Issues: Higher Education

Senator Montgomery Touts NYS Democratic Conference Internship Program

The New York State Democratic Conference Internship Program

August 20, 2013
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Taking the High School Track to College

Early College High School (ECHS) is a unique approach to obtaining a higher education. Based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, ECHS is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges. These programs blend high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college.

August 20, 2013
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August 24, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO ENHANCE FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

“Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act” Will Help Educate College Students About Fire Prevention and Safety

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to require New York colleges to provide written information on fire safety and sprinkler systems to students residing in college-owned or operated housing, has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. 

July 31, 2013
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ROCHESTER AREA BUSINESSES JOIN SENATOR GALLIVAN FOR BUSINESS SUMMIT AT RIT

Small Businesses From Across Monroe and Livingston Counties Hear Discussions From WNY State Senator And Small Business Development Experts At RIT’s Golisano Institute of Sustainability

HENRIETTA, NY – More than 50 area employers turned out Thursday morning for New York State Senator Patrick M. Gallivan’s (R-C-I, 59th District) Small Business Summit at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) state-of-art Golisano Institute of Sustainability in Henrietta. RIT sponsored the event in partnership with the Henrietta Chamber of Commerce and the Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce.

June 28, 2013
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Summary of 2013 Senate Legislative Action

 

2013-2014 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

 

The New York State Senate approved the 2013-14 state budget that delivers on priorities outlined by the Senate Republican Conference to provide much-needed tax relief for middle-class families, help businesses create jobs, and, for the third consecutive year, the budget keeps spending growth below two percent, which is consistent with the local spending cap that applies to school districts and local governments.  It was also the third consecutive budget approved prior to the April 1 deadline.

 

June 24, 2013
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Senate Gives Final Passage to "START-UP NY" Job Creation Plan

In a new, significant initiative to create jobs and strengthen the state’s economy, the New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation (S5903) to establish the START-UP NY program that will create tax-free areas around the state’s colleges, universities and other designated areas.  The bill would also address the need for regulatory relief for businesses, a major priority of the Senate Majority Coalition.

June 21, 2013
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LaValle Bill To Help Counties With FIT Costs Passes Senate

A bill sponsored by New York State Senator Ken LaValle to alleviate the financial burden on New York State counties from having to pay charge back fees to The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) for upper division programs passed the New York State Senate on Thursday.

“Many counties are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to pay the upper level charge back fees,” Senator LaValle said,“and the burden is falling on localities. This bill is necessary to alleviate some of the counties' burden and eliminate their need to charge back the localities but to still fund FIT at appropriate and fair levels.”

June 21, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair Thursday , June 20, 2013 OFF THE FLOOR

June 20, 2:20 PM - 2:28 PM
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Start-Up NY Part Of The Solution

ALBANY, 06/19/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on the “Start-Up NY” economic development initiative:

June 19, 2013
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LaValle Student Lending Transparency Bill Passes Senate

New York State Senator Ken LaValle’s (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) Student Lending Transparency Program bill passed the New York State Senate today. The bill will create the Student Lending Transpare

June 18, 2013
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STATE SENATOR PATRICK GALLIVAN INVITES MONROE AND LIVINGSTON BUSINESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT AT RIT

New York State Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-59th District) is hosting a “Small Business Summit and Networking Event” on June 27th from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s state-of-the-art Golisano Institute of Sustainability on the RIT campus in Henrietta.

June 3, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Room 807 LOB

June 5, 10:08 AM - 10:43 AM
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 30, 2013 Room 807 LOB

May 30, 10:00 AM - 10:38 AM
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Statement On "Tax-Free NY"

ALBANY, 05/22/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on the “Tax-Free NY” initiative unveiled by the governor and legislative leaders: 

“As someone who represents a host of SUNY schools, I am encouraged by the ‘Tax-Free NY’ initiative and the goal of creating a more business friendly environment for campus communities across the state.  A bold and innovative approach like this is needed to revive and advance our economy.

May 22, 2013
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Senator Martins Tours New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Senator Jack M. Martins met with New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine President Yemeng Chen as he toured the college, which is regarded as one of the top schools in the nation for acupuncture.

NYCTCM has a fully-accredited three-year Masters Program in acupuncture. It is located on First Street in Mineola.

May 17, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Room 807 LOB

May 21, 12:30 PM - 12:46 PM
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Public Hearing: To discuss SUNY Downstate Hospital and Long Island College Hospital in regard to the sustainability plan required by the 2013-2014 state budget

Senate Standing Committee on Higher EducationChair: Senator Kenneth P. LaVallePublic Hearing: To discuss SUNY Downstate Hospital and Long Island College Hospitalin regard to the sustainability plan required by the 2013-2014 state budgetPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor,Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Nicole Stewart (518) 455-3121 (LaValle)Media Contact: Drew Biondo (631) 473-1461 (LaValle)ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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University of Rochester Breaks Ground on College Town

Earlier today, I had the privilege to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Rochester's College Town. College Town will be located on the corner of Mt. Hope and Elmwood, and will offer 500,000 square feet for retail, a hotel, a parking garage with 1,500 spaces, restaurants, and housing on a 14-acre development. The project received a $4 million grant from the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.

May 2, 2013
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