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Advocacy Update: Navigating the Final Weeks of Legislative Session

May 21, 2024

As we approach the end of this year’s legislative session there is still a lot of action happening in Albany. As the voice of business for the nine-county Greater Rochester Chamber/Finger Lakes region, Greater Rochester Chamber is here to be your guide to navigating the complex legislative process and to ensure your interests are represented and heard by key decision-makers. Today, I wanted to share an update on what’s happening in Albany in the last three weeks before session ends on Thursday, June 6th.

Since the FY2025 Budget passed in early April, legislators have been working through hundreds of bills in committee and on the floor. We are monitoring bills in both the Senate and Assembly, lending input as we consider the impact they will have on our members and other organizations in Greater Rochester. So far this year, we have issued 13 memoranda and letters on various pieces of legislation in Albany, using the collective voice of our 1,300+ members in an effort to promote economic growth and remove barriers to members’ success.

While ten days remaining in session may not sound like a lot of time, a lot will happen in these final days. Legislators will work tirelessly through June 6th to address thousands of bills related to energy and infrastructure, healthcare and transportation, economic development and education, and everything in between. We are here to be a resource to help navigate this complex process. Shared below are a few resources we have developed to ensure that Greater Rochester Chamber members are informed, prepared, and represented:


The above briefs are not intended to be comprehensive overviews of every issue at the local, state, and federal levels, but instead are meant to summarize key issues most relevant to you, our members. If there are any issues that matter to you or your organization, not briefed in the above, please reach out and we will be happy to help. Our advocacy work is a collaborative process with members. We rely on your industry expertise to shape our policies and bring awareness to the issues that matter most to you.

We are eager for a strong finish to the 2024 legislative session. Greater Rochester Chamber will continue to fight for our members’ interests, and continue to provide resources and information to keep businesses informed. If there’s anything we can do to help, please connect with us today.

Marc Cohen
Chief of Staff, Greater Rochester Chamber


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