The Legislature returns to session later this week, meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb.  27 and 28.

The last two Joint Legislative Budget hearings are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27:

9:30 am – Mental Health/Hygiene

1:00 pm – Workforce Development/Issues

The New York Farm Bureau holds its annual Taste of New York reception on Monday, March 4, and its State Lobby Day on Tuesday, March 5.

March 6, Join Brian Sampson and Mike Duran for important updates on proposals that directly affect your business at: Unfinished Business What New York needs to get done for business this year Register on-line at

Monday, March 11 is Buffalo Niagara Night in Albany.  Please join us to learn how the state budget will impact Western New York.

The state’s 2013-14 fiscal year begins on April 1.