Issues: Economic Development

R.I.T. Breaks Ground for Golisano Institute for Sustainability

On Friday, April 15th, Senator Robach spoke at, and took part in, a groundbreaking ceremony at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The school broke ground on the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The building will serve as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach and will provide a showcase for green construction and design. RIT received a $13.1 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Construction Grant Program for the facility and $10 million in funding from the state of New York to assist with construction.

April 18, 2011
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Barclay, Ritchie React to Birds Eye Closure

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) and Senator Patty Ritchie (R,C—Oswegatchie) today said they are disappointed that the owner of the Fulton Birds Eye plant has announced the company will close the plant in six months.

“I am saddened and deeply disappointed by the company’s decision to close the Fulton plant,” said Senator Ritchie. “My first concern is for the workers and their families who are directly impacted by this announcement.”

April 18, 2011
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Senator Parker Discusses Islamic Finance at the University of California Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-21)

Contact: Umair Khan | mukhan@nysenate.gov  | 518-455-2580 ph | 518-426-6843 fax

Immediate Release: April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011
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Governor Cuomo and Senator Maziarz tour Ascension Industries

Prior to signing the Recharge New York legislation, Governor Cuomo and Senator Maziarz inspected some of the great work being done at Ascension Industries in the City of North Tonawanda.

April 14, 2011
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April 13, 2011
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Bike Zone Opens New Location in Greece

On Thursday, April 7th, Senator Robach made remarks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Bike Zone location in Greece. Bike Zone is now located at 2100 Ridge Road West. With this expansion, Bike Zone also added new jobs to the community. For more information, you can visit http://bikezonebikes.com/.

April 11, 2011
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Legislative Update with Senator Robach 04/07/2011

During the week of April 4th, Senator Robach joined Legislative Update to discuss the budget, economic development, and job creation.

April 7, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Congratulates Grants for Growth Round IX Recipients

Senator DeFrancisco congratulates one the four new recipients in the ninth round of the Grants for Growth program. Funding the the Grants for Growth Program was secured by Senator DeFrancisco.

April 5, 2011
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Senator Gallivan's 2011 Budget Statement

Senator Gallivan speaks on this year's Budget, the process and its effects on the 59th district.

April 4, 2011
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NYCEF Newtown Creek Fund Fielding Applicants for Environmental Projects

The New York City Environmental Fund in conjunction with Hudson River Foundation are conducting two workshops to inform potential applicants seeking grants for local environmental projects as part of the continued Newtown Creek cleanup efforts.The $19.5 million local environmental projects fund was established as part of a settlement last year with the ExxonMobil Corporation to augment the cleanup of the millions of gallons of oil released into Newtown Creek beginning in the 1970’s.“These workshops, and fundin

April 4, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator James S. Alesi, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Room 124 CAP

April 5, 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
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Senator Kennedy Releases Statement on 2011-12 Budget

Kennedy cites exclusion of UB 2020, massive cuts to students, millionaires’ bailout as reasons for ‘no’ vote

ALBANY, N.Y. – For the first time in five years, Albany has passed a budget on time. While Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, is proud of the accomplishment, he is deeply concerned about some of the details contained in – or absent from – the budget bills.

March 31, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Talks to WBEN-AM about On-time Budget, 'No' Vote

Senator Kennedy spoke Thursday to John Zach and Susan Susan Rose on Buffalo's Early News to discuss the state's first on-time budget in five years and his reaction to the budget details.

Click here to listen to the interview.

 

March 31, 2011
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Newsday Editorial: Bill for OSI can generate jobs

The first scare that OSI Pharmaceuticals raised was loud and public: It was leaving the Island. Then a Japanese firm bought OSI and looked to keep part of it here.

March 30, 2011
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Senator Kennedy on Budget: We Can’t Let the Exclusion of UB 2020 Kill our Efforts to Pass the Plan this Year

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, released this statement, following an initial review of the budget agreement announced Sunday by Governor Cuomo and the legislative leaders.

“I appreciate Governor Cuomo’s commitment to helping us grow the Western New York economy, and I look forward to the summit he will host to discuss how we can make UB 2020 a reality. However, I am disappointed that UB 2020 – a plan that will help spark new job creation in Western New York – was not included in the budget negotiations,” Senator Kennedy said. “I made a commitment to only vote for a budget that includes UB 2020 in its entirety. This budget does not do that.

March 28, 2011
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