Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Thursday, June 13, 2013

With the legislative session scheduled to end next week, New York State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) talks about pending legislation and her call for gridlock if the Women's Equality Act doesn't get a vote in the Senate.

Comments [14]

Doug from Staten Island

Everyone should read Warren Farrell's book "Why Men Earn More," which explains the many factory relating to the choices women make that determine their pay -- and they are choices.

Also, men should not approve any women's legislation until men's issues are also addressed. Let's start with joint custody. Currently, men are routinely denied custody just because they are men, even though there is no evidence that women are better parents. And women initiate 70% of all divorces, demonstrating their greater interest in themselves then their children, who are now treated as women's property. Time for men to wake up.

Nov. 12 2013 03:33 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Also it means that non-doctors will be able to perform abortions, putting more lives in danger.

And Governor Cuomo won't let the other good legislation pass unless this passes.

Jun. 14 2013 08:19 AM
Ed from Larchmont

If abortion is made a right, there will be significant changes:

- there can be no protest against tax funds being used for abortions
- there can be no restrictions on late term abortions
- there can be no common sense stipulations like parental notification or a waiting period or viewing an ultrasound
- people who pray in front of abortion clinics, like me, could be arrested for trying to deny people their rights.

It's not a right anywhere in the U.S.

Jun. 14 2013 05:50 AM

The abortion segment is misleading.
It's the usual superficial yet partisan interpretation of a Supreme Court decision that one comes to expect from the WNYC morning shows. Here is a link to the "Roe" opinion written by Justice Bkackmun,, it is not the expansive, progressive view of today's abortion lobby. What precisely is the Governor seeking to put into the NY statute?

Jun. 13 2013 10:57 AM
Barry Blitstein from Midtown

Don't count on Jeff Klein. His only interest is in power. He only changed his position on marriage equality, for example, in order to rise in the Democratic leadership. His current position is the result of naked self-interest and has nothing to do with principle.

Jun. 13 2013 10:51 AM
jg8912 from CT

What's to prevent a 501c4 from accepting donations from a foreign corporation or a foreign government?

Jun. 13 2013 10:42 AM
Nat from NYC

Campaign finance reform in NYS and nationally are the only thing that will save our democracy. This is the crucial issue of our time.

Jun. 13 2013 10:41 AM
John A

Onair: 'Abortions are reproductive health'
Just reminding myself again that children under this law can be a disease.
Happy fathers day.

Jun. 13 2013 10:40 AM
Brock from Manhattan

If a woman or anyone can petition an employer to be paid the same as someone who earns more then wouldn't that force employers to pay everyone with the same "job title" or "job function" the same amount?

Jun. 13 2013 10:40 AM

"The language of the war lobby and the abortion lobby is from the same glossary of evasions..."

"If you oppose militarism, the death penalty, and call for greater public attention to the plight of the poor, read on: you will be challenged to apply your principles consistently. If you are at home in the political Right, read on: you will see that the idea that human life should be protected in all its stages is one that transcends politics, and demands a response beyond legal protection."

Jun. 13 2013 10:39 AM

Women are still fighting for pay equity yet employers are using the presence of females in the workplace to pay less for everyone.

Average 1963 wage ($5,000/yr) commanded 20% more goods and services than today's average ($42,000/yr) does today. In other words, the total national income is growing faster than the average which seems counter-intuitive but is true.

The bad distribution of the fruits of American prosperity are what needs to be addressed.

Jun. 13 2013 10:38 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Roe decriminalized abortion, it didn't state a right to abortion, that has never been passed. This is what they want passed.

Jun. 13 2013 10:38 AM
Ed from Larchmont

And it isn't a codification of Roe, it's an extention of Roe, it goes far beyond Roe.

Jun. 13 2013 10:31 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Governor Cuomo's (why does he and his father remind me of Herod and his father?) proposal on women has ten points, the first nine are fine. The tenth is his expansion of abortion in NYS. One side effect would be to take all possible restrictions off late-term abortion, just as we learn what goes on in abortion clinics, and that the fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks (probably after 8-10 weeks), and that the pain is greater than the pain we would feel since they haven't developed pain lessening hormones. 40-60% of pregnancies in NYC end in abortion, expansion of abortion is ridiculous.

Jun. 13 2013 05:47 AM

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