SYRACUSE, N.Y.—A bipartisan coalition of state, local and community leaders in Syracuse announced a comprehensive effort aimed at curbing the ongoing and serious problem of litter on city highways today.
NEW YORK -- State Senator Daniel Squadron, the Senate sponsor of legislation that would bring residential parking permits (RPP) to New York City communities that want the program, released the following statement in response to the Department of Transportation's rejection of an RPP pilot program in the neighborhoods surrounding the Barclays Center and Yankee Stadium:
"A permit system is long overdue in neighborhoods where residents spend hours circling for parking near their homes -- especially on the overcrowded streets surrounding New York City's stadiums and major business districts. That's why DOT's rejection of piloting RPP is particularly troubling.
"I urge my colleagues in the legislature to quickly pass my bill to bring permits to neighborhoods that want it. Our legislation empowers communities while protecting small businesses, reducing congestion, and helping fund our subways and buses. It’s a win for our neighborhoods, a win for quality of life, and a win for a changing New York."
Senator Gianaris speaking at the Smart Power NY Coalition press conference at City Hall welcoming three new members: City Council Speaker Chris Quinn, Mt. Sinai Hospital Queens and NY League of Conservation Voters.
(Rochester, N.Y.) - Recently, I had the privilege to join R.I.T. president Bill Destler on a tour to see the progress of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability on the campus of R.I.T. The new headquarters of the GIS will house students beginning in September. For more information on studies available at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, visit http://www.rit.edu/gis/.
In this video clip, New York 1 focuses on on hydrofracking, following up on a letter sent by Sen. Krueger and some of her colleagues to the DEC. The letter demands a full accounting in the face of reports that proposed hydrofracking regulations were inappropriately leaked to the gas industry.
Department of Environmental Conservation Agrees To Monitor Air Near Peace Bridge – Put Conservation Officers in Place To Enforce Truck Idling Regulation
BUFFALO – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, joined several of his colleagues in government to announce that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has agreed to institute various measures to address air quality near the Peace Bridge.
Area Business Leaders Laud Choice of Western New York Senator
ALBANY - Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-C-I, Rockville Centre) announced today that Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) has been appointed Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business.
Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act Would Help Protect Public Health by Increasing Awareness of Water Conditions
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation that would increase the amount of information available to the public when discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage into the state’s waterways could affect public health.
The only way to protect all New Yorkers from the financial and health risks associated with the chemical concoction used in the hydraulic fracturing process is to enact a “Property Owner’s Bill of Rights” (S5879). With this legislation, these are some of the key items natural gas companies will be mandated to do:
The State Assembly late Wednesday approved first passage of a resolution to amend the New York State Constitution and allow for a land exchange that will help NYCO Mineral, Inc. continue its wollastonite mining operation in Essex County. The Senate passed the resolution Tuesday.
A proposed state constitutional amendment that would settle a century-old title dispute in the Adirondacks won passage in the State Assembly late Wednesday following Senate passage Tuesday, according to sponsors Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward.