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    During my RPL, I assisted the NYS 9-1-1 Coordinators with getting the word out about fee diversion. For a few years, things got better and money was being given to the PSAPs. Then, 2020 comes along and this pandemic changes everything. Now it appears that the State of New York is back to it's old tricks! We need to step up and press the NYS DHSES and the governor's office to release these funds directly to the jurisdictional PSAPs. Our local PSAPS need to continue to provide the best services possible to our customers, both internally and externally.
    Update: 5:15 p.m. Tuesday: Assemblyman Steve Hawley weighed in on this situation, calling it "shameful" that the state is holding these funds that are "earmarked and due to our counties to be used for public safety locally." Hawley said he sent a letter to Gov. Cuomo on Oct. 20 asking him to release all funds for the PSAP Operations and SICG initiatives that were authorized
    Michael Davis, RPL
    APCO Atlantic President-Elect
    Ulster County 9-1-1 Communication Ctr
    Kingston, NY 12401
    Mdvi@co.ulster.ny.us
    (845)338 1440 (Dispatch)
    (845)901 4606 (Cell)
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