On Wednesday, August 25th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins held a press conference announcing a $750,000 State grant she assisted in securing from the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) for San-Mar Laboratories to make investments needed to reduce operating costs, produce new products and expand the business.
“This funding will allow San-Mar Laboratories to create and retain an estimated 315 high-quality jobs in Westchester County,” said Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF–Westchester). “During this challenging economic time, initiatives that attract business opportunities and support the growth of local enterprises that create jobs in our region must be a top priority.”
Members of the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores recently welcomed New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) to their monthly meeting. The Chamber invited Senator Fuschillo to thank him for his continued support of programs that promote economic development in the Bellmore community.
Senator Fuschillo (second right) is pictured with Bellmore Chamber President Ron Mare (left), Chamber Executive Director Joni Caputo (right center), and Chamber Vice President Bob Vecchi (right). They are joined by Assemblyman Dave McDonough (left center) and Town of Hempstead Councilman Gary Hudes (second left), who were also thanked by the Chamber for their support.
Stephen Hawley, William Reilich, Brian Kolb and Joseph Errigo voted pro-business most often among Rochester-area members of the state Assembly, and George Winner Jr., Joseph Robach and Catharine Young were the most pro-business in Senate, the New York chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday.
Hawley, R-Batavia, voted pro-business 91 percent of the time over 12 months, the group’s data show. Reilich, R-Greece, Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Errigo, R-Conesus, all voted pro-business on 82 percent of state legislation.
Senator Thompson bans toxic baby bottles. Bill signed into law July 10, 2010.
Marcellus Shale Drilling is delayed until May 2011. Passed NYS Senate Aug 10, 2010.
Playgrounds are made safe with legislation banning pesticides in playgrounds. Signed into law April 10, 2010.
Ewaste Bill passes and signed into law establishing statewide recycling and reuse goals for Ewaste. Signed into law April, 2010.
Wetlands Mapping is now allowed to be done by computer. Signed into law May, 2010.
Bigger Better Bottle Bill passes in 2009 -2010 Budget and creates revenue for cash strapped state.
Senator Bill Perkins joined Governor David Paterson at the Harlem State Office Building for the historic signing of legislation that will benefit Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and small businesses in New York State.
Queens, NY, July 12, 2010 – NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced the passage of legislation which would direct the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding available resources to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a business.
“I am very pleased that this important legislation was passed by the Senate,” said Senator Addabbo. “The purpose of this legislation is to require the Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding resources that are available to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a small business by maintaining a small business portal on the division’s Web site,” explained the Senator.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that minority and women-owned enterprises, as well as other small businesses throughout the state, now have the opportunity to access funding that will help them improve or sustain their operations. The 2010-11 budget provides a $50 million Small Business Revolving Loan Fund for owners that are experiencing difficulty obtaining capital through traditional credit markets.
On Thursday, July 8, Senator Robach, along with Tracey Aiello (far left), Jody Michael Wolfanger of Evening Star Coffee Roasters (second from right), and Paul Hawkins of CrimeStoppers promoted four new 'charity coffee blends' at Bagel Bin Cafe in Brighton. Proceeds from the sales of each of these bags will benefit CrimeStoppers. Evening Star Coffee Roasters offers 24 premium and flavored coffees including four "charity coffee blends" that benefit local non-profits. For more information, click on the web sites below.
Majority Passes the 2010 Business Diversification Act; the New York State MWBE Asset Management and Financial Institution Strategy Act and Secures Budget Reform to Ensure MWBEs Get Fair Access to Capital for Expansion
The New York Legislature passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, S2311E (Savino) / A1470B (Wright), making New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protections for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades.
The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.5783) sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) that would create a Western New York economic development fund from proceeds from the sale of unallocated expansion and replacement power.
The 2010-2011 state budget, being approved bit by bit through weekly budget extender bills, is continuing to come together. The process is like crumbling up your medicine into tiny pieces and taking a little at a time rather than swallowing the pill whole. Even worse, it is a prescription for failure for New York.
Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7676) he sponsored to create the High Performance Computing Program within the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) that will connect researchers and businesses with New York State's high performance computing resources.
Senate Passes Small Business Energy Assistance & Advocacy Services Program
Legislation to reduce energy costs on small businesses in New York State, introduced by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, passed unanimously in the Senate. The bill is part of a Senate Democratic Majority legislative package that will significantly reduce the costs of energy for homeowners and businesses statewide, putting money back into the pockets of families and making businesses more competitive.
The Senate Democratic Majority has passed a legislative package that will significantly reduce the costs of energy for homeowners and businesses statewide, putting money back into the pockets of families and making businesses more competitive. Not only is the adoption of energy efficiency programs beneficial economically but such programs help the State to achieve its environmental goals by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants, improving quality of life throughout the state.