Issues: Economic Development

State Leaders Call for Increased Access to Capital and Opportunity for Minority and Women Owned Businesses (MWBE)

Opportunities for New York’s minority and women-owned businesses to secure their fair share of state contracts was the subject of a hearing today by the New York State Senate Majority MWBE Task Force, The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus and the Assembly Sub-Committee on Oversight of MWBE. 

March 3, 2010
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EDITORIAL: Troublesome nomination for APA

Press Republican -- March 03, 2010 03:25 am

— Since the Adirondack Park Agency was formed in the early 1970s, it has been pounded hard by both environmentalists and, especially, by pro-development advocates. It's very hard to sit between two extremes and make decisions that are not going to alienate significant numbers.

March 3, 2010
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NYS Senate Upstate-Long Island Caucus Members Introduce Important Economic Development Legislation: Bill repeals the “Cost Recovery" Tax Assessment on Industrial Development Agencies

Senator David J. Valesky in partnership with several other members of the Upstate-Long Island Caucus (Senators Darrel J. Aubertine-Chair, William Stachowski, Antoine Thompson, Brian X. Foley and Craig M. Johnson) introduced important legislation repealing the “cost recovery” tax assessment imposed on Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs).

 

March 3, 2010
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Senator Winner and Colleagues Introduce New Jobs Plan

Albany, N.Y. –State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) co-sponsored legislation in the Senate earlier this year to enact a new, comprehensive job creation strategy that he believes has been ignored as a way to help New York strengthen its economy, lower taxes, and begin to create thousands of jobs across upstate New York.

March 2, 2010
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Serrano and Senate Colleagues Announce Task Force on Government Efficiency

(Albany, NY) – Demonstrating their commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, the Senate Majority Conference announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency. Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) is a member of the twelve-member task force Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein. They will  conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 2, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE JOB CREATION BILL

       Incentives Could Create Thousands of New Jobs; U.S. Senate Passes Similar Plan

March 2, 2010
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New Jobs Plan Introduced

Albany, N.Y., March 2 –State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) announced today that he is co-sponsoring legislation in the Senate to enact a new, comprehensive job creation strategy that he believes has been ignored as a way to help New York strengthen its economy, lower taxes, and begin to create thousands of jobs across upstate New York.

March 2, 2010
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SEN. FARLEY AND FELLOW REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE JOB CREATION BILL

State Senateor Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and members of the Senate Republican Conference announced on March 2nd that legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the State's economy has been introduced. The jobs plan provides tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the State corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.

March 2, 2010
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'Innovation Economy' Key to Upstate Renewal

I'm glad to have this chance to provide an update on the just-released report of a state task force that has made a significant addition to what's becoming a treasure trove of blueprints pointing the way to strategies that just might prove successful at turning around the fortunes and the futures of communities across New York, especially upstate.

March 2, 2010
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Winner, Colleagues Propose New Jobs Plan

Albany, N.Y., January 26 –State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) joined his colleagues in the Senate Republican conference today to propose a new strategy that they believe has been overlooked as a way to help New York strengthen its economy, lower taxes, and begin to create thousands of jobs across upstate New York.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Legislative Update

Senator Dilan speaks with Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Michelle Neugebauer about recent updates to services in Cypress Hills and City Line.

March 2, 2010
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Seward Bands With Farmers - Fights Farm Labor Bill

ALBANY, 03/01/10 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today participated in a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on senate bill 2247b, also known as the Farm Worker Fair Labor Practice Act.

“The bill, supported mainly by New York City politicians, would force farms to close, and drive one more industry, our top industry, out of New York state,” said Senator Seward.  “Ultimately, farm workers, who the bill is aimed at protecting, would wind up on the unemployment line, costing all New Yorkers.”

March 1, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Announces Free Tax Preperation Sites to Assist Wage Earners in Determining Eligibility for Earned Income Tax Credit

                     Many Taxpayers May Overlook Valuable Tax Credit     In today’s difficult economy, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can make life a little easier for workers and their families struggling to make ends meet.  Yet, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that one in four eligible taxpayers could miss out on this valuable tax credit because they aren’t aware that they qualify.

February 26, 2010
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February 26, 2010
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Statement from Senator Ranzenhofer

The State Department of Taxation and Finance notified Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) earlier this month of a “cost recovery” tax on revenues, included in the 2009-2010 State Budget, to cover costs of State government services; even though State statute required the notification by November 1, 2009. 

Senator Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

February 25, 2010
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Key economic development project one step closer to fruition in Medina Business Park

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that the New York Power Authority has awarded 800 kilowatts of low-cost hydropower to Continental Carbonic, an Illinois-based company looking to build a dry ice manufacturing and distribution facility in Medina.

February 25, 2010
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Sen. Foley Discusses Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Credits

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) helped pass major legislation to expand clean energy credits in New York State. The legislation (S. 6700) will enable residents to take full advantage of net metering, a program that offers utility bill discounts in exchange for unused power generated through alternative energy sources. The program applies to power generated through wind and solar energy sources.

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Crucial Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Credits

"Net metering" expansion to reduce energy costs, increase use of green energy

February 24, 2010
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Senate committee approves Hornbeck nomination

CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: February 23, 2010

ALBANY - The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, under pressure from Gov. David Paterson's Office, voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of Peter Hornbeck to the state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners, over the objections of Sen. Betty Little and other senators.

February 24, 2010
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APA controversy arises

By KIM SMITH DEDAMPress Republican Staff Writer

February 24, 2010 07:07 am

RAY BROOK — The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee approved a controversial appointment Tuesday to the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners.

Gov. David Paterson nominated Peter Hornbeck, a canoe builder and environmentalist from Olmstedville, to serve in the APA seat held by Lake Placid businessman Arthur Lussi, who still holds the seat though his term ended June 30.

February 24, 2010
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