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More than $200 million available for SNAP benefits statewide (access required)

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The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will continue to offer maximum food benefits to all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, the agency said last week. The benefits distribution will push more than $200 million in federal ...

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Senate passage of Innovation and Competition Act could have implications for Rochester region (access required)

The Science Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) proposed for Genesee County, with buildings superimposed into the image. The Tonawanda Seneca Nation has filed suit, saying the project will cause environmental harm to "Big Woods," its territory on the western edge of STAMP (file image).

The U.S. Senate’s passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act could be the blueprint needed to make New York a global innovation and semiconductor hub, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said this week. Schumer, a staunch advocate of the state’s ...

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