A Hudson Valley assemblyman has penned a letter to the New York State attorney general with concerns over a proposed merger involving a local utility company. A spokesman for the utility company insists the merger is in the public interest.
New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, has introduced his first bill since taking office in January. It has to do with better protecting fruit and vegetable farmers when it comes to crop insurance.
Maloney says The CROP Act, or The Creating Reliability for Our Producers Act, aims to reform crop insurance to help so-called specialty crop farmers, namely, fruit and vegetable growers.
The New York State Public Service Commission is reviewing the proposed merger of Poughkeepsie, New York-based CH Energy Group and Canadian utility company Fortis. And a group of residents is holding a meeting this evening to express opposition.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Eliot Engel (D, Westchester), the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is traveling with President Obama to Israel, representing the Congress during the visit to the Middle East.
At least one peace organization got its start by coordinating efforts to end the war in Iraq. On this 10th anniversary of the start of that war, and with its end, that peace group now directs its attention to more than just war.
ALBANY – Sequester-related cuts are apparently going to suspend tuition assistance for military personnel so Assemblyman Kiernan Michael Lalor (R- Fishkill) and Senator Gregory Ball (R- Patterson) Monday announced they will propose tuition reductions for those attending SUNY and CUNY schools.
Lalor said the measure, which has wide spread support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, is the right thing to do.
Newspaper Guild union members at the Ulster County, New York-based newspaper “The Daily Freeman” have agreed to a contract with the newspaper’s future owner. “The Freeman” and other Journal Register Company papers are slated to be under the new ownership next month.