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Emily Scott is a reporter and producer in Philadelphia. She previously worked at WHYY, Philadelphia’s NPR station and is a 2018 graduate of Temple University and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Now she reports for the Public News Service as part of the New York News Connection. Click here to support their mission! Send them an email at [email protected].

All-Electric Building Act: New buildings would require electric appliances for space, water heating, and cooking by 2023

All-Electric Building Act: New buildings would require electric appliances for space, water heating, and cooking by 2023
New York elected officials are calling on the General Assembly to pass legislation to transition new buildings off fossil fuels, saying it would make the state cleaner and healthier. The All-Electric Building Act would require new buildings ... more
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All new school buses in New York will need to be ‘zero emission’ by 2027

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Gov. Kathy Hochul's $220 billion budget was signed into law last week, and clean-energy advocates say it includes a strong commitment to addressing climate change in the state. The budget requires all new school bus purchases ... more
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Financial aid: FAFSA completion rate in New York still 5% below pre-pandemic levels

Financial aid: FAFSA completion rate in New York still 5% below pre-pandemic levels
New data show college financial-aid completion rates in New York are five percentage points lower than they were pre-pandemic. An education advocacy group aims to get more students financially on track for college. Analysis from ... more
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Minimum wage: Proposal would lift home-care workers to $22 an hour in parts of New York

Minimum wage: Proposal would lift home-care workers to $22 an hour in parts of New York
The New York Senate and Assembly budget proposals each include funding the Fair Pay for Home Care Act, which advocates say is crucial to address a shortage of home health care workers. The bill would raise the minimum wage for ... more
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Bolstering electrification policies will be crucial step in New York’s pending budget

Bolstering electrification policies will be crucial step in New York’s pending budget
The New York Legislature will approve Gov. Kathy Hochul's budget by April 1. Environmental advocates are pushing for the fiscal plan to include policies that move buildings off fossil fuels. Hochul's budget includes $250 million for electrifying ... more
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Lawmakers look at Medical Aid in Dying Act as session rolls forward

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New York is among several states with medical aid-in-dying bills introduced this legislative session. A recent poll found residents are more likely to vote for candidates who support medical aid in dying.  Asm. Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, has been ... more
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