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DiNapoli: State's paid family leave program helping millions of New Yorkers
Mon, May 1st 2023 09:55 am
Payments under New York's Paid Family Leave (PFL) program rose steadily between 2018 and 2021, as the amount of allowable time off and weekly cash benefits increased.
Attorney general warns about thieves targeting Hyundais & Kias, provides tips to protect consumers
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 08:45 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert to warn New Yorkers about recent thefts targeting vehicles made by Hyundai and Kia, and provided critical tips to protect consumers.
Empire State Development report outlines first year accomplishments of Office of Strategic Workforce Development
Thu, Apr 27th 2023 07:55 pm
Empire State Development (ESD) has released the first progress report from its Office of Strategic Workforce Development (OSWD), announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul in her 2022 State of the State address to reimagine New York state's approach to strategic, collaborative and equitable workforce development.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases guide with scam prevention tips for homeowners
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:35 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection announced the release of a comprehensive guide with scam prevention tips for homeowners.
NYS offices of Addiction Services and Supports, Health launch buprenorphine assistance program
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:35 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and the New York State Department of Health announced the launch of the buprenorphine assistance pilot program to assist New Yorkers with the cost of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).
Hochul announces opening of state facility to store sexual offense evidence collection kits that have not been released to law enforcement custody
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 05:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the opening of a state facility to store sexual offense evidence collection kits that have not been released to law enforcement custody.
Hochul announces award of more than $5.8 million for new addiction treatment programs in NYS
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the awarding of over $5.8 million to providers across New York state to establish comprehensive integrated outpatient treatment programs for addiction. This funding is being distributed through the state's Opioid Settlement Fund.
Hochul announces $15 million in cooling assistance for vulnerable New Yorkers
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 12:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $15 million is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program to help vulnerable, low-income New Yorkers without air conditioning to stay cool during the heat of summer.
HUD outlines action plan to 'remove unnecessary barriers to housing for people with criminal records'
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 12:45 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced further steps HUD will take to ensure that qualified people are not denied the opportunity to access housing solely due to a criminal history record.
Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 12:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York state, highlighting the need for New Yorkers to have a plan and stay informed for when severe weather strikes.
Ortt joins farmers & law enforcement to condemn attempted livestock thefts
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 09:35 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Sen. George Borrello on Saturday joined Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti and a local farmer to condemn recent efforts by a so-called "animal rescue" group to steal livestock from local farmers.
NYS Senate Republicans request governor drop gas ban in state budget proposal
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 04:10 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt; Sen. Mario Mattera, Ranking Member of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee; Sens. Thomas O'Mara and Mark Walczyk, members of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee; and other members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul requesting she drop a proposal to ban fossil fuel equipment in residential and commercial buildings, and instead implement affordable solutions in pursuing a cleaner energy future.
Remix: The Great New York State Fair announces new name for largest stage at fairgrounds
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 03:40 pm
The largest stage at the Great New York State Fairgrounds has been rebranded in response to fairgoers' suggestions, and is now called Suburban Park.
DEC announces walleye, northern pike, pickerel & tiger muskellunge season opens May 1
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 02:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the fishing season for walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge begins May 1.
Hochul: Application period open for 2023 Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera and Edie Windsor LGBTQ+ Fellowship
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 02:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the application period for the 2023 Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera and Edie Windsor LGBTQ+ Fellowship will be open through May 15.
NYS warns about 4/20 on 4/20
Thu, Apr 20th 2023 07:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York State police and local law enforcement will be stepping up patrols and targeting drug-impaired driving during an enforcement and prevention campaign on April 20.
Attorney General James to host first statewide gun buyback on April 29
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 09:00 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James is hosting the first-ever statewide community gun buyback in New York on Saturday, April 29.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen retired investigator Patrick J. Hogan
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 07:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on April 19 and 20 in honor of fallen retired investigator Patrick J. Hogan.
NYS Department of Civil Service announces state & 40 county civil service agencies now offering online civil service examination for correction officers
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm
The New York State Department of Civil Service (DCS) announced 40 county civil service agencies are now offering an online civil service examination for correction officers to help improve recruitment for these public safety titles.
For 3rd year, Department of Labor invites job seekers & businesses to help shape workforce development programs
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm
The New York State Department of Labor announced this year's launch of two statewide surveys designed to help further gauge the real-time needs and challenges faced by job seekers and businesses across New York.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases guide with tips to help homeowners avoid home improvement scams
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:05 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) announced the release of a comprehensive guide with tips to help homeowners avoid home improvement scams.
Hochul officially kicks off construction season in New York, announces National Work Zone Awareness Week
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state will officially commemorate National Work Zone Awareness Week from April 17-21, as construction season kicks off. The theme for 2023 is, "You play a role in work zone safety. Work with us!"
Gov. Hochul announces advancement of 'transformational redevelopment' of North Aud Block at Buffalo's Canalside
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced actions to advance construction of the Canalside Gateway Building and transformation of the North Aud Block in Buffalo - projects her team said, "are key to the ongoing revitalization of Buffalo's downtown and waterfront district."
Statewide listening tour to advance Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul kicked off New York state's celebration of Earth Week on Monday by announcing a statewide educational listening tour for the $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022.
New Yorkers can sign up for 12th annual 'I Love My Park Day'
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced registration is now open for the 12th annual "I Love My Park Day," which will be held Saturday, May 6, at state parks, historic sites and public lands all across New York.
Hochul: More than $8.3 million to municipalities for electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $8.3 million to 70 municipalities to install electric vehicle charging stations for public use.
Air quality health advisory issued for Western New York
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 07:55 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, Lower Hudson Valley, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central and Western New York regions for Friday, April 14.
Hochul announces new initiative to double buying power for SNAP recipients at farmers markets
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 06:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new initiative that will double the buying power for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients at farmers markets across New York.
DiNapoli: Value of IDA projects grew 10% in 2021 to $126 billion
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
New York's 107 local industrial development authorities (IDAs) reported 4,324 active projects with an aggregate value of $126 billion in 2021, a 10.4% (or $11.9 billion) increase compared to 2020, according to a report released Tuesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The number of IDA projects increased by 1.5%.
Delgado signs and launches pledge for accountability against gender-based violence
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has launched a yearlong "Pledge of Accountability: Engaging Men & Boys Against Gender-Based Violence," a digital Pledge that "encourages men and boys to become better allies, to recognize many of the behaviors that contribute to gender-based violence are associated with negative masculine stereotypes, and to speak up against gender-based violence in their lives."
ESD, NYS Homes and Community Renewal encourage owners & managers of eligible residential properties to participate in ConnectALL's $100 million residential connectivity program
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
Empire State Development (ESD) and Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) are encouraging owners and managers of affordable housing properties across the state to indicate their interest in the $100 million Affordable Residential Connectivity Program, which will provide no-cost installation of fiber broadband wiring and equipment upgrades under Gov. Kathy Hochul's ConnectALL initiative.
With increased fire danger, DEC issues reminder: Annual residential brush burning prohibition in effect through May 14
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds New Yorkers about the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning that lasts March 16 through May 14. With warmer temperatures and lower humidity, the risk of fire increased across the state this week. The fire danger map for the 2023 fire season on DEC's website is updated with the latest fire conditions.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases guide with scam prevention tips for first-time homebuyers
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection announced the release of a comprehensive guide with important scam prevention tips for first-time homebuyers. The guide is part two of a five-part consumer alert series to help New Yorkers navigate housing scams, which are a continuously growing risk for consumers.
One week to file your tax return! Find out if you qualify for Free File
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded New Yorkers and others who may need to file a personal income tax return that the deadline to file and pay any taxes owed is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Tuesday, April 18.
Canalway Trail System received over 10 million visits during pandemic
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:05 pm
The Erie Canalway Trail and the Champlain Canalway Trail continue to receive high levels of use year after year, according to the newly released "Who's on the Trail 2022: Canalway Trail" report from Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corp. (NYSCC).
Bryan Erwin named chair of State Council of Parks
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 04:55 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced Gov. Kathy Hochul designated Bryan Erwin of Mattituck the new chair of the State Council of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
DEC issues guidance to reduce conflicts with bears
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Friday reminded New Yorkers to remove or secure outdoor food sources that may attract black bears.
Tax time! Protect your personal information and refund when filing taxes
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:15 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection shared advice to help New York taxpayers prevent identity theft and tax fraud. Taxes are due Tuesday, April 18. Filing promptly and observing the following tips can help keep your personal information safe and speed your refund.
Hochul designates April 5 'Start By Believing Day' to support survivors of sexual assault
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 09:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday issued a proclamation designating April 5 as "Start by Believing Day," part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of supporting survivors of sexual assault. "Start by Believing Day" is part of a national effort by End Violence Against Women International to educate families, friends, colleagues, and law enforcement and other professionals about how to improve their response if someone discloses an assault.
Biden-Harris administration announces $270 million for drinking water infrastructure upgrades in New York
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:25 am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $270 million to New York essential drinking water infrastructure upgrades across the state through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).
 

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