Today, led by Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, Senate Racing and Wagering Chair, Eric Adams, and Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., the Senate Majority Conference announced its acceptance of the Division of the Lottery’s selection of Genting New York to operate the Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at Aqueduct Racetrack. “Nothing is more important than creating jobs. The acceptance of Genting puts New York on the fast track to rebuild our local and state economy through sound economic development and immediate and long-term job creation,” said Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson.
Senator Thompson bans toxic baby bottles. Bill signed into law July 10, 2010.
Marcellus Shale Drilling is delayed until May 2011. Passed NYS Senate Aug 10, 2010.
Playgrounds are made safe with legislation banning pesticides in playgrounds. Signed into law April 10, 2010.
Ewaste Bill passes and signed into law establishing statewide recycling and reuse goals for Ewaste. Signed into law April, 2010.
Wetlands Mapping is now allowed to be done by computer. Signed into law May, 2010.
Bigger Better Bottle Bill passes in 2009 -2010 Budget and creates revenue for cash strapped state.
The Senate Majority Conference will host the state Division of Lottery (DOL) today for a presentation viewable to the public regarding the proposal by Genting, an international firm recommended by DOL, to develop and operate Aqueduct racino. Genting has pledged $380 million to the state for Aqueduct rights. The firm has also submitted a robust job creation plan – a priority of the Democratic Majority – including a focus on partnering with minority and women owned businesses. This is the first time a proposal like this has been open for public viewing, and can be seen today at 1PM online at http://www.livestream.com/nysenate
Many of us have been highly critical of the fact that New York's current leaders have not done nearly enough to focus on private-sector job development as one key way to help the state find its way out of this current economic crisis.
But don't just take our word for it, read the latest thoughts from the leader of the Empire State's largest business advocacy organization.
“The Springbrook expansion will change lives for the better on several levels and will pay future dividends, both economically and socially. The project will provide quality jobs at a time when the area economy needs a boost. It will produce long term savings to the state, something every single taxpayer can appreciate. And, most important, the expansion will improve the lives of children with developmental disabilities and their families," said Senator Seward.
Springbrook project expected to create jobs, add school
In an effort to assist those in their search for employment opportunities, my office is hosting a Career Fair this Tuesday, August 3, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Brighton Heights Reformed Church, located at 320 St Marks Place in Staten Island, NY.
Over 70 employers will be in attendance, looking to fill positions in a variety of fields including Civil Service, Banking, Customer Service, Warehouse and Factory, Retail and Sales, Food Service, and Health Care.
Job searchers will have the opportunity to attend free workshops on Job Readiness, Interview Skills and Financial Empowerment/Management. To participate in the workshop, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Seekers with all levels of experience and education are welcome!
Senator Bill Perkins joined Governor David Paterson at the Harlem State Office Building for the historic signing of legislation that will benefit Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and small businesses in New York State.
On Tuesday, July 13th, Senator Robach joined Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks; Robert Judd and Jim Genthner from EPIC Advisors, Inc.; City Councilman Dana Miller; and Bret Garwood from the City of Rochester; to cut the ribbon on EPIC Advisors' expanded company headquarters in downtown Rochester.
This is the issue that Sen. William Stachowski, a Lake View Democrat, cited in his refusal to go along with the last budget bill. He wants to at least let the University at Buffalo start the financing initiative in a pilot program. And without his vote, the 32 Democrats would need GOP help to pass the bill. Republicans have so far balked at that idea.
State Sen. William Stachowski, D-Lake View, announces that he will sponsor a community health fair from 10 a. m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Jeffrey Taggert Memorial Park, Wilmuth Avenue and O’Dell Street, Lackawanna.
Queens, NY, July 12, 2010 – NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced the passage of legislation which would direct the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding available resources to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a business.
“I am very pleased that this important legislation was passed by the Senate,” said Senator Addabbo. “The purpose of this legislation is to require the Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding resources that are available to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a small business by maintaining a small business portal on the division’s Web site,” explained the Senator.
New York's budget crisis is forcing government at all levels to re-evaluate how it allocates increasingly rare public dollars. As officials seek to identify and eliminate wasteful and unnecessary spending, they will find some of the waste is hiding in plain sight.
Travel to downtown Buffalo or to many of the state's older suburbs and you'll find decaying sidewalks, half-empty shopping centers, vacant lots and abandoned homes. Then travel a few more miles into what was until recently open countryside, and you'll find big new homes sprouting from former farm fields. Meanwhile, the population of many counties and the state continues to decline.
A little-noticed report released in June by the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC), Leadership for Jobs, reviews New York’s economic decline, discusses some of the key reasons for it, and offers a series of recommendations for turning it around.
We know all too well that New York is currently viewed as a business unfriendly state, whose reputation for overregulation and high taxation is off the charts. We understand the nuts-and-bolts agenda that’s required – an agenda that must include lower business taxes, fewer job-killing regulations, and financial incentives that will lead to a better business climate.
As families and individuals look for ways to enjoy the wonderful summer weather, people need to look no further than our local state parks. July is Park and Recreation Month across the nation and here in New York we have many great reasons to celebrate.
Our public parks and state lands are among our greatest resources, particularly in upstate, and they fulfill a number of roles. They are a strong source of tourist dollars, drawing people from other parts of New York, neighboring states, and across the nation. Along with generating money for the state, our parks also help support many other businesses, from small grocery stores, to souvenir shops selling locally produced keepsakes, to farm stands offering homegrown fruits and vegetables.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, Senator Ken LaValle (1st Senate District), Senator Owen Johnson (4th Senate District), Suffolk legislators and area business leaders to protest a proposal by the Democrat leaders in the New York State Legislature and Governor David Paterson that will eliminate over 30 economic