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First Long Island Wind Farm Now Completed

Governor Kathy Hochul, alongside the United States Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and other elected officials, announced the completion of the landmark South Fork Wind project, with all 12 offshore wind turbines constructed and the wind farm successfully delivering power to Long Island and the Rockaways. The event marks a historic milestone as New […]

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Mayor Adams Boosts Pay for 80,000 Human Services Workers

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a $741 million investment for an estimated 80,000 human services workers employed by non-profit organizations with a city contract as part of a new cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). The human services workforce — which is overwhelmingly female at 66 percent and 46 percent women of color — remains […]

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NYC Mayor Names New Communications Team

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced the appointment of and elevation of key members of the City Hall communications team halfway through his first term. On the communications team, Ryan Birchmeier will serve as communications director, Erika Tannor will join the administration as first deputy communications director, and Noah Levine has […]

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Governor Sending National Guard to NYC Subways

Governor Kathy Hochul announced a five-point plan to utilize state resources to protect New Yorkers on the subways. This includes sending the National Guard and NYS Police to assist the NYPD with bag checks, a new bill that would permit transit bans for individuals that assault other passengers, adding new cameras to protect conductor cabins, […]

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NY Awards Two Offshore Wind Projects Worth $2 Billion

New York State has conditionally awarded two offshore wind projects from its fourth offshore wind solicitation – a planned 810-megawatt project, Empire Wind 1, (developed by Equinor) and Sunrise Wind, a planned 924-megawatt project (developed by Orsted and Eversource). The competitively selected projects will create more than 800 near-term family-sustaining construction jobs and invest $2 […]

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NYS Awards $1.4 Billion to Southern Tier Schools, $123 Million to Binghamton Univ.

Governor Kathy Hochul highlighted FY 2025 Budget investments in the Southern Tier during a visit to Binghamton University. The Governor announced $1.4 billion in school aid for the Southern Tier – a $10 million increase in aid – as well as $123 million for renovations and maintenance at Binghamton University. The budget also includes $84.7 […]

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NY Awards $20 Million to Improve Emergency Communications

Governor Kathy Hochul announced $20 million in state funding has been awarded to seven counties and New York City to improve emergency communications and protect New Yorkers. The Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant program funding will be used to aid county governments to improve and enhance local emergency response capabilities by investing in public safety communications […]


Comptroller Reports State Contracts and Payments for December

In December, the NY Office of the State Comptroller approved 2,332 contracts for state agencies and public authorities valued at $75.6 billion and approved nearly 1.8 million payments worth more than $15.6 billion. The office rejected 212 contracts and related transactions valued at $15.4 billion and nearly 1,800 payments valued at nearly $12.6 million, primarily […]


Long Island Man Sentenced to 12 Years for $336 Million Fraud

A New York man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay over $336 million in restitution for a years-long fraud scheme in which he and his co-conspirators, including physicians throughout the country, defrauded multiple health insurance companies out of hundreds of millions of dollars. According to court documents and evidence […]

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NY Launches Tuition Assistance Programs for SUNY, CUNY Workforce Development

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the first-ever Tuition Assistance Program eligibility to cover hundreds of SUNY and CUNY non-degree programs that lead to jobs in high-demand, growing fields. The expansion builds on the support offered through TAP, New York State’s 50-year-old financial assistance program, which provides direct aid to students. “Tuition assistance for […]

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NSF to Award Binghamton University $15 Million for Battery Research Hub

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the New Energy New York (NENY) Storage Engine as a Regional Innovation Engine (NSF Engine) as a part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The NENY Storage Engine, anchored at Binghamton University in New York’s Southern Tier Region, will receive up to $15 million for two […]

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NY Launches Overtime Credit Portal for Farmers

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the State’s new Farm Employer Overtime Credit advance portal, which is now open for farmers to register and begin preparing the documents they will need to apply for reimbursement. Later this year, eligible farm employers may apply to the Department of Agriculture and Markets for a certificate of […]

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Morgan Stanley to Pay $153 Million for Deceptive Practices

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James Smith, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that Morgan Stanley & Co. entered into a non-prosecution agreement (the “NPA”) with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and agreed to […]

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NY Settles With Real Estate Broker for $260,000

Governor Kathy Hochul announced a settlement with New York City-based real estate brokerage firm City Wide Apartments, Inc. after a state investigation found that the firm charged excessive broker fees – in one instance collecting over $20,000 in additional fees – to tenants looking for housing. “With our state staring down a housing crisis, excessive […]

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NYC Mayor Agrees to Labor Deal With 911 Operators, Supervisors

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Office of Labor Relations (OLR) Commissioner Renee Campion announced agreements with District Council 37 (DC 37) and Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180, collectively representing over 1,000 911 operators and their supervisors. In two years, and less than a year after its first agreement […]