The League of Women Voters of New York State supports the PACKAGING REDUCTION and RECYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE ACT (S4246B/A5322B) and urges Legislature to pass the bill this session. The Memorandum of Support in connection with the packaging legislation (S4246B/A5322B) was submitted on February 26, 2024 by the NYS League to the Senate Environmental Committee in advance of the February 27, 2024 meeting regarding this bill.
Read the Memorandum of Support here
A downloadable Pre-budget advocacy packet is here, along with a Resources section with PDFs of the LWVNYS Budget Testimony.
We want to draw your attention to two of the many 2024 pre-budget legislative packet items:
(1) Environment Ask: Bigger Better Bottle Bill in the one house budgets and final budget
(2) Healthcare Ask: reject Gov. proposal to cut $2.55/hr. from home care workers in CDPAP (consumer directed personal assistance program and pass the Fair Pay for Home Care Act in the budget.
Call Speaker Carl Heastie and bill sponsor Assemblymember Robert Carroll and urge them to bring S2951/A8858 to the floor today!
City Redistricting Working Group to Host Virtual Public Input Session (3/29/2022)
The City Redistricting Working Group will be hosting a virtual public input session on Tuesday, March 29 from 5:30- 7:30 pm. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, and the public is invited to register to speak at the public information session, or to submit their comments. This meeting will be streamed live to the City’s YouTube channel, and archived for future viewing.
The proposed new map and plan are available to the public on the city’s website. The accompanying narrative sets forth the statutory requirements employed by the Working Group in developing the new map. The Redistricting Working Group has worked to find the best possible balance among the factors that must be considered in developing a new redistricting proposal for the City of Ithaca.
Based on the comments received at the public meeting the Working Group will meet again on April 5 to determine whatever modifications may be necessary and to decide on a plan to be submitted to Common Council as soon as possible thereafter.
The City of Ithaca 2022 Redistricting Working Group is composed of one member from each of the City’s five election wards. This group is responsible for proposing new election ward configurations based on the 2020 U.S. Census data to ensure equal representation for all city residents. The Working Group will present their final recommendations to Common Council for consideration and approval later this Spring. Please see the Redistricting Working Group page on the city’s website for more details.
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