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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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Finger Lakes lawmakers say electric school bus transition will cost $20B, while state has committed $500M

Finger Lakes lawmakers say electric school bus transition will cost $20B, while state has committed $500M
A new wrinkle has been added to the debate around electric school buses in Upstate New York. Earlier this month we told you about the debate around New York’s expected rollout of electric school buses ... more
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Sen. O’Mara calls on Upstate leaders to resist mass migrant relocations

Sen. O'Mara calls on Upstate leaders to resist mass migrant relocations
State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats) pressed counties, cities, towns, and villages in the Upstate New York region to issue emergency orders, aiming to counter Governor Kathy Hochul and NYC Mayor Eric Adams' plans to ... more
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Gov. Cuomo declares gun violence a disaster: Launches state office, other initiatives to combat it

Gov. Cuomo declares gun violence a disaster: Launches state office, other initiatives to combat it
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a first-in-the-nation gun violence disaster emergency, as part of a new effort to stop the rising gun violence in cities across the state. This new strategy treats gun violence ... more
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Man convicted in Cayuga County burglary among those facing discipline after violent month at Elmira Correctional Facility

Man convicted in Cayuga County burglary among those facing discipline after violent month at Elmira Correctional Facility
A string of violent incidents at one of the region's prisons has prompted state and union leaders to speak out. It happened at Elmira Correctional Facility, according to NYSCOPBA. There were a number of other ... more
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INVESTIGATION: What role did lobbying play in preventing critical nursing home bills from getting through legislature?

Division of Human Rights’ investigation suggests “probable cause” in COVID-19 workplace discrimination case of former long-time Canandaigua nursing home employee
“In today's regulatory environment, health care providers are forced to navigate within a labyrinth of complex governmental regulations, and one wrong can carry drastic consequences.” The coronavirus pandemic clamped down on Albany last summer, bringing ... more
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Ranking lawmaker calls for fairer spending on Upstate roads and bridges

Ranking lawmaker calls for fairer spending on Upstate roads and bridg
New York State Senator Tom O'Mara used his recent appointment as ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee to express the need for more funding of local roads and bridges. In particular, Upstate-Downstate spending parity ... more
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DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke says there are enough votes to cut deficit in 58th District (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke says there are enough votes to cut deficit in 58th District (podcast)
On Wednesday, Leslie Danks Burke said that she was not conceding in the State Senate race shaping up in the 58th District. It includes a chunk of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. After Election ... more
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DEBRIEF: Tom O’Mara focuses on being voice for Southern Tier in Albany (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Tom O’Mara focuses on being voice for Southern Tier in Albany (podcast)
Senator Tom O'Mara has represented the 58th District of New York since 2010. A decade later he's still energetic about the community he serves. Earlier this week we caught up with Democrat Leslie Danks Burke, ... more
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DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke focuses campaign on rural schools & small biz support (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke focuses campaign on rural schools & small biz support (podcast)
Leslie Danks Burke is running for New York State Senate in the 58th District again. It's not the first time, but she says challenging incumbent Republican Tom O'Mara was necessary. "We need our elected leaders ... more
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