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The clock is ticking for a new spending plan in the Empire State

03.27.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Cuomo says balancing a budget is a challenge amidst the COVID-19 crisis with both expenses and a loss of revenue. The New York governor says while the latest U.S. stimulus package is good for small businesses, it is not helpful for...

A church in the Southern Tier is answering the call for compassion

03.26.20 | Brandon Dickson

His Tabernacle in Horseheads, New York hosted a drive-through food giveaway Wednesday. The church's pastor says over 600 people were fed and some 5,000 pounds of food were given away. Church members helped load the cars of those hard hit by...

PA agency opens loan program for small businesses affected by virus

03.26.20 | Terry Diener

Through the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program, loans of up to $100,000 will be available to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees. The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority provides critical working capital financing to...

Gov. Cuomo cries for ventilators and health personnel in New York

03.26.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Mr. Cuomo says locations around the U.S. will spike at different times as the wave of virus cases has spiked "first" in New York state. He is suggesting a "shared approach" to President Trump and his team, recommending resources be shifted as...

Legislators vote to delay the April 28th primary in PA

03.26.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Pennsylvania lawmakers in both chambers have voted to push back the primary election date by five weeks. Elected officials are hoping the new June 2nd date is past the commonwealth's likely spike of coronavirus cases. Governor Tom Wolf says...

Cuomo pleads for ventilators

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

New York City is the new American epicenter of the virus. Governor Andrew Cuomo estimates the peak of coronavirus cases could come within 14 to 21 days. He says at least 30,000 more ventilators are needed in New York, while FEMA will be sending...

Pennsylvania preps for potential wave of virus cases

03.25.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Betsy Snook, head of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association says state officials are allowing recent retirees to more easily activate their licenses and speeding up the process for graduate nurses to get a license to practice. Pennsylvania...

Pennsylvania senators will meet remotely

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

Due to social distancing, state senators will meet from a distance as they address urgent issues related to the spread of COVID-19. Among the topics that could be tackled: how to support healthcare facilities and workers responding to the virus...

Wegmans is looking to create hundreds of jobs amid the coronavirus crisis

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

While many people have lost their jobs during the pandemic or have seen reduced hours and pay, there are several companies, including the Rochester-based grocery store chain, that are hiring. Wegmans says in an effort to keep up with the growing...

Upstate companies are pitching in to make masks for health care workers

03.25.20 | Bill Price

  Jesse Kohler is president of Kohler Awning in Buffalo. He says supplying medical masks to those on the front lines also provides jobs for his workers during this "down-time" in the nation's economy. A manufacturing company in Canandaigua...

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