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New York politicians took millions from industrial insiders

New York politicians took millions from industrial insiders
Proposed state policies intended to control the opioid abuse epidemic over the past decade have faced a $3.7 million roadblock — the amount of money spent by drug companies and related advocacy groups to influence New York lawmakers. A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity found members of the Pain Care Forum, composed of... more

Kenan Baldridge challenges Pam Helming to debates in 54th Senate District race

Kenan Baldridge challenges Pam Helming to debates in 54th Senate District race
Following Pam Helming’s apparent victory in the 54th Senate District’s Republican primary, Democratic candidate Kenan Baldridge is looking ahead to the general election contest against the Canandaigua supervisor. Baldridge, D-Rose, challenged Helming, R-Canandaigua, to four issue-specific debates in the 54th Senate District race. The debates would focus on economic development, education and ethics reform, with the fourth debate being a town... more

Employees union to Seneca County supervisors: Let’s talk

Employees union to Seneca County supervisors: Let’s talk
Members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Employees Association have been working without a contract since Dec. 31, 2014. They are working under the old deal as negotiations continue. However, no bargaining sessions are scheduled. The union’s negotiating team has invited the 14 county supervisors to an informational meeting on the dispute. It’s set for 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Parker’s... more

Baldridge gets ready to take on Helming in 54th District

Baldridge gets ready to take on Helming in 54th District
It would be inaccurate to say that Democrat Kenan Baldridge watched the vitriol-filled Republican primary campaign for the state Senate’s 54th District with amusement. The word that comes to mind for the Democratic state Senate candidate over what transpired over the summer is “sophomoric.” Well, at least when it comes to the mailers that some of the candidates, including the... more

Assemblyman Gary Finch, Cayuga County officials to honor state Sen. Michael Nozzolio Oct. 1

Assemblyman Gary Finch, Cayuga County officials to honor state Sen. Michael Nozzolio Oct. 1
Retiring state Sen. Michael Nozzolio will be honored at an upcoming ceremony in Auburn. Assemblyman Gary Finch and several Cayuga County officials will celebrate Nozzolio's career during an event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Veterans Memorial Park in Auburn. The rain location will be the Episcopal Church of Saints Peter and John, 169 Genesee St. Read more from... more

Mark Farrell announces resignation from Cayuga Legislature; cites personal health concerns

Mark Farrell announces resignation from Cayuga Legislature; cites personal health concerns
On Thursday, Cayuga County Legislature Chairman Keith Batman announced the resignation of Mark Farrell. Farrell, who was elected two times, will resign effectively on September 23rd to deal with what were described as medical issues. Those issues, in his estimation, would not allow him to perform his job to the level at which he believed the taxpayers deserved. His statement... more
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