The following update was prepared by our partners at Hinman Straub. Plugged In @ Hinman Straub – Coverage of Albany and New York State Government – January 3, 2018 Governor Cuomo delivered his 2018 State of the State Address, which kicks off the state’s 2018 legislative session, in Albany this afternoon. [Read the Governor’s press release, and… Read more
Brothers & Sisters, Last year’s conference proved to be a success, with many positive reviews. This year, we are looking to build on our program, and conduct a full day of round table attorney discussions on several important topics, as per your request. Issues of importance that will be addressed include the Janus Case, which… Read more
Brothers and Sisters, The 2nd district will be having a district meeting on January 18th, 2018 at 10am at the Ocean Blue Restaurant, 118 Columbia Street, Utica, NY 13502 Hope to see everyone there.
Dear Members, With the passage of the federal tax repeal act, the changes to the tax code could present significant consequences to some of our members. Please see link below. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-takes-emergency-executive-action-deliver-property-tax-deductibility-new-yorkers The NYSPFFA recommends consulting with your tax professional for their expert advice and/or opinion before making any decisions. Fraternally, The NYSPFFA
Attention NYSPFFA Members: Since 1978, the Legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law, a cost of living increase and a one-year escalation for all New York State widows and widowers of police officers and fire fighters killed in the line-of-duty. The intent of the original 1978 law was to increase benefits to an amount… Read more
Dear Brothers and Sisters- On behalf of your NYSPFFA Leadership team, I want to take a moment to share a few thoughts about the holiday season. First and foremost, we know this time of year can be especially challenging for firefighters. Bad weather often makes responding to calls even more challenging. Regardless of the nature… Read more
Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of the NYSPFFA Executive Board, I offer the following update and end of year report. As we look back at 2017, we have made several changes, including the format of our State Conventions, and the change to a biennial convention, cutting out wasted time, while adding more opportunity for educational… Read more
Attention NYSPFFA Members: The Yonkers 2% Bill was signed into law, Chapter 499. This bill ensures that members in Local 628 will receive uninterrupted distribution of foreign fire insurance funds. This is the beginning of our efforts to straighten out 2 % issues. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work and efforts.
Brothers & Sisters, Our Last bill of this years’ session, the Yonkers 2% Correction bill, was sent to the Governor for his consideration yesterday. This bill is not only very important for our Brothers & Sisters in Yonkers, but will affect locals across our state. We are asking all members to please send in a… Read more