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11.23.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Erie DOH Releases Details on New Mask Mandates

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Nov 23, 2021 | Comments Off on 11.23.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Erie DOH Releases Details on New Mask Mandates

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced she would repeal the state’s mask mandate, effective today. However, her announcement did not proactively address how the repeal coincided with the NY HERO Act, which would have required employees in most workplaces to continue masking.

11.22.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Poloncarz Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Nov 22, 2021 | Comments Off on 11.22.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Poloncarz Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced she would repeal the state’s mask mandate, effective today. However, her announcement did not proactively address how the repeal coincided with the NY HERO Act, which would have required employees in most workplaces to continue masking.

11.18.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: OSHA’s Vax/Test Mandate Paused Amid Legal Limbo

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Nov 18, 2021 | Comments Off on 11.18.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: OSHA’s Vax/Test Mandate Paused Amid Legal Limbo

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is pausing implementation and enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard. Per OSHA’s website:

11.18.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: OSHA’s Vax/Test Mandate Paused Amid Legal Limbo

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Nov 18, 2021 | Comments Off on 11.18.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: OSHA’s Vax/Test Mandate Paused Amid Legal Limbo

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced she would repeal the state’s mask mandate, effective today. However, her announcement did not proactively address how the repeal coincided with the NY HERO Act, which would have required employees in most workplaces to continue masking.

11.15.21 Advocacy Alert: BIDEN SIGNS INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BILL

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Nov 15, 2021 | Comments Off on 11.15.21 Advocacy Alert: BIDEN SIGNS INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BILL

On November 15th, President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law.

The BNP advocated for this important legislation, which will make critical investments in our roads, bridges, water infrastructure, electric grid, and broadband while allowing our community to pursue landmark projects. Importantly, the bill makes these investments without raising taxes.

Staff Spotlight: Meet Kristine Hilsdorf

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | Nov 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Staff Spotlight: Meet Kristine Hilsdorf

Kristine Hilsdorf is our Manager, Government Affairs & Workforce Development, and our latest staff spotlight!

Kristine’s role is to work to improve workforce development and help the regional economy.

11.8.21 Advocacy Alert: House Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Nov 8, 2021 | Comments Off on 11.8.21 Advocacy Alert: House Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

This weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bill’s passing is a significant milestone after months of contentious negotiations.

The bill would invest in roads, bridges, water and wastewater systems, airports, broadband, and the electric grid.

BNP Advocacy Insider – November 2021

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Nov 8, 2021 | Comments Off on BNP Advocacy Insider – November 2021

The November 2021 Advocacy Insider is a roundup of important issues we are monitoring that could you and your business.

11.4.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: OSHA Releases “Vax or Test” Rule: What You Need to Know

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Nov 4, 2021 | Comments Off on 11.4.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: OSHA Releases “Vax or Test” Rule: What You Need to Know

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced she would repeal the state’s mask mandate, effective today. However, her announcement did not proactively address how the repeal coincided with the NY HERO Act, which would have required employees in most workplaces to continue masking.

Daniel Schlein, 2021 BN360 Spotlight Professional

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | Oct 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Daniel Schlein, 2021 BN360 Spotlight Professional

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to present Daniel Schlein, a 2022 BN360 Spotlight Professional.