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Mayor Ben Walsh says the city’s financial picture continues to worsen in the absence of federal action on another relief package.  He said at his weekly briefing Thursday that they’re entering the new fiscal year with an $8 to $10 million shortfall in revenue, and the state has withheld, but not yet cut, $12 million in aid. 


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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressmember John Katko took part in a bi-partisan online town hall Thursday where they took constituent questions about COVID-19.  It was organized by the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability at The Ohio State University.  


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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sought to reassure seniors Friday that she’s doing all she can to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on New York’s hospitals and residents. 


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Some Syracuse residents who find themselves in a recently designated flood zone near Onondaga Creek might be in for some relief under a revamped National Flood Insurance Program. Residents have been concerned since the flood maps were redrawn, forcing mostly low-income residents to buy flood insurance.


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Much of the nation’s attention today has been focused on the release of the Mueller report.  The founder of Syracuse University’s Insititue for National Security and Counterterrorism has been following developments of the investigation into collusion and obstruction of justice by the President and staff. 


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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging congress to quickly fund research of a polio-like disease that's affected hundreds of children across the country.   Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is a respiratory disease that can cause paralysis or even death, mainly among children ages two to eight. 


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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says it’s time for the president to act to protect the state’s dairy farmers. Between dropping milk prices, unfair Canadian trade practices, and the escalation of trade wars with many US trading partners, Gillibrand says dairy farmers in New York and nationwide are finding themselves unable to stay afloat.


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Anyone who goes to the New York State Fair knows there’s no shortage of food, games, rides, shows, music, and other activities.  There’s also no lack of elected officials or candidates seeking office.  Friday was no exception, as senator Kirsten Gillibrand stopped by the wine seminar room in the horticulture building, probably much to the surprise of the other guests.

"Thank you all so much.  Let's have our wine tasting!"

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Students across the country will have more resources to develop technical skills vital for the 21st century workforce, thanks to a bipartisan bill passed unanimously in the senate Monday night.


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Many Central New Yorkers worry about the costs of prescription drugs – whether that’s for prescriptions you’re now taking or medications you might need in the future.  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has a proposal to stop whet she’s calling ‘price gouging.’

The setting of a health care institution – Crouse hospital – served as the backdrop for Kirsten Gillibrand to announce her plan to keep prescription drug prices as affordable as possible.  She notes the average cost of medications jumped 9-percent last year, four times inflation. 

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