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DelCo Sales Tax Receipts Decline In 3&4Q 2019

Between 2018 and 2019, county-only sales tax collections (outside New York City) increased by 4.4 percent, growing in 54 of 57 counties. Westchester County had the strongest year-over-year … more

Senator James Seward Hosts Delaware Academy, State Champions at Capitol

On Monday, assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford), welcomed the state champion, Delaware Academy Bulldogs Girls Cross Country team to the Capitol in Albany. The team had lunch with the … more

Assembly’s Appointments to the Climate Action Council

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has appointed Peter Iwanowicz, Dr. Robert Howarth, and Dr. Paul Shepson to the Climate Action Council. These appointees bring years of scientific and environmental … more

Governor Cuomo Seeks To Combat Veteran And Law Enforcement Suicides And Homelessness

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Jan. 9 announced the 35th proposal of his 2020 State of the State Agenda - addressing veteran and law enforcement suicides and homelessness.  Under the proposal, … more

New York State Office for the Aging Reminds Older New Yorkers to Get Flu Shot

With the dramatic increase in the number of reported flu cases and hospitalizations across the state in recent weeks, the New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers … more

New Hope Community Spreads Holiday Joy to Hundreds of Neighbors

Holiday lights and giving hearts shined brightly at New Hope Community in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. this past holiday season.  New Hope Community (NHC), a leading agency offering holistic … more

Senator Metzger Honored By New York Farm Bureau “Circle of Friends” Inclusion

Senator Metzger (SD-42) was one of 77 lawmakers who received the New York Farm Bureau’s annual “Circle of Friends” recognition released last week. She was the only Senate Democrat … more

Delgado, Others Seek Broadband Grant Money from FCC

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) led a bipartisan group of his New York delegation colleagues in a letter expressing deep disappointment in the Federal Communications Commission’s … more

Employers Must File Soon to Prevent Delays in Employees’ Tax Refunds

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminded employers to accurately file their withholding tax returns ahead of the January 31 deadline. This will help ensure that any refunds owed … more

Critical Type O Blood Shortage: Red Cross Urgently Needs Donors

The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and … more

Adoptees May Now Obtain A Certified Birth Certificate In New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York’s law allowing adoptees to receive a certified copy of their original, or pre-adoption, birth certificate when they turn 18 years old is now in … more

Governor Cuomo Outlines FY 2021 Budget

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlined his FY 2021 Executive Budget, Tuesday, Jan. 21. The budget plan features a $33 billion five-year plan to combat climate change, including a new plan to streamline … more

Wanted: Older New Yorkers Who Make a Difference

May is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month, acknowledging the incredible efforts and diverse contributions older adults make to communities across the nation. In collaboration with 59 … more

Wayne Bank Merger Announced

Norwood Financial Corp., the holding company for Wayne Bank, and UpState New York Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for USNY Bank, jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement … more

Catskill Park Coalition Calls on State Legislature to Prioritize the Catskill Region in 2020

The Catskill Center, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Catskill Park Coalition will lead groups of volunteers in a day of Catskills advocacy in Albany Feb. 4. more

Governor Gives State of State Address: Combating The Scourge Of Robocalls

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Dec. 31 the 17th proposal of his 2020 State of the State Agenda - a comprehensive proposal to fight incessant robocalls or nuisance calls. This … more

A.G. Seeks Review of Affordable Care Act Case

New York Attorney General Letitia James and a coalition — which includes 19 additional states and the District of Columbia — filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a … more

Governor Cuomo Signs The New York Call Center Jobs Act

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Jan. 2 signed legislation (S.1826C/A.567C) enacting the New York Call Center Jobs Act to protect call center jobs in New York. more

Governor Cuomo Unveils 20th Proposal Of 2020 State Of The State: Passing The First-In-The-Nation Inclusive Equal Rights Amendment

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Jan. 3 announced the 20th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda — passing the first-in-the-nation inclusive Equal Rights Amendment to establish sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. more

Governor Cuomo Unveils 18th Proposal Of 2020 State Of The State: Banning Untraceable “Ghost Guns” By Requiring Firearm Parts Be Treated As Guns And Have A Serial Number

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Jan. 2 announced the 18th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda — banning untraceable “ghost guns” by requiring firearm parts be sold only to authorized buyers, requiring the same eligibility requirements as a completed firearm and that all major parts receive a serial number. more
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