Darrel J. Aubertine's Press releases

Senate Passes Net Metering Bill to Reduce Energy Costs

Aubertine bill makes clean energy investments profitable for farms/businesses, creates jobs

ALBANY (February 22, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (S.6700) to amend the state’s net metering law to clear hurdles and allow farms, small businesses, municipalities and other non-residential customers to reduce their energy costs by generating clean electricity and selling it back to the grid.

February 22, 2010
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Jobs, Economic Development Focus of Roundtable with Senator Aubertine and Senator Stachowski

 

Local government, business and economic development officials given voice in 2010-11 budget

February 19, 2010
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Aubertine Discusses 2010-11 Budget with School Officials

Senator seeks input on minimizing the impact of cuts on local students and property taxpayers

February 18, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill to Honor Fallen North Country Trooper

 

Photo of street sign courtesy of Facebook Causes Page: Honoring New York State Trooper Shawn W. Snow

 

February 9, 2010
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Senate Passes Aubertine Legislation to Inform Dairy Farmers, Strengthen Individual Voice

ALBANY (February 8, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed unanimously legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to give dairy farmers a stronger individual voice in the policies that directly affect their business.

February 8, 2010
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Senate Passes Aubertine Legislation to Cut Costs for Municipalities and Help Reduce Property Taxes

ALBANY (February 2, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed by unanimous vote legislation (S.5426) sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine intended to empower county, city, town and village highway superintendents to better share services across municipal lines to save money.

February 2, 2010
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State Senate Passes Bill to Open Up “Custom Crush” Wine Sales

WATERTOWN (January 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said today that a bill passed in the Senate to allow the state’s winemaking industry to engage in “custom crush” sales will enable a growing segment of the state’s agriculture industry to build on its recent success.

January 27, 2010
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Aubertine, SUNY Canton Launch North Country Grant Search

Database of public and private grants available online to benefit nonprofits, municipalities, developers

WATERTOWN (January 21, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and SUNY Canton today launched the North Country Grant Search Web site, a working database of public and private grants designed to provide broad access to available funding for nonprofits, municipalities and economic developers.

January 21, 2010
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January 15, 2010
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Aubertine: Ethics, Election Reform a “Critical First Step”

Senate, Assembly agree on groundbreaking reforms for accountability, open government

January 13, 2010
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Aubertine Extends “Olive Branch” for Bipartisanship

Photo: Senator Aubertine as Energy Chair in Five Way Leadership Meeting

January 6, 2010
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At Mexico Farm, Aubertine, Verizon Foundation Announce Support for NY FarmNet Hotline

Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, Verizon Vice President of Government and External Affairs David J. Lamendola, Dairy Farmer Nancy Weber and Cornell Professor Wayne A. Knoblauch share a laugh in the snow outside Weber’s milking parlor at Mexican Pride Farms on Tubbs Road in Mexico, New York.

December 16, 2009
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Aubertine Applauds the Creation of State Energy Plan

 

Plan Will Help Make Energy More Affordable, Reliable, Environmentally Friendly & Secure for New Yorkers

December 15, 2009
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Aubertine Hosts Agriculture Roundtable in Waddington

 

Agriculture Chair Concludes Fall/Winter Tour with discussion on dairy, farm labor

WADDINGTON (December 11, 2009)—State Senate Agriculture Chair Darrel J. Aubertine today met with a large group of farmers and agriculture representatives to discuss the issues facing our state’s farmers and the direction of agriculture policy in New York State.

December 11, 2009
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Aubertine Hosts Energy Roundtable in St. Lawrence County

 

Energy Chair, local residents discuss economic development power programs, infrastructure

December 11, 2009
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Senate Passes Bipartisan Deficit Reduction Plan

 

Aubertine-led coalition led the fight to protect against new taxes, fees, devastating cuts

December 2, 2009
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PROTECTING THE FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK’S NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY

 

Senate Ag Chair Aubertine Hosts Public Hearing on the Issues Facing New York Farmers

November 19, 2009
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NYS SENATE UPSTATE CAUCUS AND LONG ISLAND DELEGATION STAND FIRM ON DRP POSITIONS: Upstate, Long Island Coalition Stands to Protect Schools & Constituents from Haphazard Cuts

In light of their shared concern on Upstate and Suburban property taxes, healthcare and education, the Senate Majority Upstate Caucus (Senators Aubertine, Chair; Breslin; Stachowski; Thompson; Valesky) has partnered with the Senators from Long Island, Senators Brian X Foley and Craig Johnson to steer DRP negotiations sensitive to the anticipated impact of the Governor’s proposed cuts throughout Upstate and Long Island.

November 16, 2009
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