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House passes $79 billion bipartisan tax relief package including Child Tax Credit expansion

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a significant $79 billion bipartisan tax relief package, focusing on restoring three Trump-era business tax breaks and expanding the popular child tax credit. Despite diverse views within both parties, ... more
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Canandaigua City Council to decide on North Road housing project

Canandaigua City Council to decide on North Road housing project
The Canandaigua City Council is set to make a pivotal decision on a proposed townhouse development by Chrisanntha Inc. during its upcoming Thursday meeting. The development plan, introduced last July, aims to transform a 28-acre ... more
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Legislation to revitalize emergency medical services introduced in New York

Legislation to revitalize emergency medical services introduced in New York
In response to the growing crisis in New York's emergency medical services (EMS), state lawmakers and the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) are pushing for new legislation. The crisis, characterized by a shortage ... more
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NY Republicans push for SALT relief in tax package, temporarily stalling procedural vote

Gov. Hochul urges Congress to pass gun laws after BUffa
In a bold move, New York Republicans in the U.S. House employed an unusual tactic on Tuesday, temporarily stalling a procedural vote on the House floor. Their goal is to urge the House to address ... more
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New York expands legal definition of rape in landmark legislation

NY proposal aims to consolidate ‘outdated’ court structure
New York State has broadened the legal definition of rape to encompass various forms of nonconsensual sexual contact, with a bill signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. The previous definition strictly limited rape to ... more
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‘WE REALLY HAVE A CRISIS HERE’: Ambulance coverage weighs heavy on mind of Cayuga County leaders

‘WE REALLY HAVE A CRISIS HERE’: Ambulance coverage weighs heavy on mind of Cayuga County leaders
Cayuga County is moving aggressively to address roof damage and an aging office building in the coming months. That was the biggest takeaway from January’s work by the Cayuga County Legislature, according to Chairwoman Aileen ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: New Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Thompson talks goals, leadership, and challenges in law enforcement (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: New Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Thompson talks goals, leadership, and challenges in law enforcement (podcast)
Earlier this month Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson became one of the youngest sheriffs in New York. That doesn’t make him less experienced than some other law enforcement leaders in the region, though. Sheriff Thompson ... more
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Ithaca Common Council considers increased meeting frequency to become more efficient

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Ithaca Common Council, led by Mayor Robert Cantelmo, is contemplating a major shift in its meeting structure. Under Cantelmo's proposal, instead of their current schedule of one full council meeting and two committee meetings per ... more
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New law targets hidden owners in corporate American to combat financial crimes

NYSAC says counties are worried about NY’s finances, hoping for bailout from federal government
The U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is set to gain significant insights into Corporate America's ownership structures, thanks to the recent enactment of the Corporate Transparency Act. Attorney Ryan McCall explains ... more
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Auburn seeks increased state funding amid financial strain

Employees return to work with City of Auburn
Auburn is actively seeking a boost in its state funding through the Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) program. The city has consistently received $4,982,093 from this program for over ten years. AIM offers unrestricted ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga Co. Legislature Chair McNabb-Coleman talks migrant emergency order, office building damage, and economic development (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga Co. Legislature Chair McNabb-Coleman talks migrant emergency order, office building damage, and economic development (podcast)
Today we kick off a new series featuring monthly one-on-one conversations with elected leaders from around the Finger Lakes and Central New York. Aileen McNabb-Coleman was re-elected to a new term last fall, and during ... more
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REPORT: NYS isn’t taking housing crisis seriously enough

Top 10 cities to rent- lower prices and bigger homes
New York housing advocates feel the state is not taking the affordable housing crisis seriously. The recent budget proposal and State of the State address neglected to talk about reducing high rental costs and protecting tenants from unlawful eviction ... more
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Proposed overdraft-fees rule would benefit New Yorkers: How much would be saved?

Proposed overdraft-fees rule would benefit New Yorkers: How much would be saved?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing a rule on overdraft fees that would benefit New Yorkers. The rule closes a loophole exempting overdraft fees from provisions in the Truth in Lending Act. Research shows New ... more
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Republican Brian Manktelow will seek fourth term in Assembly

Manktelow pushes back against Cuomo proposals, including high speed rail across NYS
Republican Assemblyman Brian Manktelow has announced his bid for a fourth term in New York's 130th District, encompassing Wayne County and Webster town in Monroe County. Manktelow faces opposition from Democrat James Schuler, a prominent ... more
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Wayne County eyes redevelopment of closed Butler Correctional Facility

Wayne County eyes redevelopment of closed Butler Correctional Facility
Wayne County officials are optimistic about the redevelopment of the closed Butler Correctional Facility, following a well-attended tour of the site on January 23. Nearly 20 people, including real-estate developers and business representatives, participated in ... more
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Sen. Gillibrand urges Biden administration to lift federal cannabis prohibition

How does New York’s cannabis licensing rollout compare to other states?
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is advocating for significant changes in federal cannabis policies, pressing the Biden administration to remove marijuana from the list of Schedule 1 controlled substances. During a recent press conference, Gillibrand emphasized ... more
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State legislature will prioritize sentencing reforms this session

Lawmakers approve changes to sexual harassment laws
In an election year, the New York State Legislature is shifting its focus from bail reform to addressing sentencing reforms under the state's criminal justice agenda. This move comes after the enactment of the Clean ... more
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Questions remain unanswered after pro-dissolution meeting in Wolcott

Questions remain unanswered after pro-dissolution meeting in Wolcott
In Wayne County, a discussion on the potential dissolution of the Village of Wolcott has raised more questions than answers. Assemblyman Brian Manktelow, drawing from his experience with Lyons’ dissolution in 2015, spoke at a ... more
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Hochul administration makes changes after DOJ probe into Cuomo’s conduct

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In response to a federal investigation, New York Governor Kathy Hochul's administration has implemented a series of reforms, concluding the sexual harassment scandal involving former Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Department of Justice and the U.S ... more
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Vladimir Yevtushenkov: Contributions to the Real Sector at AFK Sistema JSFC (Yevtushenkov Vladimir Petrovich)

Vladimir Yevtushenkov
Vladimir Yevtushenkov, a name associated with progress and innovation, has been a driving force in the economy since the establishment of AFK Sistema in 1993. Looking beyond mere profit, Yevtushenkov Vladimir actively participated in Sistema's ... more
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Court permits review of Steuben County Legislators’ executive sessions in sheriff’s case

Steuben County’s police reform plan open for public comment now
In a significant development in the ongoing legal case involving Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard, a New York State Supreme Court Justice has granted permission to examine private conversations of county legislators. The review focuses ... more
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