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NYS launches statewide solar for all program: How does it work?

NYS launches statewide solar for all program: How does it work?
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Public Service Commission's (PSC) adoption of the Statewide Solar for All program, designed to increase solar and energy storage projects. This initiative aims to provide clean energy ... more
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CDC reports decrease in fatal overdoses in New York

CDC reports decrease in fatal overdoses in New York
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a decrease in fatal overdoses both nationwide and in New York State. Overdose deaths in New York dropped by 5.17% from 2022 to 2023, marking a ... more
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State allocates $3.5M to expand community behavioral health clinics

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New York State announced the availability of nearly $3.5 million to establish 13 new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, tripling the current number. These clinics, serving approximately 63,000 New Yorkers annually, provide essential behavioral health ... more
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New York adds 7,700 private sector jobs in April

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The New York State Department of Labor reported a 7,700 increase in private sector jobs for April 2024, marking a 0.1% growth to a total of 8,352,800 jobs. This growth matches the national private sector ... more
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Gallahan: Combat antisemitism on college campuses now

Gallahan: Combat antisemitism on college campuses now
Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) voiced strong support for new proposals introduced by his Assembly and Senate Republican colleagues to combat antisemitism on New York's college campuses. The proposals aim to address rising incidents of antisemitism ... more
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State lawmakers push to regulate teen social media use in New York: How would it work?

Attorney General James launches investigation into social media companies for role in Buffalo attack
Lawmakers are making a renewed effort to pass bills aimed at regulating social media use by teens. The proposed legislation, which fell out of state budget talks in April, seeks to address the negative impact ... more
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Gillibrand calls for additional funding for local fire departments as costs skyrocket

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On Wednesday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a news conference to announce her push for increased federal funding for local fire departments in the FY25 appropriations bill. She is advocating for a boost in the Federal ... more
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Push for public banking gains momentum in New York State

What you need to know about high-yield savings accounts before rates surge
A renewed effort is underway to introduce public banking in New York State, with a particular focus on Rochester. The initiative aims to allow municipalities to create their own public banks, offering an alternative to ... more
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Senate unveils roadmap to foster innovation and safety with artificial intelligence

How to embed an AI assistant in your website
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, unveiled a comprehensive 20-page report on artificial intelligence (AI) on Wednesday. The report, developed after a year of forums with tech leaders, ... more
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House passes bill to regulate lithium-ion batteries in E-bikes and scooters

Gov. Hochul urges Congress to pass gun laws after BUffa
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation mandating federal safety standards for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes and scooters to prevent fires. The bill, sponsored by Bronx Rep. Ritchie Torres, passed with ... more
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Assembly Republicans demand hearing, transparency amid migrant crisis

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) and his Minority Conference colleagues called for a hearing to investigate potential misuse of taxpayer dollars by New York City officials and contracted organizations handling the migrant crisis. The call ... more
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New “GetHelpNY” text line launched to combat substance use disorders

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The Institute for Human Services, Inc. introduced "GetHelpNY," a free and confidential text line aimed at assisting those struggling with substance use disorder. Nearly 1 in 5 people are affected, often with subtle signs that ... more
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NYSOFA honors older adults for volunteerism

Seniors might not have to pay Social Security tax under new proposal
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) celebrated Older New Yorkers' Day on May 14, honoring 100 older adults for their exceptional volunteerism and civic engagement. The event, held in Albany during Older ... more
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Hochul announces paid prenatal leave at Moms First Summit

Hochul announces paid prenatal leave at Moms First Summit
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of New York's paid prenatal leave program during her remarks at the Moms First Summit on Monday. Hochul highlighted the state’s commitment to maternal health and support for working ... more
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Two arrested for stealing over $200,000 from elderly pensioner

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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly, and New York State Police announced the arrests of Amber Diacetis, 30, and Devin Zielinski, 33, for allegedly stealing over $200,000 from an 86-year-old ... more
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State lawmakers push for jail transparency reforms

State lawmakers push for jail transparency reforms
New York lawmakers considered criminal justice reforms aimed at improving the transparency and oversight of county jails before the legislative session ends next month. Legislation to enhance local jail oversight and protections for incarcerated individuals ... more
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Audit reveals poor financial management by CNY Regional Market

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An audit released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on May 14 found significant financial mismanagement by the Central New York Regional Market Authority board. The audit highlighted a decline in the authority's financial position from ... more
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Mega Millions jackpot grows to $393M for Friday’s drawing

Everything you need to know to try and win the $1 billion dollar Mega Millions drawing tonight
The Mega Millions jackpot will roll over to an estimated $393 million ($181.5 million cash value) for Friday night’s drawing after no players matched all six numbers in the $363 million drawing on Tuesday, May ... more
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New York’s EBT system will be unavailable May 19th

SNAP benefits for food through EBT card deposits
The New York EBT system will be down from 12:01 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, according to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). The outage, which could be shorter or ... more
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