New York News 110717

November 7, 2017


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NYS Assembly:

Public Hearing Calendar

Recent News

Notice of Public Hearing – The Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program


November 6, 2017

Statement from Speaker Heastie About Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas


November 5, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing – Protecting the Integrity of New York State’s Election Systems


November 2, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing – Oversight of the economic development programs that leverage state funds to translate technology advancements into viable long-term business development and economic growth.


November 2, 2017



NYS Liquor Authority:

Full Board Meeting November 8, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.

View the Webcast

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Meeting Agenda – Alphabetical – Updated 11/8/17                                                                    Â

Detailed Agenda – Licensing – Updated 11/8/17                                                                        Â

Detailed Agenda – Disciplinary – Updated 11/8/17                                                                    Â


NYS Department of Ag and Markets:

Governor Cuomo Announces Over 250 Events to Feature Local Producers During Taste NY Craft Beverage Week

Empire State Development Announces Official Grand Opening of 1886 Malt House in Central New York


Office of Information Technology Services:


November 7, 2017 – 2:18pm


RT @State_Scoop: After @NYGovCuomo‘s IT consolidation efforts @NYSITS, @BobSamson_CIO says the state can now tackle #data…

November 7, 2017 – 12:01pm


Congrats to Steven Busch on receiving a 2017 ITS Going the Extra Mile Award for extraordinary contributions in ITS! #InnovationThatMatters

November 7, 2017 – 9:51am


RT @NYGovCuomo: We celebrate this important milestone and the New York women who helped us get here. But we know there is still wor…


ITS Employees Recognized for Excellence at 2017 Employee Recognition Awards

FedScoop Highlights CIO about the New Business of Government


Business Council of NYS:

Save the Date:  Information Technology & Telecommunications Forum

Date:  Thursday, December 14, 2017 Time:  12:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Location:  Renaissance Hotel, Albany

“The Innovation Economy — Technology, e-Commerce and the Future”

As a follow up to the hugely successful June 6 Technology Forum The Business Council is hosting a second Technology Forum. This forum is dedicated to the innovation agenda of The Business Council’s Information Technology and Telecommunications Committee:

  • Small cell technology, telecommunications infrastructure siting,
  • Cyber Security/Data Breach Issues,
  • Technology Workforce Development,
  • e-Commerce,
  • Technology procurement reform.

The day will feature panels and speakers on the issue facing not just the information technology and telecommunications industries, but all segments of a growing e-commerce economy. The forum will provide The Business Council with a road map for technology issues that will likely be discussed in the 2018 session and state budget. State Legislators, senior government staff, and industry experts will be on hand to discuss these issues and give us their insight into where public policy and the private sector can work together.


NYS Department of State:

Public Notice of Meetings

State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council The next scheduled State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council meeting will be on December 5, 2017 at 10:00 am. Click here for the Public Notice. The tentative meeting agenda, Proposed Rules, resolutions and records that are scheduled to be the subject of discussion at the meeting will follow.


Local Government Services:


3rd Local Government Innovation Conference

November 14th

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ESP Albany Mtg Room 6


Reception November 13th

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Shared Services Initiative:


The FY 2018 Enacted State Budget established the County-Wide Shared Services Initiative, designed to generate property tax savings by facilitating operational collaboration between local governments.


First-Ever Taste NY Craft Beverage Week: Over 250 Events to Feature Local Producers During Taste NY Craft Beverage Week

The first-ever Craft Beverage Week will feature over 250 events throughout New York City, boosting the exposure of the state’s world-class wine, beer, spirits, and ciders.

NYS Forum:

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NYS Forum SharePoint Community of Practice

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Leadership & Communication Development – Toastmasters

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Albany November 2017 Meetings November 1 – November 15

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017

The NYS Forum 2nd New York City Annual Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017

NYC Workgroup November 2017 Meetings

  • Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The NYS Forum 2017 Holiday Networking Celebration