State Police in Ithaca, along with the New York State Park Police, are investigating the discovery of skeletal human remains that were located in a wooded area in the Town of Ulysses, in Tompkins County. State Police are currently working in conjunction with the Binghamton University Anthropology Department and the investigation is continuing.
The NY State of Health plan officials reported that nearly 174,000 New Yorkers have completed the application process and are eligible for the federal Affordable health Care insurance plan. The rates for the health plans represent a 53% reduction compared to the previous year’s individual rates. More information is available at nystateofhealth.ny.gov, or by calling 1-855-355-5777.
More than 25% of real property value in New York is exempt from county, city and town property taxes, according to a report issued by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The total value of these exempt properties is $680 billion. The value increases to $826 billion for properties exempt from more than one type of local government or school district taxes. A copy of the new report can be accessed at osc.state.ny.us.
Governor Cuomo signed a new law that will better protect New Yorkers from Hepatitis C by requiring hospitals and health service providers to offer testing for the virus to all patients born between 1945 and 1965. According to the CDC 75 % of Hepatitis C infection and about 73 % of Hepatitis C-associated mortality occurs in individuals born during that period, as 150,000 New Yorkers are unaware of their Hepatitis C status. The new law will take effect on January 1st.