WBAI Morning News
- New York 01/15/2019 by Linda Perry (WBAI News)

The NYS Legislature moved to reform NYS’s archaic voting laws on Monday. New laws make early voting and same day registration possible, as well as no excuse absentee voting and pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds. Portable voting also passed which automatically transfers a voter's registration when they move within New York State

Early voting and other changes up for debate have long been blocked by Republicans in the state Senate, Activists rallied in Albany today watchful over passage of voting reforms. They say thanks to the hard work of our coalition of grassroots, civil rights organisations, criminal justice reformers, good government & immigrant rights groups, unions, social service providers & everyday citizens to finally #LetNYvote!

Another group which rallied Albany on Monday is supporters of the long-stalled Child Victims Act . It would give victims more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits against their abusers. And it would open a one-year window for victims to file lawsuits now barred by the statute of limitations. The act was also blocked for years by Senate Republicans, but with Democrats now in charge it's expected to pass easily.  

Tonight Governor Cuomo delivers his State of the State. Please click above for expected highlights.