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Senate Acts to Cut Energy Costs in 24 NNY Towns, Villages

 

Municipal power alliance in Franklin, St. Lawrence counties to reduce electricity rates for residents

March 8, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

ALBANY (March 3, 2010)—The New York State Senate passed legislation (S.6268) today to ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $10,000 annually.

March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Aubertine Bill to Ease Regulations on Maple Producers

Aubertine bill would expand opportunities for maple producers to grow agricultural tourism

ALBANY (March 3, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine which will ease building codes for maple producers in an effort to increase agricultural tourism.

March 3, 2010
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NYS Senate Upstate-Long Island Caucus Members Introduce Important Economic Development Legislation: Bill repeals the “Cost Recovery" Tax Assessment on Industrial Development Agencies

Senator David J. Valesky in partnership with several other members of the Upstate-Long Island Caucus (Senators Darrel J. Aubertine-Chair, William Stachowski, Antoine Thompson, Brian X. Foley and Craig M. Johnson) introduced important legislation repealing the “cost recovery” tax assessment imposed on Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs).

 

March 3, 2010
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Senate Ag Committee Holds Hearing on Farm Worker Bill

 

Aubertine: Legislature should focus on promoting agriculture, not adding mandates on farmers

 

ALBANY (March 1, 2010)—The New York State Senate’s Agriculture Committee held a public hearing today to gather testimony on the proposed Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act, after which Committee Chair Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine called for a pro-active agenda to grow our state’s agriculture industry.

March 1, 2010
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Public Hearing: Farm Worker Fair Labor Practices Act (S.2247-B)

ALBANY (February 26, 2010)—The New York State Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a public hearing Monday, March 1, on proposed legislation known as the Farm Worker Fair Labor Practices Act (S.2247-B). The hearing will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building, Albany, and be Web cast live on the Internet at www.livestream.com/NYSenate_Agriculture.

March 1, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATE MAJORITY OPPOSES GOVERNOR’S ATTEMPT TO DELAY INCOME TAX REFUNDS

ALBANY (February 23, 2010)--If New Yorkers have to pay their taxes on time, the state should provide its refunds on time, Senate Majority Democrats told Governor Paterson today.

March 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Room 904 LOB

March 2, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Census Offering 1,200 Jobs in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties

Aubertine: Short term jobs will have a 10-year impact on region in terms of aid, representation

ALBANY (February 25, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that more than 1,000 jobs to help administer the 2010 U.S. Census are available in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. One-Stop Career Centers throughout the region are currently testing for these jobs.

February 25, 2010
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Aubertine: Tax Refunds Must Be Paid

 

Senator pushing resolution opposing Governor’s plan, signs petition to move bill to prevent it

February 24, 2010
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NYS FFA

President Kenny Quick Jr. addresses the committee, with State Treasurer Liz Goblet from Schoharie Valley Central School, State Reporter Danielle Sanok from Tri-Valley Central School, State Sentinel Morgan Shaver from Belleville-Henderson Central School in attendance.

February 23, 2010
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Senate Ag Committee Honors N.Y. Future Farmers of America

Senate Passes Ag Committee Sponsored Resolution Designating Feb. 20-27 FFA Week

ALBANY (February 23, 2010)—In a show of support for agricultural education, the State Senate today passed a resolution sponsored by the Senate Agriculture Committee that designates the week of February 20-27, 2010 as Future Farmers of America (FFA) Week in the State of New York.

February 23, 2010
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Senate Passes Net Metering Bill to Reduce Energy Costs

Aubertine bill makes clean energy investments profitable for farms/businesses, creates jobs

ALBANY (February 22, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (S.6700) to amend the state’s net metering law to clear hurdles and allow farms, small businesses, municipalities and other non-residential customers to reduce their energy costs by generating clean electricity and selling it back to the grid.

February 22, 2010
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Jobs, Economic Development Focus of Roundtable with Senator Aubertine and Senator Stachowski

 

Local government, business and economic development officials given voice in 2010-11 budget

February 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 904 LOB

February 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Aubertine Discusses 2010-11 Budget with School Officials

Senator seeks input on minimizing the impact of cuts on local students and property taxpayers

February 18, 2010
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