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Skoufis plans listening sessions in 39th District

State Sen. James Skoufis will speak with constituents at Betty’s Country Kitchen in Washingtonville on Tuesday, the first of 10 “Skoufis on Your Street” sessions he plans to hold at eateries and other businesses in the 39th Senate District. The Washingtonville visit starts at noon and is scheduled to last an hour and a half, […]

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Metzger, Skoufis led local Albany delegation in fundraising

Freshman Sens. Jen Metzger and James Skoufis each raised almost $100,000 in the first half of the year, the biggest campaign hauls among the eight state lawmakers representing parts of Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. Campaign finance reports filed Monday reinforce the fundraising edge that comes with being in a majority party – and the […]

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Neuhaus reports $49,000 on hand after six-month hiatus

Getting deployed to Iraq for military duty for the first six months of the year meant a fundraising drought for Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, who collected a dozen donations totaling $1,500 in July at the end of the fundraising period, according to the disclosure report his campaign filed on Monday. Neuhaus, a Republican who […]

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Metzger raises a torrent of individual donations in first six months

Sen. Jen Metzger has raised $98,000 since taking office in January and collected the bulk of it with a deluge of 490 individual donations, most of them for modest amounts. The Rosendale Democrat received around $84,000 in total contributions from individual supporters, while roughly $14,000 came from unions, other candidates and organizations like Planned Parenthood’s […]

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Delgado campaign raises $673,000 in three months (corrected)

Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado has more than $1 million in his campaign war chest at the midpoint of his first year in office after raking in another large sum in the second quarter. Delgado, whose fundraising prowess helped propel him to victory in a seven-way primary and then his bid to unseat Republican Rep. John […]

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Lawmakers cheer renewal of fund to compensate ailing 9/11 responders

Emergency workers suffering serious illnesses caused by toxic dust at Ground Zero won an emotional victory on Friday when the House overwhelmingly approved a bill that will prolong a compensation fund for them and fill a looming shortage that threatened to slash their payments. The vote took place a month after Jon Stewart, the comic […]

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Judge denies stay in religious exemption case

A judge hearing a case brought by Orange County civil rights attorney Michael Sussman refused on Friday to issue a temporary restraining order to preserve for now the canceled religious exemptions that allowed parents to send their kids to school without being vaccinated. New York lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo dropped the exemption from state […]

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Farley raises $260K for 2020 congressional run (updated)

Republican House candidate Chele Chiavacci Farley announced Friday that she raised $260,000 in three months and had $230,000 on hand for her bid to challenge Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney next year. Farley, a private-equity executive who raised her political profile by taking on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand last year, declared her candidacy for New York’s 18th […]

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Bill would tighten oversight of pharmacy benefit managers

A bill passed by state lawmakers in Albany in the final days of the legislative session last month echoed the findings of an investigation by a committee led by Sen. James Skoufis into the opaque practices of pharmacy benefit managers, the middlemen in the prescription-drug industry. A couple weeks before the Senate and Assembly passed […]

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Schumer, NY House members protest Medicare cuts to NY hospitals

Sen. Charles Schumer and New York representatives from both parties are opposing a Trump administration proposal to cut Medicare payments to hospitals in expensive states like New York and divert the funds to those in areas with the lowest incomes. The Senate’s Democratic minority announced Monday with two congressmen – Lee Zeldin, a Long Island […]

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