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Governor declares state of emergency as polio cases continue to spread
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Governor declares state of emergency as polio cases continue to spread

As more cases of poliovirus are detected in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul issued an executive order on Friday declaring a state disaster emergency, increasing the availability of resources to protect New Yorkers against paralytic disease. In hopes of bolstering the immunization drive, the E.O. immediately expands the network of polio vaccine administrators […]

Legislature passes first statewide moratorium on cryptomining so DEC can study its impact
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Legislature passes first statewide moratorium on cryptomining so DEC can study its impact

In the final hours of session, the Legislature passed the nation’s first statewide moratorium on cryptomining. Grassroots environmental advocates — with a coalition of elected officials, small business owners, and winemakers — successfully beat back millions of dollars in lobbying from the crypto industry. Advocates and Assembly member Anna Kelles, […]

Calling the FY23 budget a “deep betrayal,” Citizen Action still pushing its legislative agenda
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Calling the FY23 budget a “deep betrayal,” Citizen Action still pushing its legislative agenda

The social activist group Citizen Action of New York has called the 2023 state budget “a betrayal of everyday New Yorkers,” and vowed to keep fighting for their priority programs and legislation until the end of session.  “The budget is a moral document, because it is the clearest statement of […]