Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters earlier this week that this year's state budget negotiations are particularly difficult because of revenue declines, the threat of big federal funding cuts and disputes with lawmakers over spending priorities. Cuomo said there's still time to agree on a budget before the April 1 deadline but that this budget may prove to be more difficult than past spending plans.
IMAGE is a voluntary program in which ICE partners with businesses to reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. By volunteering to participate in the program, companies can reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. As part of IMAGE, ICE and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provide education and training on proper hiring procedures, fraudulent document detection and use of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program.
The Council of Industry will hold it's annual Manufacturing Champion Awards Breakfast on Friday, May 17th at the Powelton Club to honor this year's winners. The Manufacturing Champion Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have worked to strengthen and build the manufacturing sector in the Hudson Valley community. These individuals and organization have through vision, dedication, and hard work helped to overcome some of the many obstacles faced by manufacturers in the Hudson Valley community and in so doing they have made it possible for manufacturers and their employees to prosper.