Issues: Small Business

SENATOR PATRICK M. GALLIVAN PRESSURES GOV. CUOMO ON FLOOD ASSISTANCE FOR WEST SENECA

In a letter sent over the weekend, Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-Elma) urged Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D-New York) to use existing state disaster relief funds to provide direct relief to homeowners and residents affected earlier this month when the Buffalo Creek flooded in the Town of West Seneca. Specifically, Gallivan is requesting the Governor use funds from a $200 million appropriation  contained in the 2013-14 State Operations Budget that is intended to assist localities that have suffered from a natural or man-made disaster.

February 3, 2014
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CUTTING RED TAPE TO CREATE JOBS

CUTTING RED TAPE TO CREATE JOBS

We all know that one of the keys to a booming economy is creating jobs.  But what’s the driving force behind allowing businesses to expand and grow employment opportunities?  Cutting red tape.  For years, New York has been known for its high taxes and regulations.  As state senator, it’s a top priority for me to not only cut taxes, but also to do away with burdensome regulations that hinder the growth of businesses in the Central and Northern New York region. 

Recently, I was pleased to be part of an effort to collect ideas from small businesses, farmers, manufacturers and other employers on ways to cut red tape.  That effort identified 2,219 specific rules, regulations and practices that employers believe puts New York at a competitive disadvantage for attracting and creating jobs.

Part of this initiative included industry-specific public forums that took place throughout New York State.  I hosted one of the first of these sessions in Watertown, focusing on agriculture.

January 27, 2014
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Brighton Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

I was pleased to join members of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce for their annual meeting yesterday afternoon. I'm pictured here with outgoing President Brennan Redman and incoming President Nelson Lopatin. I'm proud to be a member of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and appreciate all they do for business and commerce in the Brighton community. 

January 17, 2014
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Senator Marchione calls for cutting NY's 22 miles of job-killing red tape

Senator Kathy Marchione is pictured standing with her colleagues near some of NY's Code of Rules and Regulations that, if laid out end to end, would stretch for 22 miles.

January 16, 2014
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SENATOR KATHY MARCHIONE, SENATE MAJORITY COALITION ISSUE BI-PARTISAN REPORT ON REGULATORY REFORM

SENATOR KATHY MARCHIONE, SENATE MAJORITY COALITION ISSUE BI-PARTISAN REPORT ON REGULATORY REFORM

 

January 16, 2014
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SENATE MAJORITY COALITION ISSUES REPORT ON REGULATORY REFORM

REPORT IDENTIFIES OVER 2,000 STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT WARRANT REFORM OR REVIEW

The New York State Senate Majority Coalition issued a comprehensive report today that sheds light on New York State’s notoriously dense regulatory structure and identifies 2,219 specific rules, regulations and practices that put New York’s businesses at a competitive disadvantage.

The report is the product of surveys, meetings, community outreach and the input of over 100 business owners, advocacy organizations and individuals that participated in one of nine industry-specific public forums conducted throughout the State.

January 16, 2014
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NY Jobs For Heroes Program Press Conference

Press conference in support of Senate bill S.2803B the NY Jobs For Heroes Program which would create a state contract preference for service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses in New York State. 

January 14, 2014
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Senate Majority Coalition Issues Report on Regulatory Reform

REPORT IDENTIFIES OVER 2,000 STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT WARRANT REFORM OR REVIEW

ALBANY – The New York State Senate Majority Coalition issued a comprehensive report today that sheds light on New York State’s notoriously dense regulatory structure and identifies 2,219 specific rules, regulations and practices that put New York’s businesses at a competitive disadvantage.

The report is the product of surveys, meetings, community outreach and the input of over 100 business owners, advocacy organizations and individuals that participated in one of nine industry-specific public forums conducted throughout the State.

January 14, 2014
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Senate Report: Cut Red Tape to Create Jobs in New York State

To make New York State more economically competitive, we all know we have to reduce taxes and control spending. But, we also need to focus on efforts to eliminate unnecessary red tape and regulations that stifle the private sector’s ability to create new jobs.

January 13, 2014
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SENATE MAJORITY COALITION ISSUES REPORT ON REGULATORY REFORM

REPORT IDENTIFIES OVER 2,000 STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT WARRANT REFORM OR REVIEW

ALBANY – The New York State Senate Majority Coalition issued a comprehensive report today that sheds light on New York State’s notoriously dense regulatory structure and identifies 2,219 specific rules, regulations and practices that put New York’s businesses at a competitive disadvantage.

January 13, 2014
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Greek Peak Grand Opening

I was happy to be invited to celebrate the grand re-opening of Greek Peak. Congratulations to new owners John Meier (pictured) and Marc Stemerman on the new amenities at the resort. 

January 9, 2014
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Senator Griffo's Weekly Column #1: The Right Route For Government

Happy New Year!

My wife and I did some traveling for the holidays. Our destination was the same as the year before – and many years before that. One thing had changed, however. We didn’t agree on how to get there.

Governing is a lot like a road trip. All participants share a common destination, but the disagreements are always about what exact route to take.

State legislators and the governor, regardless of political affiliation, all want to help New York attract good-paying jobs and grow our economy. We also want to invest in our children and keep spending in check while maintaining services.

This week, Governor Cuomo will unveil his roadmap in a State of the State address. As always, I’m looking forward to hearing his plan.

January 2, 2014
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Perkins: Harlem Leaders Left Me Out of Secret Meeting to Discuss Urban League Project

New York Daily News Article, December 12, 2013, author Jan Ransom. Senator Perkins continues to advocate for the fair treatment of the commercial tenants at 121 W 125 Street (site of the Urban League Project) and demands continued public discourse and engagement not more private meetings regarding the Urban League Project. To read the full story please click this link.

December 16, 2013
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Statement from Senator Joseph A. Griffo regarding Economic Development Council funding

“I’m tremendously pleased by today’s announcement that New York is committing $163.7 million to important economic projects in the regions I represent. We truly have the best collaborators and leaders in economic development right here.

The Council remains impressed with the North Country, whose projects earned ‘top performer’ status for the third time in a row. These ‘firecracker’ projects, as the regional leaders call them, will enhance Northern New York’s status as a premier tourism destination and make the area more attractive to forward-thinking businesses, especially those in the biotechnology field.

December 11, 2013
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Seward: Governor’s New York State Tax Relief Commission Report Is Step In Right Direction

ONEONTA, 12/10/13 - State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on recommendations offered by the governor’s tax relief commission:

“Broad-based tax relief measures, that will make New York more economically competitive and ease the tax burden on hardworking individuals and families, are at the top of my priority list for 2014.

December 10, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES MERRICK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY ON GRAND OPENING OF ITS NEW LOCATION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and local officials in celebrating the grand opening of Merrick Pediatric Dentistry’s new location. 

     Merrick Pediatric Dentistry, which recently relocated to a new location at 1756A Merrick Avenue in Merrick, is a child-friendly office which focuses on helping children maintain good dental and oral health and teaching them about good dental habits to keep their teeth healthy. Senator Fuschillo offered his best wishes to Dr. Rania Elbaz, the owner of Merrick Pediatric Dentistry, for many years of continued success.

December 10, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH MERRICK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS IN CELEBRATING THE GRAND OPENING OF SAN MARZANO BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and other community officials in celebrating the grand opening of San Marzano Brick Oven Pizzeria. 

     San Marzano’s, located at 38 Merrick Avenue in Merrick, is an Italian restaurant offering a variety of pizzas, calzones, appetizers, and deserts. Senator Fuschillo extended his best wishes to the staff at San Marzano’s for many years of success.

December 3, 2013
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