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 […]

James: T-Mobile/Sprint megamerger remains a bad deal for consumers, innovation and workers

Attorney General Letitia James

Proposed deal with DISH is based on speculative promises, throwing risk of failure on backs of consumers

Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 14 Attorneys General from across the nation expressing concern about a newly announced deal — approved, in principle, by the United States Department of Justice […]

Brindisi fights for rural broadband and holds cable companies accountable

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Congressman testifies before House Energy and Commerce Committee about need for broadband in rural areas

Brindisi: When Upstate New Yorkers call their cable company, they get no help—only excuses

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about rural broadband and the need for more accountability from […]

SRBC to hold public hearing on water project applications

Written comments accepted through Aug. 12, 2019

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will receive public comment at a hearing Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. The subjects covered by the hearing include applications for several water withdrawals and consumptive use projects, as well as a diversion project.

The SRBC Commissioners are scheduled to vote on these […]

TONIGHT: Salka to host Waterville town hall discussion July 25, 2019

Assemblyman John Salka

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) will host a town hall in Waterville at the Waterville Historical Society Building, 220 Main St., Waterville, from 7 to 8 p.m. July 25, 2019.

The focus of the event will be about the greatest needs of the district and to answer questions. Salka encourages everyone to […]

After two Republicans block 9/11 VCF bill, Gillibrand and Gardner call for Mcconnell to put legislation on the floor for an up-or-down vote

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Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) today called on Senator McConnell to put theNever Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act on the floor for an up-or-down vote. Earlier today, Gillibrand asked for unanimous consent to pass this legislation, […]