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State Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, promised that he will push for stronger workplace protection for unpaid interns at a round-table discussion Wednesday with students from several local college at SUNY Buffalo State.

Kennedy is a co-sponsor of a measure that will protect unpaid interns from harassment, discrimination and exploitation. Only Oregon and Washington, D.C., have statutes that protect unpaid interns. The proposed legislation in Albany is modeled on the Oregon law.