A bipartisan group of elected officials from both chambers of the New York State Legislature came together today to call for the passage of S4446/A5920, a bill that would protect local New York State businesses from regulatory overreach by the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA). The bill, which is gaining sponsors and momentum in both houses, recently advanced out of committee in the Assembly, and would limit the NYSLA’s use of its vague, anti-business “improper conduct” clause in certain cases.
The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council has announced it will hold three Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Workshops to assist local municipalities and economic development organizations with any questions and issues they may have as they work to complete their applications for 2015.
The dates and locations of the upcoming workshops are:
The best of Sullivan County was on display this past Sunday as the Chamber of Commerce hosted the twenty-fourth annual Pride of Sullivan County Awards. Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was pleased to attend and congratulate the award recipients on their contributions to the economic vitality to the County.
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
During this week’s appearance on “Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young,” the Senator discussed some of the positive results for her district in the 2015-16 State Budget. This year’s budget makes a strong investment in rural broadband service, provides record levels of funding for our local schools and includes significant tax relief for local property tax payers.
In collaboration with CenterLight Healthcare,State Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis) hosted an informational Clergy Breakfast attended by over 150 leaders from the South Queens Faith-based and Non-Profit Community. The event's Keynote Speaker, the esteemed former Assemblyman and newly appointed Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homes and Community RenewalRev. Karim Camara, shared with the community information regarding funding opportunities for faith-based and non-profit organizations. The breakfast was sponsored by CenterLight Health System, which provided an overview of their organization and the services they offer.
Late yesterday at the Capitol, the New York State Assembly unanimously approved "equal pay for equal work" legislation that was the first order of business taken up and approved by the state Senate in January at the start of the 2015 legislative session.
The measure will now be delivered to Governor Andrew Cuomo to be signed into law.
SENATOR SUE SERINO COMMENTS ON ASSEMBLY PASSAGE OF EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK
ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R—Hyde Park) released the following statement regarding the Assembly’s move to join the Senate in passing the fair pay provision of the Women’s Equality Act:
“Finally. New York’s women have waited long enough.
This measure delivers tangible results, has the potential to shatter glass ceilings across the State and shift the culture that discourages growth and development within the workplace. This measure will go a long way toward empowering women and breaking down barriers to real progress.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is once again teaming up with the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce and leaders in business development to present a small business summit to be held at the Colden Mill Restaurant and Banquet Facility on May 7, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on sales and business development.
ONEONTA, 04/27/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) is urging the New York State Department of Public Service to act quickly on a request from New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) to extend natural gas service within the Village of Cobleskill.
“Affordable energy can be a true game-changer when it comes to attracting new businesses and jobs to our region,” said Senator Seward. “By extending a natural gas line within downtown Cobleskill, current employers and new businesses, along with residential customers, will all benefit.”
Senator Bonacic joined local business leaders and elected officials this morning for a chilly, but enthusiastic ground breaking ceremony for Piller USA, Inc’s new facility in the Town of Wallkill. Currently, Piller operates a facility in the Town, but this new location will help better serve the needs of their customers and the employees of the company. Piller is a global electric equipment manufacturer, and the Town of Wallkill is their only location in the United States.
In the New York State budget, Sen. Ortt helped secure $12.5 million dollars for NCCC that will be used to transform the library area into the advanced learning commons area. This is a short clip of the press conference.
Comprehensive legislative package passed to protect natural resources, promote energy conservation, create green jobs, and increase ecotourism
ALBANY – Two pieces of legislation sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) to protect and preserve our natural environment were included in a comprehensive package of bills that passed the state Senate this week in honor of Earth Week.
Albany, N.Y., April 21— Both houses of the Legislature will act this week on a joint Legislative Resolution sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim April 19-25, 2015, as “Motorsports Appreciation Week” in New York State.
COOPERSTOWN, 04/20/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2015-2016 state budget includes, at his insistence, $300,000 to assist The Glimmerglass Festival with a significant multi-year renovation project in Cooperstown.