State Senator Liz Krueger and the NYS Maple Producers Association Present New York's Rich Maple History

Public school students from P.S. 77 will spend a morning learning about maple syrup's history and production through a variety of interactive workshops. Maple syrup has been a staple of New York's agricultural industry dating back to pre-colonial times. To this day the maple syrup industry in upstate New York provides many jobs and is a significant part of the State's economy.


Statement From Senator Maziarz on the Adopted State Budget

I voted ‘no’ on every budget bill debated in the State Senate this week.   At $132 billion, this bloated budget will tax and spend our economy into the ground.  

In these tough times, families across the state know that every dollar counts.   How can we now ask them to pay more for property taxes, utility bills, and a host of other fees and surcharges?


Senate Approves Red Light Cameras

By Bud Lowell

The State Senate has approved a package of bills that will allow Rochester, Buffalo and other upstate New York cities to install red light cameras.

The cameras are set up at crash-prone intersections to catch people who run red lights. Police send a notice of liability and a $50 ticket to the registered owner of the car.

New York City has had the cameras in use since 2006, and State Senator Liz Krueger of Manhattan says they've saved lives. She predicts upstate communities will discover the same thing.

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Senate Legislation, Sponsored by Senator Dilan, Bolsters Safety Measures at New York City Intersections

(Albany, NY)—Today, legislation sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) passed the Senate, authorizing New York City to increase the number of red light cameras at intersections as part of a larger statewide initiative. 


Senate Moves IDA Reform Bill

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate Committee on Local Government today moved path-breaking legislation (S1241) which would reform Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs), to the Senate Finance Committee. The bill, sponsored by Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-parts of Erie and Niagara Counties), is designed to ensure increased accountability, transparency, and meaningful results from a tax incentives program meant to attract new businesses and help existing ones grow.


Little to host Plattsburgh Office Open House

     Area residents are invited to join Senator Betty Little for an open house on Thursday, April 23 at her newly opened Plattsburgh satellite office.

     The office is located in Suite 100 of the Clinton County Government Center, 137 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh.

     Little will be available to meet constituents between 11 am and 3 pm.  Appointments are not necessary.  Light refreshments will be served.



Senator Valesky Statement on News that NYRI has Withdrawn Its PSC Application

As a strong and vocal opponent of NYRI, I am pleased that they have at last decided to withdraw their petition from the PSC. Though it is necessary to address New York State's aging power infrastructure, I firmly believe it should not be done at the detriment of our Upstate communities. The power line would have cut through the hearts of those communities and resulted in increased power costs for Upstate. Today, I am happy that the residents of those communities in Madison and Oneida counties can rest easy knowing this project has been defeated.

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