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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.

New York state launches incentive to bring workers back to restaurants

Restaurants that qualify will be able to claim a tax credit of $5,000 per net new hire, up to $50,000 per establishment.

Architect partners say tiny houses a perfect fit for Westchester

Two entrepreneurs believe that the Westchester County housing market, where three-bedroom ranches, four-bedroom colonials and 12-bedroom mansions are the norm, has room for something...

Most Covid restrictions in NY to be lifted when 70% are...

When 70% of all New Yorkers age 18 and over have received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, most of the remaining...

New York state sets aside over $52 million in grants for...

Available through the Farmland Protection Implementation Grant (FPIG) program, it is the highest level of funding in the initiative's 25-year history.

CVS says vaccinations are coming to NY, more in CT

CVS Pharmacy, the national chain owned by CVS Health and headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, has announced that it would begin offering Covid-19 vaccinations...