Queens, NY, April 18, 2012 – With the return of our military men and women from overseas deployments, and while there is still high unemployment in Queens and New York City, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller have set a Veterans (& Spouses) Job Readiness Workshop for Friday, April 27
GOVERNOR CUOMO REMINDS JOB SEEKERS OF ANNUAL CAREER FAIRS TAKING PLACE TOMORROW THROUGHOUT NEW YORKEight Simultaneous Career Fairs Will Connect New Yorkers with Hundreds of Businesses Offering Thousands of JobsCareer Fairs Are Taking Place in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Hauppauge, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Syracuse, and UticaGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers that eight career fairs are taking place throughout the state tomorrow, April 12, to help job seekers connect with hundreds of businesses offering thousands of jobs. This year, the state's annual career fair happens in eight locations: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Hauppauge, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Syracuse, and Utica.
Budget Comes Early, Controls Spending and Holds The Line On Taxes
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan hailed the 2012 state budget today as lawmakers approved the spending plan ahead of the April 1st deadline, marking the second consecutive year New York State will enact an on-time budget.
“Passing a second on-time budget in as many years is indicative of the larger progress we’ve seen lately in Albany. Just as late budgets were once a symbol of dysfunction, on-time budgets are symbolic of continued progress,” the Senator said. “Even more important than passing an on-time budget, is that we passed a fiscally responsible budget that respects New York’s taxpayers and keeps the State moving forward.”
The New York State Legislature has completed passage of an on-time budget for the second year in a row. Though it was another challenging budget, requiring the closure of a $3.5 billion deficit, we were able to balance the budget without tax increases or fiscal gimmickry. In addition, overall spending was reduced for the second straight year, the frist time this has happened in at least three decades.
The August Group (TAG), Rochester’s premier volunteer networking organization, in collaboration with Monroe Community College (www.monroecc.edu/workforce), will present their 13th Career Fair and Networking event on Wednesday, May 16th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center on MCC’s Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Road.
Governor Cuomo released the following announcement on March 27, 2012:
The Budget continues the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks, limits spending growth to two percent or below for the second year in a row, and launches the New York Works Task Force to invest billions of dollars to rebuild the state's roads, bridges, parks, and other infrastructure and create tens of thousands of jobs.
Gallivan: “Senate Plan Cuts Taxes, Reforms Medicaid, Protects Seniors and Schools.”
The New York State Senate voted to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution, continuing its focus on state spending, job creation, and structural reform to government.
The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends less than the Executive Budget. The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.
I applaud the Common Council for moving legislation forward to create a city/county land bank. As the author of the state law, I am extremely encouraged that Onondaga County and the city of Syracuse will have the opportunity to be one of the first land banks in the state. Vacant and abandoned housing has been a problem in our communities for too long, and the application of this new strategy is a promising solution.