New Hempstead Mayor Sues Village Board

New Hempstead Mayor Sues Village Board

BY MARC MOSS Fred Brinn, in his capacity of mayor of the Village of New Hempstead, has filed a lawsuit against three the Village Board of Trustees claiming that actions taken by a majority of the Board were illegal and wasteful of village resources. In papers filed this week in Rockland Supreme Court, Mayor Brinn […]

Medicaid “Block-Granting” Impact on NY Could Vary

Medicaid “Block-Granting” Impact on NY Could Vary

FROM EMPIRE CENTER Federal “block-granting” of Medicaid could have outcomes ranging from a multi-billion dollar gain to a multi-billion loss for New York’s $63 billion program, depending on how such a reform is designed, according to an analysis by the Empire Center’s health policy director, Bill Hammond. Block-granting, under discussion as part of proposed Obamacare replacement legislation, […]

PIANY member meets with Hudson Valley lawmakers to discuss insurance issues

PIANY member meets with Hudson Valley lawmakers to discuss insurance issues

PRESS RELEASE– Professional Insurance Agents of New York State Director Frances A. Scott, of the F.A. Scott Insurance Agency, in Goshen, met with Sen. William J. Larkin Jr., R-39; Assemblyman James Skoufis, D-99; and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther, D-100, to discuss PIANY’s 2017 legislative priorities as part of the association’s District Office Visit Program. Both Larkin […]

NYSAC Applauds State Legislative Budgets for Halting Proposed Cost Shift to County Taxpayers

NYSAC Applauds State Legislative Budgets for Halting Proposed Cost Shift to County Taxpayers

FROM NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES (NYSAC) The State Legislature last week addressed two significant cost shifts in the 2017-18 Executive State Budget proposal.  The first one addressed a cost shift in public health problems, which was rejected by both the Senate and Assembly in their respective one house budget bills. “County taxpayers cannot […]

Jaffee Statement on Foundation Aid and Education Funding in 2017-18 State Budget

Jaffee Statement on Foundation Aid and Education Funding in 2017-18 State Budget

PRESS RELEASE I am proud that the Assembly’s 2017-18 budget proposal, which includes an increase of $1.8 billion in funding for public schools, continues the Assembly Majority’s longstanding dedication to ensuring that each and every student gets the sound, basic education that is their right and that our state constitution guarantees them. The Assembly’s budget […]

Assisted living group says increasing costs threaten seniors

Assisted living group says increasing costs threaten seniors

PRESS RELEASE ESAAL A number of New York’s adult care facilities (ACFs), commonly known as assisted living residences, may face closure if the state fails to authorize an increase in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) rate, a state advocacy group claims. Up to 12,000 seniors can face an uncertain future if the SSI does not see […]

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