New York State

A Message From Congressman Eliot Engel

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Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the year.

Congress only has four months to tackle the issues most important to Americans, and I am deeply disappointed that the House hasn’t yet addressed the need to extend unemployment insurance or fix our broken immigration system.

New Rochelle School District Fined, Issued Violations Following New York State Investigation into Asbestos Exposure Incident at Davis School, Contractor Cited for Forged License

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New York State Department of Labor, Division of Safety and Health, Asbestos Control Bureau has assessed a $6,500 fine against the City School District of New Rochelle and issued a notice of violation against the District and two District employees for handling asbestos without a license following an investigation at the George M. Davis Jr. in New Rochelle, NY.

Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For New York State

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NEW YORK CITY, NY -- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens and State Department of Health (DOH) Acting Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D., issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the New York City Metro region of New York State for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

The pollutant of concern is: Ozone

Otis Bill To Prevent Injuries From Improperly Secured Soccer Goals Passes State Legislature

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New York -- Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) is pleased to announce that his bill, A5308-C, mandating important safety guidelines for moveable soccer goals, passed the Legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s consideration.

Otis Bill Restricting Energy Service Companies’ Aggressive Telemarketing Passed

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Westchester -- Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) is pleased to announce passage of his bill that would protect energy consumers by establishing telemarketing standards for energy services companies (ESCOs) in New York State. The bill passed the Assembly last Tuesday, June 17. The Senate version of the bill, sponsored by Senator Savino, passed the following day.

Comptroller Provides Records of Sham Audit of New Rochelle Schools, Fails to Answer Central Question "What did you know and when did you know it?"

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New York State Comptroller ("OSC") has provided nine pages of documents as a partial fill of a Freedom of Information Request filed on May 1, 2014. The OSC claims the records "explain the school district reporting error".

Actually, the don't.