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Powering New York's Future: Energy Chair Aubertine Reports on Public Input from Statewide Roundtables

Over the course of the low cost energy roundtables several themes and ideas emerged from the dialogue between Chairman Aubertine and the State’s  business leaders, community groups, environmentalists, good government groups and other regional stakeholders. Themes and ideas are listed below. 

December 4, 2009
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Senate Passes Bipartisan Deficit Reduction Plan

 

Aubertine-led coalition led the fight to protect against new taxes, fees, devastating cuts

December 2, 2009
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PROTECTING THE FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK’S NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY

 

Senate Ag Chair Aubertine Hosts Public Hearing on the Issues Facing New York Farmers

November 19, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing: Protecting the Foundation of New York's Number 1 Industry

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture, Senator Aubertine, Chair

Contact: Sarah Blood at 518-455-2761

November 19, 1:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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NYS SENATE UPSTATE CAUCUS AND LONG ISLAND DELEGATION STAND FIRM ON DRP POSITIONS: Upstate, Long Island Coalition Stands to Protect Schools & Constituents from Haphazard Cuts

In light of their shared concern on Upstate and Suburban property taxes, healthcare and education, the Senate Majority Upstate Caucus (Senators Aubertine, Chair; Breslin; Stachowski; Thompson; Valesky) has partnered with the Senators from Long Island, Senators Brian X Foley and Craig Johnson to steer DRP negotiations sensitive to the anticipated impact of the Governor’s proposed cuts throughout Upstate and Long Island.

November 16, 2009
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NORTH COUNTRY POWER DISCOUNT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR THOUSANDS OF BUSINESSES AND DAIRY FARMS

Businesses and Dairy Farms in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Franklin Counties Will Receive Average One-Year Savings of $1,200  Low-Cost St. Lawrence Hydropower to Provide Up to $10 Million in Savings

CAPE VINCENT (October 27, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined Governor David A. Paterson to announce that more than 3,500 Northern New York businesses and dairy farms will receive an approximately 9 percent discount on their electric bill for the next year.

October 27, 2009
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Aubertine, Burling, Koon Host Agriculture Roundtable

 

Lawmakers discuss dairy crisis, farm labor with farmers, business and community leaders 

October 21, 2009
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RURAL FUTURES: Fall 2009 by the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources

Newsletter from the New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources.

File: 
Fall 2009 LCRR Newsletter

October 21, 2009
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Ag Chair Introduces Bill to Provide Relief for Dairy Farmers

 

Ban on “stop & haul” charges would effectively add $1-2 per CWT to bimonthly milk checks

Aubertine holds issues roundtable in Ithaca to hear farmers on this bill, farm labor, dairy crisis 

October 20, 2009
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE: Syracuse/Kingston Roundtables

Senate and Assembly Leaders in Syracuse to Continue Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs

 

October 15, 2009
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Roundtable with Sen. Aubertine, Sen. Valesky Gives Farmers a Voice

Matthew Critz (far left) of Critz Farms (www.critzfarms.com) discusses with Sen. Aubertine (far right), Assemblyman Magee (center right), and Sen. Valesky (center ) how the Farm Labor Fair Practices Act would hurt his farm, put farm workers out of work,  and force many of the workers themselves to move elsewhere.

October 15, 2009
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GOVERNOR SIGNS GREEN JOBS/GREEN NEW YORK BILL IN SYRACUSE

Program Will Assist Low-Income and Unemployed New Yorkers Train for Green Collar Jobs

Governor Paterson Launches New Website – GreenCareersNY.com – to Match Job Seekers with Green Training Opportunities

October 13, 2009
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Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine Hosts 2009 Oswego County Senior Health and Information Fair

Photo: Sen. Aubertine talks with Muriel Allerton and her husband at the Oswego County Senior Health and Information Fair.

Event draws several hundred from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 10

October 10, 2009
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Statement from Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine regarding DOT Capital plan and Governor Paterson’s statement:

“Maintaining and improving our state’s infrastructure is vital to the economic growth we need to emerge from this downturn a stronger New York. As signs of improvement in our economy are beginning to emerge, now is not the time for the governor to walk away from a commitment we secured last May to fund road and bridge projects in Upstate New York.

October 8, 2009
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Dates Set for Senate Agriculture Committee Roundtables

Photo from Agriculture tour in Western New York at Eden Valley Farms

Ag Chair Aubertine to host six roundtables and a public hearing to gather input from farmers

October 7, 2009
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