In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
GREENVILLE — A start-up biotechnology company is establishing a business incubator at Greenville High School, in what’s being hailed as a groundbreaking move that will enhance the relationship between educators and entrepreneurs.
Nothing is more important than creating jobs and keeping our economy moving. Since joining the selection process, I have consistently supported the selection of a bidder capable of breaking ground quickly to give New Yorkers the opportunity for gainful employment during these tough economic times.
On Thursday, February 18th, Senator Robach announced a new jobs initiative program designed to improve New York’s business climate, reduce taxes, and help employers create new jobs for workers across the State. Joining Senator Robach for the announcement were Todd Hockenberger, Corporate Vice President, PGM Corporation; Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance; Matt Hurlbutt, Managing Director, Business Development of Greater Rochester Enterprise; and Jodie Perry, President & CEO, Greece Chamber of Commerce.
SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) introduced legislation (S.7042) today that would expand provisions in the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC) program and would clear the way for several major development projects in Upstate New York to begin.
(Albany, NY)- Senator Jose M. Serrano was joined by Senate President Pro-Tempore Malcolm A. Smith, the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), and actor Richard Masur from Law & Order to announce his support for a competitive post-production film tax credit program. He also discussed legislation he sponsored that would make such a program a reality.
On March 8, 2010 representatives of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce met with Senator Bonacic in Albany. Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after discussing their legislative issues. From left to right: Lisa Mills – Vice President, Senator Bonacic, and Terri Ward – President & CEO.
The taxpayers of New York State have had enough. Jobs are leaving Upstate New York in alarming numbers and our young and talented individuals have followed. Property taxes, income taxes, health care assessments, and energy costs are at an all-time high. New York State taxpayers demand and deserve better.
Bill repeals the “Cost Recovery” Tax Assessment on Industrial Development Agencies
Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, with members of the New York State Senate Upstate Caucus, today introduced important legislation repealing the “cost recovery” tax assessment imposed on Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs).
SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The New York State Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $100,000 annually.
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.
— 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.
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).
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.
(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.