While plans for the new Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences facility pre-date the pandemic by several years, its opening comes at a time when many hospitals face nursing shortages.
While plans for the new Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences facility pre-date the pandemic by several years, its opening comes at a time when many hospitals face nursing shortages.
There are pros and cons to a ballot proposal that would guarantee New Yorkers’ rights to clean air and water.
The regulations follow guidelines set by the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which allows three mature plants and three immature plants per person.
The Wolf administration could implement new oversight of recovery homes by mid-2022, though challenges could cause delays.
Two current members of the Oneonta Common Council are running for the position. Republican candidate Len Carson and Democratic candidate Mark Drnek discussed their vision for the city in a debate Wednesday.
“This is something that’s with us every single day. It affects our relationships, it affects our behavior, and it will continue to for quite some time.”
“We definitely recommend for this election that voters do their homework…know what these proposals are.”
“It flies as well, but it’s a weak flyer. So the main way it moves from place to place over long distances, is through human movement.”
The Census Bureau also estimates the poverty rate in Scranton is nearly double that of Pennsylvania’s.
The candidates strongly differed over the management of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.
Ken Butler will not be on the ballot, but has been rallying support for a write-in campaign.
“We’re at higher risk of these issues by virtue of seeking health care in a system that does not serve us.”
“This will allow people who have not properly registered to vote, to be able to register to vote on the day of the election, and cast a ballot.”
The governor and Democratic lawmakers want to make affirmative consent policies standard practice at Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
“(The state attorney general) had a motive to draw every possible inference against the governor, who was a political rival.”
“15 simple words, each person shall have a right to clean air and clean water and a healthful environment.”
“The ballot is extremely long in several of our counties and they’re like up to three pages, which means that the cost of returning those ballots is more than just a single stamp.”
Educators say there’s a clear choice: Limit the spread of the virus, or risk going back to online and hybrid learning.
Both candidates will participate in a League of Women Voters Debate to discuss their candidacy and perspective on several policy issues impacting the city.
Experts aren’t exactly certain of any specific immediate legal implications of the amendment.
Many school district leaders have a dilemma — they have all this federal money, but they can’t use it to hire the teachers and staff they need.
“It’s safer, safer for motorists, safer for highway safety workers and more cost-effective than a quarter-million dollar truck.”
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“Your community, your neighbors, are working in those ERs around the clock, and they are tired, and they are getting really taxed.”
“They’re worried about inflation, they’re worried about jobs, they’re worried about all sorts of things. world affairs.”
“We have an opportunity here. Let’s make the best of it. Pennsylvania’s Hispanic community is ready to be a steward of change rather than victims of it.”
“It’s a unique archaeological case in that we’re searching for evidence of something that was really working hard to not be seen.”
The IBEW’s now outspoken support of Greenidge indicates that opponents may face a broader front in their efforts to pass legislation implementing a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining.
The New York Court of Appeals ordered the state pay the additional money 15 years ago, but the decision was never fully carried out.
Gun ownership is on the rise nationwide, and with the biggest jump being among Black people, some of them have started gun clubs.
These races are more contentious than ever, but getting information can be difficult.
“We know that the vast majority of people who go through the criminal court system in New York State, are lower income individuals.”
While the county can use FEMA public assistance to repair schools and other publicly-funded institutions, its residential neighbors are not eligible.
“It’s important, again, that we use these funds to provide lifesaving drugs, and lifesaving treatment.”
“I apologized for the pain that those poor families had to endure. It was a very emotional meeting.”
“They’re trying to figure out how to make their inventory as accessible to their customers as they can.”
“At the end of the day, it was getting resources to counties that were struggling each and every day.”
Governor Hochul, who was virtually unknown before she took over, has a 55% approval rating, according to the Marist College poll.
The decision only allows health care workers to request religious exemptions to the mandate, for the time being.
Schumer said the $1 trillion bill would create thousands of union jobs to complete federally-funded infrastructure projects.
Fiala endorsed Gov. Kathy Hochul for reelection in 2022 during her first week as the Broome Democrats’ second-term party chair.
A combined shortage of labor, material, and transportation has made it difficult for stores like Tops and Wegmans to keep many items in stock.
“You go back to the 1930s when thousands of people in Syracuse of Italian extraction, gave their nickels and dimes and quarters to build that monument.”
The lawmaker argues even though all 67 counties certified their results, the Department of State’s actions in 2020 deserve more scrutiny.
“All eyes are on what happens with this particular facility.”
The increase expected in natural gas prices locally, and around the world is partly attributed to the global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As immunity wanes, more vaccinated people in Pa. are getting sick with the virus.
Workers who are represented by one of 14 collective bargaining contracts can still opt for weekly testing in lieu of a vaccine.
“We must never allow this unprecedented abuse of power to happen again.”
“At the end of my term, whenever it ends, no one will ever describe my administration as a toxic work environment.”
“People are tired, and we’ve seen a significant resurgence here. There’s a significant demand in our emergency rooms, in our COVID unit, in our ICU, and so, we need all hands on deck.”
The law will require better addiction treatment for prison inmates, and divert some offenders into rehab programs instead of jail.
The Senate proposal would end the ability of voters to place themselves on a permanent list to receive mail-in ballots.
The new Cannabis Control Board wants to ramp up New York’s recreational marijuana industry, that’s expected to roll out next year.
Newcomb said she wants to prioritize transparency, especially with the county correctional facility, as well as increase community outreach initiatives.
Employees must get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8th or face termination.
“These aren’t small repairs. A furnace is anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000.”
“Prisons are a hotbed of infectious disease transmission they have been for since they’ve been designed and utilized.”
Texas-based pipeline builder Energy Transfer faces 48 criminal charges related to construction of its Mariner East pipeline project.
Cuomo never submitted the book contract to the panel, and the full commission never voted to approve the arrangement.
“That position has never been funded to the degree that it should be.”
Upset at leaks about a federal investigation of the PSERS pension fund, board leaders have cut off other board members from legal briefings.
The money will come from a $4.5 billion settlement reached earlier this year with Purdue Pharma, and the Sackler family.
“We have a governor who has proven she can do the job and do it with distinction. We have a governor, who by any measure has earned our support.”
A shortage of veterinarians in New York State is making it difficult for people to find care for their pets.
“I think the decision has been made not to eliminate it, that we’re going to accept it.”
All of the state’s hospitals are required to have an emergency staffing plan in place to make up for shortages, and the Governor questioned whether those plans were deployed.
COVID-19 is adding stress to Pennsylvania’s underfunded behavioral health care system.
“I’m the most prepared person to assume this responsibility, and I am going to ask the voters at some point for their faith in me again.”
With two units closed, the nursing home has reduced its capacity from 300 to 216 beds.
“More than 820,000 Americans are on the waitlist to receive care. Families may have to wait as long as five years, to get home care services that they need for their loved ones who are aging or disabled.”
The fire last weekend is considered suspicious, and investigators are looking into it.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has widened the federal scrutiny of Pennsylvania’s mammoth public school pension plan.
The governor estimates that hundreds of hospitals workers have been laid off or suspended for refusing the vaccine.
“These folks here get an ultimatum and a pink slip, and a kick in the butt and sent out the door. It’s wrong.”
Treatments include “trap-trees” with a synthetic insecticide, a full-year applied pesticide, and treating any egg masses with a soybean-based product.
Licensed child care providers can now apply for one-time grants to help them retain and recruit personnel and cover operational costs.
When asked directly at the end of the event if she was running for governor next year, James jokingly interrupted the questioner and took her exit.
About 97% of students enrolled at SUNY schools across New York have complied with the mandate, according to a SUNY spokesperson.
Dr. Bassett was previously the commissioner of health for NYC, but left to lead Harvard’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights.
Late Wednesday afternoon, the district identified the issue as a regulator on the secondary boiler.
Next week, Barlow will kick off a solo tour with three dates in Rochester, Ithaca and Buffalo.
“We provided them with access to resources and really talked to those individuals one-on-one to reassure them.”
Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s retirement is leaving a rare power vacuum in one of the country’s swingiest swing states.
“I’ve spent my entire career, most of my life, pushing and advocating and fighting on behalf of the people and against injustice and inertia.”
Any household experiencing homelessness will be eligible to live there without income-based restrictions.
“I’m hoping we can manage through that and not have a tremendous number of people in any one department who are missing.”
Company cites lack of environmental permits from New Jersey.
“Our numbers had gotten so low that we did not need to continue the rapid testing site. But the numbers are going up.”
The order allows licensed health care professionals in other states and countries, as well as retired workers and recent graduates to practice in New York.
The cause of the fire is listed as suspicious but still under investigation. Cameras reportedly showed a person on the back porch.
“Gasoline and diesel fuel vehicles are responsible for smog, toxic particulate matter that drives adverse health outcomes.”
“They can be prosecuted up to 25 years in prison if they’re convicted of running a trafficking ring. So it puts teeth.”
The FBI and federal prosecutors launched a criminal probe of the $70 billion PSERS plan in March.
“If the auction proceeded, the opportunity to preserve the land for conservation and public access could have been lost forever.”
Investigators said Dennis Brown inflated his income illegally and used the town’s credit card for personal use.
Later, speaking to reporters, the governor said she wanted to intensify the focus on reviving downtown areas in struggling cities.
The Rochester police served the officer with departmental charges, but it was not specific about what kinds of charges were filed.
“It does not have to happen, my friends, it does not have to happen. What is looming for Monday is completely avoidable and there are no excuses.”
“There has to be some level of ‘Wow, this property is something that we would like to open to the public.'”
“I think I made very clear on my first day in office that I’ll be looking to build a new team. There will be other changes forthcoming.”
About 7,000 prisoners will still be counted as residents of the districts where their prisons are located.
The pandemic caused an unprecedented number of temporary and permanent job losses, with over 4.7 million New Yorkers collecting benefits.
There have been calls for Howard Zucker’s removal over decisions he made during the COVID-19 pandemic, like decisions related to nursing homes.
Lee Zeldin is currently the favorite for the nomination among leaders from the Republican party; county chairs designated him as the presumptive nominee.
“It’s like a race against Mother Nature.”
60 percent of parents also revealed they’d prefer having remote learning as an available option, full or part time.
“We were also trying to run safe polling places and also deal with the additional attention that came from a very contentious presidential election.”
“I would be remiss not to note that over the last couple of years, there has been a great change, but they’ve really put a burden on our boards.”
“A lot of our staff is out doing their regulatory jobs, that need to happen, and it leaves us less infrastructure for doing the case investigation.”
“When we can get together and talk about where there’s common ground, we’re much more productive.”
“This is a major, major initiative to deliver clean, healthier air and more electricity to New York City.”
The compounds, known as Neonicotinoids, or “neonics,” have been widely used during the past 15 years in a pre-treatment for corn, soy and wheat seeds.
“I’d love to be able to [test] our whole school, but you’re talking, you know, 5000 tests a week. We do not have that capacity.”
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.
“We’ve ended AAUCONNECT’s fraudulent practices and run out the clock on their illegal operation.”
“I think it is starting to get back on track, and part of that, the fact that we can get specific, county-specific, data on our applications is really going to help us help people.”
“I’m honored that my peers in county government have elected me to serve this great organization at this critical time.”
“This is an attack on our country’s greatest freedom,” Williams said. “It’s an attack on our right to vote.”
“You’re not going to restore the trust of the people of New York if you keep playing the same games over and over.”
Instead of unveiling just one proposed set of maps, the commission released two versions.
“When you have such a highly vaccinated population, we do know the breakthrough cases are possible.”
“If you’re watching the national news, the scariest announcements coming out every morning are the number of children contracting Covid.”
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 still is a digital divide, particularly in rural parts of the state, and for lower-income New Yorkers.”
“We believe this step will result in a flurry of attempts to circumvent the well-reasoned vaccination requirement.”
“Our very important caregivers, our essential caregivers, you called them heroes a year ago, and now you’re expecting them to take cuts to their vital benefits.”
“There still is a digital divide, particularly in rural parts of the state, and for lower-income New Yorkers, who don’t have access or can’t afford a home subscription.”
The process of passing a congressional map, which the state must do every decades, is essentially the same as passing a bill into law.
“I guarantee I did not know I was pregnant with my first child at six weeks. I actually went on a whitewater rafting trip.”
“And unfortunately, the vast majority of the changes have been for the worse, not for the better.”
“I feel confident that the College is poised for even greater success in the years to come.”
“98% of all farms in New York are family owned. I think in order to keep that number so high…the milk prices definitely need to go up.”
“The goal [of this hearing] is simply to stoke distrust and division. The most exasperating part of it all is that everyone on this panel knows that.”
“Last year, when everything really started way way back, there was this myth that kids can’t get it, and kids can’t spread it. And that’s obviously been proven way false.”
“On that day itself, every half hour or hour, someone would come in and say, ‘did you know so and so was killed? Did you know someone else was missing, or was in the tower?’ And you just had this momentary sense of incredible loss.”
Average daily attendance at this year’s State Fair was down by more than 50% from the 2019 fair, primarily because of the pandemic.
The Watertown base transformed from a peacetime installation of the 1990’s post-Cold War era, to a deployment hub on a war footing.
“I really feel in my heart pretty strongly that my exposure to… the pollution, the things going on after September 11th, have to do with that diagnosis.”
Wegmans said that by making the switch to fiber cartons, it will eliminate 625,000 pounds of foam from its stores every year.
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“Nobody wanted to have unilateral government, whether that be from the executive or from the legislature. What people voted for…was cooperative government.”
“The biggest challenge for our hospitals is not…the beds. Just like last year, it’s staffing. Staffing is now what we need.”
The DEC requested Greenidge specifically outline how its operation will meet the state’s emissions goals under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
“If those people can’t get tested and those people don’t get vaccinated, then they’re not going to be able to go to school and that is going to cause major problems for schools to be able to be reopened.”
“What’s happening in the watershed in terms of land use and these precipitation patterns means that these boundaries shift.”
Van De Water, a Republican, unsuccessfully challenged Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19th District in 2020.
They can cause a lot of different problems. One of the things we see with that is significant damage to the liver, a lot of times.”
“I want them to know that it’s personal for so many of us.”
“I think we’re having a good fair, it could be a little busier, but we’re having a good time, and we’re going to be okay.”
“(W)hen hurricanes occur the rainfall associated with them is more intense because of human-induced climate change and Ida will not be an exception.”
“There should be something in the legislation that allows for the public to comment remotely. This legislation doesn’t do that.”
“A lot of the older adult care facilities completely shut us out, just for safety purposes, and kind of not bringing outsiders into their communities.”
“These are people that wrote the bill. They should’ve had these people in mind when they wrote those statutes.”
This week marks ten years since flood waters from Tropical Storm Lee left residents in Owego displaced, without electricy, and scrambling to save their homes. WSKG is sharing some of their stories.
“Our soils aren’t that deep and are full of rocks and clay – if you try to dig around here, it’s pretty difficult. So our soils saturate rapidly.”
“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, the landlord gets to have a hearing. I think that goes a long way, and the landlord has a say in court now.”
“Not fixing something that you know needs to be fixed now, because the money just doesn’t allow for it at this moment.”
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.
“They lost it once and they knew what it was like and they didn’t want to lose it again.”
“It’s going to be very, very difficult to provide the same level of healthcare if we are, all of a sudden, starting to see people walk off the job and leave the healthcare industry.”
It is entirely up to Pope Francis regarding his acceptance of the resignation and when it will become effective.
“Our nurses have not had any input on safe staffing levels – we certainly have had our opinions, but we have never really been asked to share those.”
“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.”
“Open up this process further than you already have. Make it easy for the public to follow and participate.”
“I was like, ‘oh my gosh, oh my gosh, what do I do?'”
“I’ve toured the plant, there’s a huge wall there and they say it’s ready for a thousand year flood. So I’m pretty confident. There’s redundant systems, things are behind concrete walls. So there may be minor destruction but nothing like happened on September 2011.”
“You have to be at a point where you have plans in place where you can adjust accordingly, and still maintain an education for our students.”
“(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.”