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Farley campaign holds Tuxedo Park fundraiser

Republican congressional candidate Chele Chiavacci Farley will hold a campaign fundraiser on Saturday in Tuxedo Park, the village in which she and her family have settled as she prepares to challenge Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney for New York’s 18th Congressional District seat next year. An invitation distributed by Tuxedo Park Mayor David McFadden suggests guests […]

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Dems seek to block shift in military funds to build border wall

Democratic lawmakers from New York are pushing for bill language to stop the Trump administration from moving military construction funds to extend the Mexican border wall, as it just did with $160 million that was supposed to pay for a new engineering building and parking garage at West Point. In a joint letter this week, […]

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Pols from both parties pay tribute to Larkin

Warm tributes to former state Sen. Bill Larkin poured in from Republicans and Democrats alike upon learning of his death at home in Cornwall-on-Hudson over the weekend, each praising the 91-year-old Republican for his dedication to his constituents and fellow veterans during his 40 years as a state lawmaker. U.S. Sen. Schumer, a Democrat whose […]

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Delgado bill on debt-relief for family farmers becomes law

President Trump has signed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Antonio Delgado that will enable more family farms to restructure their debts through bankruptcy by raising the limit on debt that qualifies for protection from creditors. “Today is a victory for our small and mid-size farmers who now have the flexibility to reorganize their debt […]

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Skoufis bill would block $25 license-plate replacement fee

A new bill by state Sen. James Skoufis would allow New Yorkers to keep their license plates if they’re still legible, overriding a recently announced policy that has ruffled feathers by requiring drivers to buy replacements for $25 apiece if their plates are at least 10 years old. New Yorkers would have to pay the […]

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Jacobson proposes ban on bullet-proof vests for civilians

Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson has introduced two bills in response to the recent mass shooting in Dayton that would forbid anyone other than a law enforcement officer from owning a bullet-proof vest and make it a separate crime for a civilian to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing any other offense. “Unless you are actively working […]

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Schmitt visits Mexican border on “fact finding mission”

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt traveled to Texas this week for what he described as a “fact finding mission” to learn about illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. The New Windsor Republican reported on his stops in a series of press releases, including an escort by the Val Verde County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday to a border […]

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Metzger backs dam repairs to preserve Minnewaska Park lake

State Sen. Jen Metzger held a press conference with Tillson Lake supporters this month to promote a lower cost estimate for refurbishing the dam that sustains the 22-acre lake in Minnewaska State Park. A state engineering report in 2012 estimated repairs would cost $5 million to $9 million, while removing the dam would cost $1 […]

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Skoufis, Jacobson open shared office in Newburgh

State Sen. James Skoufis and Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson will hold a ceremonial opening on Tuesday for the joint district office they and their legislative staffs will share at 47 Grand Street in the City of Newburgh. The two Democratic legislators and their supporters will gather at 5 p.m. and cut the ribbon at 6 p.m. […]

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Metzger announces $100,000 grant to study Lyme disease prevention

A Dutchess County research organization searching for ways to prevent Lyme disease got $100,000 in state funding to support its work though a budget line that Sen. Jen Metzger helped secure in June. Metzger visited the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook on Thursday to announce the grant for The Tick Project, a five-year […]

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