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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.