Veteran of Stonewall riots to keynote Pride Day at the 2019 State Fair

Martin Boyce, a participant in the Stonewall Riots that marked a turning point in the fight for equal rights for gay and lesbian people, will be the featured speaker at the annual Pride Day ceremony Friday, Aug. 23 at the 2019 Great New York State Fair. Boyce will speak about his experience at the […]

Gillibrand announces Sept. 11, 2001, bill has reached filibuster-proof support of bipartisan coalition of 60 senators

Renews call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put Victims Compensation Bill on the floor for standalone vote upon passage in the House

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after the Sept. 11, 2001, Victim Compensation Fund permanent funding bill reached 60 cosponsors:

“A bipartisan, filibuster-proof majority of the Senate […]

Gillibrand issues statement on Sept. 11, 2001, first-responders’ meeting with Senator Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement on tomorrow’s meeting between 9/11 first responders and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

“While I appreciate that Senator McConnell is meeting with the 9/11 responders, I hope that it will be the last time they have to come down to Washington, period. They are sick, […]

GUEST COLUMN: Miller sums up 2019 Legislative Session

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford)

With one-party control in Albany, this legislative session made for a difficult year. Single-party control usually does not work out well for the masses, regardless of which party is in charge. Unfortunately, this year has been dominated by a downstate agenda and one aimed more at retaliating against the […]

Salka: Assembly Dems give ‘green light’ to give illegals drivers licenses

Assemblyman John Salka

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) today announced that Assembly Democrats voted to give undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses. The bill, which passed the Assembly Transportation Committee today, is the first step on the road to giving illegals driver’s licenses and granting them the privileges of law-abiding citizens. Salka is concerned about breaking federal […]

James announces sentencing of former St. Lawrence County Correctional facility employee who engaged in sexual misconduct with inmates

Attorney General Letitia James

Parker sentenced to four months in jail, 10 years’ probation, and must register as a sex offender for life

Attorney General Letitia James today announced that Jennifer Parker, a former Kitchen Supervisor at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in Canton, New York, was sentenced to four months of […]

Miller: Helping volunteer firefighters will spur recruitment

Assemblyman Brian Miller

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Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford) today attended a press conference with members of the Assembly Minority Conference and the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) to discuss exempting volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers from the state’s income tax. A longtime advocate for volunteer firefighters, Miller […]

Salka supports exemption for volunteer firefighter and EMS personnel

Assemblyman John Salka

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) stood with Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie)  and several of his peers in the Assembly Republican Conference to introduce legislation this afternoon that would give a full state income tax exemption to volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel (A7655).

Being 100% reliant on volunteers, many institutions are forced to shut their […]

Two days, two town halls

Brindisi continues commitment to listen to Upstate New Yorkers, holds town halls in McGraw and Norwich

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) held his second town hall in two days, answering questions yesterday in McGraw and tonight in Norwich. Brindisi took questions directly from the audience on topics including prescription drugs prices, health care, veterans issues, […]

DEC Seeks Input on Draft Tioughnioga Unit Management Plan

Public Meeting Scheduled for May 9

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a public meeting to provide information, answer questions, and accept public input on the draft Tioughnioga Unit Management Plan (UMP). The informal informational session will be held Thursday, May 9, at 7 the Nelson Town Offices, 4085 Nelson Rd, […]

Salka hosts town hall discussion

Assemblyman John Salka

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) will be hosting an official town hall in Edmeston from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 9.

The focus of the event will be about the greatest needs of the district and answer questions. Salka encourages everyone to attend so the most effective and productive discussion possible can […]

Salka launches ‘Gold Star Families’ petition

Assemblyman John Salka

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) has launched a petition in support of a bill he sponsors in the Assembly that would provide tuition assistance to SUNY or CUNY colleges for family members of a deceased service man or woman who died in the line of duty.

The bill has received bipartisan support, […]