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Hochul updates New Yorkers on state's ongoing efforts to shelter and support asylum seekers
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday updated New Yorkers on "the state's ongoing efforts to support asylum seekers, help them find shelter, and connect them with critical social services as they arrive in New York." This includes $250 million in funding already sent to New York City, "progress resulting from continued advocacy with the federal government, and additional National Guard deployments."
National Immunization Awareness Month: Hochul encourages New Yorkers to stay up to date on vaccines as school returns, fall nears
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recognized National Immunization Awareness Month with a reminder to parents and guardians to ensure their children are up to date on required vaccinations before heading back to school.
Attorney general, NYSED commissioner issue guidance to promote diversity, equity & inclusion in public schools
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:40 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York State Education Department Commissioner Betty A. Rosa issued guidance reminding New York public schools and local education agencies of "their obligation to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in educational planning and decision-making."
Higgins & Meng push for passage of Aaron Salter, Jr. Responsible Body Armor Possession Act
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:00 pm
During a visit to Buffalo, Congresswoman Grace Meng, along with Congressman Brian Higgins, advocated for approval of the Aaron Salter, Jr. Responsible Body Armor Possession Act (H.R. 3247). Meng and Higgins, lead sponsors of the bill, were joined by City of Buffalo Mayor Brown, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, and families of the victims of the Tops Supermarket mass shooting.
Higgins: Extended deadline for PACT Act retroactive benefits
Thu, Aug 10th 2023 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the U.S. Veterans Administration extended the deadline for veterans and their families to apply for retroactive benefits under the PACT Act. The new deadline to apply for backdated benefits is now 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14.
NYS: Record-setting Mega Millions jackpot brings millions in benefits to New York
Thu, Aug 10th 2023 09:05 am
The record-setting $1.602 billion Mega Millions jackpot proved to be a significant economic benefit for New York, generating more than $68.9 million combined for New York public schools and Lottery retailers, the state announced Thursday.
NYSEG, RG&E release new self-service tools for installations, job status
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 12:30 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) announced a suite of improvements to their energy installations services.
Hochul announces resumption of passenger rail service west of Albany following Friday's CSX derailment
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 09:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced that passenger rail service to and from destinations west of the City of Albany has resumed following Friday's derailment of a CSX freight train in Montgomery County.
NYS: Microloans available through $55.5 Small Business Revolving Loan Fund 2
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 09:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the expanded $55.5 million Small Business Revolving Loan Fund 2 is available to provide shorter-term microloans and regular loans "to address inequitable capital access by bridging the financing gaps facing new companies, under-banked communities and small businesses."
New statewide campaign to inform New Yorkers about 'critical services' for victims, survivors & families in aftermath of crime
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 05:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new statewide campaign to inform New Yorkers about "critical services" available for victims, survivors and their families in the aftermath of crime.
Gas prices continue upward trend - but relief could be on the way
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 10:15 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.83, 7 cents higher than last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.07. The New York state average is $3.90, up 8 cents from a week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.44.
988 suicide & crisis lifeline education and awareness toolkit available
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 05:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the "successful rollout" of New York state's 988 community education and awareness toolkit, an interactive resource tool designed to support individuals facing suicide-risk.
New York Power Authority, New York State Canal Corp. announce 'strategic investment' in future of canals with order for 4 new tugboats
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 02:35 pm
The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corp. announced a strategic investment in the future of the New York State Canal system through the procurement of four new maintenance marine vessels. The new tugboats will be operated by Canal Corp. personnel and positioned along the 524-mile canal system to support the continued operation and maintenance of the statewide navigable waterway.
NYS: $108 million available for schools to address pandemic learning loss, support mental health
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $108 million is available for school districts to support student well-being through expanding mental health supports. The new state matching fund, the $100 million Recover from COVID School Program, will provide funding to create or expand programs to help students address trauma caused by the pandemic, prioritizing school districts with the highest need.
NYS 2023-24 hunting and trapping licenses now on sale
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits (DMPs) for the 2023-24 season are now on sale.
Tobacco excise tax increase expected to boost attempts to quit smoking
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:45 pm
New York state residents seeking motivation to quit smoking will soon encounter a convincing reason. Beginning Sept. 1, the excise tax on cigarettes and little cigars will increase $1 to a total of $5.35 a pack, marking the first such increase since July 1, 2010.
New York Power Authority releases financial data, sustainability goals in 2022 integrated report
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:45 pm
The New York Power Authority has released its first annual integrated report, which details the operations and activities carried out by the Power Authority and its subsidiary, the New York State Canal Corp., in 2022.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections up 3% in second quarter
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:40 pm
Local government sales tax collections in New York state totaled $5.7 billion in the second quarter of 2023 (April-June), an increase of 3%, or nearly $167 million, compared to the same period last year, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Collections were more robust in the first quarter of 2023, growing 7.1%.
New York state recognizes Child Support Awareness Month in August
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:35 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence recognized Child Support Awareness Month in August by announcing listening sessions in two upstate counties to gather input on how to make the child support process safer for domestic violence survivors.
Hochul announces 'significant federal assistance' to reduce clean-energy costs for New Yorkers
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced, that thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, millions of New Yorkers will see a reduction in utility bills.
Consumer alert: As students head to campus, NYS DCP offers tips to avoid roommate, rental & moving scams
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 10:20 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing tips to help avoid roommate, rental and moving scams.
NYS Agriculture Department asks residents along Lake Ontario to report box tree moth
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 07:30 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced additional findings of the box tree moth, an invasive pest.
NYSEG, RG&E remind customers to dig safely
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 07:25 pm
As summer continues, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are reminding customers that safety always comes first before taking on any outdoor project that involves excavation or digging.
Amidst ongoing overdose crisis, Hochul announces new statewide media campaign, podcast series to educate public & highlight services
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 05:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a new statewide media campaign to raise awareness of addiction, and the services available in New York state for those impacted by addiction and their families.
Hochul: 'Significant progress' in fight against gun violence in Buffalo
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "significant progress" in the fight against gun violence in the City of Buffalo.
Higgins & Stefanik urge US Customs & Border Protection to address northern border staffing shortages
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins and Elise Stefanik, who serve as co-chairs of the Northern Border Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, are calling on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to address staffing shortages at the northern border, which they said are causing excessive delays and deterring cross-border travel.
State parks to offer extended hours at swimming sites
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will offer extended hours at state swimming facilities during the current heat wave as a way to help New Yorkers beat the heat. The extended hours will begin Thursday and continue through Saturday at select locations. This follows the governor's announcement of forecasted dangerous heat and high heat indices throughout the state.
Hochul cautions of dangerous heat conditions expected throughout state
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has cautioned New Yorkers of dangerous heat conditions forecast to impact much of the state later this week.
NYS Department of Civil Service: Online civil service examination now available to pursue public service careers as attorneys
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Civil Service (DCS) announced individuals interested in a career as an attorney in New York state public service can now apply and complete the legal specialties exam online for the first time.
Consumer alert: As extreme high temperatures continue NYS DCP offers tips to protect children & pets from heat stroke in hot cars
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 11:10 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is warning New Yorkers of the danger children and pets face when left in hot cars.
NYS: $20 million available to enhance local public safety & emergency communications systems
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the availability of $20 million to improve the state's emergency communications systems through the State Interoperable Communications Grant Targeted program, which reimburses eligible counties across the state for various activities associated with emergency communication systems.
Congresswoman Tenney introduces legislation to support small, local news organizations
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) on Friday introduced the Community News and Small Business Support Act alongside Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA). This bill utilizes tax credits to address the decline of local news organizations and support small businesses.
Higgins: More than $588,000 in Homeland Security funding for Western New York
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Friday announced $588,125 in federal funding for Western New York awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's preparedness grant programs.
$150 million New York Forward loan fund 2 to provide flexible loans to small businesses
Thu, Jul 20th 2023 08:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York Forward loan fund 2 program for qualifying small businesses and nonprofits.
Hochul urges caution as severe thunderstorms continue to threaten upstate New York
Thu, Jul 20th 2023 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul urged New Yorkers, especially those in the western half of the state, to prepare for the potential of severe thunderstorms beginning Thursday evening into Friday.
Higgins announces approval of amendment protecting 1,500-hour pilot training standard
Thu, Jul 20th 2023 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday announced the House of Representatives approved, by a vote of 243-191, a bipartisan amendment introduced by Reps. Higgins, Nick Langworthy and Claudia Tenney, which protects the 1,500-hour rule put in place following the crash of Flight 3407.
DEC updates Great Lakes Action Agenda to guide restoration, protection & revitalization of New York's Great Lakes region
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today released an updated New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda (GLAA) 2023, a strategic, ecosystem-based action plan to guide restoration and conservation and foster sustainable, resilient communities in New York's Great Lakes region.
Hochul announces site for New York State Police Basic School Auxiliary Academy
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Cazenovia College was selected as the site that the New York State Police will lease for its new State Police Auxiliary Academy.
Higgins welcomes Peter Weinmann as guest during President Herzog's address
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins invited attorney Peter Allen Weinmann as his guest to a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, featuring remarks by the President of the State of Israel Isaac Herzog.
Ryan seeks nominations for New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 09:15 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced his office is seeking nominations for the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame Class of 2023. His team said, "The Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life."
 

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