Category: New York State

SUNY announces strict guidelines for students with harsher penalties

SUNY announces strict guidelines for students with harsher penalties

SUNY officials unveiled a set of uniform guidelines to police students who hold gatherings on- and off-campus at colleges across New York. One of the biggest risks for repeat offenders is permanent dismissal. The new guidelines take hold this coming week. Students ... MORE
New York will create independent vaccine advisory committee, look at distribution plans for state

New York will create independent vaccine advisory committee, look at distribution plans for state

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state will create an independent clinical advisory task force to evaluate any COVID-19 vaccine. This comes as questions loom about the viability of a vaccine, and the prospect of the federal government rushing one ... MORE
Auto Draft

Cuomo says it would be ‘reckless’ if local government borrowed in short-term to make-up budget shortfalls

Local governments are facing an unprecedented financial crisis, and so is New York State. However, Governor Andrew Cuomo said local governments would be ‘reckless’ to borrow in the long-term without a financial control board in place. Municipalities big and small are considering ... MORE
Republican lawmakers call for changes to CDC guidance on nursing homes

Republican lawmakers call for changes to CDC guidance on nursing homes

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and their colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference penned a letter to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) seeking updated reporting guidelines aimed at providing New Yorkers with critical, missing ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: County budgets, stores claim no responsibility for customers, and more (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: County budgets, stores claim no responsibility for customers, and more (podcast)

It’s been a long summer for local municipalities that are struggling to adapt to COVID-19 budget issues. However, we’re getting closer to final budgets in many of them. What’s happening here? Also, the latest on a series of headlines from the regional ... MORE
NYSAC says state can’t expect counties to shoulder economic burden of budgetary crisis

NYSAC says state can’t expect counties to shoulder economic burden of budgetary crisis

Counties in New York are facing an uphill battle as they look at budget season. The New York State Association of Counties are advocating for the ‘other ways’ the state can reduce its spending to close a $14.5 billion deficit. It’s a ... MORE
Congress stuck on stimulus negotiations, but Mark Cuban says everyone should get $1,000 every two weeks

Congress stuck on stimulus negotiations, but Mark Cuban says everyone should get $1,000 every two weeks

Mark Cuban says every household in the United States should receive a $1,000 stimulus check every two weeks for the next two months. Around 13 million people are out of work due to the pandemic, and thousands of businesses have closed across ... MORE
Helming: Make COVID-19 testing free, widespread or reduce rules around nursing home visits

Helming: Make COVID-19 testing free, widespread or reduce rules around nursing home visits

In response to concerns raised by constituents about the latest Department of Health nursing home visitation guidelines, which require visitors to be tested for COVID-19, Senator Helming is urging the state to expand access to free COVID-19 testing. Under current guidance from ... MORE
Families say 14-day wait to visit loved ones at nursing homes is too long

Families say 14-day wait to visit loved ones at nursing homes is too long

Families with loved ones in nursing homes across New York are calling for change. They have been at it, calling for changes to visitation policies for weeks. In some cases, those calls have been growing louder for months – even before Coronavirus ... MORE
No evictions in New York until October 20th

No evictions in New York until October 20th

New York says it’s continuing to take steps to protect residential and commercial tenants from eviction during the Coronavirus Pandemic. This week it announced an extension of the state’s moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures for a month. It now runs ... MORE
Lost Wages Assistance payments of $300 going out to unemployed workers now

Lost Wages Assistance payments of $300 going out to unemployed workers now

The final round of federal Lost Wages Assistance payments for unemployed workers in New York are being distributed this week. Those who pre-qualified for the LWA benefits will see them distributed through Thursday. The state’s Department of Labor said that it was ... MORE
New York State, News
DEC probes building at proposed Schuyler waste facility; waste trucks won’t travel to Seneca Meadows

DEC probes building at proposed Schuyler waste facility; waste trucks won’t travel to Seneca Meadows

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating a building on the site of a proposed waste facility near Alpine Junction in Schuyler County that was constructed before the facility had obtained a DEC permit to build. “DEC was first made aware ... MORE
Hyland Landfill’s proposed expansion would make it fourth largest in New York

Hyland Landfill’s proposed expansion would make it fourth largest in New York

The Hyland Landfill in Allegany County would vault from No. 8 to No. 4 in a ranking of permitted capacity among the state’s largest municipal solid waste landfills if state and local officials approve a proposed 107-acre expansion. The landfill, owned and ... MORE
Are students actually learning from home as remote learning moves forward?

Does remote learning work? Pandemic prompts shift in teaching methods

How well are students learning from home? That has been the major question for parents across New York State as some form of remote learning remains in-tact at almost every district amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. “When we’re in an online platform, we ... MORE
Lawmakers call for commission on nursing home death toll in New York

Lawmakers call for commission on nursing home death toll in New York

There are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding the Novel Coronavirus. Particularly, in nursing homes, where death counts are still a murky, foggy subject in Albany. Even after hearings were held, state officials have yet to pin-down how many have died ... MORE