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Suicide Prevention Council for Rural New Yorkers

As a lifelong resident of Black River and the representative for the North Country, I understand the hardships that come with living in a rural community. Rural suicide rates continue to be a pressing concern, highlighting the need for increased awareness,...

The Assembly One-House Budget & Where We Go from Here

This week, the budget process in Albany continued as both the state Senate and Assembly released their ‘One-House’ proposals. Think of these proposals as counter offers to the governor’s budget proposal that she rolled out last month. Now that the...

DEC Has Pedal to The Metal on Zero-Emission Car Plan; Why We Must Slow Down

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is full speed ahead on the ‘Advanced Clean Car II’ regulations that would require all passenger cars and trucks sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035. I have expressed serious concerns with...

Local Roads Don’t Just Matter, They Are Essential

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“I was proud to once again join my colleagues and highway superintendents from around the state to call for increased funding for our local roads, bridges and culverts. Our North Country and Mohawk Valley roadways take a beating from the harsh winter...

Local Roads Need Same Attention as MTA in the Final Budget

With under a month to go before the final state budget is due, it is important to remind the governor and my colleagues in the Majority about the importance of funding our local roads. Since the governor rolled out her budget proposal a little over a...

Hochul’s Medicaid Funding in Proposed Budget Misses the Mark

The topic of Medicaid funding has been relatively alarming lately, as it is crucial for many families throughout the state. Medicaid is an important health care option for pregnant women, single individuals, low-income families or individuals who are...
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Photo as described in caption Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) pictured with local town and county highway officials at a rally in Albany calling for increased funding for CHIPS program. Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) pictured with General Mennes and Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) in celebration of Fort Drum Day in Albany on February 26, 2020. Blankenbush, Local Town and County Highway Officials Rally In Albany for Increased Funding for Local Infrastructure The Mohawk Valley Nine, a bipartisan coalition of state legislators representing Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, held its initial caucus meeting of the year earlier this week.

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