Issues: Economic Development

Green Jobs, Green Homes, Green New York

What if you could create fourteen thousand new jobs, and save New Yorkers one billion dollars on energy bills at the same time, without additional cost to taxpayers?

A bill that I co-sponsored and which passed in the State Senate last week will do just that.

The Green Jobs/Green New York initiative will get to the heart of two of Central New York’s biggest issues—the availability of permanent, skilled jobs and high energy costs.

September 11, 2009
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Aubertine Secures Bi-Partisan Support for Green Jobs/Green NY Act

 

Legislation for job creation, weatherization passes with broad support despite partisan rhetoric

September 11, 2009
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Serrano Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides Passes Senate

September 11, 2009

Senate Passes Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides

September 11, 2009
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Program to Create 14,000 Green Jobs, Reduce Consumers’ Energy Costs Passes Senate

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today praised the passage of comprehensive economic development legislation that he co-sponsored, the Green Jobs/Green New York program, which will create 14,000 jobs and save New Yorkers $1 billion on their energy bills.

September 11, 2009
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Senate Passes "Green Jobs/Green NY" Bill

Last night the Senate passed the grounbreaking Green Jobs/Green NY bill, a measure that will create thousands of jobs across the state and help hundreds of thousands of families and businesses from Montauk to Buffalo save up to a billion dollars annually in energy costs. The bill, which passed the Senate 52-8 and passed the Assembly unanimously, is a major step toward rebuilding New York’s crippled economy and rescuing the state’s energy consumers.

September 11, 2009
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SENATE PASSES GREEN JOBS/ GREEN NY ACT

 

Job creation program pays for itself through energy savings and revitalization of economically distressed communities

September 10, 2009
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Sen. Foley, Mayor Pontieri Announce Major Grant for Patchogue Revitalization

Patchogue Village to receive $2.47 million in state money

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri announced a major state grant for Patchogue Village aimed at boosting revitalization efforts in the Village. Patchogue Village has been awarded $2.47 million as part of the Restore New York Program which is helping uplift communities throughout the state.

September 10, 2009
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September 9, 2009
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Executive Summary of Center for American Progress Green Jobs Report

This is the Executive Summary (pdf) of the "Green Jobs/ Green Homes" report from the Center for American Progress.

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green_jobs_ny_exec_summ.pdf

September 9, 2009
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8 Things You Should Know About Green Jobs/Green NY

8 Things You Should Know About Green Jobs/Green NY

The Senate will act on the Green Jobs/Green NY bill this week and here are 8 things about this grounbreaking legislation that you should know.

1. The bill, (S.5888) is a Job Creation program that pays for itself through energy savings and revitalization of economically distressed communities.

September 9, 2009
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Green Jobs/Green NY to Help Get Economy Back on Track

 

Aubertine: Act to promote energy conservation will create 5,000 to 15,000 new jobs

Environment, homeowners, businesses and Upstate NY to benefit from retrofitting program

September 9, 2009
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American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA Stimulus Bill)

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September 3, 2009
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Senator Seward Puts The "O" In Oneonta Theatre

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ONEONTA, N.Y. (WKTV) - An historic theatre in Downtown Oneonta is getting a facelift thanks to a state grant.

Multimedia Watch The Video Senator James Seward was at the Oneonta Theatre on Chestnut Street, where he announced $10,000 to help restore the landmark and assist with general operating expenses.

Senator Seward recalls standing outside the theatre as a child waiting to see the latest disney film.

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September 3, 2009
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Restore NY Grants awarded: $9.5M for Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties

 

Empire State Development today announced close to $9.5 million in grants for projects in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties as part of the third round of Restore NY grant program. Gov. David A. Paterson kicked off today’s announcements in Syracuse.

September 2, 2009
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Local Municipalities Receive Restore-NY Grants

Elmira, N.Y., September 2–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that several area municipalities, including the cities of Corning, Hornell, Elmira and Ithaca, have been awarded state grant funding through the Restore-NY Communities Initiatives (Restore-NY) program.

September 2, 2009
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Seward Applauds RESTORE-NY Awards

ALBANY, 9/2/09  --  State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today applauded funding for area projects through the RESTORE-NY program, an initiative developed in 2006 with the intent to rehabilitate and refurbish buildings in communities across the state.

“The funding will help provide a needed boost to the region and important community projects,” Seward said. “Governor Pataki and the legislature came up with the concept so that we could direct state dollars to downtown areas in particular in order to help local communities restore  buildings and return them to usefulness. The result will be improved communities and a broader tax base.”

September 2, 2009
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New Law Will Give Communities Voices

NYRI. Those four letters will forever evoke feelings of anger and frustration throughout communities in Madison and Oneida counties. Though the upside of the NYRI fight and subsequent victory was the successful coalescence of residents to fight for their homes and communities, none of us want to be forced to go through that battle again.

September 1, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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