Issues: Jobs & Employment

Senate Adopts Pro-Family, Pro-Jobs Budget

 

ALBANY, 03/27/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on final senate approval of the 2013-14 state budget: 

“The final state budget meets my central budget priorities – control spending, cut taxes and create jobs.  The fiscally responsible plan keeps state spending below the same two-percent cap placed on school districts and local governments while providing significant tax breaks for middle class families, small businesses and manufacturers.  

“I’m particularly pleased with the school aid portion of the budget.   The vast majority of new money, almost $1 billion, will go to low and average wealth schools that need help the most.  

March 27, 2013
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Senator Kennedy Pushes for Historic Designation, Rehabilitation Tax Credits for Buffalo’s Old First Ward

 Kennedy announces the beginnings of commission to pursue historic designation – and the rehabilitation tax credits that come with it – for the Old First Ward.

Community leaders join Kennedy to encourage residents, local preservationists to participate in the effort. 

Kennedy: Buffalo’s First Ward is a relic to the hard work, sweat and endurance that our region is known for. It’s going to take similar determination to secure historic designation, but this extensive process begins today as we start forming our ‘green-ribbon commission’. 

March 15, 2013
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Leader Stewart-Cousins at the WCA "Political Friday" Event

Leader Stewart-Cousins at the Westchester County Association's March "Political Friday" Event at Mercy College discussing the role that the government played in her family's life, and the role that it plays in making sure people have equal opportunties and in providing the private sector with viable prospective employees.

March 15, 2013
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Senator Farley Reports on Blueprint for Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his Republican colleagues in the Senate announced a job creation plan to improve New York's business climate. Among other things, the "Senate Republican Blueprint for Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild." would cut taxes for one million small businesses and reduce energy costs for every business and residential ratepayer in New York, saving them $2.5 billion.

The "Senate Republican Blueprint for Jobs" plan would provide:

• A Tax Cut for One Million Small Businesses

• Tax Relief for Manufacturers

• Lower Energy Bills for Every New Yorker and Every Business

• Sweeping Reforms to Cut Red Tape and Bureaucracy

• Job Training to Help New Yorkers Secure Good, High-Paying Jobs

March 12, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - March 11

Senator Ranzenhofer updates his constituents on what's going on in the State Capitol, including the Family Tax Relief Act, efforts to reinstate the STAR rebate check program, and the "Grown in NY" Plan.

Click here for more information about the Family Tax Relief Act.

Click here for additional details regarding the "Grown in NY" Plan.

March 12, 2013
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Blueprint For Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild.

A Senate Republican Blueprint for a Fiscally Responsible Approach to Job Creation    Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican conference today announced a bold and sweeping job creation plan to improve New York’s business climate so it not only keeps up with other states, but surpasses them. Among other things, the “Senate Republican Blueprint for Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild.” would cut taxes for one million small businesses and reduce energy costs for every business and residential ratepayer in New York, saving them $2.5 billion.

March 11, 2013
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State officials: Name sites in casino bill; include Saratoga Springs among choices

State officials: Name sites in casino bill; include Saratoga Springs among choices

Monday, March 11, 2013

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March 11, 2013
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Senator Kathleen Marchione calls for enactment of the "Casino Gaming Transparency Act"

Picture from our press conference in Saratoga Springs this morning in support of the "Casino Gaming Transparency Act."

March 11, 2013
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Senator Marchione Supports "Casino Gaming Transparency Act"

This morning I stood with my colleagues in the state Legislature, Assembly Minority Leader Pro Tem Tony Jordan and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, as we unveiled -- and advocated for -- new legislation, the “Casino Gaming Transparency Act,” at a press conference in Saratoga Springs.  The Act would help shed light on the Governor’s casino siting process and add important protections and assurances to the communities that currently host horse racing and VLT gaming.

March 11, 2013
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Senator Jeff Klein speaks on the Senate Budget Resolution in Senate Session - March 11, 2013 .

Senator Klein discusses the one house budget resolution on the floor of the Senate on Monday, March 11, 2013. This budget resolution was crafted by a bipartisan coalition.

March 11, 2013
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Senator O'Brien votes "yes" on tax relief for families, small business development

ALBANY, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O’Brien voted in favor of the Senate’s budget resolution, strongly supporting its calls for millions of dollars of tax relief for families, financial support for new, growing businesses and restoration of funding cuts for programs benefiting people with developmental disabilities.

March 11, 2013
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2013 BLUEPRINT FOR JOBS PLAN

Highlights of the 2013 Blueprint for Jobs plan include:

March 8, 2013
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SENATE REPUBLICAN BLUEPRINT FOR JOBS: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild.

A Fiscally Responsible Approach to Job Creation

Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican conference today announced a bold and sweeping job creation plan to improve New York’s business climate so it not only keeps up with other states, but surpasses them. Among other things, the “Senate Republican Blueprint for Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild.” would cut taxes for one million small businesses and reduce energy costs for every business and residential ratepayer in New York, saving them $2.5 billion.

March 8, 2013
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Senator Martins Announces Blueprint for Jobs - ReThink. ReVitalilze. ReBuild

Fiscally-Responsible Approach to Job Creation

Members of the Senate Republican conference announced a bold and sweeping job creation plan to improve New York’s business climate so it not only keeps up with other states, but surpasses them. Among other things, the “Senate Republican Blueprint for Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild.” would cut taxes for one million small businesses and reduce energy costs for every business and residential ratepayer in New York, saving them $2.5 billion.

“Creating jobs remains a top priority. Improving our business climate is essential to our economic growth as a state,” said Senator Jack M. Martins. “This approach will spur job creation and will further our economic recovery as a state."

March 8, 2013
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SENATE REPUBLICAN BLUEPRINT FOR JOBS: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild.

 

A Fiscally Responsible Approach to Job Creation

 

Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican conference today announced a bold and sweeping job creation plan to improve New York’s business climate so it not only keeps up with other states, but surpasses them. Among other things, the “Senate Republican Blueprint for Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild.” would cut taxes for one million small businesses and reduce energy costs for every business and residential ratepayer in New York, saving them $2.5 billion.

March 8, 2013
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Kennedy to Senate GOP: It’s Time to Act on Minimum Wage

With Assembly Approving Minimum Wage Hike Today, Kennedy Urges Senate GOP Coalition to Allow the Legislation to Come to a Vote. 

Kennedy: We Have the Votes to Raise the Minimum Wage. The Only Barrier Standing Between Working Families and Higher Wages is the Senate GOP Leadership.

March 5, 2013
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GALLIVAN, SENATE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL FAMILY TAX RELIEF ACT

Plan Would Increase Tax Credits to Help Struggling Middle Class Families, Restore STAR Property Tax Rebate Checks for Millions of New Yorkers

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference today unveiled the Family Tax Relief Act, a package of tax relief and reform measures designed to provide a major economic boost to New York’s struggling middle class families.

The Senate Republican plan would increase tax breaks that have not kept pace with inflation, and, in some instances, haven’t been adjusted for more than 25 years. The plan also restores the STAR property tax rebate check program to provide real and direct relief to millions of New Yorkers who pay some of the highest property taxes in the country.

March 4, 2013
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">Michael
H. Ranzenhofer</a></span></div>
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">
<div class="views-field-title"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/joseph-e-robach"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">Joseph
E. Robach</a></span></div>
</li>
<li class="views-row views-row-6 views-row-even"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">
<div class="views-field-title"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/james-sanders-jr"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">James
Sanders Jr.</a></span></div>
</li>
<li class="views-row views-row-7 views-row-odd"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">
<div class="views-field-title"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/jose-m-serrano"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">José
M. Serrano</a></span></div>
</li>
<li class="views-row views-row-8 views-row-even views-row-last"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">
<div class="views-field-title"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/david-j-valesky"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">David
J. Valesky</a></span></div>
</li>
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O'Brien calls for minimum wage increase

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"Thank you all so much for being here as we discuss raising the minimum wage. I'm Sen. Ted O'Brien, representing parts of Monroe and Ontario counties. My district is a district with significant numbers of low wage earners.

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