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Inner Loop North project one step closer to reality (access required)

The Inner Loop North Transformation Project could finally move forward as a result of legislation passed by the House of Representatives. The project was submitted as part of this year’s Surface Transportation Member Designated Projects and would expand on the ...

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County leaders applaud legislation passed in final days of 2021 session (access required)

The New York State Association of Counties is touting what the organization calls major victories for local governments in the recently concluded state legislative session. “Over the last year we’ve seen how vital it is to have strong local governments ...

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Unshackle Upstate releases 2021 advocacy agenda (access required)

Unshackle Upstate, a pro-taxpayer education and advocacy organization, has released its 2021 Advocacy Agenda. The group again takes issue with taxes, prevailing wage mandates and the Scaffold Law, but this year also addresses the pandemic. “Given the state of New ...

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Schumer introduces legislation to bolster semiconductor industry (access required)

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has introduced bipartisan legislation that promises to bolster U.S. leadership in the microelectronics sector that could have implications for Rochester’s photonics and semiconductor industry. Citing concerns that China is catching up to the U.S. in microelectronics ...

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Limo tragedy leads to new laws in NY (access required)

A deadly crash in Schoharie County has led to landmark limousine reforms in New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed a comprehensive package of legislation putting new reforms and safety standards into place. The legislation stems from an ...

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New labor law causing anxiety on N.Y. farms (access required)

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Farmworkers Bill into law last week, farmworker advocates were cheered, and many farmers were seriously dismayed. The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020, and would require overtime pay for workers after ...

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