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New York Gov. Cuomo Issues Statement on Investigation of Bronx Apartment Building
ALBANY, New York, Oct. 20 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following statement:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed state agencies to investigate an apartment building in the Bronx following allegations of bed bug infestations and drug related crime. The Governor directed the State Department of Health to send an inspection team into the building to perform an environmental health assessment to ensure health standards are being met. The Governor also directed the state Office of Rent Administration to investigate whether rent-regulated units in the apartment complex are being adequately ... Show Full Article

New York Gov. Cuomo Announces New Albany Airport Connector Exit 3 Southbound Will Open This Morning
ALBANY, New York, Oct. 20 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release:

A rush transcript of the Governor's remarks is available below:

It's my pleasure to be here today and let me introduce the people who are joining me. To my left, Kelly Cummings who is the State Operations Director. To my right, we have New York State DOT, Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez. And to my far right, New York State Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Wahid Albert.

This is an exciting day. It is a big step in a long journey. The Capital Region has been ... Show Full Article

New York Gov. Cuomo Announces $10 Million for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park in Buffalo
ALBANY, New York, Oct. 20 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $10 million for two signature features of what will be the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park in Buffalo. New York State will help fund a pedestrian bridge to replace the current Hudson Street Bridge, which will create access to the lake's edge in the park, as well as a new lagoon that boosts tourism and resiliency efforts. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park will be located at the current site of LaSalle Park, the City of Buffalo's largest waterfront park. ... Show Full Article

New York Gov. Cuomo Announces $10 Million for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park in Buffalo
ALBANY, New York, Oct. 20 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following transcript involving:

A rush transcript of the Governor's remarks is available below:

Thank you. Thank you very much. It is great to be back. Boy is your mayor good. I was not planning to exceed the $3 million dollars. But now I am embarrassed into it. Mayor Brown is a star we have worked together on many projects. We have a great partnership. And Buffalo would not be doing what it is doing today if not for the stewardship of Byron Brown. Let's give him a round of applause.

I knew he was good and I knew he was hardworking. ... Show Full Article

Maryland PSC Issues Hearing Schedule on Oct. 19
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Oct. 19 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following hearing schedule:

Wednesday 10/23/2019

09:30 AM - Case No. - Various Transportation Matters - - 19th Floor Hearing Room, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD. Before: License Hearing Officer Holmes

Thursday 10/24/2019

10:00 AM - Case No. 9494 - EmPOWER Maryland Semi-Annual Reports - Legislative Style Hearing - Frank O. Heintz Hearing Room, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD. Before: En banc.

02:00 PM - Case No. 9056 - Type II SOS - Evidentiary Hearing - Frank O. Heintz Hearing Room, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, ... Show Full Article

Human Services Secretary: Financial Empowerment Programs Help Survivors of Domestic Violence Gain Independence
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 19 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services issued the following news:

Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today visited Lutheran Settlement House, a community-based organization committed to serving children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia to highlight their Economic Justice and Empowerment Initiative, a partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) that helps domestic violence survivors address immediate financial needs and work towards long-term financial stability.

"Everyone deserves ... Show Full Article

Hawaii Gov. Ige Launches ?Ohana Readers Early Literacy Program on Molokai
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Oct. 19 -- Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii, issued the following news release:

Hawaii's first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, together with state and non-profit partners, has launched the Ohana Readers program on Molokai. Ohana Readers is a literacy program that focuses on reading with family.

The program will offer high-quality, age-appropriate Imagination Library books each month to children on Moloka'i who are four years old and younger. Children who register for the program will receive one book each month via the U.S. Postal Service beginning approximately eight to ten weeks after their ... Show Full Article