Sen. Farley Joins Governor In Announcing Baby Food Producer To Expand In Town Of Florida

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced today with Governor Eliot Spitzer and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver that Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation, producer of all-natural baby foods, is investing more than $124 million in the construction of a new 650,000 square-foot processing and packaging plant in the town of Florida and relocating its corporate headquarters to this new facility.

Beech-Nut is currently headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. The company is replacing its aging Canajoharie plant.

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Senator Saland Advances Legislation To Provide Further Protections For Children In School Settings

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that legislation he authored (S.5669), which will provide an additional layer of protection for children abused by school employees, volunteers or other children in a school setting, is proceeding toward passage in the Senate. The legislation also enhances the background check procedure for school bus drivers and attendants.

"It is disheartening to read the many news reports of children being physically or sexually victimized on school buses, and we wonder how it could possibly happen", said Senator Saland.

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Senator Volker Votes Yes To Death Penalty For Cop Killers

(ALBANY, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers.

"Time and time again, the decision that capital punishment may be used in extreme cases is an option that residents of New York State deem appropriate," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "Certain crimes are themselves so horrific that they are an attack on the very foundation of our nation. In these extreme cases, the appropriate legal action may be capital punishment.

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Nozzolio Launches Upstate Now -- A Comprehensive Job Growth & Economic Development Plan For Upstate

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio and his Senate colleagues have unveiled the Upstate Now agenda, a comprehensive job creation and economic growth plan to transform and revitalize the upstate economy, generate billions of dollars in new investment, and create thousands of new jobs for New Yorkers. The comprehensive plan would invest a total of more than $3.7 billion into economic development initiatives over the next three years, including new tax relief and incentives, new and existing capital investments and private sector matching funds.

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Senate Approves Nozzolio Bill To Transfer Land To Seneca County For Veterans Cemetery

Albany - State Senator Michael Nozzolio has announced that the New York Senate has approved legislation he is sponsoring that would transfer land at the former Sampson Naval and Air Force Base to Seneca County. The land has been designated as the location of a world class Veterans Cemetery. Hundreds of thousands of brave men and women began their military service at the former Sampson Base during World War II. “The Senate's approval of this legislation is a major step forward in making the dream of the Veterans Cemetery a reality,” said Senator Nozzolio.

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Senate Majority Launches Upstate Now

Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and members of the Senate Majority Conference today unveiled the Upstate Now agenda, a comprehensive job creation and economic growth plan that will transform and revitalize the upstate economy, generate billions of dollars in new investment, and create thousands of new jobs for New Yorkers. "This is about jobs and getting upstate turned around so young people can find and make the careers of their choice here in our area," said Senator James L. Seward.

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Senator Flanagan Appointed To Historic Bipartisan Committee

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has been appointed as a member of a new historic committee that will help the Senate and the Assembly work together to pass meaningful new laws. The Committee on Conference Committees will work with a similar Assembly committee to bring about agreement on major pieces of legislation.The creation of this joint effort was announced by Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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Senate Passes Safe Swimming Pools Bill

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the New York State Senate has passed legislation he supported (S.1092) to make neighborhood swimming pools safer.

The bill would require temporary fences around swimming pools to be replaced with permanent fencing within 90 days. Homeowners can obtain waivers for an extension beyond the 90 days if they can show good cause. Another stipulation of the bill requires installers to notify the local building department if a building permit has not been issued at the address of the property where the pool is to be located.

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Senate Majority Launches Upstate Now -- A Comprehensive Job Growth & Economic Development Plan For Upstate

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) and members of the Senate Majority Conference today unveiled the Upstate Now agenda, a comprehensive job creation and economic growth plan that will transform and revitalize the upstate economy, generate billions of dollars in new investment, and create thousands of new jobs for New Yorkers.

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