Issues: New York State Power Authority


Review Cites Progress For New York On Taxpayer Protection, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Public Integrity, Civil Rights & Environmental Protection

The Office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued an end-of-the-year review detailing many of its accomplishments in areas including public safety, economic justice, taxpayer protection, public integrity, civil rights and environmental protection.

December 29, 2011

Governor Cuomo Provides Advice to New Yorkers Regarding Hurrican Property Lossess & Insurance Claims - Disaster Hotline Begins Operating Today

"The days following a natural disaster can be confusing and stressful, but it is important for those who have suffered property damage to file an insurance claim as quickly as possible to help protect their financial future," Governor Cuomo said.

Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services, who oversees the State Insurance Department, said, "We will do everything we can to help people who suffered damage from the storm recover and get their lives back on track as quickly as possible. The purpose of insurance is to help people rebuild and we will be working to see that process does as smoothly as possible."

August 29, 2011


The lifetime achievements of Brooklyn native Dorothy Burnham were recognized and lauded by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) during the reading of a Senate resolution, which was unanimously passed by the full Senate during the final days of the 2011 Legislative Session. The resolution paid tribute to Dorothy Burnham’s many notable contributions to our public education system, the advancement of civil rights, and to the promotion of racial and economic equality. Ms. Burnham was also honored for her designation as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Friends of the People's World. “Dorothy Burnham is a Renaissance Woman,” said Senator Montgomery.

July 11, 2011

Where Do You Stand On Indian Point Nuclear Facility?

In the wake of the natural disasters that have devastated Japan and have unleashed a nuclear threat upon a reeling population, the threat of nuclear disaster at Indian Point, a nuclear facility in our own backyard, deserves critical consideration.  In 2013 Indian Point will undergo review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) which will determine whether or not their operating license will be renewed, a critical moment in which the plant will either remain open or be closed.

Located just 25 miles north of New York City, Indian Point rests above the convergence of two fault lines. Alarmingly, a recent US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) report revealed that Indian Point’s reactor 3 has the highest risk of earthquake damage of the 104 active nuclear plants.

April 4, 2011

Senator Gianaris Applauds State Approval For Cleaner And More Efficient Power Plant In Astoria

Astoria, Queens—State Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) commended state utilities regulators for granting approval for the construction of a $1.4 billion power plant in Astoria along the East River. The new plant will reduce toxic emissions at the site by more than 85% by replacing an older, less-efficient and dirtier plant.

“Western Queens residents can breathe a little easier today,” stated Senator Michael Gianaris. “We bear more than our fair share of the burden for producing New York’s electricity. Anytime we replace an old, dirty generator with a newer, cleaner one is a significant step in the right direction.”

January 22, 2011

Sen. Espaillat Selected for Key Leadership & Committee Assignments

Espaillat will serve as top Democrat on Housing Committee and serve as chair of Minority Program Development, a Senate leadership post

January 12, 2011

Putting New York Back to Work: Senate Majority Passes Job Creation Package

10-point plan Creates Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The Senate Democratic Majority passed a comprehensive jobs package of 10 bills that will put New Yorkers back to work, create new jobs and spur economic growth for businesses across the state. The Majority’s jobs plan, which comes immediately after the Senate Majority passed Energizing New York, a permanent program to replace Power for Jobs, will:

June 23, 2010

Failure To Preserve Power For Jobs A Travesty

ONEONTA, 05/14/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today said the pending expiration of ‘Power for Jobs’ will endanger thousands of upstate jobs created through the low-cost energy program.

May 14, 2010

More Power, More Jobs: Senate Passes Permanent "Power For Jobs"

Building upon its efforts to combat the unemployment crisis through innovative job creation and retention initiatives, the State Senate Majority passed legislation to create a permanent “Economic Benefit Power Program” to streamline and build on the success of ‘Power for Jobs’ and other successful low cost power for economic development programs. 

May 5, 2010

Senate Approves Power Authority Trustee; Members To Key Athletic, Medical And Historical Preservation Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed seven appointees to key boards today, including a new trustee to the Power Authority of the State of New York, and members to the State Athletic Commission, Dormitory Authority, Correction Medical Review Board, State Board for Historic Preservation and Saratoga-District State Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission. Mark O’Luck (New York)Trustee, Power Authority of the State of New York

April 27, 2010

Power Authority Still Sending Mixed Messages to Niagara County

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today critiqued Governor Paterson’s proposal to create a $25 million Small Business Revolving Loan fund through the 2010-2011 state budget.  The seed money to establish the loan fund would come from the New York Power Authority.  According to the Division of Budget, the

January 20, 2010



Sen. Aubertine Continues Public Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs in Oswego


October 6, 2009

Green Jobs, Green Homes, Green New York

What if you could create fourteen thousand new jobs, and save New Yorkers one billion dollars on energy bills at the same time, without additional cost to taxpayers?

A bill that I co-sponsored and which passed in the State Senate last week will do just that.

The Green Jobs/Green New York initiative will get to the heart of two of Central New York’s biggest issues—the availability of permanent, skilled jobs and high energy costs.

September 11, 2009

Program to Create 14,000 Green Jobs, Reduce Consumers’ Energy Costs Passes Senate

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today praised the passage of comprehensive economic development legislation that he co-sponsored, the Green Jobs/Green New York program, which will create 14,000 jobs and save New Yorkers $1 billion on their energy bills.

September 11, 2009


Part scavenger hunt, part interactive theater, part walking tour, Accomplice: New York is a dynamic and innovative theatrical experience that actually takes participants through the streets of New York City. Groups of up to 10 are given clues that fuel a journey through various NYC neighborhoods—like SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Financial District. Cast members interact with the audience as they attempt to piece together a plot of mystery.

This is an ongoing event every Saturday and Sunday starting at 1pm with a new show starting every half hour.

September 5, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

State Senator George Onorato (d-queens) Recently Sent The Following Letter To New York Power Authority President Richard Kessel Regarding The Pending Closure Of The Charles Poletti Power Plant In Astoria, Queens:

                                                                   February 4, 2009Honorable Richard KesselPresident & Chief Executive OfficerNew York Power Authority123 Main StreetWhite Plains, NY&

February 5, 2009
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