Aubertine To Join Senate Leadership Team

Senator eager tobringpersonalexperience to new role aschairman of Ag Committee

WATERTOWN (December 8, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that he is excited about his opportunity to serve in a key position within the new Senate leadership team as chairman of the Agriculture Committee.

December 8, 2008

Statement From Sen. Aubertine Regarding The Passing Of Former Assemblyman H. Robert Nortz

"I’m saddened by the passing of Bob Nortz. He was a man of integrity with a great sense of humor and love for the North Country and its people. I’d like to express my deepest condolences to his wife Beverly and his family. He will be missed."

December 4, 2008

Aubertine Disappointed With Failure To Act

Senator: Failure to modify this year’s budget could magnify the pain next year

ALBANY (November 18, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today expressed his disappointment that lawmakers returned to Albany, but took no action to modify this year’s budget to close budget gaps.

November 18, 2008

Senator, School Officials Discuss State Fiscal Crisis

Senator outlines impact of proposed reductions, seeks suggestions from school districts

WATERTOWN (November 14, 2008)—More than 40 officials from school districts throughout the 48th Senate District met with state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine this afternoon to discuss the impact of our state’s fiscal crisis on schools before he heads to Albany for a special session on Tuesday.

November 14, 2008

Aubertine Pitches Plan For Cutting State Budget

Senator proposes the New York State look at consolidating authorities to reduce redundancy

WATERTOWN (October 14, 2008)—With financial markets continuing to face significant challenges, New York State is in a severe fiscal crisis that will require bold solutions and significant cuts in state spending. Today, state Sen. Darrel Aubertine put forth several bold initiatives for the state to consider that would cut state spending through consolidation and other measures to reduce the costs of state government.

October 14, 2008

Aubertine Secures $20,000 For Village Of Sandy Creek

Local initiative funding from the Senator expected to produce long-term savings at fire hall

SANDY CREEK (October 8, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine joined village Mayor Grant J. Rohrmoser, village officials and firefighters to announce a $20,000 grant to help the Village of Sandy Creek save money at its fire hall in the face of rising energy costs.

October 8, 2008

Winona Trails Opened To Atv Traffic

Sen. Aubertine applauds DEC decision to open connector trails for ATVs

WATERTOWN (Wednesday, October 1, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today applauded the state Department of Conservation for its decision to open sections of the Hassel and Wart truck trails to all-terrain vehicle traffic in the Winona State Forest Preserve in Jefferson County.

October 1, 2008

Sen. Aubertine Applauds Plan To Increase Liheap Funds

Bill passed last night would increase New York’s allocation by 37 percent for this winter

WATERTOWN (September 26, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today applauded Congress for passing legislation to increase LIHEAP funding that will help many households throughout Central and Northern New York to pay their heating bills this winter.

September 26, 2008

Senator Aubertine Calls For Special Session

Worsening Financial Crisis Should Be Addressed "Sooner Rather Than Later"

WATERTOWN (September 16, 2008)—State Senator Darrel Aubertine today called on the Governor and Senate Leadership to convene an emergency special session to deal with the worsening crisis in the financial sector. The Senator also said a special session would give us an opportunity to take a serious look at addressing home heating concerns this winter.

September 16, 2008

Sen. Aubertine Calls For Action On Home Energy Costssen. Aubertine Calls For Action On Home Energy Costs

WATERTOWN (August 13, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent) today called on his colleagues in the state Legislature to make home energy costs a top priority in the upcoming Aug. 19.

"We have a lot of important issues to address in Albany next week, but we cannot lose sight of the impact rising home heating costs will have on many Central and Northern New Yorkers this winter," Sen.

August 13, 2008

Sen. Aubertine Outlines Goals For Upcoming Session

The state’s budget gap, property taxes, home heating costs and home rule bills top the list

WATERTOWN (August 6, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent) today outlined his goals for the state Senate’s upcoming legislative session on Friday and the "emergency economic session" called by Gov. Paterson for Aug. 19.

August 6, 2008

Senator Aubertine To Open Oswego Office

OSWEGO (July 30, 2008)—Today, state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent) completed the final paperwork and took possession of the key at the site of his Oswego County satellite office. The office is located in Rich Hall on the campus of SUNY Oswego, in space donated by the college for constituent service and community outreach.

July 30, 2008

Aubertine: Senate Gop Held Up Bill Because He Was A Co-sponsor Newswatch 50

The State Senate Republican majority held up passage of a bill because Senator Darrel Aubertine, a Democrat, was a co-sponsor, Aubertine charged on Friday.

Aubertine used the case as an example of why Senate rules need reform as he released four point proposal.

He also pointed to in the inequity in staff resources given to minority members of the Senate versus those given to majority members.

July 28, 2008

Sen. Aubertine Announces Senate Reform Package

Four-bill package would reduce the influence of partisan politics on the state Senate

WATERTOWN (July 25, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent) announced today a reform package of four bills that will help take partisan politics out of Senate business.

July 25, 2008

Sen. Aubertine Proposes Plan For Property Tax Relief

Proposed legislation caps property tax increases, create circuit breaker and reduce mandates

July 24, 2008

Sen. Aubertine Secures $30,000 For Dexter

Money will help develop the village’s Flow Management Plan and comply with DEC

DEXTER (July 23, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today announced a grant of $30,000 for the village’s Flow Management Plan and to conduct remedial investigations required by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

July 23, 2008

Governor’s Choice For Empire State Development Good For Upstate

Statement from state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent) on Gov. David Paterson’s announcement that Robert G. Wilmers, Chairman and CEO of Buffalo’s M&T Bank, is his choice to serve as chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation:

July 11, 2008

Senate Democratic Leader Tours Plant, Discusses Growing Green Jobs

In Upstate New York Green Jobs and New Technologies Help Revive Fulton and other upstate communities

July 10, 2008

French Festival Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Sen. Aubertine commends the hard work and vision that make the festival a success

CAPE VINCENT (July 3, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent) today encouraged people to attend the Cape Vincent French Festival’s 40th Anniversary celebration and applauded the work done by volunteers to make the event a success over the past four decades.

July 3, 2008

Junior Hunting Bill Passes State Senate And Assembly

Fulton Valley News New York State Senator Darrel J. Aubertine noted that the Senate and Assembly passed legislation that will lower the hunting age from 16 years old to 14 years old with adult supervision.

"I'm extremely pleased that finally, after years and years of wrangling, it looks like this will be signed into law," Sen. Aubertine said. "This bodes well for hunter safety and getting more young people into sports of field with a mentor."

June 28, 2008