SBA offers disaster assistance

Help available for New York small businesses economically impacted by the coronavirus

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to New York small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced.

SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and […]

May to host state budget forum

Senator Rachel May

Sen. Rachel May (D-53) will be the featured speaker at a budget forum planned for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Sponsored by coalition of grassroots political groups, will be held at Hamilton Central School in the large group instruction room, 47 W. Kendrick St., Hamilton.

“New York has the […]

Senators Rachel May and Andrew Gounardes, Assemblymember Sean Ryan hold press event on refugee resettlement funding

Pictured from left are Assemblymember Sean Ryan, Senator Andrew Gounardes, Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR Ben Stiller and Senator Rachel May.

Senators Rachel May and Andrew Gounardes, and Assemblymember Sean Ryan held a press event to advocate for increased funding for the New York State Enhanced Services to Refugees Program. Legislators and advocates were joined […]

Salka distressed over lack of consensus on bail reform

Assemblyman John Salka Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield)  issued the following statement on bail reform dominating public protection discussion.

“It’s greatly disappointing to see the disregard that some state Democrats are having to the outpouring of demand to repeal bail reform. It was the centerpiece of the public safety hearing today but there was zero […]

Craft beverage tastings to be tax-free under new law

Senator Rachel May

Lupardo/May bill latest effort to grow NYS craft beverage industry

A taste of one of New York’s most popular beverages will now come tax-free following legislation that was signed into law Monday. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Rachel May authored the legislation that exempts samples of beer from sales tax in […]

New York state announces $5 million awarded to county fairs

Total of $20 million dedicated to support infrastructure projects and boost agricultural economy since 2016

The state Department of Agriculture and Markets announced $5 million is being awarded to county and youth fairs across the state as part of round 4 of the Agricultural Fairgrounds Infrastructure Improvement Program. The program, funded through the New […]

AG James facilitates access to life-saving opioid overdose drug

Attorney General Letitia James

Pharmaceutical firm agrees to renegotiate terms that may have prevented supply of patented device to potential competitors

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement negotiated with Emergent BioSolutions — manufacturers of the successful opioid overdose reversal nasal spray NARCAN — in an effort to increase opportunity for additional […]

Brindisi joins local labor leaders to demand administration scrap proposed apprenticeship changes

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

With local labor leaders, Brindisi outlines plan to stop administration’s dangerous proposal dead in its tracks

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) joined local labor leaders and union workers to announce their opposition to the Department of Labor’s proposed apprenticeship rule changes.

Earlier this summer, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule […]

Salka questions license plate plan

Assemblyman John Salka

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) said he has concerns with the governor’s plan to redesign the state’s license plates. All New York residents are allowed to cast a vote to choose which of the new plates becomes the official choice for the state: one of the options is the newly named Gov. […]

Senator Rachel May announces more than $780,000 in library funding

Senator Rachel May

Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) announced that the Mid York Library System, which covers Madison and Oneida counties, has been allocated $436,734, and Onondaga County Public Library has been allocated $326,996 in state aid for library construction funds.

The money will enable our local libraries to complete various construction projects […]

Brindisi to host rural broadband town hall in Chenango County

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Congressman urges Upstate New Yorkers to share their broadband stories, fights to hold cable companies accountable

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) will hold a rural broadband town hall at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The event will be held at Sherburne-Earlville Middle School, 13 School St, Sherburne. This event is free […]

Brindisi’s bipartisan Locking Up Robocallers Act passes House

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi fights to end robocalls and holds scammers accountable

A bipartisan group of House members issued the following statements after their bipartisan bill—the Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019—passed out of the House as part of H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act. The Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019 was introduced by Congressman Donald […]