UPDATE: 01/20/2016  3:33pm   Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente held a press conference today along with Mohawk Valley Health System CEO Scott Perra and Mayor Rob Palmieri to discuss developments regarding the building of a new hospital in Utica.

The post from today's press conference is below:

Kristine Bellino

Original Story:

An update on the situation with the new hospital proposed in the city of Utica, New York is expected this afternoon.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri are holding a press conference at three o'clock today in the Oneida County Executive's office.

Local leaders, including New York Senator Joseph Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, were scheduled to meet with Governor Andrew Cuomo's staff earlier today after it was announced that $300 million in state funding would not be available for a hospital project.

WIBX will provide continuing coverage of this story following today's conference.