Senator James Skoufis (D-Orange County) has introduced legislation (S.2774) that would allow local school districts and governments to collect property taxes from private corporations that occupy tax-exempt federal or state land like West Point. Doing so would offset some of the tax burden on all other duly-paying property owners in the community, including small businesses, … [Read more...] about Skoufis Bill Would Level Playing Field for Businesses, Lower Community Property Taxes
Skoufis, Burdick Bill Expanding Definition of Sexual Conduct Against a Child signed into law
Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) and Assemblymember Chris Burdick (D-Westchester) announced that their bill (S.9447/A.7079) to expand the definition of sexual conduct against a child has been signed into law. This legislation clarifies that the insertion of a finger into a victim’s private parts—when this individual is incapable of consent due to physical helplessness or … [Read more...] about Skoufis, Burdick Bill Expanding Definition of Sexual Conduct Against a Child signed into law
A Winter Storm is on the way! Be prepared!
Please prepare for possible outages due to high winds and rain expected to start today, Thursday, 12/22/22 into Friday, 12/23/22. The Department of Public Works is prepared to respond to any emergency. In the event of a true emergency dial 911. Some helpful storm tips from Orange & Rockland Utilities: Make Sure Your O&R Contact Information Is Up to Date: Let us … [Read more...] about A Winter Storm is on the way! Be prepared!
Skoufis Slams Governor’s Anti-Worker Veto of Stewart Airport Bill
“Today’s veto by Governor Hochul of my bill to extend a supplement to help the underpaid, hardworking men and women of Stewart International Airport pay for their healthcare premiums is shameful. As the one and only Port Authority airport not covered by this benefit in the Health Terminals Act - the very issue my legislation sought to address - workers at Stewart Airport have … [Read more...] about Skoufis Slams Governor’s Anti-Worker Veto of Stewart Airport Bill
Skoufis Applauds New Proceeding by Public Service Commission Against Central Hudson
“After months of advocacy from our office, the Public Utility Law Project (PULP), and our constituents, I am thrilled to learn that the Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved PULP’s formal motion today, instituting a proceeding against Central Hudson to determine whether there was mismanagement by the company that led to ongoing and systemic billing issues. We remain … [Read more...] about Skoufis Applauds New Proceeding by Public Service Commission Against Central Hudson