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Politics

Hochul proposes $92.5M for ORDA in next state budget

Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to carve out $92.5 million for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority in the state's 2024-25 fiscal year budget. The funding for ORDA was announced Wednesday, Feb. 1 as part of the governor's second-ever executive budget. The proposed $227 billion spending ...

State of the State: Hochul pledges new psychiatric beds, bail reform talks

ALBANY — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stressed her commitment to public safety in her annual address to state lawmakers Tuesday, Jan. 10, pledging to expand the number of available beds in psychiatric treatment facilities and to again tackle the politically sensitive issue of bail ...

Stec: Gov. Hochul’s address, plan ‘miss the mark’

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Sen. Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, issued the following statement about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 2023 State of the State address: “In her State of the State address, Governor Hochul rightfully acknowledged many of the issues New Yorkers care about, namely public safety, ...

2 village board seats open for March election

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to run for two seats on the village board. The village election is in March, and so far, only one person has shown interest in running for a seat. Village Trustee Peter Holderied, whose term ends in March, is not ...

Stec sworn in, announces committee assignments

ALBANY — Sen. Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, was officially sworn in for his second term on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the state Capitol. In addition, he announced that he’s been appointed to the following Senate committees: Environmental Conservation (Ranking Minority Member); Internet and ...

State of the State: Hochul pledges new psychiatric beds, bail reform talks

ALBANY -- New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stressed her commitment to public safety in her annual address to state lawmakers Tuesday, Jan. 10, pledging to expand the number of available beds in psychiatric treatment facilities and to again tackle the politically sensitive issue of bail ...