Issues: Economic Development

Griffo Says Broadband Cuts Hurt Upstate Jobs

(Albany) - State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today reacted with alarm to Albany’s plan to renege on a commitment for matching funds for sorely needed high-speed Internet access to North Country homes and businesses.

Senate and Assembly Democrats stripped $100 million in funding from the state budget for broadband matching grants, including at least $2 million that, together with federal stimulus funding, was planned for projects in rural St. Lawrence County, according to a story in today’s Journal News.

“Democrats called their plan a ‘roadmap,’ but cutting funds for programs that are tied to job growth and economic revitalization can only lead to a dead end for North Country jobs and businesses,” Griffo said.

April 7, 2010
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Senator Stachowski Celebrates All Things Polish On Dyngus Day

                             Senator Stachowski Celebrates All Things                                           Polish On Dyngus Day

April 7, 2010
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Senator William T. Stachowski honors Jeff Empric and Newell Nussbaumer with recognition for the Buffalo Powder Keg Winter Festival

Senator William T. Stachowski honors Jeff Empric and Newell Nussbaumer with recognition for the Buffalo Powder Keg Winter Festival.

April 7, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI JOINS THE LAST STORE ON MAIN STREET COALITION AS IT LAUNCHES FINAL PUSH TO KEEP WINE OUT OF 19,000 NEW OUTLETS IN NEW YORK STATE

SENATOR STACHOWSKI JOINS THE LAST STORE ON MAIN STREET COALITION AS IT LAUNCHES FINAL PUSH TO KEEP WINE OUT OF 19,000 NEW OUTLETS IN NEW YORK STATE Small Business Owners Rally Against Governor’s Job-Killing Plan Senator William T.

April 7, 2010
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Senator Stachowski Presents Grant To Fire Chiefs

Senator Stachowski Presents Grant To Fire Chiefs

Funds for Water Rescue Team Benefit All WNYer’s Using Area Waterways

Senator William T. Stachowski (D-58th District, Buffalo/Lakeview) joined the Hamburg Fire Chief’s Association at Hamburg Town Beach, to present a New York State Legislative grant to the Hamburg Water Rescue Unit for more than $18,000.

April 7, 2010
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Job Resource Expo

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting residents to a job resource expo he is sponsoring that will help better prepare them to find a job in the current economy. The expo will be held on Thursday, April 29th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.

April 29, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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STATE OFFICIALS AGREE TO CHANGE NAME OF LEATHERSTOCKING REGION

(Utica) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/IP/C - Rome) and Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito (D-Rome) announced that New York State, for tourism purposes, will be officially retiring the designation “Central Leatherstocking Region” and renaming the seven county area as “Central New York”.

The formerly known “Central Leatherstocking Region” encompasses the seven upstate counties of Broome, Chenango, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie. 

April 5, 2010
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Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010
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Senator Darrel J. Aubertine named New York State Snowmobile Association’s 2010 Legislator of the Year

Senator recognized for his fight to protect trail fund and longstanding support for sportsmen

March 29, 2010
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Community Update with Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine

Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine recently taped a program to be aired on nysenate.gov and local cable stations in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, in which he lays out the arguments to save Ogdensburg Correctional Facility and for protecting our state parks and historic sites, the snowmobile trail fund, and agriculture.

March 26, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine Pushing Agenda for Job Growth and Retention

Legislative package announced today fits with ongoing efforts to boost economy, sustain jobs

March 25, 2010
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Senator Valesky Announces Plan to Jump Start Job Growth in New York

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- Today, Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) presented an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. The program, ‘New Jobs New York,’ consists of three targeted initiatives that will:

March 25, 2010
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Putting New York Back To Work

Majority Plan Creates Immediate Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The New York State Senate Majority today unveiled an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. Through three targeted initiatives New Jobs New York will:

·         Create jobs immediately to provide a much-needed economic boost out of this recession;

·         Boost the confidence of small business owners to grow;

·         Implement a tax incentivization program that works for businesses already in New York, and attracts new investments and jobs for the future.

March 25, 2010
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New Jobs New York

The Senate's first priority in confronting the economic crisis facing our state is to put New Yorkers back to work.  Through the leadership of Majority Conference Leader John Sampson and the Senate Economic Development Chair William Stachowski, the Senate is developing policy objectives that will create jobs quickly, bolster job growth, and ensure long-term economic development throughout the next decade.

March 25, 2010
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Springbrook Set To Expand - Boosts Economy, Enhances Services For Children

By Denise Richardson

The Daily Star

A proposed school for autistic children will create 112 jobs, fuel the local economy and provide instruction and care for pupils sent to other states for services.

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March 24, 2010
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Brentwood Recieves $2 Million Senate Grant for Downtown Revitalization

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm A. Smith, Assemblyman Phil Ramos, Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan, and local business owners to celebrate a major grant to help revitalize the Downtown Brentwood area.

March 23, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Removal of IDA Tax

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio today demanded immediate and decisive action from Governor Paterson in order to revoke a devastating tax on New York State’s Industrial Development Agencies. “The IDAs are New York’s job creation incubators,” said Senator Nozzolio, “By taxing their revenues, Albany is effectively destroying jobs.”

The IDA tax, which is due March 31st, was enacted as a part of the 2009-2010 New York State budget. Senator Nozzolio strongly opposed the budget, which created over 100 new taxes and fees, including the IDA tax. Every IDA in New York State will be assessed a 4.7% tax based on their 2008 total revenues.

March 19, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Removal Of IDA Tax

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio today demanded immediate and decisive action from Governor Paterson in order to revoke a devastating tax on New York State’s Industrial Development Agencies. “The IDAs are New York’s job creation incubators,” said Senator Nozzolio, “By taxing their revenues, Albany is effectively destroying jobs.”

March 17, 2010
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