Assemblyman Will Barclay said, The lack of transparency in this budget process was nearly incomparable. Bills were brought to lawmakers just hours before we were required to vote. Assemblyman Bob Oaks added, The state budget was finally adopted … after being negotiated behind closed doors and requiring a “message of necessity” from the governor to waive the ability of legislators and the public to take the normal three days to study and critically review the budget before it came up for a vote. Senator Patty Ritchie said, Just a few short months ago, we set out to craft a spending plan that strengthens the middle class, grows our economy and improves educational opportunities for students. Today, I’m proud to say we succeeded in achieving those goals, approving a new state budget that will help to build a better future for all New Yorkers.
Looming new ballast water regulations, if implemented by the state, could devastate the port and erase the good economic picture, according to the port’s executive director and the administrator of the US St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
A resolution to initiate a request for proposals to explore alternatives for home health care in the county was sent back to the committee level at this month’s legislature meeting. Legislators have several questions about how this will impact the county’s employees and budget. New York State is no longer providing state aid reimbursements to counties for their Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) and Long Term Care (LTC) programs.
The president of the Oswego Board of Education said he’d work with some concerned parents to ensure their children get the required amount of physical education
According to the resolution: “Hospitals, health agencies and poison control centers are experiencing increased emergency room cases, illnesses, deaths and reports linked to the use and abuse of these substances by children and adults.”
Late last week, I received notice from the New York State Education Department that the English Language Arts state testing in grades 3-8 would be occurring during what was scheduled as the 2012 spring recess of most Central New York school districts including our own.
An outstanding second half of play couldn’t make up for the halftime deficit as the Oswego High School girls’ lacrosse team finished the season losing to Brighton 15-9. Oswego, playing at SUNY Cortland, saw its season come to an end in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B Championship semifinal.
Developments in the Wisconsin state government won’t likely have big impact on CNY, they said.
The Oswego High School Winter Guard, performing its 2011 program “inDEPENDence,” took home the silver medal from the Mid-York Conference Championships on March 26 at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park.
Community Action was birthed in the mid-1960s out of the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty and 1,200 agencies like Oswego County Opportunities have been fighting that battle in their respective communities ever since.