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New York’s agriculture sector produced $3.3B in GDP

Milk is the state’s largest agricultural commodity.

Monkeypox identified in Orange County

The first case of Monkeypox virus has now been confirmed in Orange  County. The county’s Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman reported July 21 that...

$15 per hour minimum wage in Westchester

In the rest of the state, the minimum wage rises to $13.20 per hour.

New York launches $450M tourism and hospitality recovery package

New York state's $450 million "Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs" recovery package is a comprehensive plan to support the revitalization of tourism and hospitality in New York and help employees and businesses in the sector.

New York establishes Substance Use Disorder Education and Recovery Fund

The legislation, signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul, also authorizes gifts to the fund to be made on personal tax income returns.

Gov. Hochul signs law ensuring private sector employees retirement plan option

Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed into law the requirement for private sector employees to either provide their employees with a retirement plan or automatically enroll them in New York state's Secure Choice Savings Plan.

New York state launches new programs to boost restaurants, feed those...

The Restaurant Resiliency Program has awarded funds to food banks across the state to purchase hot and prepared meals from local restaurants for hungry New Yorkers, and $985,605 will go to Feeding Westchester.

Plan readied for health care staffing shortages after NY vaccine mandate

Gov. Kathy Hochul is exploring options for a potential staffing shortage at hospitals and health care facilities, which could include allowing professionals licensed outside the state and country to practice in New York, or deploying the National Guard.

State finances mirror economic optimism

At the end of July, New York state’s reported cash balance of $41.72 billion was suggestive that despite the pandemic and domestic as well...

New York state’s home inventory continues to fall while demand rises

Inventory, in a year-over-year comparison, has been falling now for 22 months in a row.

NY announces launch of infectious disease research and innovation fund

The grant program that will fund research and diagnostic and therapeutic tools and innovation related to infectious disease threats, including Covid-19.

State widens $880M business recovery program that has spent only 6%

Grants for a minimum award of $5,000 and a maximum award of $50,000 are calculated based on a New York state business' annual gross receipts for 2019.

New York state gained over 43,000 private-sector jobs in July

New York state's latest preliminary data showed 43,800 private-sector jobs added to its economy, bringing the total to 7,496,400. That change translates to a 7%...

New York to fund $1.1B in child care services to boost...

New York state is funneling $1.1 billion in federal money toward child care providers. 

Hudson Valley airports could see millions from infrastructure bill

Westchester County Airport would receive $22,597,580 in federal funding as part of the infrastructure package.