Paycheck Protection loans to Corning businesses from ProPublica

Click on the links to see how many positions were promised to be protected for eight weeks.

  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Non-Profit Organization
    Loan Amount
    $2-5 million
    Date Approved
    April 11, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $1-2 million
    Date Approved
    April 7, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Non-Profit Organization
    Loan Amount
    $1-2 million
    Date Approved
    April 7, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $350,000-1 million
    Date Approved
    April 15, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $350,000-1 million
    Date Approved
    April 15, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    Loan Amount
    $350,000-1 million
    Date Approved
    April 7, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $350,000-1 million
    Date Approved
    April 9, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $350,000-1 million
    Date Approved
    April 7, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $350,000-1 million
    Date Approved
    April 9, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    Loan Amount
    $350,000-1 million
    Date Approved
    April 8, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Non-Profit Childcare Center
    Loan Amount
    $350,000-1 million
    Date Approved
    April 8, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 29, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Non-Profit Organization
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 10, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 7, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 7, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Subchapter S Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 11, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    BIG FLATS, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 8, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Partnership
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 6, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Non-Profit Organization
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 29, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Non-Profit Organization
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 7, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 15, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 9, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Subchapter S Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 15, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 9, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 7, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 28, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 7, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 10, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 11, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 3, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Non-Profit Organization
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    May 13, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Limited Liability Partnership
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 10, 2020
  • Recipient
    Location
    CORNING, NY
    Business Type
    Corporation
    Loan Amount
    $150,000-350,000
    Date Approved
    April 29, 2020
About this data:

This data comes from the Small Business Administration, and includes lender-approved loans under the Paycheck Protection Program of at least $150,000. The federal government released data on loan approvals of less than $150,000, and that data was used to calculate summary figures for states. Organizations with lender-approved loans of less than $150,000 do not appear in this data. Other loan programs, such as Economic Injury Disaster Loans, are not included in this database. The data includes the congressional district of each organization, but for Pennsylvania and North Carolina the districts reflect pre-2018 redistricting.

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Covid 19, Part III

Arthur Ahrens of Branchport is the author of this article which is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own.

A nuclear reactor is a marvelous piece of technology. Electricity is generated by turbines driven by steam produced by heat created by a series of nuclear fissions.

Controlling the fission process is a delicate matter. Reducing the number of nuclear fissions too far will shut the reactor down. Increasing the number too far will melt the reactor. It is the operators’ job to keep the reactor running as efficiently as possible. In practice, this means running with the number of fissions as high as possible without disaster.

The operators have NO real time data. The fissions occur at 3% of the speed of light. To regulate the reactor, they depend on accurate historical data generated by the reactor seconds ago. A long time when you are riding the dragon.

Disease control is similar. Epidemiologists and health officials rely on historical data generated by testing to identify positives via contact tracing. These positives are then required to isolate or quarantine.

The entire effort to control a pandemic is dependent on all three legs of the process : testing, contact tracing, isolation / quarantine. Remove one, and the effort fails.

New Zealand, Vietnam, and Iceland have all controlled the pandemic successfully using this technique.

Iceland’s screening and contact tracing system has been so efficient that it now boasts one of the lowest virus death rates in the world: 3 per 100,000 people.  Germany and other countries have had similar success, although not as dramatic.

Covid 19 is exploding exponentially in the US. Why?

The number of tests has been vastly increased from the beginning of the pandemic. But shortages of test facilities, test kits, reagents and laboratories are combining to make timely test results available to only a small number of people. Results returned beyond the window to do any productive contact testing are useless. And there are many of them. A failure here.

An army of contact tracers is needed. Each person needs specialized knowledge and training to do their job. Presently, our country is very short of the number of needed contact tracers. And with many test results taking too long to arrive, there is nothing for a contact tracer to work with. A failure here, also.

The result of the previous two failures is that many positive cases are unaware that they are shedding virus and continue to be carriers of Covid 19, infecting their neighbors. The predictable result is the exponential growth of the virus that we are seeing in Texas, Florida, Georgia and other states.

Some European countries are going to be returning their children to school shortly. Without exception, these are countries that have used testing / contact tracing / isolation and quarantine to control and mitigate Covid 19. Opening their schools represents a minimal risk.

Trump, DeVos, Reed are demanding schools open in the fall, despite Trump’s failure to contain the virus. Because of this failure, opening our schools represents a significant risk to our children, our seniors, our economy.

Arthur Ahrens (Richelieu/D’Artagnan/Athos/Porthos/Aramis)

Branchport, NY 7/12/2020

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/06/08/how-iceland-beat-the-coronavirus

 

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Covid 19, Sequel

Arthur Ahrens of Branchport is the author of this article which is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own.

covid-19

Source: WHO June 27

“We are seeing at the moment that the pandemic can’t be fought with lies and disinformation, and neither can it be with hatred and agitation…Fact-denying populism is being shown its limits.” — Angela Merkel

Saturday was a rare day for me in that I left my self-imposed isolation. My travels included Penn Yan, Naples, Canandaigua. The view everywhere was similar…people of all stages of life out and about in large numbers enjoying the beautiful summer day. The newly opened Laguna restaurant in Canandaigua had a packed parking lot, as did Wegman’s.

What a contrast to Arizona, Texas, Florida et al., where the virus is completely out of control! Restaurants and bars closing, people not using masks, unbelievable long lines for testing. 1 in 4 (!) testing positive for Covid! Not for the first time do I thank the stars to have such capable leadership in New York as Governor Cuomo  and his team of experts. Their response to the disease gives me some hope that the virus will be held at bay until an effective vaccine arrives. And of course, I am SO proud of my fellow citizens! Red or blue, this could not have happened without EVERYONE’S cooperation and compliance.

Tom Reed is not satisfied and has some suggestions. OPEN THE SCHOOLS! INVESTIGATE CUOMO!

Reed takes his marching orders from Trump who is pushing hard to open the schools, just as he pushed hard to reopen the economy, ignoring the proven science that predicted a disaster. Now that the disaster has arrived, Trump, left with no options, is fighting the pandemic with lies, disinformation, hatred and agitation. Reed wants to open the schools despite science that indicates it, too, will be a disaster. He apparently shares Trump’s disregard for facts, science, and the lives of our citizens, and in this case, the lives of our children.

As to INVESTIGATE CUOMO…It is alleged that nursing home residents died from Covid-19 in unusually high numbers, so Reed wants to investigate. MEANWHILE, Reed is characteristically silent in the face of exploding pandemic cases and fatalities. Cases are now at 3,323,705 and deaths are at 137,301 and rising, EXPLOSIVELY, while Trump (and Reed) continue to ignore / override / discount accurate, predictive information from health professionals and noted epidemiologists such as Anthony Fauci.

When will we start an investigation into Trump’s incompetence in the face of this disaster? Can we expect Tom Reed to start talking about this needed investigation any time soon?

Arthur Ahrens (Richelieu/D’Artagnan/Athos/Porthos/Aramis)

Branchport, NY 7/12/2020

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House Clerk’s new website

clerkIf you are used to the previous website to keep up with the proceedings of the House of Representatives or to view public disclosures, you may find the new website (July 2020) confusing.

You can now find the floor summary for the last session at

https://clerk.house.gov/FloorSummary#FloorProceedings

The summary was presented with the earliest actions at the top. The summary is now reversed with the latest actions at the top.

To view the floor proceedings for other dates, chose a date on the calendar. You can view the results of votes by clicking on the roll number as before.

You can browse financial disclosures at:

https://disclosures-clerk.house.gov/PublicDisclosure/FinancialDisclosure#Search

I have found no link to this data on the clerk’s website: clerk.house.gov.

You can browse foreign travel filings at:

https://disclosures-clerk.house.gov/PublicDisclosure/ForeignTravel

The format isn’t convenient and the data won’t be up to date.

You can view gift travel filings at:

https://disclosures-clerk.house.gov/PublicDisclosure/GiftTravelFilings

To search, choose the search option from the menu at the left side of the page.

On the whole, I find the new site less convenient than the previous site. Hopefully they will improve it.

 

 

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Covid 19

This article on Covid 19 was written by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport and is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own.

covid-19

Source: WHO June 27

With the daily number of new coronavirus infections surging to a record high yesterday of over 55,300 cases, now is a good time to talk about what we know about this pestilence.

We are still making new discoveries about this disease. There is still much that is unknown. Now is a good time to catalog some of our hard-won knowledge.

COVID-19 is typically signaled by three symptoms: a fever, an insistent cough and shortness of breath. Sometimes loss of smell and taste. But older adults — the age group most at risk of severe complications or death from this condition ― may have none of these characteristics. Instead, seniors may seem “off” — not acting like themselves ― early on after being infected by the coronavirus. They may sleep more than usual or stop eating. They may seem unusually apathetic or confused, losing orientation to their surroundings. They may become dizzy and fall. Sometimes, seniors stop speaking or simply collapse.

COVID-19 not only attacks the respiratory system. It ravages the circulatory system also, attacking the spleen, the heart, the liver and clotting. It can and does cause strokes. Blood thinners have proven to be an effective treatment.

The effects of a COVID-19 illness linger beyond the acute stage of the illness. Patients may leave the hospital with scarring, damage or inflammation that still needs to heal in the lungs, heart, kidneys, liver or other organs. This can cause a range of problems, including urinary and metabolism issues. Recovery will take a long time.

The coronavirus is mutating. The original version has been almost completely replaced by a mutation that is 10 times as infectious as the original.

Masks are the most effective method we have of controlling this disease.

The today’s fatality rate is less than that at the beginning. Treatments have become more effective, seniors have gotten better at protecting themselves. It remains to be seen if today’s fatality rate will continue, or start to rise as hospitals become overwhelmed and quality care becomes hard to receive. And then of course there are the problems survivors encounter as mentioned above.

Other facts associated with the disease….

The US response to the pandemic is the worst in the entire world. In the US, the worst responses are those in states with Republican leadership, ie Florida, Texas, Arizona. NY Governor Cuomo’s response was effective.

The European Union has banned American travelers as a self-protective public health measure. Trump turned us into a s**t-hole country that represents a significant health risk to the population of the entire planet. Our 330 million citizens are now pandemic pariahs.

Some additional thoughts…

The virus, at its previous height of 40,000 new daily cases produced 2000 daily fatalities. Dr. Fauci says that he would not be at all surprised to see 100,000 new cases appearing daily. One can use these figures to calculate the ultimate butcher’s bill. Months ago, I saw an estimate of 2,000,000 deaths which I found to be too fantastic to repeat. I am no longer so optimistic.

Today’s numbers and predicted numbers clearly show that Trump’s response has been an abysmal and catastrophic failure, resulting in many injuries, fatalities, and incalculable damage to our country.

Trump’s refusal to wear a mask gave cover to knuckleheads who declared that requiring masks to be worn somehow infringed on their constitutional rights. This is proof that some people cannot correctly evaluate the rights of being a citizen versus the responsibilities of being a citizen. The responsibility of your not causing harm to your fellow citizens will always trump your right to not wear a mask.

 

Arthur Ahrens (Richelieu/D’Artagnan/Athos/Porthos/Aramis)

Branchport, NY 7/1/2020

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/06/29/coronavirus-mutation-science/?arc4

Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

https://hms.harvard.edu/news/coronavirus-heart

 

 

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Primary challenges

voting_handsWould NY-23 Republicans prefer Tom Reed if he had a challenger? We have no idea, because he hasn’t had a serious one. Josh Gottheimer, co-chair with Reed of the Problem Solvers Caucus, does. Gottheimer’s challenger is Arati Kreibich, a progressive whose views are distinctly different from Gottheimer’s. Here is a sample from the article cited:

How do you grade President Trump on his handling of the coronavirus?

Gottheimer: “I don’t get into grades. But I’ll say that for right now really where I’m focused is making sure we move forward and getting everything done. I think there’s going to be plenty of time to go back and see what was best, where the missteps were and what things we could have done better and should have done better and where we should have been better prepared.”

Kreibich: “F. Where to begin? … From the beginning the administration, (Trump) in particular, knew what was coming, and not just ignored it, neglected it, but also downplayed it, muzzled the scientists, muzzled the public health experts.”

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Four House votes on June 29

politics These measures passed the House on mostly party-line votes:

H.R. 1425 — “To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the individual health insurance market.”

Rep. Reed voted NAY.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2020/roll124.xml

H.R. 5332 — “To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to ensure that consumer reporting agencies are providing fair and accurate information reporting in consumer reports, and for other purposes.”

Rep. Reed voted AYE, one of only three Republicans to do so. Rep. Gottheimer (D-NJ) sponsored this bill; Tom’s vote may have been a favor to him.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2020/roll126.xml

H.R. 7301 — “To prevent evictions, foreclosures, and unsafe housing conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.”

Rep. Reed voted NAY.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2020/roll128.xml

H.J. Res. 90 — “Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency relating to “Community Reinvestment Act Regulations.”

Rep. Reed voted NAY.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2020/roll129.xml

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Buzz words and phrases

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America will never be Socialist — DJT

Never say never. — Folk wisdom

Buzz words needn’t be organized in a coherent manner; they can be jumbled together in a “word salad.” There needn’t be a theme. For example:

Here’s news for you on the left. America will never be socialist. Card carrying socialists — Barry, Chuckie, Andy, Sleepy Joe, crooked Hillary, and Nancy Pelosi are all clueless liars suffering from TDS.  Woke libtards follow them like sheepies. Unhinged snowflakes, triggered by fake news from lame stream media, may whine and cry all they like. Americans treasure our Second Amendment rights. Demorats will never take my guns. Liberal Demorat politician, who have abandoned the sane law abiding citizens of their cities and states, should never be elected again. African Americans, black people and other people of color know that Democrats hate them. Facebook trolls, living rent free in their mother’s basements, should go to a communist country if they don’t like it here. Patriots know how to protect our constitutional rights. Vote your sport; MAGA. Hold Odumbo, Hillary Clinton, and Hunter Biden accountable for their crimes–lock them up. Cut government spending, end welfare for those to lazy to work, no government health care. We need voter ID to protect our elections from illegal immigrants and extreme lefties who aren’t entitled to vote. Leftists have ruined New York; no one wants to stay here anymore to be taxed to death or die in one of Andy’s nursing homes. New York should be like Texas where real Americans can live free.

Thanks to facebook personality Bernie Pragle for the suggested word list. I tried to use them all.

 

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H.R. 6800 HEROS Act

potatoesH.R. 6800 Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act or the HEROES Act

CRS Summary:

This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

Among other things, the bill

  1. provides FY2020 emergency supplemental appropriations to federal agencies;
  2. provides payments and other assistance to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments;
  3. provides additional direct payments of up to $1,200 per individual;
    expands paid sick days, family and medical leave, unemployment compensation, nutrition and food assistance programs, housing assistance, and payments to farmers;
  4. modifies and expands the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides loans and grants to small businesses and nonprofit organizations;
  5. establishes a fund to award grants for employers to provide pandemic premium pay for essential workers;
  6. expands several tax credits and deductions;
  7. provides funding and establishes requirements for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing;
  8. eliminates cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatments;
  9. extends and expands the moratorium on certain evictions and foreclosures;
  10. and requires employers to develop and implement infectious disease exposure control plans.

The bill also modifies or expands a wide range of other programs and policies, including those regarding

  1. Medicare and Medicaid,
  2. health insurance,
  3. broadband service,
  4. medical product supplies,
  5. immigration,
  6. student loans and financial aid,
  7. the federal workforce,
  8. prisons,
  9. veterans benefits,
  10. consumer protection requirements,
  11. the U.S. Postal Service,
  12. federal elections,
  13. aviation and railroad workers,
  14. andpension and retirement plans.

Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) objects giving these reasons:

  1. Allows illegal immigrants to receive a stimulus check.
  2. Opens the Paycheck Protection Program to the payrolls of 501c4 dark money political groups, lobbyists, and professional sports teams.
  3. Includes election provisions to enhance democratic partisan advantages.
  4. Lets wealthy people who make money from dividends and royalties claim the earned income tax credit, which is an anti-poverty provision.
  5. Shields illegal immigrants from deportation.
  6.  Addresses marijuana issues unrelated to the COVID-19 situation.
  7.  Orders the release of federal prisoners into the community who have asthma, diabetes, or are over 50.
  8. Repeals the SALT cap in 2020 and 2021, which benefits wealthy taxpayers and is obviously unrelated to the COVID-19 crisis.
  9. Restricts Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activities.
  10. Provides millions for the National Endowment for the Arts.
  11. Provides millions for the bio-surveillance of wildlife.
  12. Provides millions for environmental justice grants.

Even if Reed’s objections were valid, most aren’t important enough to be reflected in the CRS summary. Relief for those who lost employer health insurance, for state and local government, and those who are short of food are all good. Extended unemployment benefits and support for testing, tracing, and treatment are needed. Partisan posturing should not obscure the big picture.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6800

 

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Social Distancing

shutdown

Counties in the Southern Tier are receiving failing grades for social distancing based on human mobility data, which derives how much people are traveling and gathering based on cellphone data.

County Grade Avg. Mobility Non-Essential Visits Encounters Density
Chemung D- D: 25-40% F: 55% D: 40-74%
Steuben D F: <25% F: <55% B: 82-94
Schuyler C F: <25% Insufficient Data A: > 94%
  • Chemung County has had 106 cases with 74 recoveries and three deaths.
  • Steuben County has had 238 cases with 151 recoveries and 38 deaths.
  • Schuyler County has had 10 cases with nine recoveries and no deaths.

All three New York counties are scheduled to begin phase one of reopening on May 15.

None of the counties in New York State received an “A” grade and the highest grade of a B- was given out went to Essex, Hamilton, and Lewis counties.

National data company gives Twin Tiers failing grades for social distancing

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