Issues: Economic Development

Response to Gov. Paterson’s State-of-the-State Address

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (cellular) 518-455-3395 (at this number Jan. 6th)

“The action of the Senate Democratic Majority in recent months – for example, addressing issues in a bipartisan way, creating green jobs, controlling spending and preserving important resources for education – has demonstrated our commitment to the state’s 19.5 million residents.

January 6, 2010
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State of the State Falls Short

ALBANY, 01/06/10 -- Senator James L. Seward today commented on Gov. Paterson’s State of the State address:

“As we start 2010 it is time for New York to take a new direction.   Last year we went to the edge of the cliff and in order to keep from going over we will need to make some difficult decisions. 

January 6, 2010
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Winner: 2010 Session Must Produce Action on Upstate Economy, Other Key Issues

Albany, N.Y., January 6—“From job creation to property tax relief, the plight of the upstate economy and upstate taxpayers deserves top billing in 2010,” State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today in response to Governor David Paterson’s second State of the State message.

[To watch Senator Winner's response, click here]

January 6, 2010
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Another "One New York" Upstate Economic Development Investment

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2009

 

January 6, 2010
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Senator Perkins Raises Question of Potential Wrongdoing in $511 Million Bond Issuance by Brooklyn Arena Local Development Corporation for Nets Arena

 

For Immediate Release Monday December 21, 2009For Information Contact:Cordell Cleare, Senator Perkins (646) 326-6601 cordellcleare@gmail.comCurtis Ellis (917) 861-2233 curtiswellis@gmail.com

December 22, 2009
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Pol says Brooklyn arena financing is illegal

The Brooklyn BlogPol says Brooklyn arena financing is illegal5:19 PM, December 21, 2009  By RICH CALDER

A state Senator says that a $511 million finance plan to help pay off an NBA arena proposed for Brooklyn appears to be illegal.

December 22, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing--Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

           Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

January 5, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATENotice of Public Hearing

           Unconstitutional: What the Appellate Division’s Eminent Domain Ruling Means for the Columbia Expansion

 

December 21, 2009
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Senator Alesi Protecting Small Business

As former Chairman of the Senate Commerce Economic Development Committee, Senator Alesi was a prime architect of “Upstate Now”. Passed by the Senate, “Upstate Now” would lower taxes, provide affordable health plans for small businesses, strengthen our workforce, invest in new technology and reduce energy costs to help small businesses thrive.      

A highly skilled workforce is imperative to the success and growth of our local economy. Senator Alesi continues to support small businesses in securing workforce development funds for groups like Rochester Business Alliance and Progress Rochester that partner with area colleges, universities, and local businesses to provide necessary training.

December 21, 2009
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Holiday Cheer for Local Businesses

Here's a quick look at the holiday lights and additional support Sen. Espada and others provided to Bronx businesses:  More Support for Local Business Districts

December 21, 2009
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Letter to Governor Paterson: Challenges the Legality of the Brooklyn Arena LDC's Bond Issuance

December 18, 2009Hon. David A. PatersonGovernor, State of New YorkState CapitolAlbany, New York 12224Dear Governor Paterson:

File: 
Letter to Governor Paterson: Challenges the Legality of the Brooklyn Arena LDC's Bond Issuance

December 21, 2009
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It’s Time to Reform Eminent Domain

It’s Time to Reform Eminent Domain

December 18, 2009
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Perkins Holds Eminent Domain Hearing

On December 17, 2009 the New York Amsterdam News reported that Senator Bill Perkins applauded the appellate court decision that rejected the use of eminent domain in regard to the Columbia University’s west side expansion plans.  Additionally, Senator Perkins sent a letter to Governor David Paterson requesting that he place a moratorium on eminent domain, pending legislative action, and not to appeal the court’s decision.

December 17, 2009
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Community Meeting: Eminent Domain

Saturday, December 19thCommunity Meeting on Eminent DomainManhattan Pentecostal Church547 West 125th StNew York, NY 100279:30 AM - 11:30 AM

December 19, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Community Meeting: Eminent Domain

Saturday, December 19thCommunity Meeting on Eminent DomainManhattan Pentecostal Church547 West 125th StNew York, NY 100279:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

December 17, 2009
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Small Business Could Point Way to Stronger Upstate

Many of us have been clamoring throughout the past year for New York government to take a more aggressive approach and make a stronger investment in turning around the economy of upstate New York.

December 16, 2009
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SKF Staying Put

 

Company Will Build New Plant In Falconer To Keep 687 Jobs LocalBy Robert Rizzuto, rrizzuto@post-journal.com

December 15, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM NEW YORK STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER PEDRO ESPADA, JR. REGARDING TODAY’S KINGSBRIDGE ARMORY VOTE

“Today’s vote in the New York City Council regarding the Armory should clearly send forth the message that the Bronx is pro-business,” said New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. “We know the importance of business in creating jobs and fueling the economy. The Armory vote outcome must not deter us from developing responsible projects that will yield opportunities and benefits for poor, low-income and working families.”

December 14, 2009
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