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‘DEVASTATING’: Massive state aid reductions force districts to weigh program cuts, bigger classes, and possible mergers 

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Hammondsport Superintendent Kyle Bower says under normal circumstances — if state education aid were going to be reduced — district leaders across New York would’ve found out in October or November. That time would’ve allowed ... more
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Hochul proposes $233B budget with focus on migrant, Medicaid, and education (webcast)

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Governor Kathy Hochul has unveiled a proposed executive budget for Fiscal Year 2025, setting a record at $233 billion. This budget surpasses last year's $229 billion and primarily focuses on public safety, healthcare, education, and ... more
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Local lawmakers react to Hochul’s 2024 agenda (video)

Hochul unveils 2024 agenda in address as local lawmakers say trajectory is unsustainable (video)
In her 2024 State of the State Address, Governor Kathy Hochul of New York has introduced an extensive plan, named “Our New York, Our Future.” This plan includes 204 initiatives aimed at improving affordability, livability, ... more
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Gov. Hochul urges enactment of Equal Rights Amendment at 175th anniversary of Seneca Falls Convention (full coverage)

Gov. Hochul urges enactment of Equal Rights Amendment at 175th anniversary of Seneca Falls Convention (full coverage)
Governor Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James were in Seneca Falls on Friday for the Women's March ERA Rally. Hochul marked the 175th anniversary for the historic Seneca Falls Convention by delivering remarks and ... more
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HISTORY IN SENECA FALLS: Gov. Hochul delivers remarks at Women’s March ERA Rally (webcast)

HISTORY IN SENECA FALLS: Gov. Hochul delivers remarks at Women's March ERA Rally (webcast)
Governor Kathy Hochul delivered remarks at the Women's March ERA Rally to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention on Friday, July 21, 2023. Watch ... more
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Seneca Nation alleges Hochul kept gaming compact from local officials allowing affiliation with Delaware North to undermine deal

Seneca Nation alleges Hochul kept gaming compact from local officials allowing affiliation with Delaware North to undermine deal
No NDA's, 11+ months of negotiation behind closed doors, and still local lawmakers were blindsided by deal that would've brought new casino to Finger Lakes. It's hard to believe that there could be any more ... more
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Hochul admin projecting major expansion of sewage sludge spreading as fertilizer on farmland

Hochul admin projecting major expansion of sewage sludge spreading as fertilizer on farmland
The Hochul Administration’s new plan to recycle 85 percent of the state’s entire solid waste stream by 2050 relies on spreading more — much more — municipal sewage sludge on fields as a crop fertilizer ... more
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LOCAL REACTION: Lawmakers respond to Hochul’s record-setting $227 billion budget

LOCAL REACTION: Lawmakers respond to Hochul's record-setting $227 billion budget
On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled her highly-anticipated proposed 2024 budget. While the details will be left to debate between Hochul and Democratic supermajorities in both legislative chambers, there are many proposals buried inside it ... more
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Hochul unveils record-setting $227 billion budget: Calls for changes to bail, investments in mental health

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Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled a record-setting executive budget proposal of $227 billion on Wednesday. The budget seeks to double the growth of the state's housing over the next decade, invest $1 billion in mental health ... more
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Hochul, DEC duck questions on plans to appeal ‘Green Amendment’ ruling with big implications on Finger Lakes landfills

Hochul, DEC duck questions on plans to appeal 'Green Amendment' ruling with big implications on Finger Lakes landfills
How will the Hochul Administration respond to a sweeping state court ruling that citizens have a right to sue the state Department of Environmental Conservation to preserve their newly granted constitutional rights to “clean air, ... more
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UPSTATE UNPLUGGED: What’s next for housing in New York? Will communities have a voice?

UPSTATE UNPLUGGED: What’s next for housing in New York? Will communities have a voice?
This weekly newsletter is going to dive into big issues. We’ll also incorporate some conversations with interesting people along the way! Come along for the ride and welcome to our first edition! Sign-up to receive it in ... more
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Critics: Governor Hochul’s plans for 2023 fall short on real solutions

Critics: Governor Hochul's plans for 2023 fall short on real solutions
While Gov. Kathy Hochul's State of the State speech addressed key issues affecting New Yorkers, some feel the solutions fell short. In her speech, Hochul spoke about building more housing to combat the housing crisis, ... more
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How will NY Housing Compact solve ‘crisis’ in Upstate New York? Rents are up 60%, while home prices are 80% higher

How will NY Housing Compact solve 'crisis' in Upstate New York? Rents are up 60%, while home prices are 80% higher
Upstate New York has a housing crisis. Home prices have skyrocketed nearly 80% and rents have increased as much as 60%. And those are just averages. How does the state's new plan address the issues ... more
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Hochul signs Buy American Salt Act giving Tompkins, Livingston mining operations competitive advantage despite risks

Hochul signs Buy American Salt Act giving Tompkins, Livingston mining operations competitive advantage despite risks
The same week investigative reporting unveiled serious concerns about the continued operation of Cargill Salt Mine under Cayuga Lake in Lansing, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill strengthening New York's salt mines. Cargill, which is ... more
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Governor Kathy Hochul vetoes 85 bills in New York

Governor Kathy Hochul vetoes 85 bills so far this week
As of Tuesday, Governor Kathy Hochul has vetoed 85 bills in New York State. Many of the bills vetoed were associated with budget costs, according to My Twin Tiers. Blair Horner, Executive Director at New ... more
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Who will be the top judge in New York?

Who will be the top judge in New York?
Governor Kathy Hochul will soon choose the judge that will lead New York State's top court. There were seven candidates submitted by the state Commission on Judicial Nomination Wednesday. Between December 8 and 23, Hochul ... more
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Wages and property liens can no longer be used to satisfy medical debts

Wages and property liens can no longer be used to satisfy medical debts
Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed a law that will no longer allow healthcare providers to collect wages or place liens on the homes of patients to pay off medical debt. Now, tens of thousands of ... more
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Actions being taken to prevent hate crimes and protect New Yorkers

Actions being taken to prevent hate crimes and protect New Yorkers
Governor Kathy Hochul has taken steps to help prevent hate crimes as well as protect those who are often targets by signing two new laws. The first law requires those who have been convicted of ... more
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New Yorkers asked to take steps to remain safe against respiratory illnesses ahead of holidays

New Yorkers asked to take steps to remain safe against respiratory illnesses ahead of holidays
Governor Kathy Hochul is urging residents to remain safe ahead of holiday gatherings when it comes to respiratory illnesses. She is asking that residents partake in measures that have been proven to prevent severe illness ... more
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