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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.