The New York State Senate acted on legislation that would crack down on the growing black market in non-controlled prescription drugs which puts patients at risk and rips off taxpayers through Medicaid fraud. Legislation (S.2942) cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza makes it a crime to fraudulently prescribe, buy, and sell these types of medications.
Hurricane Sandy survivors who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance can take advantage of the many services available through the FEMA helpline, 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) 800-462-7585.
Survivors can check the status of their applications, update contact information, and learn how their insurance affects FEMA assistance.
Free Design Consultations Will Accelerate Project Approval Process for Affected Homeowners
Meetings Will Ensure New Flood Recommendations Are Properly Incorporated So Newly Constructed Buildings Are More Resistant to Flooding in the Hardest-Hit Areas
The NYC Department of Buildings today announced a new program to offer free design consultations to property owners and design professionals who are planning to reconstruct buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
A report issued today by the State Department of Labor highlights the steady, bipartisan progress we’ve made with Governor Cuomo in controlling spending and taxes, creating new private sector jobs and turning New York’s economy around.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- If you're unsure of how to properly dispose of potentially dangerous household products, let the city Sanitation Department take them off of your hands.
The agency will hold a SAFE Disposal Event -- standing for solvents, automotive, flammables, electronics -- on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Parking Lot F, near the main entrance of the Staten Island Mall in New Springville.
The new registration deadline for SBA disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration in New York is March 29, 2013: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, The Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, & The Small Business Development Center of CSI Present The Staten Island Small Business Resource Expo
What: A free resource fair for small business owners highlighting disaster relief information and programs, access to credit, legal services, cash-flow, and capital. Open to all Staten Island businesses, regardless of impact by Sandy.
Measure Prohibits People Convicted of Serious Crimes from Being Bus Monitors Also Prevents Individuals Convicted of Leandra’s Law from Driving School Buses
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to protect children by preventing people who have been convicted of crimes involving children, sexual-based offenses, and drug offenses from being a school bus monitor. The bill (S883), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, also updates existing laws to include Leandra’s Law convictions in disqualifying a person from being a school bus driver for five years after conviction.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that five of New York’s largest banks and mortgage servicers will have representatives available to offer one-on-one help to homeowners seeking the release of Superstorm Sandy insurance settlement funds at the Department of Financial Services’ Disaster Assistance Centers from Monday, March 4 through Saturday, March 9.
NYC homeowners now have until March 15 to file a form claiming damage from Hurricane Sandy has reduced their property values. The NYC Department of Finance has extended the deadline to submit the "Property Damage Reporting Application" for property owners who suffered severe damage to their property by Hurricane Sandy. Property owners must submit applications to the Department of Finance by March 15th if they want the Finance Department to consider it in time for the property assessment used to determine property taxes for the 2013-2014 tax year.
One of the most pressing issues facing all New Yorkers is increasing property taxes. For many, it is the defining factor that contributes to their exodus from our City and State. Now more than ever we need to enact a common sense plan that takes an aggressive stance and puts an end to out of control property tax increases.