Regional Briefs – October 31, 2014

Comptroller Unveils Tool To Do Business With NYC

NEW YORK – New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Thursday unveiled Vendor Roadmap, an online guide for local businesses to compete for contracts to provide nearly $20 billion in goods and services to the city. The tool organizes information previously scattered across agencies into a single place.

NY Law Eases Access to Emergency Care in Schools

ALBANY – Schools will be allowed to administer epipen to allergic students without prescriptions, and students with asthma, allergies or diabetes will be allowed to self-administer prescribed treatments under a new law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday.

Christie to Hit 19 States In Final Midterm Stretch

TRENTON – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will visit at least 19 states during the final five days before Tuesday’s elections, having spent more than a third of his second term stumping for candidates. The chair of the Republican Governors Association, he was wildly successful, having raised $102 million this year, the most of any chair. The Democrat counterpart raised $47 million.

Driver Dies After Pickup Truck Hits Deer

FENTON, N.Y. – A 35-year-old man was killed Tuesday after his pickup truck hit a deer on I-88 and overturned, ejecting him, The Associated Press reported. Sean Coleman was found 30 feet away.

NY Law Enforcement Summit Wraps Up

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Some 240 members of federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement on Thursday wrapped up the annual two-day New York State Intelligence Summit in Cooperstown. At the event, agents learned about new strategies and technologies to combat terrorism and major crimes.

Candidates for NY Attorney General to Debate

ALBANY – Two candidates for New York attorney general were scheduled to engage in a live broadcast debate on Thursday night, five days before voters head to the polls. Incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman and Republican John Cahill have not had any previous debates.