Issues: Economic Development

The August Group Celebrates 9 Years

On Thursday, February 3rd, The August Group celebrated its 9th Anniversary with an event at The Bagel Bin Cafe in Brighton. Pictured with Senator Robach are (center) Tracey Aiello, August Group Leader, and (right) Judy Seil, Director of the Monroe County Department of Planning and Development. The August Group is a volunteer organization committed to retain local talent in the Greater Rochester area by facilitating career and business networking for professionals, both employed and those seeking new or different employment. For more information on The August Group, visit their website at www.augustgroup.org.

February 3, 2011
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Ball Brings Business Leaders to Albany for Economic Development Summit

ALBANY, NY (1/31/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Majority Leader Dean Skelos hosted a summit of 30 Hudson Valley Business Leaders on Monday. The group workshopped a comprehensive legislative plan to help smart development and economic growth in New York State by getting government out of the way. Before the summit, Ball also spoke with Dr. Adolphus C. Lacey, Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY, about bringing jobs to Peekskill.

“We have a real need to get smart development going that can create create long lasting, high paying jobs,” Ball said.

February 1, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball - Legislative Report 1/31/2011

NYS Senator Greg Ball - Legislative Report - January 31, 2011 - with Special Guest Rev. Dr. Adolphus C. Lacey, Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY.

February 1, 2011
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Senate Approves Property Tax Cap, Mandate Relief

ALBANY, 01/31/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today announced senate approval of a property tax cap and companion legislation aimed at eliminating unfunded state mandates on school districts and local governments.

“Property taxpayers in New York State are tapped out,” said Senator Seward.  “Enacting a property tax cap is a commonsense approach that will provide significant savings and help families and senior citizens afford to stay in their homes.

January 31, 2011
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New chairlift completes Ski Bowl, Gore connection

By DAVID TAUBE dtaube@poststar.com | Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 7:00 pm

January 31, 2011
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Listening to the Orleans County business community

On Friday, January 28, 2011, Senator George Maziarz attended the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative luncheon.  The event was held at Tillman's Village Inn in Childs.

January 31, 2011
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Ball Urges Voters to Demand Bi-Partisan and Immediate Passage of Property Tax Cap and Mandate Relief

Ball: It is time for the voters to hold their elected officials accountable

BREWSTER, NY (1/30/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), the Senate Majority representative on Governor Cuomo’s Savings and Government Efficiency Commission, today urged voters throughout New York State to call their Senators and Assemblymen on Monday to urge bi-partisan support and immediate passage of a 2% Property Tax Cap for local governments and school districts, as well as mandate relief that requires the state to fund the additional net costs of any state mandated programs. Ball co-sponsors the two bills, which will come to a vote on the floor of the Senate on Monday and has the support of the Senate Majority Conference.

"We have a Senate Majority who gets it, and a Governor who seems to get it. Now it is time for the voters to hold their elected officials accountable for the promises made during their campaigns and demand widespread, bi-partisan support for the passage of this 2% Property Tax Cap, as well as Mandate Reform. That bi-partisan support needs to be immediate because these reforms are needed immediately," Ball said. “Working families, small businesses, and seniors are struggling and the American Dream of homeownership has become a nightmare for many. None of us milked the cows before coming to Albany today, and we’re not going home tonight to slop the hogs. Yet, we still have a property tax model based on generating income from a family farm.”

January 30, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's Online Poll: Is Senate on right track with new jobs plan?

Albany, N.Y., January 25—The State Senate has kicked off the 2011 legislative session with the approval of a new job creation and tax relief strategy being called the “Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act.”

January 25, 2011
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Senate Adopts Jobs Plan

The latest jobless figures for Northern and Central New York have been released—and the news is not good. Upstate New York continues to feel the effects of a crushing national recession that has cost the jobs of thousands of our neighbors.These sobering figures make it more clear than ever before that we need to act to reverse the trend of job losses, and get New York back in the business of creating jobs.The State Senate is wasting no time. As one of the first actions of the New Year, the Senate passed a plan that can put people back to work, and get New York back on track.A centerpiece of the Senate plan was my proposal to provide a $5,000 tax credit for every new job that businesses create in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.

January 24, 2011
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Jobs, Spending, and Taxes

Jobs, spending, and taxes. Too many Upstate jobs have disappeared.  State spending has been reckless.  State taxes and fees have skyrocketed.

These refrains have been steady and strong across recent state history.

January 21, 2011
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Senator Martins Votes to Help Long Island Families Through Passage of the Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

New York State Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) voted today along with his colleagues in the Senate to bring relief to Long Island families by passing the Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new, private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility.Among the initiatives of the act is setting a cap on state spending at 2 percent or 120 percent of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is lower.“State government can no longer close its deficit on the backs of the taxpayers. This cap will ensure that the state lives within its budget, easing the burden on taxpayers,” Martins said.

January 20, 2011
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SENATOR ALESI ON THE JOB CREATION AND RETENTION PACKAGE

Senator Alesi, joined by colleagues in the Republican Majority and members of the business community, highlights key components of the Job Creation and Retention Package.  The Senator's legislation (S.1891) passed with strong, bipartisan support.

January 20, 2011
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Senator Bonacic Discussing the 2011 Job Creation Package and Taxpayer Protection Plan

January 19, 2011 - New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) discussing the 2011 Job Creation Package and the Taxpayer Protection Plan on the floor of the New York State Senate

January 20, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF JOB CREATION & TAXPAYER PROTECTION ACT

           In keeping with my promise, my colleagues and I in the Senate passed critical legislation yesterday which I co-sponsored to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility.

January 20, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco speaks on Job Creation in NYS

Senator DeFrancisco speaks at the Job Creation News Conference, January 19, 2011.

January 20, 2011
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Senator O'Mara comments on the Senate's new Jobs Plan

Albany, N.Y., January 19—The New York State Senate approved a legislative package today that will be co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) calling for a new, comprehensive job creation, spending control, and tax incentive strategy as a way to help New York climb out of its current economic crisis.

January 19, 2011
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Senate Approves New Job Creation, Spending Control Plan

Albany, N.Y., January 19—The New York State Senate approved a legislative package today that will be co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) calling for a new, comprehensive job creation, spending control, and tax incentive strategy as a way to help New York climb out of its current economic crisis.

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR ALESI JOB CREATION LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT / THE JOB CREATION AND RETENTION PACKAGE IS THE FIRST BILL PASSED BY THE SENATE IN 2011

ALBANY – As a true indication that job growth and economic development are his top priorities in New York State, Senator Alesi (R-C-I – Perinton), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, today passed the 2011 Job Creation and Retention Package, a comprehensive proposal to improve our state’s economic climate, strengthen our small businesses, and spur job growth in our communities. 

January 19, 2011
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