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Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Gillibrand, and Congressman Katko: Mourn the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg


Statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg “New York’s heart breaks with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She was a daughter of Brooklyn and the embodiment of all that it means to be New York tough — yet her life was a testament that tough More »




Vice President Biden Endorses Dana Balter: New Ad Sets the Record Straight on John Katko’s Attack Ads


Syracuse, NY – Today, Dana Balter for Congress launched a new TV ad that features former Vice President Joe Biden’s endorsement of Balter, which the campaign rolled out on Wednesday. The ad slams John Katko’s string of dishonest attack ads for taking comments from Vice President Biden out of context. The ad makes clear that More »


Lost Revenue ‘Defunds’ Syracuse: Police, Fire, D.P.W. and Parks as Senate Republicans Fail to Assist Localities


Police -$6,393,089  Fire -$4,728,486 DPW -$4,438,861 Those who are supportive of Syracuse Police and Fire Departments need only look to our representation in Washington DC. Their failure to come to a deal that supports state and local governments has placed states, counties, cities, and towns in grave danger of losing much needed services.  Those services More »



How Syracuse Can Increase Our Census Participation: ‘Each One Reach One’

This was conceptualized to increase our city’s level of participation in the US Census. It was recently announced the effort scheduled to end in October had its deadline changed to September, a 30 day reduction in data collection time. That almost guarantees a massive under-count of populations in cities across the country, especially Syracuse. This More »


Voices: Governor Cuomo, Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie Send Joint Letter to New York’s Congressional Delegation Outlining Urgent Need for Federal Aid for State and Local Governments

State Needs $30 Billion In Aid Over the Next Two Years for The State to Meet Its Obligations Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today sent a joint letter to New York’s Congressional Delegation outlining the urgent need for federal aid for state and local governments in More »


Katko: Congress Must Deliver Aid to State and Local Governments, Empower Localities to Continue Assisting in COVID-19 Response

Washington, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) penned the following op-ed, published in The Hill, on the need to deliver additional funds to state and local governments. The submission comes amid ongoing negotiations in Congress on the next COVID-19 relief package. Congress Must Deliver Aid to State and Local Governments, Empower Localities to Continue Assisting More »