A Comprehensive Response to a Growing Public Health Threat
To date in 2014, more than 450 new cases of Lyme disease have been reported in New York alone, and the number is expected to continue rising each year as disease-laden ticks spread to more communities.
The New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases today released an important new report and action plan designed to enhance research, prevention, diagnosis and treatments for harmful tick-borne illnesses.
The report’s recommendations focus on the need for:
- additional research and data about past, current and future disease trends;
- increased public awareness as the reach of the diseases spread t
Bill Will Cede Certain Land To The Federal Government
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), announced today that Senate bill S6830A passed the Senate. This legislation will cede to the federal government full concurrent jurisdiction in and over certain lands of the West Point Military Reservation in Highlands, Orange County.
Lawmakers seek first-in-the-nation set-aside program to enable service-disabled
veterans to participate in annual state legislative internship program
In advance of Memorial Day, New York State Senator Bill Larkin (R,C-Cornwall-on-Hudson), a World War II and Korean War combat veteran, and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today introduced new legislation to create the G.I.V.E. Back NY program (Giving Internships for disabled Veterans not fully Employed) to enable disabled veterans to participate in the Assembly and Senate’s annual legislative internship program.
Brigadier General Timothy Trainor, Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy at West Point and Senator Dean Skelos, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader, present Senator Bill Larkin with the United States Army’s highest civilian award, the Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service.