Two mid-Hudson lawmakers bucked their parties’ prevailing positions on Thursday as the state Legislature voted to end New York’s religious exemptions from mandatory school vaccinations in the midst of a measles outbreak that has affected parts of their region. Democrats largely supported removing the exemption from state law, arguing that religious freedom doesn’t extend to […]

Two mid-Hudson lawmakers bucked their parties’ prevailing positions on Thursday as the state Legislature voted to end New York’s religious exemptions from mandatory school vaccinations in the midst of a measles outbreak that has affected parts of their region. Democrats largely supported removing the exemption from state law, arguing that religious freedom doesn’t extend to […]

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