SENATE ANNOUNCES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE, PARTNERS WITH BUSINESS TO INITIATE NEW PROGRAM TO CREATE JOBS

(Albany, NY)- Today, the New York State Senate announced a proposal to establish an economic development task force made up of 29 business and community leaders from across the state charged with developing a new incentive-based program that will better attract companies to New York State and encourage businesses to generate jobs. The current Empire Zones Program is set to expire in June 2010. The proposed task force would make a draft recommendation on a replacement program by December 2009. 

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Addabbo Supports Legislation to Require DOT Traffic Safety Survey for Seniors

For Immediate ReleaseContact ……………………… Patricia A. McCabe, 718-738-1111

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Addabbo Announces Prescription Saver Discount Card

For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Patricia A. McCabe, 718-738-1111

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Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. Supports Legislation to Remember the Holocaust

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
              Supports Legislation to Remember the Holocaust
 
 

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Senator Addabbo Supports Transportation Reform

    Senator Joseph P. Addabbo

                                       Supports Transportation Reform

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Addabbo Supports Legislation to Create "Senior Citizens Day"

                      Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

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Increased Penalties for Cemetery Vandalism

                      SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.

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Statement From Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Regarding Senator Pedro Espada

“In light of Senator Pedro Espada’s recurring failure to appropriately file complete campaign finance records, I have instructed Senator Espada that he has one week to file his campaign committee with the State Board of Elections, as well as submit a written payment plan with a significant down payment toward past debt. Failure to comply with any of these instructions will result in immediate action against Senator Espada.”

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Padavan Honors 2009 Teachers of Distinction

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) presented awards to forty teachers during an awards ceremony in celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week. The third annual event took place at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park on Thursday afternoon, May 7th. 

 Teacher Appreciation Week was established in 1985 when the National Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) agreed to observe the first full week in May in dedication to teachers across the country.

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Beyond Empire Zones

In these trying times, employing smart and effective policies to stimulate economic development is more important than ever. That's why the New York State Senate is revamping a key economic development incentive program to make it work better for New Yorkers across the state by launching the "Beyond Empire Zones" Task Force.

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