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Helming recognized by Marine Corps League Memorial Day Detachment 468

Senator Pam Helming was recognized by members of Marine Corps League Memorial Day Detachment 468 for her efforts to help make Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery the first New York State Veterans Cemetery. Memorial Day Detachment 468 partners with Senator Helming each year ... MORE
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Senator Pam Helming voices opposition to tax increase on gas

State Senator Pam Helming is joining in on calling for the suspension of the state’s gas tax. The tax on gas in New York is one of the highest in the nation. Additionally, the consideration of adding a 55 cent tax hike ... MORE
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Senator Pam Helming supports healthcare workers getting a test option instead of the vaccine mandate

Senator Pam Helming has expressed her support for healthcare workers having the option to take frequent COVID tests as an alternative option to the vaccine mandate. She believes testing is a great idea, especially because those who are vaccinated could still be ... MORE
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Senator Pam Helming states State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker needs to go, he cannot be trusted

Governor Kathy Hochul said she was going to take 45 days to clean out the toxicity of former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration. Senator Pam Helming is saying that State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker needs to go as well. Helming said she has ... MORE
Local landlords struggling, Sen. Helming calls for $100M in relief funds already available to be delivered

Local landlords struggling, Sen. Helming calls for $100M in relief funds already available to be delivered

Senator Pam Helming, R-54, is calling on the Senate Majority to deliver Senate bill S.6481 to the Governor, a bill she co-sponsored which would earmark $100 million in already-approved emergency rental assistance funds to landlords whose tenants vacated their units while owing ... MORE
Sen. Helming leads roundtable on housing, eviction moratorium in New York

Sen. Helming leads roundtable on housing, eviction moratorium in New York

Senator Pam Helming and members of the Senate Republican Conference held a second roundtable with stakeholders in the housing community to prepare for the number of housing cases in the court system when the state’s eviction moratorium expires on August 31, 2021. The ... MORE
HELMING COLUMN: Successes in 2021 legislative session

HELMING COLUMN: Successes in 2021 legislative session

If your loved one was in a life-threatening accident, you’d want to know that everything possible was being done to save his or her life. Under an arcane law, New York is the only state that does not allow medical flight crews ... MORE
State says masks will continue to be required for students indoors

State says masks will continue to be required for students indoors

Gov. Andrew Cuomo clarified the mishmash of messaging that came from state health leaders over the last three days- noting that mask guidelines would not be loosened that much for students in New York. Students can go maskless outdoors, but they will ... MORE
NEVER A GUARANTEE: Leaders past and present reflect on evolution of Sampson Memorial Veterans Cemetery

NEVER A GUARANTEE: Leaders past and present reflect on evolution of Sampson Memorial Veterans Cemetery

Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery was simply at an advantage against others considered for status as New York’s first veterans cemetery. It had plentiful space, a long-standing record of strong management, as well as the backing of the local community. Despite how well-equipped ... MORE
Cuomo claims social distancing requirements is keeping press from his events, but he allowed them for a year

Cuomo claims social distancing requirements is keeping press from his events, but he allowed them for a year

Lawmakers in the Finger Lakes region and Rochester-area are growing concerned about the lack of reporters at recent press conferences held by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Since the rise of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations- the Governor has significantly reduced the number of ... MORE
Village of Newark continues on its revitalizing efforts, winning another $336K through Main Street grant program

Village of Newark continues on its revitalizing efforts, winning another $336K through Main Street grant program

Another day, another grant award for the village of Newark. It’s become something of a trend- to see the village of Newark receive various grants to make the community better. It’s been happening for years, and Mayor Jonathan Taylor credits the team ... MORE
HELMING: Let’s do what’s best for students in New York

HELMING: Let’s do what’s best for students in New York

On February 25, state health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said he hoped to have updated guidance for school reopening within a week. He called the guidance a “high priority” and said his department was working on it. Yet here we are, more ... MORE
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Sen. Helming calls news about vaccines being withheld from counties that don’t support Cuomo ‘deeply disturbing’

In response to Sunday’s article in The Washington Post Sen. Pam Helming has issued a statement about the prospect of vaccine doses being held back based on political support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “This is unconscionable behavior and yet another public betrayal by ... MORE
Helming continues push for return to in-person learning at schools

Helming continues push for return to in-person learning at schools

Sen. Pam Helming is continuing her push for a return to five-day, in-person learning at schools across the Finger Lakes and New York State. “At the February 25 health budget hearing, Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker was asked about school reopening guidance ... MORE
Helming, Gallahan push bill to require committees, commissions, and tasks forces to be ‘equal’ in representation

Helming, Gallahan push bill to require committees, commissions, and tasks forces to be ‘equal’ in representation

Senator Pam Helming has introduced a bill in the State Senate that would require all legislatively-enacted committees, commissions, task forces and other working groups to have an equitable number of appointments by the majority and minority parties of the Senate and Assembly ... MORE