GLENS FALLS -- Downtown revitalization takes "a whole lot of steps," said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
"To rebuild a downtown and rebuild a community, you don't just do one thing," he said. "You do one thing and then you build on that, and then do the next and build on that, and then do the next and build on that."
Post Star EditorialPosted: Friday, October 23, 2009 10:00 am
You'd think the last thing any loyal, tree-hugging environmentalist would support is a power line cut right through the Adirondack Forest Preserve.
But in a rare display of kinship between environmental groups, Adirondack community leaders and big business, they're supporting a statewide ballot proposition to run a three-mile electrical line through the environmentally sensitive state forest preserve to provide emergency power to the community of Tupper Lake.
Legislators formally request governor to make declaration
Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward have written letters to Governor David Paterson requesting that a state of emergency be declared in response to last Friday’s closure of the Lake Champlain Bridge.
The letters, delivered today to Paterson’s Executive Chamber in Albany, outline the personal and professional hardship being experienced by families, businesses, farmers and others that rely on the bridge to travel between New York and Vermont.
The St. Lawrence Gas Distribution Project has been awarded a $2.5 million grant for construction of a natural gas pipeline that will spur economic growth in Franklin County. The funding was announced by Governor David Paterson on Tuesday, October 13 at the Franklin County Courthouse.Senator Betty Little, who previously secured $2 million for the project, joined the governor along with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, county and town elected officials, business and civic leaders and representatives of St.
Senator Betty Little along with the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs sponsored a roundtable discussion at Adirondack Community College on Friday, September 25 that focused attention on the needs of veterans attending college.
More than two dozen college officials and veterans’ advocates from throughout the North Country and Vermont attended, discussing ideas to make area college campuses more veteran-friendly.
Writes letter to state tax department urging refund for businesses that already paid
Senator Betty Little today said she is pleased by a State Supreme Court judge’s decision late last week that has prevented the state from collecting a huge cigarette fee increase on North Country retailers and others throughout the state. In a letter to the New York State Tax Department, Little today requested that businesses that have already paid the higher fee be refunded the money immediately.
State Senator Betty Little, along with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and a large crowd of political, business and civic leaders, attended an open house in Plattsburgh on Tuesday, September 15 to see a locally conceived, designed and produced product that maximizes the ability of solar panels to capture sunlight and generate clean energy.
Triangle Electric in Plattsburgh created SolarNovar, a new solar company that has designed a tracker system that moves solar panels throughout the day at regular intervals to ensure optimum sun exposure.
Senator Betty Little has urged Governor David Paterson to save tax dollars by buying conservation easements on new state lands rather than buying the vast tracts in fee title. New York State is currently facing a $2 billion budget deficit and the Legislature is expected to convene later in September to take up cost-savings measures.
Here is the letter Little sent to the governor:
July 31, 2009
Honorable David A. PatersonExecutive Chamber2nd Floor, State CapitolAlbany, New York 12224
Cuomo’s "New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act," will make it easier for New Yorkers to dissolve or consolidate the 10,500 local government entities that burden residents with nation’s highest local taxes
Urges immediate repeal of Rockefeller reform provision
Senator Betty Little says a provision of the Rockefeller drug law reform adopted in this year’s budget and scheduled to take effect June 8 will effectively hide the records of many drug felons from criminal background check review.
Legislation to correct an oversight that made the operation of emergency vehicles by most firefighters illegal was approved by the Senate today. The legislation, cosponsored by Senator Betty Little, passed the Assembly yesterday and is expected to be signed by Governor David Paterson.
State Senator Betty Little is cosponsoring legislation to create a “circuit breaker” tax credit program that would provide relief to homeowners whose rising property tax bills are outpacing their income.
Greater oversight of state government’s spending of federal stimulus funding is the goal of a proposal being pushed by State Senator Betty Little and her Republican Senate colleagues.
The lawmakers announced the plan at an Albany news conference, saying that transparency is needed to prevent abuses and ensure funding is distributed fairly to all regions of the state. Also, the lawmakers want a system that tracks the new jobs expected to be created as a result of stimulus spending.