Issues: Economic Development

Sound Investment: Governor should sign bill to help downtowns

Syracuse Post-Standard editorial, published June 23, 2009

Gov. David Paterson announced Wednesday that he had vetoed 14 bills that he said would have cost taxpayers a total of $5.7 million. "This is not a time to add to the state's spending or to increase the burden on the state's taxpayers," he said. "This is the time for fiscal responsibility, and that means vetoing bills that increase costs to taxpayers."

July 28, 2009
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SENATORS INTRODUCE “WINE INDUSTRY & LIQUOR STORE REVITALIZATION ACT”

Comprehensive Economic Development Plan Will Benefit Wineries, Allow Sales in Grocery Stores & Enact Major Blue Law Reforms (Albany, NY) In a move that will provide much-needed economic development to struggling wineries, grape growers, and small businesses, a comprehensive proposal has been introduced in the New York State Senate that will allow for the sale of wine in supermarkets and grocery stores and also enact vital reforms to the state’s “Blue Laws” to benefit liquor store owners. 

July 28, 2009
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Unschackle New York Praises Senator Stachowski For Empire Zone Bills

July 18, 2009Unshackle Upstate acknowledged Sen. William T. Stachowski (D-Lake View) for his sponsorship of two business-friendly reform measures that successfully passed in the state Senate Friday morning.

July 23, 2009
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Senator William Stachowski Has Sixteen Senate Bills Passed

 

7/20/09                            Media Contact: Bob Koshinski      716-854-3915

Senator William Stachowski Has Sixteen Senate Bills Passed During Two Week July SessionInclude Critical Empire Zone Reform and Amada’s law

July 20, 2009
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Statement By Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., and Democratic Conference Leader John L. Sampson

“On July 9th, the New York State Senate returned to session, worked into the early hours of the following morning and passed 135 bills vital to the economic well-being of local governments across the state.  If these bills were not passed, New York faced the potential loss of billions in revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs. 

July 10, 2009
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MTA's Proposed Bailout of Developer Forest City Ratner at Atlantic Yards

MTA’s Proposed Bailout of Developer Forest City Ratner at Atlantic Yards

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Statement_by_New_York_State_Senator_Bill_Perkins[1].pdf

July 10, 2009
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Sen. Foley Announces Approval of $250,000 Grant for Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in Patchogue

As part of a larger effort to revitalize the Downtown Patchogue area, Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced the approval of a major grant to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, which will boost operations at the 19 year old organization.

June 29, 2009
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June 19, 2009
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Energy Chair Aubertine Calls New Reactor in Oswego a Priority

Aubertine: UniStar project would stimulate economy without government investment

OSWEGO (June 10, 2009)—Continuing the work he was elected to do, state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today pledged his unwavering support to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a proposed fourth nuclear reactor in Oswego, calling it an economic stimulus for the region that requires no taxpayer funding.

June 10, 2009
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STATE SENATE LEADERSHIP TOURS UALBANY NANOCOLLEGE

Senators discuss opportunities to spur high-tech economic development across New York State as NanoCollege reports new investment and job growth at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech

June 8, 2009
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Senator Bill Stachowski Delivers Over 10,000 Plants from Eden Valley Growers to PUSH, Seneca Babcock and BMHA for Community Gardens

 

6/05/09       Press Contact: Bob Koshinski       716-854-3915

Senator Bill Stachowski Delivers Over 10,000 Plants from Eden Valley Growers to PUSH, Seneca Babcock and BMHA for Community Gardens

 

June 5, 2009
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Senator Valesky Announces Funding Available for Farmers’ Markets Capital Improvement Grants

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced that $150,000 in matching grants will be available for capital improvements to New York State farmers’ markets. The $150,000 fund was earmarked in this year’s Enacted Budget as part of the Grow New York program. The purpose of the fund is to construct permanent infrastructure to help increase access to New York-grown and produced food. More than 30 farmers’ markets are located in Central New York. 

June 3, 2009
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New York's State Senate approves Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

Published in the Syracuse-Post Standard

Thursday, May 28, 2009

 By Greg MunnoA long-anticipated program that would help make it viable to restore historic buildings took a big step toward becoming reality on Wednesday.

The state Senate passed the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, a bill that Upstate leaders have been pushing for years.

"This is a game changer," said Robert Simpson, president of the Metropolitan Development Association, which has advocated for the credit for five years.

June 2, 2009
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Senator Winner's reaction to plans for a new CVS distribution center in the Southern Tier

Albany, N.Y., June 2– State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) called it great news for the Southern Tier economy that plans to construct a CVS distribution center in the town of Chemung are moving forward.

June 2, 2009
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IDAs can revive upstate

By REBECCA MEINKINGFirst published in print: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Before it adjourns in late June, the state Legislature has an opportunity to do something that will benefit the upstate economy. It does not cost the taxpayers any money; it will create thousands of construction and permanent jobs throughout the state; and it will give legislators a significant accomplishment for the 2009 session.         

June 2, 2009
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June is Dairy Month: Aubertine Urges NYers to Recognize, Thank Dairy Farmers

Multi-billion dollar economic engine faces hard times with milk prices well below cost of production

WATERTOWN (June 1, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today urged all New Yorkers to recognize the important role our dairy farmers play in our state’s economy and the everyday lives of its citizens, as we celebrate June as Dairy Month in New York with parades and other events commemorating the industry’s impact.

June 1, 2009
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Fort Drum 2008 Regional Economic Impact Statement

The local economic impact of the U.S. Army's base at Fort Drum in the 48th Senate District has grown significantly since the the former Camp Drum was expanded more than 20 years ago.

Fort Drum is a prominent fiber in the fabric of the Northern New York community. The installation provides employment for more than 4,000 area residents and millions of dollars in

File: 
FY08 EIB FINAL.pdf

June 1, 2009
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EMPIRE ZONE - State senator criticizes plan to strip tax breaks

05/30/09 06:52 AM
Buffalo News

OLEAN—State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, warned Friday that about 80 area businesses would be among more than 2,000 companies across the state to lose Empire Zone incentives under a plan being implemented by the Empire State Development Corporation.

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May 30, 2009
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