May 12th, 2022 Daily Headlines

According to the New York Times, on Tuesday a federal judge delayed New York’s congressional and state senate primaries until August 23. The move will allow time to redrawn district maps. 

On Wednesday Steuben County Supreme Court Judge Patrick McAllister issued orders setting rules for the primary. Candidates who were already qualified will not need to petition again. New district lines are expected on May 20 and new candidates will have until June 10 to collect signatures.  Other state primaries will continue as scheduled on June 28th. 


On Tuesday, Congressman Tom Reed announced his resignation from the House of Representatives. According to the Ithaca Voice, Reed, who Represents Tompkins and Schuyler counties, made the announcement in a speech on the floor of the house. Reed had already announced he wouldn’t seek re-election after allegations of sexual harrassment arose last year. Governor Hochul has 10 days to announce a special election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of Reed’s term.


Earlier this week the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a member of Governor Hochul’s region staff to present New York’s 2023  budget and its impact on Tompkins County. According to the Ithaca Voice, Director of Upstate Intergovernmental Affairs Colleen Deacon detailed the budget’s impact on healthcare, childcare, and COVID-19 response. The budget will bring $125 million for full day pre-K programs to the Southern Tier and $11 million in addiction related support.

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