Issues: Economic Development

CPI gets $40,000 for Main Street

By Patsy Nicosia

Times Journal

COBLESKILL -- Cobleskill Partnership Inc.’s efforts to dress up Main Street got a welcome shot in the arm Friday when State Senator Jim Seward delivered a check for $40,000.

The grant will go toward CPI’s popular façade program, said President Brian Kaiser, with a portion set aside specifically for work on the Newberry’s building.

“I’m a firm believer that downtowns and Main Streets are the real heart of our upstate communities,” Senator Seward told a crowd of about 30 CPI members and SUNY Cobleskill representatives.

February 11, 2010
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Eminent Domain in the Empire State: Democracy Challenged

Senator Perkins, along with experts in the field of eminent domain, will host a workshop to review the current status of eminent domain laws and discuss reforms.

February 13, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senator Fuschillo Calls for Passage of Jobs Creation Plan

Senator Fuschillo, joined by Senators Dean Skelos, Carl Marcellino, and Kemp Hannon, today called on Albany to pass their job creation plan. The plan would give tax credits to businesses for every new job they create, reduce the cost of doing business in New York State, and enact a cap on state spending.

Chris Brown, President of the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce, and other local small business owners joined the Senators in calling for action on the plan.

February 9, 2010
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New York State Legislative Report with Senator Martin Dilan

Senator Dilan speaks with Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli about upcoming budget priorities, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state of New York's roads and bridges.

February 9, 2010
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Winner, Colleagues Propose New Jobs Plan

Albany, N.Y.–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) has joined his colleagues in the Senate Republican conference 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.

February 5, 2010
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Genesee County Workforce Development and Career Center

February 4, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer tours the Genesee County Workforce Development and Career Center in Batavia.

February 3, 2010
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Senator Ranzenhofer Unveils a Job Creation Plan to help put New Yorkers back to work

February 4, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer answers news reporters' questions about his job creation plan to help put the unemployed back to work and create an environment to create jobs in New York.

February 3, 2010
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Ranzenhofer unveils tools to put New Yorkers back to work; Job Creation plan includes tax credits for hiring unemployed, new jobs

Batavia, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced a plan to help put the unemployed back to work and create an environment to add jobs in New York.  Under the plan, a business can qualify for a $3,000 tax credit if a new hire is taken from the ranks of the unemployed who are collecting unemployment insurance from the State.

February 3, 2010
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Job Creation Is Job One

Statewide unemployment in New York recently reached nine percent.  Last year, the state lost 269,000 jobs and the governor is already projecting that another 40,000 will be lost in 2010.  It is clear that we need to reverse this trend.  That’s why I am proposing a major new jobs initiative designed to jump start our economy and get people working.

The 2010 Job Creation & Retention Plan is a comprehensive recovery blueprint which would add no spending to the state budget and would pay for itself through increased jobs and revenue from economic growth.

January 29, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Economic Development

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will hold a joint budget hearing focused on economic development Monday, February 1, 2010. When: February 1 @ 9:30 A.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:            Empire State Development Corp., Dennis Mullen, Chairman & CEO 

January 29, 2010
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Sen. Farley Tours New Montgomery County BeechNut Plan

BeechNut President and CEO Jim Schneider (standing in the middle of the photo) gave State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and Assemblyman Amedore (right) a tour of BeechNut Nutrition Corporation's facility at 100 Hero Drive, Amsterdam, in January.

January 28, 2010
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Pres. Obama's State of the Union

I am hoping to hear the President talk tonight about supporting our middle-class; people are struggling and the government has an obligation to focus on putting people back to work and helping families make ends meet. I’d also like to hear him present a strategy for creating good-paying jobs, and express a commitment to working with us to bring jobs to New York.

January 27, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO INTRODUCES MAJOR NEW JOB CREATION PLAN

New Yorkers need action, not empty promises!Governor Paterson's State of the State message earlier this month was full of promises to cut State spending.

January 27, 2010
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State Senate Passes Bill to Open Up “Custom Crush” Wine Sales

WATERTOWN (January 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said today that a bill passed in the Senate to allow the state’s winemaking industry to engage in “custom crush” sales will enable a growing segment of the state’s agriculture industry to build on its recent success.

January 27, 2010
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The Perkins Report: 1/25/10

On January 25, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins hosted his weekly cable show The Perkins Reprt, and addressed the issue of Eminent Domain by discussing how it has recetnly been affecting resdients all across the state of New York. Specifically, Senator Perkins discusses the recent projects of Columbia expansion and Atlantic Yards.

 

January 27, 2010
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