Molinaro, who currently serves as Duchess County Executive, was entertaining a second run for governor in 2022, but later joined other Republicans endorsing Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-01) for that race.
Molinaro, who currently serves as Duchess County Executive, was entertaining a second run for governor in 2022, but later joined other Republicans endorsing Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-01) for that race.
“This is an attack on our country’s greatest freedom,” Williams said. “It’s an attack on our right to vote.”
Some physicians believe that since the disease is more prevalent in people of color, it’s historically received far less attention and research dollars.
“There’s clearly something going on in households where people still feel they can get by.”
Data suggests during that time, only a six percent chance existed that a person who was vaccinated fell ill with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
“There should be something in the legislation that allows for the public to comment remotely. This legislation doesn’t do that.”
“Just as the liberty bell is an enduring symbol of the American struggle for freedom, the justice bell is the struggle for women’s equality.”
“They’re the ones that live here. They’re the ones that have a voice.”
Reports that show all 50 senators’ spending for the month of July were posted to the Senate’s website Wednesday morning.
Now, we’re in a partisan era in which, for example, some lawmakers argued against public health measures during a pandemic.
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Not only is the Legislature expected to extend the moratorium, they’re also set to make changes to the law to comply with a recent Supreme Court ruling.
“Everything that we anticipated could happen is happening. I don’t think the president is in a position to be able to lead right now.”
“(We need) a person that’s going to make a change. I don’t care what their sex is. If you have a heart to serve the people, and that’s what you do, I’m for you.”
“If we don’t make these jobs worthwhile for these caregivers, there isn’t going to be someone to care for us when we need care.”
The new COVID-19 death toll numbers of about 55,400 people is in line with the death certificate data provided to the CDC.
Much of the focus of the hearing was the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or JCOPE, the state’s current ethics agency.
Both Gillibrand and Hochul have roots in Upstate New York, and they both face the challenge of pulling New York state out of a pandemic.
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“We have an unfortunate history here in New York state that continues, and we need to turn that around.”
Jake Corman maintains the Senate’s aim is not to turn Trump’s defeat into victory, but to “getting to the bottom of everything that went on.”
“It’s not been demonstrated that there’s a need for this audit, and other folks have rejected the notion that something needs to be done as well.”
“Do you think it would be good or bad for our democracy if the events that took place at the capitol on January sixth happened after every election?”
I want to kind of let governor-to-be Hochul kind of get her sea legs and we’ll go from there.”
“You can transmit to other people. The odds are you’re going to do fine if you’re vaccinated and infected, but the person you infect may not do fine.”
“When mom gets the vaccine, she develops antibodies that do cross the placenta and provide a degree of protection to the newborn.”
“We literally created a vaccine within a year, and that’s like unheard of. The fact that it’s new, played a role in me not wanting to get the vaccine.”
Pa. adopted rules intended to protect people from market volatility like what Texas saw last winter
“It’s clear that everyone wants to keep kids in the classroom and keep extra curricular activities going.”
As of July 23, 2021, 1,242 new business certificates were filed with the Onondaga County Clerk this year. That’s over two times as many as this time last year.
Syracuse will require masks regardless of vaccination status and require proof of vaccination for all employees or regular testing.
“I’ve been in this business long enough to know that it’s not in the purview of the New York State governor to dictate to the New York State Assembly.”
“There is a lot there. You know, we didn’t just investigate sexual misconduct allegations like the Attorney General. We have investigations in several other areas that are pending.”
Nine states, including New York, have implemented new mandates aimed at curbing the spread of the more contagious variant indoors.
“It was a shock at first, then it went from shock to being flat, to a little anger, but now I’m at, ‘Let’s just get this over with.’”
To better understand the concerns of Black, Hispanic and rural residents, the group conducted a series of interviews and focus groups.
While Canada has taken a major step in reopening its border, the U.S. has not yet offered the same welcome to Canadian travelers.
“I mean, they’re adorable, but unfortunately… these two tiny birds [could] cause the livelihoods and the property values of a lot of people.”
Nearly 64% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated, a small increase compared to July
Despite warnings from good-government advocates and even some inside the Capitol that the state’s reimbursement systems are ripe for abuse.
“We will cooperate fully with the Albany sheriff and turn over all evidence related to this complainant.”
“There is an urgent need for timely advice and supervision flowing from the State Department of Health to local and school officials.”
“We can’t avoid those difficult subjects. We have to be able to talk about them, and the only way that we’re going to create good policy is to better understand it.”
Democrats will decide whether to move forward with impeachment charges against the governor. They’ve been building their own report to determine whether that’s the right move.
Federal officials said turning over things like ballots or hard drives to anyone who isn’t an election official could violate the Civil Rights Act.
“Students who are parents prioritize feeding their children over getting their own meal in order to make their tuition payments.”
“Our team of wildland firefighting experts are some of the best in the country. I commend them for their bravery and willingness to support ongoing efforts to contain these devastating wildfires.”
A pollen-sized microparticle can be fed to bees in pollen patties or a sugar syrup to help their bodies safely manage exposure to harmful pesticides.
“If these batteries are really big, can we use elements, can we use materials that are not very dangerous, that are Earth abundant, that are readily available?”
Niezgoda said that smaller infractions, and unintended smuggling, are another matter for travelers to keep in mind.
The system’s Board of Governors voted to proceed with those mergers in a unanimous vote last week, and plan to launch the new “integrated” western and northeast university systems next July.
“Parents can rest assured that sending their child to camp will not mean sending them away from expert mental health care should they need it.”
“It’s just crazy. It’s here. It’s already here. People are already smoking it. Let us just go and get a legal substance from a safe provider.”
“Why is this so important? Because whether you know it or not, almost every device, every machine you own, depends on a chip.”
“The market certainly is much tighter than it has been in the past. There’s no doubt about it.”
The move is part of the police accountability law passed by the General Assembly last July in response to the murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
“My case is gonna be made with 3 million registered Republicans who are gonna decide who they feel is their most electable, conservative Republican to take on the Democratic machine.”
“It’s going to have an enormous impact within this community just helping families make ends meet.”
Sturgeon are native to Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, but habitat loss and overfishing decimated the population, causing it to dwindle to almost nothing by the early 1900s.
Forecasters predict Pennsylvania will rake in nearly 15 percent more this year than last. That would be the largest increase of any state.
“We know that significant change must occur if we are going to ensure that accessible, affordable public higher education remains available and attractive to students.”
The Diocese has acknowledged more than 100 of its priests as being credibly accused of abuse. Nine are currently on leave pending investigations.
“We would like him to remove all dirty fossil fuel solutions, including, for example, the combined heat and power plants, which run on fracked gas. That, under Mr. Tonko’s definition, is clean energy,”
Although the Congressional maps for 2022 aren’t determined yet, 2020 candidate Kyle Van De Water says he is running again.
“Sixty-three percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients spent some, or all of their payment on paying down debt.”
“We must shed light on the unspoken traumas of the past. No matter how hard it will be.”
Black people in the Finger Lakes region face stark health disparities as a result of racism and the way it manifests, a problem magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Adult Survivors Act would create a one-year look back window for cases of adult sexual abuse. That’s similar to the Child Victims Act, legislation passed in 2019 targeted at victims of child sex abuse.
“This new era of intercollegiate athletics is upon us. We have some of the brightest young adults in the world…who now can capitalize on their name, image and likeness.”
This comes as opioid overdoses and gun violence surge across the state.
Unconventional wells produced 7.1 trillion cubic feet of gas last year, even as national and regional natural gas prices dipped in response to the pandemic.
On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that fully vaccinated Canadians returning to the country from the U.S. would no longer need to quarantine.
Claudia Tenney is among 168 other members of the House of Representatives in presenting a brief to the Supreme Court pushing for loosened restrictions on who can receive a concealed carry permit.
The state’s Department of Health is working to hire a new company under an even pricier contract to take over its contact tracing program. The previous company was fired for a massive data breach.
The money is supposed to make up for what states missed out on during the pandemic in taxes and fees — and help pay for the recovery effort over the next five years.
Opening statements began Tuesday in a landmark opioid trial against pharmaceutical companies who are being sued by the state of New York.
“I think we’re the favorite, I think it’s early in the game. To take an analogy, I think it’s in the second inning, it’s good to be up a couple runs in the second inning.”
Socializing can be challenging for children with Autism, it’s especially hard during a pandemic. But a summer program aims to help.
Immigration groups around Pennsylvania and the country want to keep pressure on Washington to include a path to citizenship in the final package.
Lawmakers are working with at least two new piles of money: $2.9 billion in unanticipated income and sales tax revenue and $7.29 billion from the federal government.
They seek a detailed list of data about the deaths of New Yorkers from COVID-19, including those tracked by the date, county and ZIP code, as well as confirmed cases of coronavirus by age group, race, and ethnicity.
The case involved a teenage cheerleader who dropped F-bombs on Snapchat. At issue was whether schools may punish students for speech that occurs online and off-campus but that may be disruptive.
“The best way to get our economy back and to rebuild our middle class is to support our unions and our workers.”
The theory — which explores narratives of American History from all perspectives — has been a common practice in higher education for decades.
Western Pennsylvania Democrat Chris Sainato spent or has been reimbursed personally for more than $1.8 million in mileage, meals, lodging, travel, and office-related costs.
Members of the Assembly held an hours-long meeting, speaking with stakeholders in the healthcare industry on what can be done to save the lives of people dealing with addiction and mental illness.
Sen. David Argall (R., Schuylkill) told Spotlight PA he does not see the “damage in doing it one more time to try to answer the concerns that people have.”
“This isn’t rocket science. It’s public policies that are the biggest lever to lift families out of poverty.”
Research from AAA shows that from 2010-2019 in New York state, 196 people were killed in crashes involving teens between those dates.
“If you add in the fact that we have had this crisis, and the governor has taken some heat for it, and the fact that people aren’t feeling better economically, I think that all comes together to produce these lower ratings.”
The Students for Solar Act passed with unanimous support in the state Senate, but never reached the floor of the Assembly for a vote.
The official launch of a new state unemployment benefits portal last Tuesday was riddled with technical hiccups.
The effort supported a wider goal of overturning or invalidating election results in several swing states, including Pennsylvania.
In May, the governor announced the fair would be open at 50% capacity, but with record low infection rates and an almost 70% vaccination rate, Cuomo said it’s time to open the gates all the way.
Republicans have described it as “comprehensive,” and the product of witness and expert testimony during a series of committee meetings earlier this year.
The last 12 months over Lake Ontario have been the driest since 1966, according to the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board.
The United States is withdrawing from Afghanistan after 20 years since invading after Sept. 11, 2001. Local Afghans who assisted American troops are pleading for the U.S. to evacuate their families.
Many aspects of the proposal may not address actual problems, one expert said.
Pennsylvania Republicans lawmakers are calling for stricter voter identification requirements, in-person early voting, signature verification of mail ballots, and other major changes.
“Business owners have seen their work and their dreams just disappear. I don’t know how many thousands of businesses have closed permanently, but it’s thousands, and that’s just a tragedy.”
The limited ticket event will honor Class of 2020 inductees Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons after the coronavirus pandemic scrapped last year’s ceremony for the first time since 1960.
“We all take water for granted. We bathe in it. We cook with it. We drink it. It’s not until something goes wrong with the water that we realize how dependent we are on it.”
“With a 62 to nothing vote in the senate just last week, I don’t know what else they need to know or learn about the bill, I think they just need to bring it to the floor.”
Originally known as the Niagara Mohawk Power Plant, the facility operated from the 1950s until 2015. Decommissioning began last year.
“If you have a shortage of something, it’s because the price is too low. So, if you have a shortage of labor, maybe you should consider paying them more”
Pennsylvania hopes to bring down a boom in the gypsy moth population, spraying for the invasive species of caterpillar in 19 counties, including northwest Pennsylvania.
The two bills would, respectively, allow people who’ve served their full sentence to have records sealed in most cases, and reduce the likelihood that technical parole violations will land them back in prison.
Hundreds of Native American children’s remains were recently found in a mass grave at a residential school site in Canada. The U.S. also sent Native children to such schools and local Haudenosaunee people are still seeking justice.
The Elder Parole measure would require a person who is 55 or older to be considered for release by the parole board if they’ve served at least 15 years of their sentence.
“There’s still a segment of the population who are apprehensive, who are on the fence, and that’s why this event is going to be critical.”
“The Senate passing it is fantastic. That the assembly hasn’t passed it is mystifying, unless you look at it as part of a pattern.”
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – When Corey Fram looks out of his window at work he sees both the American and Canadian flags flying high. “It’s on my property in the United States, but we carry two flags here, a lot of places and that means something to us,” said Fram, the director of the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council. The US-Canadian border remains closed until June 21, when it will be readdressed. Fram said the lack of communication between the two countries throughout the pandemic has really hurt border towns within the Thousand Islands. “There just seems to be no international discussion between the United States on what easing these border restrictions are going to look like,” he said.
After June 28, only unvaccinated people will need to wear masks on Penn State’s campus.
“I’m the manager at a bank, I’m looking to hire somebody. I can’t know if this person stole money in his previous job, or her previous job.”
“The local law has to be adopted on or before Dec. 31, 2021. That’s coming up really quickly. It’s like a one or done shot. If you adopt it on Jan. 1, it has no effect.”
The bipartisan measure comes in response to an ongoing investigation by Spotlight PA and The Caucus
“It is not just sufficient to say that abortion is a right that everybody has access to. We have to also make it accessible.”
“Teens are faced with more distractions than ever before, leading to deadly mistakes, and parents are the best line of defense.”
“So many of these local governments have not had the resources to give the proper recognition posthumously to these people and remember them.”
“Gaming is one of the hottest, and fastest growing industries and companies close to home. More people do video games than watch movies. Look at Hollywood. We can become the Hollywood of gaming.”
“The car is a way of life here. It is not just for recreational purposes. People need this to go to work. People need this to take care of business.”
“I still have a hard time believing that it wasn’t intentional, even with what was reported today.”
From state parks to independently owned, campgrounds across New York State are seeing record numbers of advance reservations.
After weeks of widespread demonstrations, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a number of measures last July that he said “[made] progress in keeping every Pennsylvanian safe.”
“Trying to get ten toddlers to keep a mask on is a feat that’s impossible. It’s very, very difficult. We can barely get them to keep their shoes on, let alone a mask on their face.”
78% of New Yorkers want the option, implemented during the pandemic, to be made permanent in New York.
“Ticks are part of our landscape now, and they’re part of our lives, so if we like to be outside and enjoy all of what the outdoors has to offer, we need to be prepared to protect ourselves.”
“This has rekindled a flame of righteousness, and righteous indignation that has been smoldering for centuries. We are in the midst of a racial reckoning in this country.”
The Critical Incident Committee will look at police shootings. Another, called the Use of Force Committee, will review incidents when police hurt or killed someone and a gun wasn’t involved.
The ballot questions were widely seen as a referendum on the Wolf administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The “Love Our NY Lands” campaign will include in-person education at trailheads in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the hiking season.
Ballots are still being counted. The process will likely continue for at least another day.
Barletta, a former Hazleton mayor and four-term member of Congress, has far more electoral experience than any other potential challenger for the GOP nomination.
“Marginalized New Yorkers who can’t pay the arbitrary fees baked into nearly every step of our state’s legal process deserve a justice system that doesn’t pick their pockets and jeopardize their freedom.”
The Governor also announced that beaches and pools will operate with 6′ social distancing, with the goal to reopen them to 100% capacity by July 4.
“There’s a great value in using theater as a transformative process through which people can explore their own lives.”
“For instance, I had an elderly Asian man tell me he went out on the street, and he was spat upon by somebody.”
“I’m still a Republican, but I’m hanging on by the skin of my teeth because how quickly the party has divorced itself from truth and reason.”
A new federal program will provide low-income residents with a monthly stipend to help pay for internet service.
A few different versions of one of the ballot questions were designed and then randomly assigned each of the voters to answer one.
The missing statue is that of “Tom,” a runaway slave in torn clothing, his hand outstretched toward another statue, that of Catherine Harris. Harris and her father were the first “colored” people in Jamestown.
“I think it’s going to be excellent trout fishing, especially for beginners because the stocked trout are hungry and not too bright.”
There are strict orders in quarantine counties aimed at stopping the invasive pest’s spread westward or even between municipalities within a county.
“We really feel that our population of loved ones is just being completely disregarded.”
The suit was filed by eight Republicans hoping to keep or earn county legislature seats. It was one of multiple similar lawsuits filed across the state.
“Many of these disasters, while often short-lived, have long and complex recovery periods lasting weeks, months, and in some cases, years or decades.”
“If passed, this legislation would pose a serious threat to public safety. Day care providers would have no way to ensure the people they hire to look after your children are not violent criminals.”
“We do need to find a way to pay for all the transportation, housing, industrial changes that the state will undertake.”
The CAB exists as a place where charter schools can challenge decisions made by their local school boards.
The rules of the Crush the Commonwealth ride are simple, yet extreme: Meet at Point State Park in Pittsburgh, be there for a 5 a.m. start, and then “ride yer damn bike.”
“These are growing pains. And the people that can navigate the growing pains, both with patience, intelligence and capital, they could come out in the next 3-5 years being pretty successful.”
“As we set our sights on the fall semester and reopening our campuses, we hope to be able to lift many more COVID-related restrictions in the weeks and months to come.”
DiNapoli believes there is an opportunity to set aside the new revenues to make sure the state is in a good position in case of an emergency, such as another lockdown.
“This does not kneecap the governor such that the governor isn’t able to operate as an executive.”
“Whether you smoke, vape, take edibles — getting behind the wheel when you are under the influence poses a risk to everyone on the road.”
The proposed northeastern entity would consist of Lock Haven, Mansfield, and Bloomsburg Universities.
The Legislature could place Stefanik and Tenney in the same district. Both are outspoken conservative women.
Organizations meet new needs of people they have already built trust with.
“It is time to begin removing certain restrictions and regulations that are no longer necessary, so we can safely reopen and rebuild our state’s economy,”
Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt said he was concerned about a proposed fee in the legislation that would charge fossil fuel companies $55 per ton of greenhouse gases.
“The fair will be open, mark it on your calendar, start to plan to buy tickets and vendors start to get ready.”
Fracking caused upheaval over the disruption and environmental degradation in the rural communities surrounding Williamsport, and challenged the rural values of independence and sovereignty over private property.
“While we, the United States, and our genius created the chips, and we are the leader in creating the most advanced chips, we don’t make them here as much as we should.”
“I’ll go inside the bathroom, just for a quick second, and I’ll cry. But then I’m like, you know what, let me get myself together, everything’s going to be OK.”
“All of this money, the $3.5 million in housing relief ultimately goes to landlords, we are helping them out.”
“It could really change the whole way that child care is done, it could change the child care system going forward.”
“Right now we’re looking to negotiate.”
“We know that real justice is not found in a single conviction. Real justice is transformative, systemic change.”
“School is not just a place where they learn academics. It’s how they learn to get along with other kids their same age — how to navigate and negotiate all that.”
“New York State’s pension fund is at the leading edge of investors addressing climate risk, because investing for the low-carbon future is essential to protect the fund’s long-term value.”
60% approve the Democrat’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and about half (51%) do not believe Cuomo should resign.
“We know this has been a really hard year and a half. We are going to put resources behind education to prop the kids back up, give them time to maneuver through these changes and then get back on track with their education.”
“Pennsylvania would increase security of its election, lighten the burden on election officials, and ensure that all voters have an opportunity to return their ballot and ensure that it’s counted.”
“(M)y opinion is that none of the officers, their impact, individually or collectively, would have caused or contributed to that cardiac arrest.”
New York state leaders say an agreement has been reached concerning the decommissioning and cleanup of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in the lower Hudson Valley.
While some of his Republican colleagues have said otherwise, the speaker is touting mask-wearing and vaccinations as “important to reducing the spread of the virus.”
The Finger Lakes VA system administered nearly 1,000 J&J vaccines. That included pop-up clinics in Rochester for veterans at risk of homelessness.
Horne had been dismissed after a November 2006 incident in which she has maintained she tried to stop a fellow officer from choking a man during an arrest.
The final phases have been on hold since late last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but all workers have to do now is some fine-tuning and system tests.
When the ice melts each spring, the ship visits each of the five lakes to measure basic water quality and sample the “lower food web” — the tiny animals, plants, and algae that support fish and other aquatic life.
The assistance covers things like transportation, transfer of remains, a casket or urn, clergy or officiant services, ceremony arrangement, burial plot or cremation, and headstone markers.
“You have to respect what’s happening with COVID, and make sure not only the students are safe but the family and friends that would come on to campus.”
“There’s nothing extraordinary in what the Supreme Court did in interpreting these [election] statutes. It’s what they do every day.”
In the Finger Lakes region, 97% of vaccine doses received have been administered, according to the state.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the national unemployment rate for March was around 6%. Meanwhile, that number for New York State was still at around 8.8% as of February.
Buffalo’s ballpark underwent several capital projects and adjustments – paid for by the Jays organization – to help it meet Major League Baseball facility standards.
“A lot of these storm pipes are undersized. So they become overwhelmed with stormwater particularly after significant rain events and flooding.”
The two new candidates come after Republican Southern Tier Rep. Tom Reed announced he will not seek elected office again.
“Now, do I go take a COVID test every time I get symptomatic with my allergies? What do I do?”
Voters will elect a slew of new judges to Pennsylvania’s three statewide appellate courts — judges who will no doubt shape important policy in the state for at least the next decade.
“Out of respect for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court process and the claimants, the Diocese declines comment.”