Issues: Small Business

Griffo Says Broadband Cuts Hurt Upstate Jobs

(Albany) - State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today reacted with alarm to Albany’s plan to renege on a commitment for matching funds for sorely needed high-speed Internet access to North Country homes and businesses.

Senate and Assembly Democrats stripped $100 million in funding from the state budget for broadband matching grants, including at least $2 million that, together with federal stimulus funding, was planned for projects in rural St. Lawrence County, according to a story in today’s Journal News.

“Democrats called their plan a ‘roadmap,’ but cutting funds for programs that are tied to job growth and economic revitalization can only lead to a dead end for North Country jobs and businesses,” Griffo said.

April 7, 2010
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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
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Sen. Aubertine Pushing Agenda for Job Growth and Retention

Legislative package announced today fits with ongoing efforts to boost economy, sustain jobs

March 25, 2010
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Senator Valesky Announces Plan to Jump Start Job Growth in New York

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- Today, Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) presented an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. The program, ‘New Jobs New York,’ consists of three targeted initiatives that will:

March 25, 2010
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Putting New York Back To Work

Majority Plan Creates Immediate Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The New York State Senate Majority today unveiled an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. Through three targeted initiatives New Jobs New York will:

·         Create jobs immediately to provide a much-needed economic boost out of this recession;

·         Boost the confidence of small business owners to grow;

·         Implement a tax incentivization program that works for businesses already in New York, and attracts new investments and jobs for the future.

March 25, 2010
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Brentwood Recieves $2 Million Senate Grant for Downtown Revitalization

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm A. Smith, Assemblyman Phil Ramos, Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, and local business owners to celebrate a major grant to help revitalize the Downtown Brentwood area.

March 23, 2010
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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Sen. Foley Hosts Jobs Roundtable

Business, Academic, and Community Leaders Offer Ideas to Creat Jobs, Boost Long Island's Economy

March 15, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces Job Creation and Retention Plan Part 2

Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, comments on Senator Robach's 2010 Job Creation and Retention Plan.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces 2010 Job Creation and Retention Plan Part 3

Matt Hurlbutt of Greater Rochester Enterprise and Jodie Perry, President and CEO of the Greece Chamber of Commerce, provide remarks to Senator Robach's Job Creation and Retention Plan.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Addabbo Announces Job Fair on April 9th

Senator Joe Addabbo announces Job Fair for April 9th.

March 9, 2010
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Stachowski And Senate Upstate Caucus Members Introduce Important Economic Development Legislation

Bill repeals the “Cost Recovery” Tax Assessment on Industrial Development Agencies

Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, with members of the New York State Senate Upstate Caucus, today introduced important legislation repealing the “cost recovery” tax assessment imposed on Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs).

March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Valesky Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The New York State Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $100,000 annually.

March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Aubertine Bill to Ease Regulations on Maple Producers

Aubertine bill would expand opportunities for maple producers to grow agricultural tourism

ALBANY (March 3, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine which will ease building codes for maple producers in an effort to increase agricultural tourism.

March 3, 2010
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State Leaders Call for Increased Access to Capital and Opportunity for Minority and Women Owned Businesses (MWBE)

Opportunities for New York’s minority and women-owned businesses to secure their fair share of state contracts was the subject of a hearing today by the New York State Senate Majority MWBE Task Force, The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus and the Assembly Sub-Committee on Oversight of MWBE. 

March 3, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Key Small Business, Banking, Medical Boards And More

The New York State Senate confirmed 24 appointees to key boards today, including members to the Empire State Plaza Art Commission, Correctional Medical Review Board, Citizen’s Policy and Complaint Review, Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, Small Business Advisory Board, New York State Bridge Authority, State Banking Board,  Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Autho

March 2, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Introduces Job Creation Proposal

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the other members of the Senate Republican Conference to announce legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the state’s economy.  The jobs proposal would provide tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the state corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Little discusses a Senate Republican proposal to boost new job creation

LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS JOIN STATE SENATORS TO DISCUSS JOB CREATION PLAN DESIGNED TO HELP WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY

February 24, 2010
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