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Hochul advances $75 million SUNY Transformation Fund to improve student success, support innovation, help meet workforce needs
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced guidance to advance the $75 million SUNY Transformation Fund to improve student success, support innovation, and help meet the state's future workforce needs.
Hochul announces more than $21 million for supportive housing projects
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $21.1 million for housing projects in the New York City region and Western New York to provide permanent supportive housing for individuals who have experienced homelessness and to fund repairs at an emergency shelter in Orange County.
NYS: Older adults among those at highest risk for heat-related illness
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 09:05 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) are urging older adults, their family members and caretakers to be prepared for high temperatures and excessive heat this summer. NYSOFA and NYSDOH also offer tips and resources for older adults and loved ones to stay safe.
Attorney General James applauds passage of legislation to protect New Yorkers from deed theft
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 09:00 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James applauded the State Legislature for passing legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Brian Kavanagh and Assembly member Helene Weinstein, that, her team said, "will reform the state's civil laws to provide more tools to prevent deed theft and help New Yorkers stay in their homes. The bill, drafted jointly with Attorney General James, is part of ongoing efforts to combat deed theft and keep New Yorkers in their homes."
ICYMI: New law to protect consumers from potential gift card scams goes into effect
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 01:15 pm
New York Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez reminded businesses that a new law to protect consumers from potential gift card scams goes into effect today. All businesses selling gift cards are now required to display a notice at or near where any gift card or gift certificate is displayed or sold to caution consumers about gift card fraud.
NYS: 'Free Fishing Weekend' June 24-25
Mon, Jun 19th 2023 06:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the year's second "Free Fishing Weekend," on June 24-25, when New York state waives the requirement for a freshwater fishing license.
Higgins: 'Northern border management is in disarray,' calls for immediate shift of resources
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on U.S. Customs and Border Protection to "immediately address mounting problems contributing to inefficient management of the border between the United States and Canada."
Attorney General James announces election protection hotline ahead of June primary
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 12:40 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will make its election protection hotline available for the June 27 election and during New York's early voting period, which runs from Saturday, June 17, through Sunday, June 25.
New York state joins Operation Dry Water to stop boating under the influence
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 08:55 am
The New York State Parks Marine Services Bureau is proud to coordinate New York's annual participation in the national Operation Dry Water campaign. This campaign involves law enforcement agencies statewide to educate boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs, and removing impaired boaters from the waterways. This year, Operation Dry Water's national weekend of amplified outreach and coordinated enforcement is July 1-3.
Higgins urges FDA to address 'urgent cancer drug shortages'
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the House Cancer Caucus, participated in a briefing for members and congressional staff.
Hochul updates New Yorkers on statewide air quality for Friday, June 16
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and the departments of Environmental Conservation and Health continue to closely monitor air quality for impacts from Canadian wildfires, as well as ozone and other pollutants.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen Capt. Christopher J. Garrow
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on June 15 and 16 in honor of fallen Capt. Christopher J. Garrow.
NYS Department of State: $100,000 in funding to assist with housing security in east Buffalo
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:05 pm
New York Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez announced $100,000 in funding will be allocated to the Community Action Organization of Western New York to assist East Buffalo residents with housing security. The funding will be used to provide case management and rental and mortgage assistance to 100 families and individuals to prevent evictions and help families maintain safe, stable and permanent housing.
DEC announces new 'Next Step' hunting and trapping courses
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 01:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC's hunter education program (HEP) is now offering "Next Step" courses in seven disciplines for those who have completed a hunter education, bowhunter education, or trapper education certification course.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers guidance to raise awareness & protect against elder abuse
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:05 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is offering guidance to help prevent and protect seniors from elder abuse.
Hochul: $10 million commercial and industrial accelerated efficiency program to reduce fossil fuel consumption
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 01:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the $10 million commercial and industrial accelerated efficiency program. This program assists large energy-intensive entities in their efforts to reduce on-site consumption of fossil fuels through energy efficiency and electrification actions. This program will provide up to $5 million per project that is proposed to be completed and operational by 2025.
Heastie, Glick, Farm Bureau don't see eye-to-eye on state pesticide ban
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 12:25 pm
On Friday, New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Chair Deborah J. Glick announced the Assembly passed an updated version of the Birds and Bees Protection Act, which restricts the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (A.7640, Glick).
NYS inspector general releases annual report on gaming
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 07:20 pm
Today, NYS Inspector General Lucy Lang released the 2022 Annual Report on Gaming Commission Oversight, which details the office's continued efforts to promote transparency and accountability in New York state's gaming activities.
Hochul updates New Yorkers on air quality issues, provides guidance for weekend activities
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 07:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the ongoing statewide response to air quality issues caused by wildfires in eastern Canada. Forecasts show the New York City metropolitan area, Long Island and Western New York regions will be experiencing air quality that is unhealthy for sensitive groups, while Central New York, the Lower Hudson Valley, Upper Hudson Valley and Eastern Lake Ontario regions are experiencing moderate air quality.
US Attorney Ross hosts AGAC subcommittee meeting in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 02:55 pm
This week, U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross, a member of Attorney General Merrick Garland's advisory committee (AGAC) and chair of the law enforcement coordination, victim assistance and community relations subcommittee (LEVC), hosted the LEVC meeting in the Western District of New York, which brought U.S. attorneys from across the country to the Buffalo area for two days.
Congress members Higgins & Langworthy call on EDA to select upstate New York as regional technology & innovation hub site
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 02:50 pm
Western New York Congress members Brian Higgins and Nick Langworthy are calling on the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA) to choose Western and Central New York as a national tech hub, a move they said would be a catalyst for business and job opportunity in the region.
Consumer alert: Attorney general urges New Yorkers to be vigilant of price-gouging amid air quality concerns
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 09:20 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday issued a consumer alert urging New Yorkers to be vigilant of price-gouging of essential goods, such as masks, air purifiers and air filters, as New York's air quality worsens due to Canadian wildfires.
Air quality advisory for Friday: 'Unhealthy for sensitive groups'
Thu, Jun 8th 2023 09:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and state Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City metro and Western New York regions for Friday, June 9. The pollutant of concern is fine particulate matter. The advisory will be in effect from midnight through 11:59 p.m. The air quality is forecasted to reach "unhealthy for sensitive groups" air quality index levels.
Hochul deploys forest ranger crew to assist with Canadian wildfire response
Thu, Jun 8th 2023 09:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a team of Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers is deploying to assist with efforts to contain wildfires raging in eastern Canada. The New York team will join firefighters from New Hampshire and Maine in Quebec. Hundreds of fires in Quebec have triggered several days of air quality health advisories across New York.
Hochul announces start of state interagency enforcement actions against unlicensed cannabis businesses
Thu, Jun 8th 2023 09:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of an interagency initiative to cease the sale of untested cannabis from unlicensed storefronts and trucks.
Morinello: 'Gabby's Law' set to protect domestic violence victims
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:25 pm
On Wednesday, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-C-Niagara Falls, said, "I support my fellow colleagues, Assemblyman Ed Flood and Sen. Anthony Palumbo, for their proposed legislation, 'Gabby's Law,' in honor of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, a victim of domestic violence, who was tragically killed by her boyfriend.
Department of Labor encourages limited outdoor work while air quality health advisories in effect
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:25 pm
The New York State Department of Labor's Division of Worker Protection today released an announcement encouraging employers located in regions with air quality health advisories in effect to limit outdoor work and activities that require exertion.
Hochul: Law expanding rights of parents in the workplace is now in effect
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new law requiring all employers to provide expanded accommodations for breast milk expression became effective.
Air quality health advisory continues
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City metro, Lower Hudson Valley, Upper Hudson Valley, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York regions for Thursday, June 8.
Hochul recommends school districts cancel outdoor activities due to ongoing impact of Canadian wildfires
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 10:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul offered the following remarks on Wednesday:
Updated air quality health advisory for Wednesday, June 7
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 10:05 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City metro, Lower Hudson Valley, Upper Hudson Valley, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York regions for Wednesday, June 7. The pollutant of concern is fine particulate matter. The advisory will be in effect through 11:59 p.m.
New York State Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Regional Opportunities Expo Series announced
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York will host three events as part of the 2023 New York State Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Regional Opportunities Expo Series.
Air quality health advisory issued for Wednesday
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City metro, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York regions for Wednesday, June 7. The pollutant of concern is fine particulate matter. The advisory will be in effect from midnight tonight through 11:59 p.m. tomorrow.
Attorney general's health care helpline recovers more than $1.5 million in restitution & savings for New Yorkers
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 09:55 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James has released a report detailing the work of the Office of the Attorney General's (OAG) health care bureau's helpline, a free service that handled more than 2,300 consumer complaints and recovered more than $1.5 million in restitution and savings for New Yorkers in 2022.
After notable spike in unintentional drug poisonings in infants, health officials stress importance of safe storage for medication & THC edibles
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:25 pm
Imagine, for a moment, an infant. She's learning to crawl, exploring the world and objects around her. One of those objects is an edible gummy, containing enough THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) to cause intoxication, seizures, trouble breathing, and changes to heart rate and blood pressure. She puts it in her mouth, swallows, and when the poisoning effects set in - sometimes hours later - her parents panic.
New York record-high $476 Million Mega Millions jackpot claimed
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:50 pm
Johnnie Taylor, 71, of Howard Beach in Queens, has won the record-setting $476 million Mega Millions jackpot from April 14. This is the largest Mega Millions prize won in New York state since the game launched in the state in 2002. The winning Mega Millions numbers for the drawing were 23-27-41-48-51, with Mega Ball 22.
New York National Guard soldiers complete 10-month mission in Africa
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:45 pm
The New York National Guard's Task Force Wolfhound completed its mission providing security at U.S. installations in the Horn of Africa on Saturday, June 3. The 1,130 soldiers of the task force had been providing security at locations in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya since Sept. 19, 2022.
Empire State Development: $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit program applications extended to Sept. 30
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:00 pm
Empire State Development announced the application deadline for ESD's $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit program has been extended to Sept. 30.
Air quality health advisory issued for Adirondacks, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York & Western New York
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 12:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Adirondacks, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York regions for Monday, June 5, 2023. The pollutant of concern is fine particulate matter. The advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. through 11:59 p.m.
SBA: More than $15 million in federal assistance to residents & businesses impacted by December blizzard
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration provided more than $15 million in low-interest loans to New Yorkers impacted by Winter Storm Elliott in December 2022.
 

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