SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $16 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH IN...

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The HomeOwnershipCenter To Receive $200,000 Senators Say Awards Build Capacity of CDFIs, Helping Meet the Unique Needs Of Economically Underserved Communities And Disadvantaged Small Businesses Schumer, Gillibrand: Investment Into Vulnerable Communities Is Critical To Recovery Of...

Is this the beginning of the end of gas stoves

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On Wednesday, New York became the largest city in the country to agree to phase out fossil fuels in all new building construction after the city council passed a bill that bans those buildings from hooking up to gas. The “breakthrough moment,” according to council member Alicka Ampry-Samuel, spells the beginning of the end to…

Democrats’ latest attempt at immigration reform is doomed

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Democrats may have just blown their best shot at enacting temporary protections for undocumented immigrants. The failure of Democrats’ immigration plan means that millions of undocumented immigrants will continue to live without protection from deportation and permission to work that could have come through a “parole” measure. Democrats hoped to include provisions shielding undocumented immigrants…

Fatalism is not the answer to the coming omicron wave

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As an ongoing wave of delta collides with the new omicron variant just as people are traveling and gathering for the holidays, all signs now point to a massive wave of Covid-19 in the coming months. The question is what, if anything, we can do to prevent a worst-case scenario. Just a few months ago,…

Buttenschon: Grant for counseling program coming to CNY Veteran’s Outreach Center

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                Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) announced the CNY Veteran’s Outreach Center has been was approved for a $105,000 state grant to implement the Dwyer Veteran Peer to Peer Program. Buttenschon was joined by...

Joe Manchin cancels Build Back Better’s Christmas party

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) appears to have squashed Senate Democrats’ hopes of passing the Build Back Better Act this year. Democrats had hoped to pass the bill — the centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda — before Christmas. But to do so they’d need Manchin’s vote, and he’s signaled he isn’t yet ready to…

Turns out the Senate can make an exception to the

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The Senate avoided a debt default on Tuesday — in a unique way. Lawmakers voted 50-49 to raise the debt limit by $2.5 trillion, a figure that’s expected to tide the government over until after the midterm elections next fall. Every one to two years, it’s vital for the US to address the debt ceiling…

The January 6 committee’s showdown with Mark Meadows, explained

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Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is the latest ex-Trump aide to face legal jeopardy related to the House of Representatives’ investigation of the January 6 insurrection. The House voted to hold Meadows in contempt of Congress Tuesday after Meadows skipped a scheduled deposition and refused to provide documents the committee had subpoenaed.…

The downside to Biden’s electric vehicle charging plan

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Earlier this week, Vice President Kamala Harris publicly plugged in a Chevy Volt at a charging station in Maryland. “There’s no sound or fumes!” she said at the demo, which served as the formal announcement of the Biden administration’s ambitious $7.5 billion plan to build half a million EV-charging stations across the United States. This…

The one good thing that could come from Gavin Newsom

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The Supreme Court effectively held on Friday that state lawmakers can neutralize a constitutional right — so long as the state law attacking that right is enforced solelythrough private lawsuits. Not long after the Court opened up this surprising door in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced that he would…