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Senate Shows Support for Farmers, Votes Down Labor Bill

 

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.

August 3, 2010
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Statement from Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine Regarding the Close of the Budget Process

“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.

August 3, 2010
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Rural New York

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.

July 29, 2010
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Aubertine Welcomes Putting Property Tax Relief on Agenda

 

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.

July 27, 2010
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Aubertine Legislation to Expand Energy Storage Technology

 

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.

July 26, 2010
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Aubertine Honored by State Association of Agricultural Fairs

 

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.

July 14, 2010
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Aubertine Receives Rural Schools Association ‘Appreciation Award’

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.

July 13, 2010
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Statement from Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine Regarding the Passing of Sen. Thomas P. Morahan, R-New City

 

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.”

July 13, 2010
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BIPARTISAN COALITION CALLS ON THE ASSEMBLY MAJORITY TO PROTECT POWER FOR JOBS PROGRAM

 

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).

June 29, 2010
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Senate Approves Bill to Help Wineries

Aubertine bill continues Senator's effort to support the agricultural industry  

June 28, 2010
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Senate Ok’s St. Lawrence County for Foreign Trade Zone

 

Aubertine bill to expand trade perks part of larger effort to grow St. Lawrence County economy

June 24, 2010
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Budget Restores $2.5 million for Agriculture

 

Final budget reflects 4.4 percent increase over executive budget, $726k in re-appropriations

June 24, 2010
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Upstate Medical to Study Link with Watertown/Fort Drum

Senate passes Aubertine bill to direct SUNY Upstate on North Country branch campus

June 23, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Transition for Military Students

Interstate Compact would remove barriers, standardize transfer for children of military families

June 22, 2010
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Senate Takes Lead on NY Jobs, Passes Energize New York

 

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.

June 21, 2010
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Senate Passes Bills to Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

Aubertine: Legislation Passed Provides Seniors Protections, Better Access to Care and Tax Relief

June 21, 2010
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OGDENSBURG CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SAFE!

 

OCF SAFE

Aubertine: Future Secured for OCF, Moriah Shock

June 18, 2010
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Aubertine Passes Legislation to Protect Volunteer Firefighters

 

Bill permits blue lights with red/white on fire response vehicles, requires drivers to slow down

June 18, 2010
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Aubertine: Vote Upholds Rights of Sportsmen, Gun Owners

 

Microstamping bill costly to local government, threatens jobs, infringes on 2nd Amendment rights

June 15, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill Requiring Economic Development Officials Make Re-Development Plans for Closing Correctional Facilities, In Order To Save Jobs

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. 

June 14, 2010
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