Senator Chuck Schumer toured areas Wednesday that have been ravaged by flooding over the past five days. He joined officials in Oneida to renew his push for the area to be declared a federal disaster area. His visit comes a day after FEMA officials toured the region. Schumer is hoping FEMA assistance can start getting to homeowners and municipalities soon.
Schumer said he saw plenty of destruction and impact for the area to qualify.
Congressman Dan Maffei demanded reform in the federal probation system today outside the Syracuse Federal Building. Before allegedly killing Lori Bresnahan and sexual assaulting a ten year-old girl in March, David Renz managed to get out of his electronic monitoring bracelet without alerting authorities.
Legislators on both state and federal levels immediately looked into who was to blame. Congressman Dan Maffei started by looking into the effectiveness of the monitoring bracelets.
Governor Andrew Cuomo names Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick as one of the co-chairs of a commission to look into election fraud. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney is also on the panel.
It was a great day in New York City as Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame officially become members of the ACC on Wednesday. And the theme of the day was excitement for the future. “We’re in a great position for the short term and the long term.” Said ACC commissioner John Swofford. “We have a great group of 15 institutions with unlimited potential for the future.”