Darrel J. Aubertine's Press releases

Aubertine Secures Bi-Partisan Support for Green Jobs/Green NY Act


Legislation for job creation, weatherization passes with broad support despite partisan rhetoric

September 11, 2009



Job creation program pays for itself through energy savings and revitalization of economically distressed communities

September 10, 2009

Green Jobs/Green NY to Help Get Economy Back on Track


Aubertine: Act to promote energy conservation will create 5,000 to 15,000 new jobs

Environment, homeowners, businesses and Upstate NY to benefit from retrofitting program

September 9, 2009

Aubertine on Championship State Fair Celebrity Cow Milking Team


Aubertine on Championship Celebrity Cow Milking Team

Team of state officials and Onondaga County Dairy Princess win milk off by about a 2-1 margin

SYRACUSE (August 31, 2009)—A team of milkers that included New York State Senate Agriculture Chair Darrel J. Aubertine won the Celebrity Cow Milking Contest today at the New York State Fair to benefit Coaches Vs. Cancer

August 31, 2009



Stimulus-Funded Initiative Will Enhance Traffic Mobility, Increase Security 

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Stanley Gee was in the Thousand Islands today to mark the beginning of a $1.3 million highway project to improve traffic mobility and security at the Customs and Border Protection Station on Interstate 81 on Wellesley Island, Jefferson County.  The project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

August 19, 2009

Senate Passes Aubertine Bill to Create 1812 Commission


Commission will promote tourism relating to the War’s 200 year anniversary

ALBANY (July 22, 2009)—The New York State Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine to create a commission to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 (S.5603-c).

July 22, 2009

State Awards $1.4M in Housing Grants to 48th District


Grants to agencies, municipalities in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties 

Support housing for low-income individuals/families, seniors and people with disabilities

ALBANY (July 16, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that the announcement of more than $31 million in affordable housing grants statewide includes funding for agencies and municipalities in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. 

July 16, 2009

Aubertine, Senate Pass Historic Reforms


New Senate rules to weaken partisan gridlock, empower Senators to better serve constituents

ALBANY (July 16, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today applauded the passing of important and historic reforms that will empower all 62 Senators to better serve their constituents regardless of political party or position within the chamber.

July 16, 2009

Aubertine Offers Compromise to End Stalemate, Save 400k jobs

Senator: 1-Day President Pro Tem serves in official capacity, steps down after bills pass

Governor, Democratic Conference open to idea, Espada-led conference opts to hold bills hostage

ALBANY (June 26, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that he has presented a compromise plan to the governor and both conferences that would end the stalemate that threatens close to 400,000 jobs across the state.

June 26, 2009

Senator Aubertine and Senate Democrats: Let’s Put Politics Aside, Get Back to Work

Court asks lawmakers to create power sharing agreement, Espada-led GOP refuses fair deal

ALBANY (June 16, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that the Senate must move beyond new Senate Republican Leader Pedro Espada’s power grab and get back to work on important legislation to create and sustain jobs, provide flexibility for school districts and local governments, and provide substantive property tax relief.

June 16, 2009

Energy Chair Aubertine Calls New Reactor in Oswego a Priority

Aubertine: UniStar project would stimulate economy without government investment

OSWEGO (June 10, 2009)—Continuing the work he was elected to do, state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today pledged his unwavering support to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a proposed fourth nuclear reactor in Oswego, calling it an economic stimulus for the region that requires no taxpayer funding.

June 10, 2009

June is Dairy Month: Aubertine Urges NYers to Recognize, Thank Dairy Farmers

Multi-billion dollar economic engine faces hard times with milk prices well below cost of production

WATERTOWN (June 1, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today urged all New Yorkers to recognize the important role our dairy farmers play in our state’s economy and the everyday lives of its citizens, as we celebrate June as Dairy Month in New York with parades and other events commemorating the industry’s impact.

June 1, 2009

Firefighters to be Legal to Drive Fire Trucks in Parades Again

Aubertine: Bill restores longstanding CDL waiver, lets firefighters drive trucks home, in parades

ALBANY (May 20, 2009)—The New York State Senate today passed a bill co-sponsored by state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine that will clear the way for firefighters to legally drive fire trucks home from the scene of a fire, as well as in this year’s Memorial Day parades.

May 29, 2009

Aubertine: Power for Jobs should be extended at least a year for certainty, continuity

Governor, Senate, Assembly Leadership Discuss Energy

ALBANY (May 27, 2009)—As Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine joined the state leader’s meeting today to discuss energy policy, including an extender for the state’s Power for Jobs program.

May 27, 2009

Senate Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits to 9 months

Aubertine: Legislation protects the unemployed as lawmakers work to turn the economy around

ALBANY (May 19, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and the New York State Senate today passed legislation to extend unemployment benefits an additional 13 weeks for an estimated 120,000 unemployed New Yorkers.

May 19, 2009

$50 Million Available for Organic Farming

Aubertine: Interested New York farmers must apply by May 29 for funding and assistance

WATERTOWN (May 14, 2009)—As Chair of the New York State Senate’s Agriculture Committee, Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine announced today that New York farmers are eligible for funding and assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) to help tap into the growing market for organic agriculture products.

May 14, 2009

Rural Resources Commission Introduces Legislative Agenda

ALBANY (May 12, 2009)—The bipartisan Legislative Commission on Rural Resources has introduced its legislation for the 2009 session, with 12 bills sponsored in the Senate and Assembly intended to benefit the State’s rural communities.

May 12, 2009

Aubertine Named Chair of Energy Committee

ALBANY (May 11, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today was selected by Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith to serve as acting Chair of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications.

May 11, 2009

DeKalb Junction Man Honored by New York State Senate

Floyd “Duff” Powell recognized with 2009 Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen award

ALBANY (May 6, 2009)—The New York State Senate honored 48th Senate District resident Floyd “Duff” Powell with a resolution recognizing him with the 2009 Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen award.

May 6, 2009

Governor Responds to Senate Upstate Democratic Caucus Call to Release $120 million Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund

ALBANY (May 6, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and the Upstate Democratic Caucus applauded Gov. David A. Paterson for responding today to their call to release the $120 million Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund available this summer for job creation in Upstate New York.

May 6, 2009
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