Miller: Governor’s budget simply “manages the decline”

Assemblyman Brian Miller

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford) issued the following statement in response to the governor’s budget address:

“If you live in New York City, the governor’s budget address was probably more exciting, though many of the promises he made today he has made many times before. In terms of his attention to […]

Salka: Tax cap and upstate infrastructure

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C.Ref-Brookfield) issued the following statement in response to the 2019 State of the State Address:

“It was a welcome surprise to see Gov. Cuomo take time out of his downstate agenda to address making the property tax cap permanent. Our hard-working families have been overburdened and ignored for far too long and […]

Salka: Worrying start to session

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C.Ref-Brookfield) issued the following statement regarding the start of the 2019 Legislative session

“While I am very optimistic to hit the ground running this session, talk in the chamber has me concerned. I had hoped to hear the start of locking the property tax cap or a stand to real ethics […]

Stirpe appointed chair of Small Business Committee

Al Stirpe

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that he has been named chair of the Assembly Small Business Committee by Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie.

“As a former small-business owner and someone who grew up working in a family restaurant, I know the blood, sweat and tears that go into these ventures,” said Stirpe. […]

Celebrate the New Year Outdoors

Celebrate the New Year Outdoors with First Day Hikes at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas and public lands on New Year’s Day

Eighth annual event encourages families and friends to spend Jan. 1 holiday enjoying nature

The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation invite New […]

Brindisi joins 100-plus candidates calling for sweeping government, election reform

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi joins more than 100 candidates calling for sweeping government and election reform in next Congress

Anthony Brindisi joined more than 100 House challengers in calling on the House of Representatives to make a government and election reform bill the first item on the agenda for the next Congress in 2019.

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Tenney, Faso send letter to Trump urging disaster declaration for Upstate New York

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Tenney, Faso send letter to Trump urging disaster declaration for Upstate New York

Representatives Claudia Tenney (NY-22) and John Faso (NY-19) urged President Trump to issue a disaster declaration in response to the flooding 14 counties in Upstate New York experienced in August. According to the National Weather Service, […]

Judicial convention nominates McBride as candidate for state Supreme Court

Judicial convention nominates McBride as candidate for state Supreme Court

About 100 delegates from across 10 counties met in Binghamton to formally nominate the Republican candidate for State Supreme Court in the Sixth Judicial District. The delegates unanimously selected Chenango County District Attorney Joe McBride to run as the party’s candidate in this November’s election. […]

Underwood, Cuomo announce suit against Purdue Pharma for widespread fraud and deception in marketing of opioid products 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

NYS Attorney General Barbara Underwood

Underwood, Cuomo announce suit against Purdue Pharma for widespread fraud and deception in marketing of opioid products

Lawsuit alleges scheme by Purdue to misrepresent its opioid products – including OxyContin – as less subject to abuse and addiction than other opioid products; lawsuit stems […]

E-ZPass On-the-Go tags available at Madison County DMV

E-ZPass On-the-Go tags available at Madison County DMV

In his 2108 state of the state address earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo touted state Thruway tolls will become cashless by 2020; he called for the removal of traditional toll booths and pledged to replace them with all-electronic tolling. E-ZPass On-the-Go tags are now available at […]

Underwood issues statement on state Board of Elections vote to gut Enforcement Counsel’s authority and independence

NYS Attorney General Barbara Underwood

Underwood issues statement on state Board of Elections vote to gut Enforcement Counsel’s authority and independence

New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood released the following statement after the state Board of Elections voted to gut the Enforcement Counsel’s authority and independence:

“Gutting the Enforcement Counsel’s authority and independence […]

Valesky announces construction grant awards to Madison County Libraries

David J. Valesky

Valesky announces construction grant awards to Madison County Libraries

Sen. David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) announced today that five libraries in Madison County have been awarded public library construction grant funds. The capital funds, provided for in the 2017 State Budget, will enable the libraries to start or complete various projects that […]