Bath, N.Y., October 20--Area students will gain valuable, real world construction experience -- and community residents will gain a new educational facility -- under a local shared-services project announced today by State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), State Assemblyman Jim Bacalles (R-C-I, Corning), Greater Southern Tier BOCES (GST BOCES) Superintendent Anthony J. Micha, and representatives of the Dormann Library in Bath.
Albany, N.Y.--Legislation co-sponsored by State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), chairman of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources (LCRR), to allow local volunteer fire and ambulance companies to participate in health insurance plans offered to municipal employees, has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.
Elmira, N.Y.--State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that a number of area local governments and school districts throughout the 53rd Senate District have been awarded records management grants from the New York State Archives.
"I'm pleased that a number of area localities and school districts will benefit from this valuable grant program to assist them with their goal to achieve more effective and efficient systems of records management.
Albany, N.Y.--The New York State Senate has approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) to reinstate New York’s death penalty for criminals who murder a police officer, peace officer, or employee of the state Department of Correctional Services.
The legislation was approved by a vote of 36 to 23.
Albany, N.Y.--The New York State Senate has unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), chairman of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, to establish a "Dairy Farm Improved Energy Efficiency Loan Fund."
Albany, N.Y.--State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that even though the final 2008-09 New York State budget "was put together during unforeseen economic and startling political circumstances, it continues a strong commitment to fundamental responsibilities in education, health care and transportation."
There’s an issue that continues to quietly brew in many communities, and it’s one that we simply can’t afford to let bubble out of control.The fact is, a statewide crisis is brewing and it’s getting far too little attention in New York government. We have to change that.
Albany, N.Y.-- On the heels of action earlier this year to restrict the access sex offenders have to social networking sites on the Internet, the State Senate approved today legislation co-sponsored by Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C-I, Elmira) to further combat cases of child pornography and child sexual abuse fueled, in large measure, by the continued rise of the Internet.
Albany, N.Y., March 17--With a new state-level commission preparing to issue broad recommendations for local government reform in New York, the State Senate has begun approving a series of reform measures sponsored by Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) to facilitate local shared services.
Albany, N.Y., March 3–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), Assemblyman Jim Bacalles (R-C-I, Corning) and Assemblyman Tom O'Mara (R-C, Horseheads) announced today that public libraries in Chemung, Steuben and Yates counties have been awarded state construction grants.
The state lawmakers said that the grants are being funded through a $14-million Public Library Construction and Renovation grant program included in the 2008-09 state budget.
Elmira, N.Y.--State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that Yates County is one of three counties included in the latest expansion of New York’s "Empire Zones" economic development program.
Albany, N.Y., January 23-- "Upstate Now can be the bridge to an upstate turnaround," State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C-I, Elmira) said today following the Senate’s approval of "Upstate Now," a comprehensive, 10-point strategy aimed at igniting job creation and economic growth locally and across the upstate New York region.
Albany, N.Y.-- State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C-I, Elmira) announced today that several area municipalities, including the cities of Corning, Elmira and Ithaca, have been awarded state grant funding through the Restore-NY Communities Initiatives (Restore-NY) program.
Albany, N.Y.— As Governor Eliot Spitzer prepares to deliver what’s being billed as an "Upstate State of the State" address in Buffalo on Wednesday, State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that he hopes the governor’s second major speech in 2008 will emphasize the need to expand high-speed Internet services to unserved and underserved regions across New York.
Albany, N.Y.— "We welcome the words, but legislative action is the final measuring stick this year," State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C, Elmira) said today in response to Governor Eliot Spitzer’s second State of the State message to the Legislature.
Winner welcomed, in particular, Spitzer’s emphasis on keeping property tax relief and upstate economic development at the top of the 2008 state government agenda.
Elmira, N.Y.-- State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that he will continue to operate district offices in Elmira and Bath in 2008.
He encouraged area residents to utilize his offices for assistance with concerns and questions involving New York State government. He also noted that his newly redesigned Web site, www.senatorwinner.com, provides a range of legislative news, updates and other information.
Albany, N.Y.-- New York State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C-I, Elmira), chairman of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources (LCRR), said today that applications for a new state competitive grant program for communities and organizations seeking to develop high-speed Internet access in currently underserved areas will be available beginning Friday, December 7, 2007.