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Bill Adding 25 New York Family Court Judges Goes Before Governor

Jun 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Senator John Bonacic (R-C-I, Mount Hope) is pleased to announce that the New York State Senate gave final passage today to legislation (S.7883) that will help alleviate a backlog of cases in the state’s family courts by creating 25 new family court judgeships.  Currently, 700,000 Family Court cases are heard each year by only 153 […]



Governor Cuomo Launches The State of New York Video Series

Feb 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has launched “The State of New York,” a weekly video series that will recap the week’s news stories from across the state. The videos will be released on Fridays and will feature footage from events that took place over the course of the week, as well as information on recent state […]



Governor Cuomo Declares Statewide State of Emergency

Feb 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Article

Governor Cuomo today declared a state of emergency for all of New York State, effective immediately as a winter storm continues to bring heavy snow, ice, and freezing rain to communities in both the upstate and downstate regions. “This is a significant winter storm impacting all regions of the state and we are taking all […]



Cuomo Delivers 2014 State of the State Address

Jan 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2014 State of the State Address, outlining a sweeping agenda which builds on the success of the last three years to change the direction of New York State: reducing spending below inflation and personal income growth for the first time in 40 years, transforming a $10 billion deficit […]



New Bill to Require Hospitals to Offer Hepatitis C Testing to Baby Boomers

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a new law that will better protect baby boomer New Yorkers from Hepatitis C by requiring hospitals and health service providers to offer testing for the virus to all patients born between 1945 and 1965. “Hepatitis C is a debilitating and potentially fatal disease that disproportionately affects the baby […]



More Than One Million New York Homeowners Have Registered for STAR

Oct 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

After just six weeks, more than one million homeowners have registered with New York State for their Basic STAR exemptions. Basic STAR saves New York homeowners $700 every year on average, but is only available on the primary residence of owners with incomes below $500,000. A study by the Department of Taxation and Finance last […]



Skartados Commends Governor Cuomo For Funding Restoration

Oct 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblyman Frank Skartados commends Governor Cuomo for signing new law restoring funding to services for persons with disabilities Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D-Milton) announced that the governor has signed legislation, which he sponsored, restoring up to $90 million to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) (A.6692-A). “I commend Governor Cuomo for signing this important […]



Over $2.5 Million Offered to Protect More Than 1,000 Acres of NY Farmland

Sep 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Monday announced the disbursement of $2,585,377 to complete projects that will permanently protect over 1,000 acres of farmland in Orange, Rensselaer, and Seneca Counties. The funding is provided through the State Environmental Protection Fund and administered by the State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Since their inception, more than $124 million […]



New Yorkers Warned About Growing Trend of Child-Identity Theft

Aug 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Wednesday alerted parents, guardians and young adults about a growing trend of child identity theft. These victims may not discover their identities have been stolen until they begin applying for loans, credit card accounts, or renting their first apartment. “Child identify theft is often a crime that is not realized until […]



Jay-J’s Law to Toughen Penalties for Child Abusers

Jul 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Monday signed legislation enacting Jay-J’s Law, which allows for tougher penalties against offenders who have been convicted of repeatedly abusing a child. “Assaulting a child is a heinous crime that must be met with the strictest of punishments,” Governor Cuomo said. “By enacting Jay-J’s Law we are taking a step forward […]