SYRACUSE, N.Y. – State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) dropped off 12 bags of donated coats and blankets at the Center for New Americans on Monday, November 25. Senator Valesky had recently held a coat and blanket drive at the State Office Building in partnership with InterFaith Works’ Refugee Resettlement program.
On December 3, Senator Valesky participated in a forum with local officials, State Education Commissioner John King and Regent Anthony Bottar at Fayetteville-Manlius High School to discuss the Common Core standards.
SYRACUSE—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has joined other state legislators who represent areas affected by severe flooding in July 2013 in introducing legislation that would create a state disaster recovery fund aimed at expediting assistance to victims and municipalities.
“We have seen too many instances of flood victims lacking basic necessities months after a disaster hits because they are waiting for government to act,” Senator Valesky said. “That is unacceptable, and I am pleased to co-sponsor this legislation that will ensure expeditious distribution of aid and resources through a disaster recovery fund.”
Department of Financial Services' Assistance Available for Homeowners during Mobile Command Center Visits to Syracuse on Thursday and Liverpool on Friday
State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced that the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Mobile Command Center (MCC) will be in Central New York this week to help provide foreclosure prevention assistance to struggling homeowners.
Department representatives will be available to meet homeowners in the MCC at two locations:
ROME -Six Senate committees will hold a joint hearing at noon on Monday, November 18, 2013 to hear testimony from experts in law enforcement, finance and computer science about the state’s preparedness against cyber-attacks.
“Cyber crime is a major economic issue, resulting in more than $500 million in losses last year alone,” said Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, who chairs the Senate Banking Committee and is hosting the event. “There’s a reason why England considers it an even greater threat than nuclear war. We need to take a closer look at what our state is doing to prevent cyberattacks that could affect our security, our economy and our government.”
This week, I attended two events that spotlight community development efforts in the city of Syracuse. WCNY officially opened its new headquarters on Syracuse's Near Westside, and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was in town
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) will hold a coat and blanket drive at the State Office Building in Syracuse from Monday, October 28 to Friday, November 15 in partnership with InterFaith Works’ Refugee Resettlement program at the Center for New Americans.
Senator David J. Valesky joined state and local officials to celebrate the opening of Kasson Place Apartments on James Street in Syracuse. This project is great for the community and is another project that used Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
On October 16, I hosted a Senior Information Fair at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida. More than 150 senior citizens attended this free event and spoke with experts from local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. People were able to ask their questions and get answers about the STAR program, EPIC, New York’s new health insurance exchange, energy savings, housing, health care, fitness, medical supplies, and more.
On October 18, Senator Valesky participated on a legislative panel at MACNY's annual Manufacturer's Breakfast. He and his colleagues received a lot of great feedback from members about how to improve the state's business climate.
Senator Valesky, along with Assemblyman Bill Magee, presented Theresa Davis, executive director of the Madison County Office for the Aging Inc., with a proclamation for her 27 years of service to the agency.
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