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DEC announces changes to sporting license fulfillment beginning Aug. 1
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 04:50 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that, by Aug. 1, the paper used for state sporting licenses and carcass tags will change from special stock synthetic paper to plain paper.
Hochul announces launch of TAP eligibility for SUNY & CUNY workforce development programs
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the first-ever Tuition Assistance Program eligibility to cover hundreds of SUNY and CUNY non-degree programs that lead to jobs in high-demand, growing fields.
Survey: 49% of New Yorkers express interest in becoming volunteer firefighter; hold firefighters in high regard
Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:30 pm
The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY), along with other state fire associations, kicked-off the RecruitNY 2024 statewide firefighter recruitment campaign by releasing a survey of New York state residents' perceptions of volunteer firefighters.
Statewide 'Buy Safe, Charge Safe' campaign to raise awareness about dangers of lithium-ion battery fires
Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a statewide campaign to raise awareness about the safe use of consumer products that contain lithium-ion batteries, such as e-bikes, e-scooters, hoverboards, smart phones, laptops, toys and power tools.
Hochul launches first phase of refundable overtime tax credit available for farm employers
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the state's new farm employer overtime credit advance portal, which is now open for farmers to register and begin preparing the documents they will need to apply for reimbursement.
Flags to half-staff to honor fallen firefighter
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul directed flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Jan. 31 in honor of fallen Fairville volunteer firefighter Dan DeWolf.
New York Farm Bureau releases 2024 state legislative priorities
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 02:20 pm
New York Farm Bureau released its 2024 state legislative priorities, which address the needs and challenges of the state's diverse agricultural community.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds taxpayers to stay vigilant against scammers during tax season
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 11:30 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection shares important tips to help New York taxpayers stop identity thieves and tax fraudsters from stealing their identity and hard-earned money. DCP urges New Yorkers to stay vigilant against scams targeting taxpayers not only during tax season, but also year-round.
New York State Assembly passes Rape is Rape Act, clearing way for Hochul's signature
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 04:25 pm
The New York State Assembly passed a key chapter amendment to the Rape is Rape Act today, establishing an updated effective date and providing clarity for prosecution, and clearing the way for Gov. Hochul to sign it into law.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen Lt. David J. McShane
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Jan. 29 in honor of fallen New York State Department of Environmental Conservation police Lt. David J. McShane.
Income tax filing season is underway! Time to Free File
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Sunday announced the start of the 2024 income tax filing season. The Tax Department and the IRS will begin processing income tax returns on Monday, Jan. 29. The deadline to file returns and pay any tax owed (or request an extension of time to file) is midnight on April 15.
Higgins, Schumer, Kennedy, Nowakowski join postal workers & letter carriers in fight to preserve mail services in Buffalo
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy and Buffalo Common Councilmember Mitch Nowakowski joined Western New York postal workers and letter carriers expressing concern about potential plans by the United States Postal Service to move mail processing operations from Buffalo to Rochester.
15 state landmarks to be illuminated in recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 15 state landmarks will be illuminated yellow on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 27, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Hochul issues proclamation for Data Privacy Awareness Week in New York
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation announcing Jan. 21-27 as Data Privacy Awareness Week - and highlighted ways New Yorkers can keep their personal information safe online and manage access to their data.
Hochul highlights budget investments in Western New York
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 02:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday highlighted budget investments in the Western New York region.
NYS: Don't miss valuable tax credits this filing season
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 05:10 pm
On National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, Jan. 26, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is urging taxpayers to review their eligibility for earned income tax credits (EITC).
NYSUT, partners launch 'One-in-Five' campaign to combat cycle of childhood poverty
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 05:05 pm
New York State United Teachers and a coalition of child, family and community stakeholders have announced their combined push to confront the root causes and harsh effects of poverty that impact hundreds of thousands of children across the state.
Hochul: $100 million in Environmental Bond Act funding now available for Clean Green Schools
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $100 million is now available through the Clean Green Schools Initiative under the $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor New York State Parks employee Aaron J. Peters
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation employee Aaron J. Peters.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to avoid check-washing scams
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 03:15 pm
The New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing consumers with guidance to avoid mail theft and check-washing schemes.
$228M to launch New York's ConnectALL program to bring last mile fiber & high-speed internet to homes in underserved communities
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries today announced New York state has been awarded $228.2 million in federal funding to launch New York's ConnectALL municipal infrastructure program and connect tens of thousands of homes statewide to high-speed broadband internet.
National Passenger Safety Week underway
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Passengers accounted for 62% of traffic fatalities nationwide in 2019, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Those numbers can be reduced by empowering passengers to speak up for their safety when in a dangerous driving situation. That's why AAA Western and Central New York is participating in National Passenger Safety Week, Jan. 21-28, 2024.
Erika Mallin to serve as executive director of New York State Council on the Arts
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the appointment of Erika Mallin to serve as executive director of the New York State Council on the Arts. An experienced and nationally recognized arts and cultural leader, Mallin recently led the Aspen Institute Arts Program and served for over a decade as executive director of New York's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to spend holiday gift cards
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to keep track of the gift cards they received during the holidays. Unused gift card balances can be turned over to the comptroller's office of unclaimed funds (OUF) after five years of inactivity. In 2023, the office recovered over $27 million from gift cards.
$7.6 million in funding available through round 2 of New York Food for New York Families
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $7.6 million is available to eligible organizations through round 2 of New York Food for New York Families (NYFNYF).
Hochul announces reestablishment of council on services to persons deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the reestablishment of the Interagency Coordinating Council on Services to Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing, within the Office of the Chief Disability Officer. The council, comprised of 15 members representing state agencies and community members, will advocate on behalf of persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind.
NYS: New effort to get more school bus drivers on road
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a plan to remove barriers for perspective school bus drivers applying for a commercial driver license.
Here we go again: Lake-effect snow forecast to impact parts of Western New York
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 04:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today urged New Yorkers to prepare for another lake-effect snow event that is forecast to bring 1 to 3 feet of snow to areas in Western and Northern New York, especially near Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, starting Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Thursday night.
New tool for local trail advocates to help expand New York's growing greenway trail network
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 01:15 pm
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation announce the release of a new handbook "to guide grassroots advocates through the steps to take the vision for a new multiuse path from concept to reality."
New York State Builders Association elects Peter Florey as president
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 11:05 am
The New York State Builders Association announces the election of Peter Florey as its new president, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
DiNapoli: School district tax levy cap at 2% for third straight year
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 11:05 am
Property tax levy growth for school districts and 10 of the state's cities will be capped at 2%, the same as last year, according to data recently released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
US Department of Labor launches program to stem fatalities, promote workplace safety in tree, landscape services industries
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 11:05 am
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced it has launched a multi-year program to reduce worker fatalities and injuries in the tree and landscape services industries in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
State landmarks to be illuminated in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced 12 state landmarks will be illuminated red, black and green tonight in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence releases new informational publications
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 01:20 pm
The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is proud to announce the launch of three new informational publications, the Three Pillars Guiding Document, the 2022 Gender-Based Violence Dashboard, and the Technology Safety for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence.
Winter weather warning: Update on travel bans
Sat, Jan 13th 2024 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and local authorities on Saturday announced a full travel ban for passenger vehicles will be in effect for all of Erie County beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday to give plow crews time and space to clear roads during the overnight hours.
Mobile sports wagering generated $862 million for New York in second year of operation
Sat, Jan 13th 2024 10:55 am
Upon the two-year anniversary of mobile sports wagering in New York State, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the state has collected more than $1.55 billion in taxes on such bets, most of it to be used for education.
NYSEG and RG&E preparing for winter storm
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 06:35 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are preparing for a winter storm expected to bring damaging winds and heavy snow Saturday into Sunday. The storm system has the potential to impact all of NYSEG and RG&E's service divisions.
DiNapoli: Robin Lois to oversee local government division
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 02:25 pm
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli on Friday announced the appointment of former Dutchess County Comptroller Robin Lois as the deputy comptroller of local government and school accountability.
Hochul declares state of emergency, partial WNY travel ban ahead of blizzard-like conditions along Lake Erie & Lake Ontario
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 02:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday declared a state of emergency ahead of potentially dangerous and life-threatening blizzard-like conditions forecasted to impact communities along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
State agencies prepare as strong winds & lake-effect snow may cause blizzard-like conditions this weekend
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 11:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed state agencies to begin emergency response preparations as lake-effect snow and strong winds have the potential to create dangerous, blizzard-like conditions off the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario this weekend. The governor also released a video message to New Yorkers updating them on the latest forecasts and urging caution as the storm moves into New York.
 

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