Author: Lily Bohlke

Originally from just outside Boston, Lily is formerly from 2020Talks, a show tracking politics and elections, that started prior to the 2020 Iowa caucuses at KHOI in Ames. She's also a past intern for the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism. Now she covers a host of issues 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].
New York bill would ‘level the playing field’ for utility customers
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Posted in New York State News Politics

New York bill would ‘level the playing field’ for utility customers

Groups advocating for older New Yorkers say a bill passed by the New York State Senate would help level the playing field for utility customers. Currently, when utilities go to the New York Public…

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College students struggle to meet basic needs despite tuition programs
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Posted in Education New York State News

College students struggle to meet basic needs despite tuition programs in New York

New York has multiple state-run student financial aid programs to ensure the cost of tuition and fees is not a barrier to higher education for economically disadvantaged residents. However, experts at the state’s…

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Report: New York’s Excluded Workers Fund is a model for the future, and other states
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Report: New York’s Excluded Workers Fund is a model for the future, and other states

A new report makes the case for New York to continue its Excluded Workers Fund, which was started during the pandemic to provide payments to undocumented workers and others who lost income but were not eligible for unemployment benefits. Applications opened last August and closed in October, after the $2.1 billion allocated to it were spent.

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New York immigration coalition calls for U.S. to welcome Ukrainian refugees amid conflict with Russia

The New York Immigration Coalition is among the groups urging the U.S. to take in as many Ukrainian refugees as possible, as Ukraine faces an ongoing invasion by Russia. New York has…

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National Children’s Dental Health Month: Kids should be using an electric toothbrush, experts say

It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, and health professionals recommend children improve their oral health by upgrading their toothbrush to an electric one, for instance, or evaluating the need for a mouth guard…

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