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Governor Cuomo Deploys State Power Authority Officials To Puerto Rico To Assist With Earthquake Response

Team of 10 NYPA Experts on the Ground Working to Address Recent Blackouts and Stabilize the Island’s Power Systems to Avoid Power Outages more

Governor Cuomo Announces End Of Subminimum Wage Across Miscellaneous Industries Statewide

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Dec. 31 that the State Department of Labor is issuing an order eliminating the subminimum wage for ‘miscellaneous’ industries statewide. more

DEC Announces $11.7 Million in Grants for Climate Smart Projects

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos on Jan. 2 announced that DEC’s Climate Smart Communities Grant program awarded $11.7 million to municipalities across the state in 2019 as part of the $761 million in Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Awards. more

NYS Office Of Addiction Services And Supports Announces Availability Of Up To $900,000 To Expand Prevention Services

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports on Jan. 6 announced the availability of up to $900,000 in funding for prevention providers to expand the “Triple P” Positive … more

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation To Improve Elevator Safety

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.4080-C/A.4509) to improve elevator safety. This new law requires all individuals engaged in the design, construction, inspection, maintenance and repair … more

Senator Metzger Calls Proposed NYSEG Rate Increase Unacceptable Blasts Utility for Poor Reliability and Years of Under-Investment to Maintain Infrastructure

Senator Jen Metzger this week submitted comments to the New York State Public Service Commissioner as part of the Commission’s ongoing proceeding to review the proposed rate plan of New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG), which provides electric service to many communities in her district. The evidentiary hearing for the proceeding has been scheduled for Feb. 3. more

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

The New England Carpenters Training Fund (NECTF AKA Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund) will conduct a recruitment from Feb. 3, 2020 to Feb. 1, 2021 for two Cabinetmaker apprentices, the New … more

Del. County Farm Bureau President: 2020 Dairy Outlook Is Not Promising

DELAWARE COUNTY - According to Duane Martin, the Delaware County Farm Bureau President, it seems small dairy farmers in particular are being forced to shut down. A forecast on the USDA website … more

Bail Reform Will Impact Del. County: Sheriff DuMond, DA Hubbard Weigh In

DELHI - After the first week of 2020, local officials stand behind their opposition to the recent Bail Reform legislation.  Delaware County District Attorney John Hubbard said new legislation … more

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Enacting The ‘Women On Corporate Boards Study’

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation requiring the New York State Department of State and the Department of Taxation and Finance to conduct a study on the number of women directors who serve on each board of directors of domestic and foreign corporations authorized to do business in New York. This legislation will take effect in 180 days. more

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation To Create Permanent Environmental Justice Advisory Board And Interagency Coordinating Council

Governor Cuomo signed legislation (S.2385/A.1564) on Dec. 23 to create a permanent Environmental Justice Advisory Board and Interagency Coordinating Council. The Advisory Board will create a model … more

$150 Million Authorized For Breast Cancer Research

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the recently-passed National Defense Authorization Act authorized $150 million for the Department of Defense peer-reviewed Breast Cancer Research … more

Senator Metzger Celebrates Regional Economic Development Councils’ Grant Project Awards

The Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) announced Thursday that the Mid-Hudson Region was awarded $65.8 million for 105 projects for Round IX of the REDC awards.  Senator Metzger … more

Governor Cuomo Signs Into Law The “Safe Way Home Act”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law the “Safe Way Home Act” (S.3966A/A5775) on Dec. 23. The legislation provides survivors of sexual assault no-cost transportation from medical … more

Cuomo Signs Legislation to Address Zombie Properties

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D, signed legislation (S.5079-A/A.1859-A), or the Zombie Property Remediation Act of 2019, allowing municipalities to better address zombie properties plaguing their … more
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