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HAWLEY: Cuomo’s Medicaid spending will bankrupt New York

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I – Batavia) is circulating a statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 Executive Budget Proposal.  That statement can be read as follows: “The governor made a lot of promises Tuesday, specifically to increase funding across

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Lentol and Hoylman introduce Student Suicide Prevention Act

New Mental Health Legislation To Prevent Teenage Suicide Would Provide School Staff And Students With Resources To Assist Students In Crisis And Prevent Suicide  CDC: In New York, 17.1% Of Students Seriously Considered Suicide And 10.1% Made Non-Fatal Suicide Attempts

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DiPietro calls for full repeal of new bail reform law

Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) attended a press conference this morning alongside Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) and the Assembly Republican Conference to call for the full repeal of the bail reform measures from last year. DiPietro stands with his

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Walsh condemns bail reform bill

Today, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) joined her colleagues at a press conference condemning the newly implemented bail ‘reform’ changes. In addition to her Republican colleagues, Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen, Schoharie County Sheriff Ronald R. Stevens and family members of victims

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Historic limo safety bills passed in State Assembly, Senate

10 Bill Legislative Package on its way to Governor’s desk Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced the passage of a comprehensive bill package in the State Assembly and Senate updating the laws governing stretch limousines in the New York State. Following the

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Hawley wants protections for farmers against new labor laws

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I- Batavia) announced today that he has introduced legislation, A.8916, that would mandate including two additional members on the Farm Laborers Wage Board, increasing membership from three to five individuals. The two additional members would be the Commissioner of

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Lentol announces the signing of the Safe Way Home Act

A5775/S3966 Provides No-Cost Transportation for Victims of Sexual Assault Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced today that a bill he introduced and passed as lead sponsor that will assist victims of sexual assault was signed into law by

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Gottfried heralds new nursing home reporting requirements

A new law expanding nursing home reporting requirements, quality oversight, and financial transparency was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on December 16. The bill, A4757A/S5908, was sponsored by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried and Senate Health Committee Chair Gustavo

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Smullen announces $30 million in new grant funding for 118th

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,Ref) is proud to announce that over $30 million has been awarded to organizations and localities within the 118th Assembly District. These funds will be received through Round 9 of the Regional Economic Development Council Awards. “Since joining

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Kolb: Drive safely this holiday season

BY BRIAN KOLB As we prepare to revel in the upcoming holiday celebrations, it is especially important to remember to do so safely. Many of our holiday traditions, especially our New Year’s Eve celebrations, involve indulging in spirits. Done safely,

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LePetri blasts Dems for campaign finance overhaul during budget crisis

The nine-member non-elected Public Campaign Financing Commission tasked with overhauling New York’s campaign finance laws released its report this weekend outlining specifics of the $100 million annual taxpayer-funded matching program that will be made available to candidates for public office.

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Miller:  HEAP can help you stay warm this winter

BY MICHAEL MILLER New Yorkers are no strangers to the frigid temperatures, lake-effect storms and walloping Nor’easters that define winter here in the Empire State. Whether upstate or downstate, we aren’t fazed by slush-covered streets and subway entrances or the

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Santabarbara announces military banner program

The City of Amsterdam in conjunction with local partners will be announced details of its’ new Military Banner Program at Amsterdam City Hall on Tuesday.  The program gives residents the opportunity to honor both active military and veterans who served in

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Santabarbara secures funding to expand ‘Lifesaver’ program

Schenectady County Sheriffs to provide hands-on demo of the life saving technology Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced $10,000 in grant funding he has secured to expand the Project Lifesaver program in Schenectady County. Sheriff Dominic Dagostino joined Santabarbara on Wednesday to receive the