Issues: Economic Development

Op-Ed- Helping Restaurants Help the Hungry by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer

Every night, millions of men, women and children in New York go to bed hungry.  The Food Bank Association of New York, a consortium of regional food banks throughout the state, estimates that in 2010, close to three million New Yorkers will receive emergency food assistance from food banks, soup kitchens, shelters and other emergency feeding programs.

June 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator William T. Stachowski, Chair 2:30 PM, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Room 123 CAP

June 8, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Aubertine to Dairy Industry Advisory Committee: Vertical Integration, Anti-Trust Concerns, Transparency Must Be Addressed in Defense of the Family Farm, Our National Security, and Our Economy

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently created Dairy Industry Advisory Committee stressing the need to address vertical integration in the industry, anti-trust concerns, and the risks of dependence on foreign food.

June 3, 2010
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Historic Agreement Reached Between New York Power Authority and North Country Officials

MASSENA (June 2, 2010) - New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel today was joined by several North Country officials at a ceremony marking the signing of an historic agreement to provide some of the most significant economic development benefits to the region in recent history. The agreement calls for the Power Authority to provide $16 million and 20 megawatts (MW) of low-cost hydropower for economic development purposes throughout St. Lawrence County.

June 2, 2010
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June Is Dairy Month: Farming, A Family Tradition

 

NY Milk Important for Healthy Families, Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Vital to a Strong Economy

June 2, 2010
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June 2010 New York Retail Serving The Public Report

 

June 2010: New York Retail Serving The Public Report.

File: 
6-1-10 New York Retail Serving The Public.pdf

June 2, 2010
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Senator Liz Krueger's Unemployment Forum: Recap

By 405 Club

On the 19th of this month we posted an alert about Senator Liz Krueger’s Unemployment Forum and I’ll tell you, it was great. Rarely can you get such quality face-to-face interaction with the people who are in charge, fully knowledgeable on unemployment benefits and job programs. We were very fortunate to be included in the event, with a table and some handouts for 405ers in attendance. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and make some solid connections going forward for The 405 Club. Here’s the official press release for the event.

May 25, 2010
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Conference Of Black Senators Releases Their Signature Agenda Issues

Yesterday, the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS) unveiled their 2010 Signature Agenda issues and expressed their concerns regarding these particular bills not being brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Members of CBS truly believe that African American Communities have suffered long enough within the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Environment, Crime, Racism and Discrimination.

May 25, 2010
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Struggle Continues For Dairy Farmers

Over the past year I have met with dairy farmers and agribusiness officials on several occasions to discuss the ongoing milk price crisis.  Low milk prices have hurt famers across the nation, but the problem is particularly acute in New York because the cost of production is extremely high in comparison to other states.  The combination of low milk prices, high taxes, rising energy costs, along with other rising costs of production have forced many upstate farmers out of business.  It is a disturbing problem that shows no sign of lessening. 

File: 
Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack

May 20, 2010
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Fight Continues For Dairy Farmers

ONEONTA, 05/20/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today renewed his call for additional federal assistance for struggling upstate dairy farmers. “Washington has provided the occasional quick fix, but the band-aid approach is not good enough to stop the bleeding,” said Senator Seward.  “Our farmers need a viable, long term solution that will reestablish our farming future in upstate New York.”

May 20, 2010
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MAYOR BLOOMBERG, STATE SENATOR GOLDEN AND SUNY DOWNSTATE ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW COMMERCIAL BIOSCIENCE CENTER AT BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL IN SUNSET PARK

BioBAT - a Partnership between the City and SUNY Downstate Medical Center – Will Create Nearly 500,000 Square Feet of Commercial Lab Space and More than 1,000 Permanent Jobs

May 20, 2010
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Business Resource Links

Brought to you by Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., who is also theSenate Vice President of Urban Policy & PlanningFor more information, please contact:Mr. Elison J. ElliottSpecial Adviser to the Senate Majority LeaderEconomic Director - Office of the VP of Urban Policy & PlanningThe Hon. Pedro Espada, Jr., Senator - 33rd Senate District400 East Fordham Road, 7th FLBronx, New York 10458(718) 220-5480, Ext 1546

May 19, 2010
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Power for Jobs Extended Two Weeks In the Absence of a Three-Way Agreement

 

Sens. Aubertine, Maziarz, Gov release new plan to make program permanent, focus on Upstate

ALBANY (May 18, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today voted to extend Power for Jobs until June 2, which will keep the program in place for employers statewide saving around 250,000 jobs while negotiations on a final bill continue. The Assembly proposed this extender in the absence of a position in that house on Power for Jobs.

May 18, 2010
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Senate GOP seeks to jolt action on state budget with Power for Jobs proposal

Albany, N.Y., May 18—State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) and his Senate Republican colleagues will propose a legislative amendment on the Senate floor later today to restart New York’s key economic development power programs – Power for Jobs and Cost Savings Benefits programs –  to keep low-cost electricity flowing to local businesses and manufacturers for one additional year or until Governor Paterson and the leaders of the State Legislature can reach agreement on a long-term solution. 

May 17, 2010
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Senator Valesky Receives Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from NYS Preservation League

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) was recognized for his leadership in authoring a game-changing economic development initiative, the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, by the New York State Preservation League.

May 17, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON ASSEMBLY TO PASS POWER FOR JOBS LEGISLATION

“The State’s Power for Jobs program, which provides low-cost energy to businesses throughout the state,  is at risk of expiring this weekend because the Assembly has refused to either extend the program or make it permanent.

May 14, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Announces Smart Growth Agenda for New York State

 

Senator joins with fellow legislators and coalition groups in promoting environmentally sound planning

 

May 14, 2010
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Failure To Preserve Power For Jobs A Travesty

ONEONTA, 05/14/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today said the pending expiration of ‘Power for Jobs’ will endanger thousands of upstate jobs created through the low-cost energy program.

May 14, 2010
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New firm celebrates downtown location

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 5:05 pm

GLENS FALLS -- Billions of dollars of Internet-based "reverse auction" transactions are now being handled at the new Aeon Nexus corporate headquarters in downtown Glens Falls, bringing significant cost savings for government agencies, municipalities and school districts.

May 14, 2010
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