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Hochul: $50 million investment from Irish manufacturer Niacet Specialty Chemicals to strengthen semiconductor supply chain in Niagara Falls
Fri, May 17th 2024 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Irish manufacturer Niacet Specialty Chemicals, owned by the Kerry Group, will invest $50 million in its Niagara Falls facility to strengthen the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain in New York. The company, whose products are used in food preservation as well as in the semiconductor manufacturing process, will make an investment at its existing facility in Niagara Falls, increasing its production and creating 36 new, high-paying jobs.
Hochul announces historic $50 million investment in New York State Canal System
Fri, May 17th 2024 01:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a historic $50 million capital investment into the New York State Canal System as part of the enacted budget.
Average summer residential electric prices expected to be lower than last year across most of state
Thu, May 16th 2024 01:20 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced New York's electric grid and its electric utilities are prepared for increased summer demand for electricity.
New York State Higher Education Services Corp. unveils enhanced mobile-friendly agency website
Wed, May 15th 2024 01:50 pm
The New York State Higher Education Services Corp. (HESC) announced the launch of its newly redesigned website. The new website offers an improved, user-friendly experience, and is part of HESC's continuing commitment to providing accessible information, tools and resources about New York state higher education financial aid to students, families, and education professionals.
NYSOFA celebrates Older New Yorkers' Day 2024
Wed, May 15th 2024 01:50 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) recently honored 100 older adults for their volunteerism as part of NYSOFA's annual Older New Yorkers' Day celebration, which took place May 14 in Albany, during Older Americans Month. New York's 59 county offices for the aging and their partners nominate older adults who have made their communities a better place for all through their outstanding volunteer and civic engagement efforts.
NYS alerts New Yorkers of temporary EBT outage on May 19 for system updates
Wed, May 15th 2024 01:00 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is alerting New York Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cardholders that their benefits will be temporarily unavailable while a system change is made this Sunday, May 19, between 12:01 a.m. and approximately 11 a.m.
DiNapoli: Local sales taxes up 1.5% in April compared to last year
Tue, May 14th 2024 12:50 pm
Local sales tax collections in New York state increased by 1.5% in April compared to the same month in 2023, according to data released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, local collections totaled $1.76 billion, up $26.1 million from the same time last year.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides safety tips to follow when using gas or charcoal grills
Tue, May 14th 2024 12:15 pm
The New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing safety tips to follow when using gas or charcoal grills.
New York State Tax Department announces direct deposit option for STAR credit recipients statewide
Mon, May 13th 2024 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced School Tax Relief (STAR) credit recipients can now enroll to have their STAR credit payments direct deposited into their bank accounts. New York's STAR program provides property tax relief to eligible homeowners.
During National Small Business Month, Hochul highlights commitment to supporting business community
Mon, May 13th 2024 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul is celebrating National Small Business Month, which occurs in May, by highlighting New York state's "unwavering support for its small business community."
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor NYS Thruway Authority employee Vincent Giammarva
Mon, May 13th 2024 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff starting at sunrise on May 13 through interment in honor of New York State Thruway Authority employee Vincent "Vinny" Giammarva, a construction equipment operator in the Henrietta maintenance section, who was fatally injured in a work zone in the Town of Chili on May 9.
Social Security to expand access to SSI program by updating definition of public assistance household
Fri, May 10th 2024 09:40 am
The Social Security Administration recently published a final rule, "Expand the Definition of a Public Assistance Household."
Boy Scouts of America to become Scouting America
Wed, May 8th 2024 03:40 pm
The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday announced it will rebrand to Scouting America, "reflecting the organization's ongoing commitment to welcome every youth and family in America to experience the benefits of Scouting." The change will go into effect Feb. 8, 2025, the organization's 115th anniversary.
Hochul: $82 million available for New York state artists, arts & culture organizations
Wed, May 8th 2024 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the fiscal year 2025 opportunity guidelines for $82 million in New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grants are now available for nonprofit arts and culture organizations and individual artists across New York.
State landmarks will be illuminated blue to remember the fallen and recognize service of police officers across state
Tue, May 7th 2024 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today honored 68 police officers from seven departments who sacrificed their lives in service to their fellow New Yorkers.
Hochul awards more than $3 million in conservation partnership program grants
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $3 million for 64 projects her team said will protect water quality, prevent farmland conversion, boost public access for outdoor recreation, and conserve open space. The funding awarded through the conservation partnership program will support 44 not-for-profit land trusts across the state.
NYS: Worksport Ltd. will expand operations, creating 280 new jobs in Erie County
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Worksport Ltd. will invest $6 million and expand its state-of-the-art facility in the Town of West Seneca, adding 280 new jobs to its workforce. The company, which is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, manufactures tonneau covers and solar-powered systems for pickup trucks.
UB experts weigh in on DEA's reclassification of cannabis
Mon, May 6th 2024 03:00 pm
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's move to reclassify cannabis from a Schedule I to a Schedule III substance has broad implications, paving the way for more informed research on the drug and its effects, to tax benefits for businesses, to the potential for rectifying drug-related wrongs.
DEC celebrates Air Quality Awareness Week in New York
Mon, May 6th 2024 12:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar announced May 6-10 is Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW).
DEC announces 2023-24 deer harvest estimates
Mon, May 6th 2024 12:10 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar announced that, during the 2023-24 hunting seasons, hunters in New York harvested an estimated 209,781 deer.
New York state announces $1 million awarded to connect transgender youth with mental health supports
Thu, May 2nd 2024 03:25 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced $1 million was conditionally awarded to three service providers to fund suicide prevention efforts among youth and young adults identifying as transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary, and help those questioning or struggling with gender identity.
Nearly $60 million awarded to create new housing in 500 accessory dwelling units
Thu, May 2nd 2024 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $59 million has been awarded to local governments and nonprofit organizations in the first two rounds of the state's $85 million ADU Plus One program, which increases housing supply by providing resources for low- and middle-income homeowners to build or improve an accessory dwelling unit on their property.
Did you receive a letter from the Tax Department? Don't ignore it
Thu, May 2nd 2024 03:25 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance explained important steps taxpayers should take if they receive a letter or notice from the Tax Department asking for additional information about their tax return.
NYSEG and RG&E warn of ongoing scams
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are reminding customers to be aware and informed about potential scammers, and to never give personal information to callers or individuals they cannot authenticate as a NYSEG or RG&E representative. While scams are ongoing throughout the year, the company has noted more aggressive tactics being used this spring.
Parks & Trails New York to celebrate NYS Parks Centennial with 13th annual I Love My Park Day
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
In 2024, the New York State Parks System celebrates its centennial year. With the vast growth in visitorship experienced since the pandemic - 84 million-plus in 2023 alone - service to our public lands is more important than ever.
Hochul, industry leaders & advocates celebrate Empire AI Consortium to make NYS global leader in artificial intelligence
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday gathered industry leaders and advocates to celebrate a historic agreement with the New York State Legislature to establish Empire AI, a first-of-its-kind consortium to secure New York's place at the forefront of artificial intelligence research, as part of the fiscal year 2025 enacted budget.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases tips to help avoid moving scams
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection provides consumers with important tips to avoid scams when moving. Moving your belongings can be a stressful process and, unfortunately, scammers use these situations to defraud consumers out of thousands of dollars by using deceptive business practices.
NYS: $1.1 million awarded through SNAP-Ed Food Box & Community Growers programs
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 02:00 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM), in partnership with the Office of Temporary and Disability Services (OTDA), announced over $1.1 million has been awarded to 34 organizations through the second round of two Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP-Ed) grant programs.
Ahead of Erie Canal bicentennial, Hochul announces plans for new visitors experience at Canalside
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced plans for "Waterway of Change: A Complex Legacy of the Erie Canal," a new Erie Canal bicentennial visitors experience at Canalside in Buffalo.
State Department of Agriculture updates industry on response to outbreak of HPAI in livestock in other states
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Over the weekend, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets updated the agricultural industry on the nationwide response to detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle and goats in several other states.
DEC: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel & tiger muskellunge fishing season opens May 1
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar announced the fishing season for walleye, northern pike, pickerel, and tiger muskellunge begins May 1.
New York Power Authority, New York State Canal Corp.'s fall fishing program recognized with state engineering award
Fri, Apr 26th 2024 07:40 pm
The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corp. announced its annual fall fishing program was honored this month with an Engineering Excellence Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections up 1.6% in first quarter
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 08:30 pm
Local government sales tax collections totaled $5.6 billion in the first calendar quarter (January-March) of 2024, an increase of 1.6%, or $87.3 million, compared to the same quarter last year, the lowest rate of growth since the first quarter in 2021, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. This growth was largely driven by New York City, with several upstate regions experiencing a year-over-year decline for the quarter.
New mental health investments set to engage New Yorkers involved with the criminal justice system
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 06:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an investment of more than $33 million in the state's fiscal year 2025 enacted budget to expand mental health services for individuals who are living with mental illness and involved in the criminal justice system.
American Diabetes Association statement on New York's action to eliminate insulin copays
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 04:40 pm
New York has eliminated cost-sharing for insulin in state-regulated health plans. In response Monica Billger, state government affairs director at the American Diabetes Association (ADA), issued the following statement:
NYS DEP, DEC share tips to reuse, repair and recycle for Earth Week
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:35 am
In honor of Earth Week, the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is partnering with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to share tips that empower consumers to save money and help the environment.
NYSOFA teams up with GetSetUp to promote financial literacy among older adults
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:15 am
In recognition of Financial Literacy Month in April, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is proud to announce its collaboration with GetSetUp to provide older adults with critical financial knowledge and skills through a series of dedicated classes. This initiative aims to bolster financial wellness and independence, empowering older adults to manage their finances confidently in today's digital world.
NYS Liquor Authority announces expansion of options for businesses with liquor licenses in new budget
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:10 am
With the enactment of the fiscal year 2025 budget, the State Liquor Authority is highlighting significant changes to the alcoholic beverage control law. These measures will continue Gov. Kathy Hochul's goal of modernizing the state's often-antiquated ABC laws by injecting common sense and collaboration into New York's alcohol industry.
State legislators announce major investments in housing for Buffalo
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:10 am
Members of the New York State Legislature and Buffalo Common Council joined housing advocates and other community stakeholders Tuesday to announce details of the fiscal year 2024-25 state budget.
Severe Weather Awareness Week: Hochul encourages New Yorkers to prepare households for severe weather
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York state, and is encouraging New Yorkers to take steps to prepare themselves and their households for severe weather.

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