Members of Congress not running for re-election in 2022

(The Hill) – Dozens of lawmakers have announced they won’t seek reelection in 2022, in what’s expected to be a tough year for Democrats trying to keep their narrow majorities in both chambers of Congress. Several House members are seeking other offices, such as in the Senate or their state’s governorships. But other lawmakers are … Read more

Everything you need to know about new statewide mask, vaccination requirements

ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR/WROC/PIX11) — Get ready to mask up! A mask mandate is back in New York. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday that due to rising COVID rates statewide, masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement. 5 things to know this Monday, … Read more

Gov. Hochul: Current COVID-19 rates are ‘an alarm going off’

NEW YORK CITY (WROC) — Gov. Kathy Hochul hosted a COVID-19 briefing Thursday afternoon to update New Yorkers on the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor said the current COVID-19 rates were an “an alarm going off.” She said New York as a state has an average of 49.83 cases per 100,000 on a seven-day average — … Read more

Mexico expanding ties with its migrants in the U.S.

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Mexicans working in the United States send $40 billion a year to relatives in their homeland, which represents Mexico’s biggest source of income surpassing oil exports and tourism. But many of these émigrés – some 11 million as of 2019 – often struggle to fit into their new society … Read more

Albany, Troy, Schenectady mayors want to be kept in one congressional district

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The mayors of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy are banding together in an effort to keep their cities in the same congressional district. The three city leaders met at Schenectady City Hall for a press conference Wednesday. “We collaborate often on common issues that impact our communities. As mayors, we’re constantly … Read more

Empire State Weekly: How New York Will Benefit from the Federal Infrastructure Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This week on Empire State Weekly, now that the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is signed into law, billions of dollars are heading to New York State to make long-lasting changes that will improve how New Yorkers travel, communicate, as well as enhance the overall health of the state from … Read more

Assembly releases ‘disturbing’ misconduct report on ex-governor Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee released a report on its investigation into alleged misconduct by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday morning. Committee Chair Charles Lavine describes Cuomo’s conduct outlined in the findings as “disturbing.” Steck: NYS Assembly report on Cuomo ‘validates’ findings of AG investigation In March 2021, … Read more

Federal infrastructure bill breakdown for New York State

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — On Monday, President Joe Biden signed his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. The bipartisan legislation is the largest investment the country has made in infrastructure in decades. New Yorkers will soon see a change in the way they travel by car, train, or plane — and communicate online. Hochul … Read more

Exploring New York’s 1.1% population undercount

ALBANY, N.Y. (WETM) — Despite a possible miscount of 225,000 New Yorkers in the 2020 Census, the state is poised to lose a Congressional Seat. It’s still unclear where the seat will be lost, though two separate maps show two possible outcomes. REPORT: Census undercount cost New York a seat in Congress “It’s not uncommon … Read more

Report on Vermont’s pension crisis expected ahead legislative session

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WFFF) — On Thursday, a task force aimed at addressing Vermont’s pension crisis for state employees and teachers outlined its recent findings as Vermont lawmakers prepare to tackle the issue this upcoming session. Vermont teachers, state employees ‘blindsided’ by proposed pension fund plan Unfunded liabilities in Vermont’s pension system are projected to increase … Read more