ALBANY, NY — Sen. John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) recently honored high school valedictorians, salutatorians and honored students from 18 high schools in the 42nd senate district at his annual “Excellence in Education” event in Albany.
ALBANY, NY — The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on May 14 struck down a 1992 federal law that prevents most states from legalizing sports betting. Analysts expect that to lead to sports betting operations in several states including New York.
ALBANY, NY — When the New York State Legislature finalized the state budget on March 31, one of the elements was $5 million that will go to pay for environmental and design activities for Route 17. Specifically, the money will be used for a project that will expand the highway to three lanes in each direction.
ALBANY, NY — Lawmakers in Albany approved a $168 budget on March 31, squeaking in before the April 1 deadline. High among Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s goals for the budget were elements that would soften the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed in December 2017, which ended the full deduction of state and local taxes from federal tax payments.
ALBANY, NY — The Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee on March 13 approved and advanced to the Senate Finance Committee Senator John Bonacic's legislation that would legalize sports betting in New York State.
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ALBANY, NY — The New York State Senate voted on March 6 to pass a package of school safety measures that supporters say would strengthen security and help keep students safe.
ALBANY, NY — Jen Metzger, a councilwoman in the Ulster County Town of Rosendale, announced on February 16 that she is considering a run for the senate seat currently held by Sen. John Bonacic in New York’s 42nd state senate district. A press release says that she is expected to make a formal announcement about her candidacy in March.
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has advocated for early voting in the past, but this is the first time he’s suggeesting spending state money for it. In an amendment to his proposed budget, Cuomo on February 12 added $7 million to the Fiscal Year 2019 Executive Budget to pay for early voting in every county in New York.
ALBANY, NY — The New York State Assembly has passed legislation that would change the date of this year’s primary election from Tuesday, September 11, to Thursday, September 13.