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Brought to you by Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., who is also theSenate Vice President of Urban Policy & PlanningFor more information, please contact:Mr. Elison J. ElliottSpecial Adviser to the Senate Majority LeaderEconomic Director - Office of the VP of Urban Policy & PlanningThe Hon. Pedro Espada, Jr., Senator - 33rd Senate District400 East Fordham Road, 7th FLBronx, New York 10458(718) 220-5480, Ext 1546

May 19, 2010

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Dilan Aims to Get State-Funded Capital Projects and Jobs Back on Track

A measure to assure that New York’s contractual obligations to the thousands of construction crews toiling on road and bridge sites statewide are met, has been proposed by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn).

S.7686 authorizes the continued payment of capital construction contracts. Under this legislation all capital contracts will be binding liabilities, and will be required to be honored.

May 4, 2010

New On-Bill Financing Legislation Will Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs And Help Homeowners Afford Weatherization

New York State homeowners will benefit from new legislation introduced in the New York State Senate (S7565/Parker) to enhance last year’s Green Jobs/Green NY (GJ-GNY) program by providing for on-bill financing to assist families with payment and financing much-needed weatherization projects on their homes and small businesses. 

April 23, 2010

Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010

Bushwick Houses Among NYC Housing Projects to Receive Federal Funding Under Passage of Senate Bill

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation that will allow for New York City Housing Authority owned developments, such as Bushwick Houses, to fall under federal oversight and qualify for much-needed funding.

For more than a decade,  21 NYCHA developments have received no funding from the City and State of New York. Pending additional budget cuts in the proposed 2010–11 state budget, NYCHA stood to face an unprecedented $88 million operational budget shortfall.

February 25, 2010

Pres. Obama's State of the Union

I am hoping to hear the President talk tonight about supporting our middle-class; people are struggling and the government has an obligation to focus on putting people back to work and helping families make ends meet. I’d also like to hear him present a strategy for creating good-paying jobs, and express a commitment to working with us to bring jobs to New York.

January 27, 2010

Small Business & Economic Development Forum Breakfast

New York State Senator Oppenheimer and Women's Enterprise Development Center Inc. cordially invite you to a Small Business and Economic Development Forum Breakfast. Speakers at the event include:

Ellen Parlapiano- Award-winning journalist & co-author of Mompreneurs®

October 22, 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA Stimulus Bill)

September 3, 2009
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