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The “Emergency Response” Standard Would Devastate Volunteer Fire Departments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for creating rules and regulations to keep workers safe in private and public industries across all 50 states in the US. While good work is done to protect workers, the newly proposed...

Fun in the Sun!

Summer is finally here, and with it comes a slew of outdoor activities across our district. Up here in the North Country and the Mohawk Valley, our counties dotted with small villages are distinctly different from the rest of the state. From fantastic...

A Special Update from Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush

Blankenbush Pushes for EMS Proposals to Be Passed in Assembly

Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C-Black River) co-sponsored legislation that would authorize reimbursements to medical service agencies for providing emergency medical care to Medicaid enrollees. While five proposals like this have passed through the Senate,...

Legislative Session Reflection

Once again, June is here and the Assembly session has come to an end. I just returned to my home in Black River, and to my District office. As I return, I wanted to take the time to reflect on this legislative session.Over the past few months, I have...

Criminal Competency Complex

In New York, the process of competency restoration is used when an individual who is convicted of a crime is found to be incompetent to stand trial due to active mental illness or disability. In that case, the defendant cannot be tried until they have...
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