Issues: Economic Development

Aubertine UTV Bill Moves Out of Committee

 

Bill would redefine ATV in state law to make side-by-side vehicles legal up to 1,500lbs

ALBANY (April 27, 2010)—The New York State Senate Transportation Committee today moved legislation sponsored by Sen. Aubertine (S.4277) that would allow all-terrain vehicle riders to legally register and ride side-by-side ATVs on trail systems throughout the state.

The committee voted 16-1, meaning the bill—which has an Assembly sponsor—will be eligible for consideration soon on the Senate floor.

April 27, 2010
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Winner Still Pushing New Upstate Jobs Plan

Albany, N.Y. –During debate on the floor of the New York State Senate not long ago, one prominent Senate Democratic leader said that three-way negotiations between the Democratic leaders of the Legislature and Governor David Paterson had reached a “critical stage,” but Republicans have been left out of those talks and Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) is wondering if state leaders are giving any consideration at all to a new jobs plan for upstate New York.

April 27, 2010
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New On-Bill Financing Legislation Will Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs And Help Homeowners Afford Weatherization

New York State homeowners will benefit from new legislation introduced in the New York State Senate (S7565/Parker) to enhance last year’s Green Jobs/Green NY (GJ-GNY) program by providing for on-bill financing to assist families with payment and financing much-needed weatherization projects on their homes and small businesses.

April 23, 2010
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Small Business Energy Savings Roundtable

Senator Addabbo addresses business leaders at Small Business Energy Savings Roundtable

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April 23, 2010
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Lowering Energy Costs And Growing Small Businesses

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April 23, 2010
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New On-Bill Financing Legislation Will Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs And Help Homeowners Afford Weatherization

New York State homeowners will benefit from new legislation introduced in the New York State Senate (S7565/Parker) to enhance last year’s Green Jobs/Green NY (GJ-GNY) program by providing for on-bill financing to assist families with payment and financing much-needed weatherization projects on their homes and small businesses. 

April 23, 2010
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Report: New York Retail...Serving The Public!

This report is the result of a hearing the Committee conducted on September 18, 2009 on retail diversity and neighborhood health. It analyzes several of the major problems local retail merchants face, such as adverse tax policy and high commercial rent. Furthermore, it explores the problems and benefits associated with “big box” retailers in New York communities and the effects they have on local retailers.

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Committee on Cities Retail Report

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Aooendix to Retail Report

April 23, 2010
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Report: New York Retail...Serving The Public!

This report is the result of a hearing the Committee conducted on September 18, 2009 on retail diversity and neighborhood health. It analyzes several of the major problems local retail merchants face, such as adverse tax policy and high commercial rent. Furthermore, it explores the problems and benefits associated with “big box” retailers in New York communities and the effects they have on local retailers.

File: 
Committee on Cities Retail Report

File: 
Appendix to Retail Report

April 23, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week of April 19th: Senate Majority Passes Earth Day 2010 Agenda And More

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.

 ‘Earth Day 2010 Agenda’

April 22, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS DEFEAT ANTI-ECONOMIC BILL PUSHED BY DEMOCRATS AND OPPOSED BY STATE’S LEADING BUSINESS GROUPS

Albany, NY – Senate Republicans defeated anti-economic development legislation (S1635) last night, sponsored by Senator Antoine Thompson of Buffalo, that would shut down virtually all economic development activity in New York, increase the number of frivolous lawsuits and even put up an obstacle to sound environmental projects throughout the State.

April 21, 2010
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Farmers Applaud Ag Committee Vote on Labor Bill

 

Farmers thank Sen. Aubertine for his leadership working with the committee to ‘do the right thing’

April 21, 2010
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Food for Thought

As Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Aubertine has been pushing for a better understanding of agriculture in New York State, it's importance in our economy, the struggles facing farmers, and to set the record straight on issues.

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Food for Thought Volume 1

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Food for Thought Volume 2

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Food for Thought Volume 3

April 21, 2010
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Small Business Meeting with Senator Golden and Deputy Mayor Leiber

Senator Marty Golden

Cordially invites you to a meeting

With

Robert C. Leiber

Deputy Mayor

Economic Development

On

Thursday April 29, 2010

1:30 pm

At

Bay Ridge Manor

476 76th Street

Deputy Mayor Leiber will be discussing many of the issues facing small business owners and merchants as previously discussed with Mayor Bloomberg. Please feel free to join us and invite other merchants.

April 29, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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SENATE REPUBLICANS DEFEAT ANTI-ECONOMIC BILL PUSHED BY DEMOCRATS AND OPPOSED BY STATE’S LEADING BUSINESS GROUPS


Legislation would block economic development, lead to explosion in frivolous lawsuits


Senate Republicans defeated anti-economic development legislation (S1635), sponsored by Senator Antoine Thompson of Buffalo, that would shut down virtually all economic development activity in New York, increase the number of frivolous lawsuits and even put up an obstacle to sound environmental projects throughout the State.

April 21, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS DEFEAT ANTI-ECONOMIC BILL PUSHED BY DEMOCRATS AND OPPOSED BY STATE’S LEADING BUSINESS GROUPS


Legislation would block economic development, lead to explosion in frivolous lawsuits


Senate Republicans defeated anti-economic development legislation (S1635), sponsored by Senator Antoine Thompson of Buffalo, that would shut down virtually all economic development activity in New York, increase the number of frivolous lawsuits and even put up an obstacle to sound environmental projects throughout the State.

April 21, 2010
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Seward Plows Under Farm-Threatening Labor Bill

ALBANY, 04/20/10 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the Senate Agriculture Committee defeated senate bill 2247b, also known as the Farm Worker Fair Labor Practice Act.

“Defeating the so called, farm worker labor bill is a clear victory for our upstate farmers, farm workers and the agriculture industry,” said Senator Seward.  “The bill, supported mainly by New York City politicians, would have forced farms to close, while driving up costs for the few survivors.”

April 20, 2010
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Tech Jobs For Greene County

By Susan CamprielloHudson-Catskill Newspapers

LEEDS, 04/20/10 - An assembly of business, municipal and education leaders from Greene and Columbia counties as well as from Berkshire County in Massachusetts heard Monday how Greene County is positioned well to reap the benefits of the fabricator Global Foundries in the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County.

April 20, 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, April 20, 2010 Room 123 CAP

April 20, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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