Darrel J. Aubertine's Press releases

Aubertine, Senate Majority Push for Budget Reform

Sen. Aubertine: Legislature must seize opportunity to make long overdue fundamental reforms

ALBANY (April 7, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined his colleagues in pushing for significant budget reforms that would address several of the root causes of New York State’s current fiscal trouble.

April 7, 2010
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Aubertine Bill Would Promote Fishing Events for Veterans

 

Legislation provides for free temporary licenses to use fishing as rehab for military personnel

WATERTOWN (April 1, 2010)—With trout and salmon fishing season beginning today, State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said he is pushing legislation (S.7041) that would encourage more fishing events as physical and emotional rehabilitation for veterans or active duty members of the armed forces.

April 1, 2010
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Senator Darrel J. Aubertine named New York State Snowmobile Association’s 2010 Legislator of the Year

Senator recognized for his fight to protect trail fund and longstanding support for sportsmen

March 29, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine Pushing Agenda for Job Growth and Retention

Legislative package announced today fits with ongoing efforts to boost economy, sustain jobs

March 25, 2010
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Senate Resolution Gets Budget Off On Right Foot

Aubertine: A budget to vote “Yes” on would maintain priorities for 48th, Upstate New York

ALBANY (March 23, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that the Senate resolution passed on Monday gets the budget process off to a great start for Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

March 23, 2010
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Senator Aubertine: Senate Budget Proposal Would Save OCF

Budget resolution released today includes language to restore facility, 287 jobs

March 22, 2010
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Aubertine Pushes for Property Tax Relief

 

Senator calls “circuit breaker” legislation the beginning of a meaningful debate

March 18, 2010
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Aubertine Bill Puts Employer Input at Center of New Bill to Reform State’s Economic Development Power Programs

 

Bill makes economic development power programs permanent to provide stability for employers

Legislation uses input from Powering New York’s Future Initiative to address job growth, retention

March 17, 2010
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Statement from Sen. Aubertine Regarding Ravitch Plan:

ALBANY (March 11, 2010)—“I certainly welcome the plan proposed by Lt. Governor Ravitch for review because we need reform in the budget process. A five-year plan is a good idea and his success with a similar plan during New York City’s crisis decades ago gives the plan a certain amount of credibility to start.

March 11, 2010
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Aubertine: State Education Department to Award more than $400,000 to North Country Library System Libraries


ALBANY (March 9, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today announced that the North Country Library System serving Oswego, Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties has been awarded $416,263 in public library construction funds.

March 9, 2010
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Senate Acts to Cut Energy Costs in 24 NNY Towns, Villages

 

Municipal power alliance in Franklin, St. Lawrence counties to reduce electricity rates for residents

March 8, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

ALBANY (March 3, 2010)—The New York State Senate passed legislation (S.6268) today to ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $10,000 annually.

March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Aubertine Bill to Ease Regulations on Maple Producers

Aubertine bill would expand opportunities for maple producers to grow agricultural tourism

ALBANY (March 3, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine which will ease building codes for maple producers in an effort to increase agricultural tourism.

March 3, 2010
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NYS Senate Upstate-Long Island Caucus Members Introduce Important Economic Development Legislation: Bill repeals the “Cost Recovery" Tax Assessment on Industrial Development Agencies

Senator David J. Valesky in partnership with several other members of the Upstate-Long Island Caucus (Senators Darrel J. Aubertine-Chair, William Stachowski, Antoine Thompson, Brian X. Foley and Craig M. Johnson) introduced important legislation repealing the “cost recovery” tax assessment imposed on Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs).

 

March 3, 2010
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Senate Ag Committee Holds Hearing on Farm Worker Bill

 

Aubertine: Legislature should focus on promoting agriculture, not adding mandates on farmers

 

ALBANY (March 1, 2010)—The New York State Senate’s Agriculture Committee held a public hearing today to gather testimony on the proposed Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act, after which Committee Chair Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine called for a pro-active agenda to grow our state’s agriculture industry.

March 1, 2010
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SENATE MAJORITY OPPOSES GOVERNOR’S ATTEMPT TO DELAY INCOME TAX REFUNDS

ALBANY (February 23, 2010)--If New Yorkers have to pay their taxes on time, the state should provide its refunds on time, Senate Majority Democrats told Governor Paterson today.

March 1, 2010
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Census Offering 1,200 Jobs in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties

Aubertine: Short term jobs will have a 10-year impact on region in terms of aid, representation

ALBANY (February 25, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that more than 1,000 jobs to help administer the 2010 U.S. Census are available in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. One-Stop Career Centers throughout the region are currently testing for these jobs.

February 25, 2010
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Aubertine: Tax Refunds Must Be Paid

 

Senator pushing resolution opposing Governor’s plan, signs petition to move bill to prevent it

February 24, 2010
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Senate Ag Committee Honors N.Y. Future Farmers of America

Senate Passes Ag Committee Sponsored Resolution Designating Feb. 20-27 FFA Week

ALBANY (February 23, 2010)—In a show of support for agricultural education, the State Senate today passed a resolution sponsored by the Senate Agriculture Committee that designates the week of February 20-27, 2010 as Future Farmers of America (FFA) Week in the State of New York.

February 23, 2010
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