Governor Cuomo reminded New Yorkers that the 2014 trout and salmon fishing season opens April 1st , and they can buy & print a fishing license from their home computers at licensecenter.ny.gov. The Governor also encouraged anglers to consider investing in a lifetime fishing license, which could be converted to an Adventure License and be eligible to receive a free adventure license plate for their vehicle.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced his office reviewed 1,698 contracts valued at $4.4 billion and approved more than 2.7 million payments worth more than $8.5 billion in February 2014. His office also rejected 157 contract transactions valued at $362.8 million and 3,346 payments valued at more than $3.8 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties. DiNapoli said that the monthly reports can be accessed at the Open Book New York website.
NY State of Health reported that 995,038 New Yorkers have completed their applications and 666,397 have enrolled for coverage since the launch of the Marketplace on October 1st. More than 70 percent of those who have enrolled to date were uninsured at the time of application. Over the last week alone, enrollment has increased by nearly 76,000. All New Yorkers are urged to enroll before March 31st deadline.