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6.29.22 Advocacy Alert: Primary Wrap Up

Advocacy Alert

Last night, New York voters selected party nominees for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Erie County Clerk.
Primaries for U.S. House and State Senate seats will be held on August 23. No Assembly candidates in Erie or Niagara counties faced primaries.  

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6.21.22 Advocacy Alert: Primary Election #1 Next Week

Advocacy Alert

One set of primary elections will take place on Tuesday, June 28. Early voting is open now. Look up your polling place and sample ballot here: (Erie County) (Niagara County). Note that primary elections are only open to voters registered in that party.

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6.3.22 Advocacy Alert: How Albany is Ending the 2022 session

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The New York State Legislature is concluding its 2022 legislative session. The final week included a flurry of legislative activity on numerous issues of importance. Legislation that passed both houses will go to Governor Hochul’s desk for consideration. Legislation that did not pass both houses is stalled for the

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6.1.22 Advocacy Alert: Legislature Considering Pay Range Mandate

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Today, 6/1, the New York State Senate will vote on a bill to mandate disclosure of pay ranges in job postings. The Assembly may also pass the bill in the next 48 hours. The legislation, S.9427A/A.10477, requires that any job postings or advertisements list a range of compensation, defined as

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5.31.22 Advocacy Alert: What to Expect as Session Nears Finish

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The New York State Legislature’s last scheduled session day is Thursday. As lawmakers prepare for elections in November, we expect a busy week of legislative activity. As the Legislature nears the end of session, here are the issues the BNP expects them to tackle: Gun Control. In the wake of

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12.2.21 Advocacy Alert: BNP Urges Hochul to Maximize Infrastructure Investment

The BNP recently wrote to Governor Kathy Hochul suggesting steps she can take to maximize the incoming infrastructure investment from Washington.

President Biden recently signed into law the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The BNP advocated for this bill, which has the potential for transformative change in Buffalo Niagara. However, in our current landscape, this historic investment may not go as far in New York as it will in other states.

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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.

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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.

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