’s top 1 percent of earners. The Republican-controlled Congress was unlikely to support the idea of giving states and school districts $50 billion over a decade to fund the teacher raises at the expense of dismantling the hard-won tax bill. But the proposal gives Democrats an issue they can use ahead of the November midterm...
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by on May 23, 2018
Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko (left) meets US President Donald Trump at the White House in June 2017 Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved. The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representati...
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by on May 23, 2018
Dr. Mitchell Katz is trying to change billing from an afterthought into a priority to help close the public health system's $1.8B deficit Most large health care providers have a sophisticated billing department that charges a patient's insurance for every aspect of each encounter and diligently negotiates with insurers over which procedures they're willing to cover and how much they will pay. But at the city's public hospital system, which has long been committed to serving people rega...
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by on May 22, 2018
A health care lifeline The federal Title X family planning program serves 4 million people annually and exists to help ensure that every person — regardless of where they live, their income, their background and whether or not they have health insurance — has access to basic preventive and reproductive health care, like birth control, cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and annual health exams. As public health leaders committed to ensuring acc...
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by on May 22, 2018
State tax breaks for the luggage designer to move less than a mile Away is a direct-to-consumer luggage company Sometimes companies are awarded financial incentives to relocate to New York from another state or overseas. But Monday a retailer was granted $4 million worth of state tax breaks for moving its headquarters from SoHo to … SoHo. The package was granted to Away, a two-year-old luggage designer co-founded by CEO Steph Korey, a former Warby Parker executive. The firm is headq...
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