George Winner's posts related to Local Government

Local Records Management Grants Awarded

Elmira, N.Y., October 19–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), Assemblyman Jim Bacalles (R-C-I, Corning), and Assemblyman Tom O’Mara (R-C-I, Horseheads) announced today that local governments and school districts throughout Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tompkins counties have been awarded records management grants from the New York State Archives.

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Winner Will Continue Local Offices in Elmira, Bath in 2010

Elmira, N.Y.– State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) reminded area residents  that he will continue to operate district offices in Elmira and Bath throughout the new year. Winner encouraged local residents to utilize his offices as the first place to turn for assistance with concerns and questions involving New York government.  

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State Capital Meeting

From left to right, Village of Horseheads Deputy Mayor Ron Swartz, Horseheads Village Manager Walter Herbst, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), and Horseheads Mayor Donald Zeigler met in Senator Winner’s Albany office on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.  The local officials visited the state capital to discuss the state budget, the future of the Empire Zone program, local job creation efforts, state aid to localilties, property tax relief, and other priority issues for Horseheads and towns and villages across the Empire State.   

Corning at the Capital

Corning City Manager Mark Ryckman, left, and Planning & Economic Development Director Steve Dennis, right, met with Senator Winner at his Albany office recently.  The local officials visited the state capital to discuss the state budget, the future of the Empire Zone program, local job creation efforts, state aid to cities, property tax relief, and other priority issues for Corning and small cities across the Empire State.

Restore Voice of Rural New York

One of the legislative assignments I most enjoyed during the course of 32 years of service in the State Legislature was my tenure as the head of a joint, bipartisan group known as the Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources.

That took place from 2005 to 2009, when my chairmanship ended following the Democratic takeover over the Senate.  Although I stayed on as a commission member for the past two years, it seemed to lose some of its stature and standing within the Legislature. 

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