Issues: Economic Development

April 28 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

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.

 

May 1, 2015
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - April 29

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the details of the new 2015-2016 New York State Budget.

April 30, 2015
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Faith Funding Forum: Senator Leroy Comrie, Rev. Karim Camara, Deputy Commissioner of the NYS DHCR and Government Officials Advise Over 150 Clergy & Non-Profit Leaders on Accessing State Funding

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 Renewal Rev. 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.

April 28, 2015
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Legislature approves 'equal pay for equal work' legislation

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.

Read more here, and here.

 

April 28, 2015
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SENATOR SUE SERINO COMMENTS ON ASSEMBLY PASSAGE OF EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK

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.

April 27, 2015
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Senator Gallivan to Host Small Business Summit in Springville

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. 

April 27, 2015
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Seward Calls For Swift Review Of NYSEG's Natural Gas Plan For Cobleskill

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.”

April 27, 2015
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BONACIC ATTENDS GROUND BREAKING AT PILLER USA, INC'S NEW FACILITY IN THE TOWN OF WALLKILL

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.

April 24, 2015
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BROOKLYN ELECTEDS STATEMENT ON PIER 1 LAWSUIT

BROOKLYN - Today, State Senator Squadron, Councilmember Levin, and Assemblymember Simon released the following joint statement regarding the lawsuit filed by Save the View Now:

April 23, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business  Senator Philip Boyle, Chair  10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Room 813 LOB

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April 28, 10:30 AM - 10:36 AM
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Senate Passes Bill to Create a New iCenter to Promote Innovative and Effective State Technology

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would help save money and encourage public-private partnerships by increasing the effectiveness of state government technology.

April 23, 2015
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Senator Ortt's Week in Review

Sen. Ortt discusses what he's been doing throughout his district. 

April 23, 2015
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Sen. Ortt Announces $12.5 million for the Learning Commons Project at NCCC

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. 

April 23, 2015
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In Honor Of Earth Week, Senate Passes Senator Young's Legislation To Protect And Preserve Our Environment

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.

 

April 22, 2015
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Senator O'Mara pays tribute to Watkins Glen International

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.

April 21, 2015
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Seward Delivers $300k To Boost Tourism, Local Economy

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. 

April 20, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to Travel to Cuba as Part of State Delegation to Consider Trade Options

Yonkers, NY - On Monday, April 20th, Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, at the invitation of Governor Andrew Cuomo, will be a member of the New York State delegation traveling to Cuba to consider trade options. The trip was made possible in the wake of President Obama’s initiative to chart a new course of diplomatic relations with the island nation located 90 miles from U.S. shores. 

April 20, 2015
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Memorial Medical Center Breaks Ground on Golisano Center

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center officially broke ground on the new Golisano Center for Community Health. Once completed in 2016, the center will provide comprehensive health care services to adults with special needs, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, and to their families. 

April 17, 2015
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Ortt: Funding for NCCC Will Make it More Competitive

Niagara County Community College (NCCC) is set to get a major facelift following Sen. Rob Ortt’s announcement of securing $12.5 million in this year’s state budget. The money will be used to create the “Learning Commons,” which will redesign and upgrade the library and other facilities. Sen. Ortt said NCCC is an economic engine, and this money will help make the college even more competitive going forward.

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April 17, 2015
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Sen. Ortt Supports a Nik Wallenda Attraction

Sen Ortt was asked by a reporter about the possibility of opening a permanent attraction in Niagara Falls that would, in some way, include daredevil Nik Wallenda. Sen. Ortt said he would support a Wallenda exhibit or attraction and plans to have more discussion about it in the near future. Read the full article by WGRZ

April 17, 2015
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