Vote reflects Aubertine’s work to show colleagues how bill would undercut state’s top industry
ALBANY (August 3, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that the open and public debate on farm worker legislation over the past year has brought to light the damage this legislation would have on New York State’s farms. As a result, the bill was defeated on the floor of the Senate today.
“Today, we closed down the budget process by passing a revenue bill that keeps my commitment to the people of Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties to block the governor’s proposed new taxes. After months of frustration that we all felt, this budget, while far from perfect, is a considerable improvement on where we were April 1.
Rural New York makes up more than 86.6 percent of the state's land area, or about 40,907.28 square miles in 53 counties. More than 18 percent of all New Yorkers or more than 3.526 million people call our state's rural areas home.
Senator reiterates support for property tax cap, Energize NY, & opposition to tax on sugar drinks
WATERTOWN (July 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that putting property tax relief on the agenda for upcoming session would be welcomed as an opportunity to get much needed movement on this legislation in both houses. He also applauded the Governor’s choice to put Energize New York legislation already passed by the Senate on the agenda for both houses.
Law signed by the Governor reduces regulations to create jobs, meet peak energy demands
WATERTOWN (July 26, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today the signing of legislation last week which he sponsored to cut regulations on new energy storage technology (S.7145) will help to create new jobs, especially Upstate, while addressing the state’s power needs.
Senator recognized for his efforts to restore $360k in state aid for fairs across New York State
WATERTOWN (July 14, 2010)—The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs on Tuesday presented Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine with an appreciation award at the opening ceremony of the Jefferson County Fair thanking the Senator for his work protecting funding for fairs.
Senator recognized for his commitment and work on behalf of rural schools across the state
WATERTOWN (July 13, 2010)—The New York State Rural Schools Association on Monday afternoon in Cooperstown honored state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine with its annual Appreciation Award for his work on behalf of rural schools.
WATERTOWN (July 13, 2010)—“I’m deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and colleague Sen. Tom Morahan. Tom was a man of integrity who understood the importance of working across party lines and putting partisanship aside. I know these have been trying times for his family and I wish to express my deepest condolences for their loss.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact Senator Aubertine’s Office: Lee Willbanks (518) 455-2761Contact Senator Maziarz’s Office: Adam Tabelski (716) 731-8740 ALBANY (June 29, 2010) Governor David A. Paterson and a bipartisan coalition of legislative leaders today called on the Assembly Majority to protect hundreds of thousands of jobs in New York State by passing Energize New York, which would reform and make permanent the State’s low cost power programs (Power for Jobs and the Energy Cost Savings Benefit Program expired June 2nd).
Aubertine bill reforms Power for Jobs as permanent, sustainable job creation, preservation tool
ALBANY (June 21, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation to reform the state’s low cost power for economic development programs, including the expired Power for Jobs, by creating a new streamlined “Energize New York” program that positions the state for long term job growth.
ALBANY (June 14, 2010)—Continuing on a commitment to economic growth and good jobs in Central and Northern New York and throughout the state, Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and his colleagues in the Senate today unanimously approved legislation requiring for the redevelopment and reuse of state prison facilities considered for closure.