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20 major takeaways from Governor Kathy Hochul’s state budget proposal: Help for rural hamlets, downtowns, and property tax relief

What’s on tap for New York after its first budget of the Hochul Administration was released? On Tuesday, Governor Kathy Hochul issued her first annual spending proposal. Enjoying front-runner status in an election bid for a full-term following former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul unveils budget proposal she says will provide tax relief for middle class and small business

Governor Kathy Hochul Tuesday announced a proposed state budget she says will provide tax relief for middle class New Yorkers and small businesses and will rebuild health care and teacher workforces. “We have the means to immediately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic ... MORE
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Ontario County joins others pushing back against COVID-19 booster shot mandate for healthcare workers

Ontario County has joined nearly a dozen other counties across New York requesting Governor Kathy Hochul reconsider the newly-minted COVID-19 booster shot mandate for healthcare workers. They say, along with existing mandate-driven healthcare worker shortages, that this will exacerbate the problem- making ... MORE
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New York’s eviction moratorium has ended: Landlords and tenants frustrated over rent aid that never arrived

Landlords and tenants have both been hurt by poor policy and ineffective rental assistance aid delays. Early in the coronavirus pandemic New York State issued an eviction moratorium. Months later billions were earmarked by the federal government for New York to leverage ... MORE
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Bills fans wonder, will new stadium financing details be part of Tuesday budget address?

Governor Kathy Hochul will unveil her first-ever proposed state budget Tuesday, but we don’t know if it will include money for a new Buffalo Bills stadium. When asked if Tuesday’s address will include financing details for a new stadium, a Hochul spokesperson ... MORE
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Finger Lakes county governments call for rollback of health care worker booster mandate

UPDATE: State Senator Pam Helming issued a statement Thursday responding to the call to roll back the mandate: “Crisis. Overwhelmed. Dire. Crippling. These are just a few of the words used in headlines over the last several months to describe the situation ... MORE
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Hochul proposal would allow third parties to conduct road tests for school bus, truck drivers

Governor Kathy Hochul Wednesday announced a plan to address the COVID-related shortage of school bus and truck drivers. According to a news release: The initiative would allow qualified third parties to offer the road tests, which would create more testing locations statewide ... MORE
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Contact tracing over in New York: Counties have option to continue, or focus on COVID testing, vaccination

New York is moving to self-reporting for contact tracing. Governor Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday that the state is launching websites this week for residents to add their own information about close contacts. “We’re moving to more self-management and less active outreach,” Acting ... MORE
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Food stamps now accepted by local farms

One state has decided that food stamps, or SNAP benefits, would be expanded for use at local farms for fresh produce. New York State Governor, Kathy Hochul, made the announcement during her State of the State address. The goal is to eliminate ... MORE
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TUESDAY COVID UPDATE: 53,276 new infections, over 10,400 in the hospital as Omicron surge continues

On Tuesday, Governor Kathy Hochul gave an update on the state’s progress combatting the winter surge of COVID-19 cases, as the Omicron variant continues to drive up total infections. “The best way to protect ourselves and our children from getting hospitalized with ... MORE
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As ICU capacity reaches limit, Hochul says hospitals will need to report COVID vs. non-COVID admissions

The way hospitals report data to New York State is changing in the face of the Omicron variant. Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her daily remarks on Monday, with a message to New Yorkers. “We’re not in a good place, I’m going to ... MORE
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SUNDAY COVID UPDATE: Full data released by New York as 62K new cases identified in Omicron surge

It felt like another record setting day in New York, as more than 60,000 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Sunday. The state’s single-day positivity rate remained above 22%, and came less than 20 hours before students returned to the classroom ... MORE
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New rules for trucks in New York? Hochul says state has adopted final part of ‘Clean Truck Rule’

Governor Kathy Hochul says New York has hit a significant milestone in its effort to reduce truck emissions. It comes with the final adoption of New York’s Advanced Clean Truck Rule. The regulations will be instrumental in helping the State achieve the ... MORE
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Hundreds of new COVID cases in the Finger Lakes as New York sets new daily record with over 74K positives, 7K+ hospitalized

Another day and another daily record. Governor Kathy Hochul reported 74,207 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours across New York. There were 336,469 tests administered. There were 606 new hospitalizations bringing the total number of hospitalized people to ... MORE
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Hochul expects COVID-19 surge to continue as 67,000 new infections reported

On Wednesday, New York reported a record-breaking number of new COVID-19 infections. In that update, Governor Kathy Hochul said she expects the spike to continue. There were over 67,000 new positive tests reported, as the state continues to see a surge follow ... MORE