Issues: Corporations

Senator Klein & City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito thank Craigslist for yanking K2 posts and urge other sites to follow company’s lead

New York, NY State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito and other elected leaders thanked Craigslist for immediately responding to their request to remove classifieds from their website that advertised the drug, K2.

September 4, 2015
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The Online Smoke Shop: Buying K2 Online

In light of this investigation which shows the ease at which individuals can by synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as K2, Senator Jeff Klein and other lawmakers are calling on eBay, Craigslist and Backpage to remove all K2 and K2 paraphernalia from their sites. 

File: 
Online Smoke Shop Report

September 3, 2015
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Senator Klein and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito to eBay, Craigslist and Backpage: Kick K2 from the Internet

Klein investigation turns up online ads for K2, illegal synthetic cannabinoids and pre-branded spice bags that ship to New York

New York, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, City Council Members Ritchie Torres, Dan Garodnick, Ruben Wills, CEO of ACI Chemical Dependency Treatment Centers Warren Zysman and Lewis Cruz, a Bronx father whose son is addicted to K2, unveiled an alarming investigative report, “The Online Smoke Shop,”detailing the cyber market for K2.

September 3, 2015
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GRANTS FOR GROWTH ANNOUNCES RECORD NUMBER OF AWARDEES IN ROUND 14

SYRACUSE, NY – On August 27, 2015, CenterState CEO announced $675,000 in awards to thirteen companies through its Grants for Growth program. Grants for Growth is a unique CenterState CEO seed program that supports innovative applied research projects between universities and industry to improve business competitiveness and create jobs. Over 14 rounds, Grants for Growth has invested nearly $3.8 million in small and emerging companies, thanks to direct support secured by New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

August 27, 2015
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Senator Kevin Parker brings Sankofa Global Project's "Tinker Days" to the 21st District!

In Partnership with Time Warner Cable, Senator Kevin Parker brings Sankofa Global Project's "Tinker Days" to the 21st District! Bringing this S.T.E.A.M. initiative to P.S. 198, students were able to build "Mini Racers" supported by their teachers and parents! Great job Kids!

July 3, 2015
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'Corning Inc. salutes longtime employees'

Corning, N.Y.--On Wednesday, employees and retirees who began their careers with Corning Inc. 50 and 75 years ago were honored for their service.

Wendell P. Weeks, Corning Inc. chairman and chief executive officer, said, "“Our products and markets have changed since 1940 and 1965, but we continue to operate diverse businesses and participate in important industries. I always enjoy these trips down memory lane because they remind me what a special company we’re all part of: A company that has stood the test of time; a company that continues to evolve to meet the needs of changing markets; a company that makes things that really matter to the world.

June 18, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair   Tuesday, May 12, 2015  Room 610 LOB

MEETING IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION

Printed No.

Sponsor

Title

215A

Martins

May 12, 4:20 PM - 4:44 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Legislation related to issues of privacy, data breach, and appropriate penalties for violations

Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship
Sponsor: Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair
Co-Sponsor: Senator Richard Funke, Vice-Chair
Meeting: Legislation related to issues of privacy, data breach, and appropriate penalties for violations
Place: Room 711-A, Legislative Office Building, 7th Floor, Albany, New York
Time: 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Contact: Robert Herz (518) 455-2730
Media Contact: Robert Herz (518) 455-2730

May 27, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair  1:30 PM, Monday, April 27, 2015  Room 610 LOB

Printed No.

Sponsor

Title

691  Refer to Finance

Golden

An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to exempting the metropolitan transportation authority from bond issuance charges

April 27, 1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair  1:30 PM, Monday, March 30, 2015  Room 124 CAP

March 30, 1:30 PM - 2:58 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair  1:30 PM, Monday, March 23, 2015  Room 610 LOB

Printed No.

Sponsor

Title

3549

Parker

An act to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation to disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of a veteran

March 23, 1:30 PM - 1:36 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, March 9, 2015 Room 610 LOB

March 9, 1:30 PM - 1:33 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair  1:30 PM, Wednesday, February 25, 2015  Room 610 LOB

February 25, 1:30 PM - 1:34 PM
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Public Hearing: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Budget and Finances

Senate Standing Committee on Transportaion Chair: Senator Joseph E. Robach Senate Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Capital Investment Chair: Senator Carl L Marcellino Public Hearing: To examine the changes necessary to prevent annual operating deficits, stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased services, and discuss funding options for the Capital Plan. Place: Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room A , Albany, NY Time: 10:30 A.M. Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390 Media Contact: Kathy Wilson 516 922-1811, Steve Barz 585-225-3650 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 2, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Public Hearing: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Budget and Finances

Senate Standing Committee on Transportaion Chair: Senator Joseph E. Robach Senate Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Capital Investment Chair: Senator Carl L Marcellino Public Hearing: To examine the changes necessary to prevent annual operating deficits, stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased services, and discuss funding options for the Capital Plan. Place: Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room A , Albany, NY Time: 10:30 A.M. Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390 Media Contact: Kathy Wilson 516 922-1811, Steve Barz 585-225-3650 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 2, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, February 2, 2015 Room 610 LOB

February 2, 1:30 PM - 1:34 PM
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Seward Named Guardian Of Small Business

ONEONTA, 01/20/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) was recently honored as a recipient of the “Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), New York’s leading small business association.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy,” said Senator Seward.  “I have consistently partnered with small businesses - advancing legislation to meet the needs of these vital job creators and economic engines.”

The NFIB “Guardian of Small Business” award recognizes state legislators who have, through their voting record, demonstrated strong support for our state’s small businesses and NFIB’s position on key issues facing them.   

January 20, 2015
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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SENATOR KLEIN & BRONX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOST VETERANS JOB FAIR

Bronx H.I.R.E jobs program draws more than 100 former service men and women looking for work

BRONX, NY – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), along with members of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Bronx H.I.R.E. job fair at Hutchinson Metro Center Wednesday afternoon aimed at helping veterans secure employment. The job fair drew more than 100 job seekers. The event followed the Bronx Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Veterans Luncheon at F & J Pine Tavern in Bronxdale.

November 19, 2014
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Senator Ted O'Brien's statement on the Bank of America settlement

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Senator Ted O’Brien released the following statement on the Bank of America settlement that will bring $300 million to New York State:

“The $300 million New York will receive from the Bank of America settlement should go towards upstate property tax relief by reducing the cost burden on local school districts which have been devastated by the Gap Elimination Adjustment. We cannot afford to continue balancing school district budgets on the backs of local property tax payers, and must take action immediately to give hardworking families and small businesses the property tax relief they need.”

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August 22, 2014
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