Health Chair Senator Kemp Hannon, and Codes Chair Senator Stephen Saland joined with drug enforcement investigators and prosecutors today during a public hearing to discuss proposed legislation (S. 5260-A Hannon) which would criminalize the improper transfer and inappropriate possession of non-controlled substances and the subsequent effects on Medicaid expenditures and public health.
Flanders Corporation will move into shuttered Greenport facility
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced North Carolina-based Flanders Corporation, a leading air filter manufacturer, will establish its northeast production operation in the Town of Greenport in Columbia County, creating 180 new jobs in the region. The company will invest approximately $7 million in the facility. Empire State Development (ESD) will provide the company with $500,000 in Excelsior Jobs Program tax benefits over a 10 year period.
Joint–Senate Standing Committee on Health and Senate Standing Committee on CodesChair: Senator Kemp Hannon Chair: Senator Stephen Saland Public Hearing: To consider legislation criminalizing the improper transfer andinappropriate possession of non-controlled substances and the subsequenteffects on Medicaid expenditures and public health Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York Time: 12:30 –3:00 P.M. Contact: Caitlin McGowan (518) 455-2200 or Caroline Chauvin (518) 455-2411Media Contact: Lauren Brookmeyer (516) 739-1700 or Carol Wilber (518) 828-1529 / Wilber@nysenate.govORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
The Local Food Movement in the Hudson Valley lost a strong spokesperson and organizer when Victoria A. Simons died in March 2010.
Throughout her life, Ms. Simons was an exemplary community leader and activist. As founding member and first Executive Director of Columbia County Bounty, she spearheaded expansion of the Bounty model to Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties, which now all operate under the Hudson Valley Bounty banner. She worked tirelessly to raise the public profile of local food resources, resulting in heightened awareness and increased community-based action.