Working Families Party screens candidates in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Lewis counties

The Working Families Party today announced that it will begin screening candidates for endorsement for this year’s local, state, and judicial elections. The local chapter located in Utica is seeking candidates from Oneida, Herkimer, Madison and Lewis counties.

Candidates must complete the questionnaire, which can only be done on the WFP’s website, by May 25. […]

Senate passes Griffo’s bill requiring term limits for Senate and Assembly leaders

Senate’s current rules limiting leaders and committee chairs to 8-year terms would be expanded to full Legislature State Senator Joseph Griffo announced today that the New York State Senate has once again passed legislation he sponsored that would create eight-year term limits for leadership positions in the Senate and Assembly.

In the spirit of […]

Schneiderman provides guidance for former Corinthian College students eligible for federal student loan cancellation

A.G. Schneiderman urges eligible New York students to complete DOE Application for Student Loan Cancellation; students not receiving the application may still be eligible for relief

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that today his office began notifying 3,000 New Yorkers who attended certain programs at schools operated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., including Everest Institute […]

DiNapoli: Dangerous Dodd-Frank roll back plan threatens consumers, markets, investors

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today wrote to members of the House Financial Services Committee, including Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling and members of the New York Congressional delegation, to express his strong opposition to the Financial CHOICE Act, which is the subject of a committee hearing.

“The authors must have hoped Americans have amnesia and […]

Senate passes Valesky-sponsored bill to fight telemarketing scams

David J. Valesky

Legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would protect consumers from telemarketers who use voice recordings to fraudulently sign up consumers for goods and services passed the Senate today. The bill (S.4361) would add the requirement that a consumer be notified at the beginning of a telemarketing sales […]

Griffo hails ride-sharing in Upstate New York

Upstate One of the Last Regions of the Country to Legalize Ridesharing – Recent Economic Impact Study Prepared by Uber Estimates New Jobs to be Created with Ridesharing’s Arrival

State Senator Joseph Griffo today applauded a State Budget that now legalizes popular ridesharing services in Upstate New York, moving the North Country into […]

State Board to host campaign finance seminars

CLE Credits Available for Attorneys Who Pre-register

The state Board of Elections will host campaign finance seminars in Buffalo for Erie County and another in Rochester for Monroe County. The Buffalo seminar will be held at the Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building 65 Court Street, Room 4, First Floor, Buffalo, Tuesday, May 9, from […]

Charity auction to aid work of Watertown Urban Mission

Will feature 100-plus premium, unique and antique items; event to include a silent auction, designer purse and jewelry sale, as well as 50/50 raffles. Local celebrities Brian Ashley, Alex Hazard and Johnny Spezzano to host as auctioneers

In what has become a signature event in our community, the Watertown Urban Mission’s ninth annual auction will […]

Brindisi, Griffo hail ridesharing in Upstate New York


Upstate One of the Last Regions of the Country to Legalize Ridesharing

Recent Economic Impact Study Prepared by Uber Estimated up to 200 New Jobs Could be Created in Utica Within a Year of Ridesharing’s Arrival

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and State Senator Joseph Griffo today applauded a State Budget that now legalizes popular ridesharing […]

Tenney co-sponsors Faso-introduced legislation to protect property taxpayers

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) has introduced H.R. 1871, the Property Tax Reduction Act, which will eliminate New York State’s ability to mandate Medicaid costs on local county property taxpayers.

“For 51 years Albany has been unfairly mandating counties to pay for a significant share of state Medicaid costs,” said Congressman John […]

Miller issues statement on enacted 2017-18 state budget

Brian Miller

A Statement from Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford):

“It has been a grave disservice to the taxpayers of our state that our budget process was negotiated behind closed doors with little transparency, and is over a week late. Social policy items aimed at boosting the political profile of a select few have […]

Gillibrand: Bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act passes Senate Commerce Committee

Kirsten Gillibrand

Legislation now headed to full Senate for a vote

Legislation Would Create Regional Manufacturing Hubs Designated “Manufacturing Communities” To Invest In Workers And Create New Manufacturing Jobs

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act has passed the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and […]