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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)

Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor is focused on energy efficient innovations in an effort to reduce global energy use. The Rochester site develops and manufactures image sensor devices for commercial, industrial and professional imaging applications, including machine vision, surveillance, traffic monitoring, medical and scientific imaging and photography. (Photo by Velvet Spicer)

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)

The passenger side of the vehicle in the 2018 Schoharie limousine crash. (Photo by the National Transportation Safety Board)

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)

New York farmers can now apply for losses in the value of their sweet cherry crops.

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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