State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) toured MiltonCAT’s facility in Clifton Park on October 30th. He discussed various economic and environmental issues with company officials, as well as learned about the company’s vision for emergency preparedness, future economic development and growth in the construction industry in the communities across the region.
I am extremely disappointed that Governor Cuomo vetoed legislation I sponsored to expand the state’s film tax credit to the Capital Region and Hudson Valley. All parts of the state should be treated fairly and equally when it comes to offering this credit. We’re talking about economically distressed areas that could really benefit from the jobs and economic activity that would be generated by film production. I hope this veto is only a temporary setback. In his veto message, the Governor said expanding the film tax credit should be discussed as part of the 2014-15 budget and I look forward to pursuing it.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced today the State Senate Majority Coalition issued a report that sheds light on New York State’s regulatory structure and identifies 2,219 specific rules, regulations and practices that put New York’s businesses at a disadvantage.
The report is the product of surveys, meetings, community outreach and the input of over 100 business owners, advocacy organizations and individuals that participated in public forums conducted throughout the State.
The 11th Joint Legislative Hearing in a series of 13 hearings will be held on Monday, February 10th.
During the Economic Development Hearing, which is part of the legislative process to review the 2014-2015 Executive Budget, testimony will be taken by the Senate and Assembly fiscal committees from Empire State Development and representatives of economic development advocacy organizations.
These joint legislative hearings will continue through Tuesday, February 11th, and are available for live viewing on the Senate and Assembly websites, but will be preempted when the houses are in Session. At the conclusion of the legislative deliberations, live televised coverage of the hearings will resume.
On March 12th, members of the National Federation of Independent Businesses came to Albany on March 12th to discuss issues concerning small businesses in New York State with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady). Those who met with Senator Farley included Charles Steiner of the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce, Nick Vaugh of the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerice, Catherine Calzada Mural of the Farm Bureau, Eric Carlson, Mark Kilmer of the Fulton-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Chris Curtis of Curtis Lumber, Phil Tiberio of EOS Technology and Jeanette Handy of the St.
It’s hard to believe, but it is true. Fifty years after the 1963 Equal Pay Act was signed into law, pay discrimination in the workplace still exists in America.
In June, the Senate unanimously passed legislation to strengthen New York’s laws and ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work. However, action is still needed by the State Assembly on this bill.