WATERTOWN (January 23, 2009)—“I’m certainly pleased that the governor has chosen to move quickly after Sen. Clinton’s confirmation. We all recognize the importance of our senator being at the table when the economic stimulus package is discussed.
“I want to congratulate Rep. Gillibrand on her move to the Senate. She has been a strong advocate for rural New York and an active member of the House’s Agriculture Committee. She will do a great job representing us and I look forward to working with her.
ALBANY (January 20, 2009)—"Today is an historic and truly proud day for our country. The swearing in of Barack Obama as our 44th President is a tremendous step forward for our nation and it is hard not to get caught up in the excitement of this day. With every new administration comes new opportunities, but the nation has come together in an especially remarkable way to stand behind this president. As a state and as a nation, we all can be proud and hopeful for our future."
Senator opposes proposals to eliminate funding for the "voice of our state's wine industry"
WATERTOWN (January 16, 2009)—State Senate Agriculture Chairman Darrel J. Aubertine said today that eliminating all funding to the New York Wine and Grape Foundation in the 2009-10 Budget would be a mistake, considering the value gained by the state's investment in the foundation for more than two decades.
Aubertine, Valesky, sportsmen worked with Governor to save pheasant farm
WATERTOWN (January 16, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today thanked Gov. David A. Paterson for reversing a decision to close the Reynolds Game Farm and instead explore new funding options to preserve the program.
Home rule legislation will substantially lower village interest rate on wastewater project
ALBANY (January 13, 2009)—A bill sponsored by state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine to help the village of Parish save money in financing its wastewater project was signed by Gov. David A. Paterson today, clearing the way for village officials to secure a reduced interest rate on the project’s remaining debt.
Governor signs deal for New York Power Authority to provide low cost power to Massena employer
MASSENA (January 12, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today celebrated the signing of an agreement between Alcoa and the New York Power Authority to provide low cost power in exchange for preserving some 900 jobs in Northern New York.
North Country visit is the first town hall meeting to discuss budget since State of the State
WATERTOWN (January 11, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today applauded Gov. David A. Paterson for kicking off his series of town hall meetings on the 2009-10 proposed Executive Budget right here in Northern New York.
ALBANY (January 7, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that he was encouraged by the governor's call to action in light of our state's fiscal crisis and said he is excited about the prospects of a new Senate majority led by Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith.
Aubertine, colleagues hear ideas and concerns of community leaders regarding 2009-10 budget
OSWEGO (December 19, 2008)—State Sens. Darrel J. Aubertine and David J. Valesky today heard live testimony from several dozen community leaders who braved the snow to give their opinions and ideas on the 2009-10 budget.
Governor’s spending plan outlines the state’s grim fiscal status, proposes difficult solutions Legislature must work with Gov. Paterson to make recommendations to improve it
ALBANY (December 16, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that Gov. David Paterson’s executive budget proposal reflects the state’s economic crisis and appears to be on the right track in terms of addressing projected shortfalls.
Aubertine: Greenhouse gas regulations could increase global emissions, devastate economy
WATERTOWN (December 12, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today said that a proposed rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, including methane from livestock, would not only devastate agriculture in New York State and nationwide, but it would likely also increase global greenhouse emissions.