Senate Task Force on Workforce DevelopmentChairs: Senator Jack M. Martins and Senator George AmedoreSponsor: Senator Bill LarkinMeeting:To examine initiatives and determine best practices for job skill training and re-training programs, and provide recommendations to foster workforce development in New York StatePlace: Kaplan Literacy Center, Newburgh Armory Unity Center,321 South William Street, Newburgh, New York Time: 11:00 A.M.Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265Media Contact: Brian Maher (845) 567-1270ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
ALBANY, 05/15/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) recently took part in a public hearing hosted by the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development which included testimony from key employment leaders in the state.
I recently had the opportunity to help welcome the Outdoor Group to Monroe County as they move their headquarters and manufacturing operations to the Town of Henrietta. A holding company for a variety of outdoor and archery businesses, including Elite Archery, the Outdoor Group will employ over 100 people at its new location. It's a remarkable story, started in the basement of owner Peter Crawford's home, and has grown to one of the outdoor and archery manufacturers in the country. Congratulations to Peter and the entire team at the Outdoor Group, and thank you for choosing Monroe County for your new headquarters!
Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship Sponsor: Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair Co-Sponsor: Senator Richard Funke, Vice-Chair Meeting: Legislation related to issues of privacy, data breach, and appropriate penalties for violations Place: Room 711-A, Legislative Office Building, 7th Floor, Albany, New York Time: 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Contact: Robert Herz (518) 455-2730 Media Contact: Robert Herz (518) 455-2730
In the Town of Lockport, Sen. Ortt celebrated the opening of a new call center at Yahoo’s East Coast data center. This expansion will create more than 100 new jobs, which will help keep workers here in Western New York.
State Senator James Sanders Jr., who is a big proponent of educating and motivating youth, was proud to co-sponsor a Teen Job Fair and Career Expo in Rockaway on April 17 where attendees received tips on resume writing and dressing for success as well as the chance to meet with various companies who were looking to hire new staffers.
“The Senate began 2015 by immediately passing legislation to guarantee equal pay in the workplace, provide victims of domestic violence greater protections and address the other important components that make up our Women’s Equality Agenda. While a number of these items still need to be passed by the Assembly, it is a positive sign that they finally have acted on the issue of equal pay for equal work.
The New York State Senate today passed S.3095, a bill sponsored by Senator Rich Funke to establish an Information Technology Innovation Center, or iCenter, in New York State. The bill, designated by the New York State Business Council as 2015 Priority Legislation, would allow State agencies to test new and emerging technology products that could improve State operations to save costs and/or be marketed to private sector consumers.
The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.
I was pleased to join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at RIT as she announced new federal legislation that would designate "manufacturing universities" to help strengthen engineering programs and bolster manufacturing in America. Our region, with our skilled workforce, and RIT could benefit from the passage of this legislation.
YORKTOWN, NY - Earlier today State Senator Terrence P. Murphy joined Governor Cuomo in announcing the repeal of 57 so-called "nuisance fees" as part of the 2015-16 State Budget. By eliminating these fees, the State has taken an important step toward cutting the red tape which keeps New York ranked as the least business friendly state in the nation, they said. "As a small business owner I have been nickeled and dimed by the State time and again," Senator Murphy said. "If we are serious about growing successful businesses New York State cannot reasonably expect new enterprises to be able to afford unnecessary fees. These repeals are an important first step for businesses here in the Hudson Valley and across the State to be able to survive and thrive."
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle and Senator Patrick Gallivan will sponsor the Attorney General’s program bill regulating the use of payroll cards to increase protections for workers, clarify ambiguities in the law, and ensure that payroll cards offer a convenient and beneficial method for workers to access their pay.
ALBANY – For individuals with developmental disabilities, the challenges inherent in moving from a sheltered workshop to community employment are quite daunting. To address this issue, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean), Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, included an initiative in the state budget to develop a detailed transition plan for these individuals.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Senator Catharine Young (R, C, I- Olean) announce they have secured $20 million to build a state of the art bridge to replace the existing span over Cattaraugus Creek along “old Route 219.” In addition, they have inserted $300,000 in the state budget to be deposited in an escrow account that will cover Erie and Cattaraugus counties’ costs for maintaining the structure for the first 22 years.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) says the $142-billion 2015-16 state budget provides critical funding to important state programs while controlling the size and cost of government. The state’s fifth consecutive on-time budget keeps spending within a two-percent cap, increases aid to education, rejects tax increases and provides property tax relief for homeowners. The spending plan also includes funding for regional assets such as Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the NFTA and Shea’s Performing Arts Center.
Senator Points to Education, Economy and Veterans’ Services
Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today announced passage of the 2015-16 New York State Budget, which includes several of Ortt’s Western New York priorities. Ortt pointed to key measures to strengthen education, economic development, and veterans’ services.