Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Make Assaulting The Press a Felony is Included in the 2019 Executive Budget

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ALBANY, NY — January 16, 2019 — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to increase criminal penalties for assaulting the press is included in the 2019 Executive Budget. In order to provide additional protections for journalists in light of recent acts of violence against members of the media, the Governor is advancing legislation would increase the penalties of …

eHeziGovernor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Make Assaulting The Press a Felony is Included in the 2019 Executive Budget