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NEW YORK, May 12, 2010 – The Legal Action Center commends President Obama, Director Kerlikowske and the Office of National Drug Control Policy on its new strategy released yesterday. With an admirable goal of reducing illicit drug use by 15 percent in five years, the strategy wisely focuses on preventing and treating addiction and promoting recovery after decades of an ineffectual “war on drugs.”
“President Obama’s first national drug strategy charts a new – and most welcome – course that for the first time in decades places major emphasis on preventing and treating drug and alcohol problems and helping people with substance use disorders recover,” said Paul N. Samuels, director and president of LAC.
Mayor’s Budget Would Cut Teaching Jobs, Fire Companies and Senior Centers (The New York Times)
Bloomberg vs. Paterson, Budget War (Capital Tonight)
Suit Challenging New York’s Public Defense System Can Proceed (The New York Times)
A Night Out With the H.I.V. Positive (The New York Times)
Gov. David A. Paterson said today that he would include his plan for furloughs for more than 100,000 state employees in his next emergency budget bill, The New York Times reported today:
By adding the furlough language to an emergency budget bill, he has raised the stakes considerably: Because New York’s Constitution severely limits the ability of the Legislature to amend budget bills, lawmakers may face a choice between approving the furloughs or rejecting the emergency bill and shutting down the state government.
Empire Center and lawyers: Pay freeze would be legal (Albany Times Union)
Gov sticking with furlough (New York Post)
City Budget News
Schumer wants federal security funds for NYC (The Hill)