State Senator James L. Seward today said a $35 million flood relief plan announced by the governor today will be critically important to the flood-ravaged areas of his district. The plan, announced by the governor today, includes help for local governments, families and businesses.Of the $35 million, $25 million will fund assistance for individuals and families and $10 million will fund what is usually local governments' share of two key FEMA relief programs -- public infrastructure and hazard mitigation.
The state senate gave final legislative approval to a bill that would permit Ithaca College and Longview residential senior community to build a joint residential health care facility. Senate bill 126-A is sponsored by Senator Seward and Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton in the assembly. "This is a good fit for Ithaca College and Longview," Senator Seward said. "Ithaca has a formal program in gerontology and they together have a well-established relationship.
The New York State Senate has approved legislation (S. 8349-A) sponsored by Sens. James L. Seward, Wm. Larkin, John Bonacic, Thomas Libous and Raymond Meier that would prohibit the use of eminent domain by New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI) to acquire land for its power line.
A bill approved by the state legislature and now bound for the governor's desk will permit Cortland Memorial Nursing Facility to expand its adult day health care program by up to 16 slots if the facility is unable to accommodate individuals awaiting placement. The facility is currently at its maximum 24 spaces. Senate bill 7979 has been approved by both the senate and the assembly.
The state senate has approved legislation to create a Canadarago Lake protection and improvement district that would be subject to local voter approval.Senate bill 4650-A, filed at the request of the Towns of Exeter, Otsego and Richfield, authorizes the creation of a self-governing lake district to include the real property adjacent to Canadarago Lake.
Fishing and tourism would be paired in new promotional efforts by the state under legislation (S. 3232-A) given final approval by the state senate today, Sen. James L. Seward said. The bill was a legislative priority of the Conservation Alliance of New York (CANY). "New York State has tremendous water resources -- lakes, streams, brooks and creeks -- set in beautiful, picturesque landscapes.
William F. Streck, M.D. of Cooperstown has been confirmed by the New York State Senate to another term on the state’s Public Health Council, Senator James L. Seward announced today. Seward is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which must consider nominations before they are acted upon by the full Senate.
Dan Frank of Windham has been confirmed by the New York State Senate to a term on the state’s Passenger Tramway Advisory Council, Senator James L. Seward announced today. Seward is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which must consider nominations before they are acted upon by the full Senate.
State Senator James L. Seward is cosponsoring legislation (S.8349) that would prohibit the use of eminent domain by New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI) to acquire land for its power line. The bill could be voted on this week."The law needs to be reformed to protect private property," Senator Seward said. "Eminent domain, rightly understood, can be used for public projects like water, sewer, roads and bridges that result in the public good.
The New York State Senate has approved a measure sponsored by Senator James L. Seward that would permit first responders to possess automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). The bill, S. 4669, was suggested by first responders in Sen.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) that will reinstate the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers. The senate also passed a bill, sponsored by Senator Dale Volker (R-C-I, Depew) that would amend the state’s death penalty law to fix a provision that was ruled invalid by the state Court of Appeals. "We need to send a clear message that if you kill a police officer you will pay with your life," said Senator James L.
The New York State Senate has passed legislation that would provide almost $1 billion in much-needed relief to hardworking, overburdened taxpayers to help pay their school property taxes this fall. The bill represents an agreement with the state assembly."My priority this year has been tax relief for New York's overburdened, hardworking families," Senator James L. Seward said.
Senator James L. Seward said today that members of the public who want questions asked at a public hearing sponsored by the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications may forward questions to him for consideration. Seward, who represents northern Chenango County and is former chairman of the committee, will participate in the committee's hearing scheduled for June 15 at Norwich High School Gymnasium, Midland Drive, Norwich.The hearing is open to public attendance.
Senator James L. Seward today announced that Ilion Central School District is in line for a $100,000 senate grant to assist in cushioning the tax impact of its budget on local property taxpayers. "School districts face tremendous pressure with rising fuel costs, health insurance and higher pension contributions," Senator Seward said.
State Senator James L. Seward today urged veterans who are concerned that their personal information may have been stolen in the VA computer theft to contact the federal government’s special call center.Veterans may call by telephone -- 1-800-FED-INFO -- or visit the official government website http://www.firstgov.gov or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.gov/opa.
Herkimer County’s state and local legislators today announced a unified strategy to battle the transmission line being proposed by New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI) following a briefing in Albany with the state Public Service Commision sponsored by Senator James L.
Chenango County’s state legislators today announced a unified strategy to battle the transmission line being proposed by New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI) following a briefing in Albany with the state Public Service Commision sponsored by Senator James L.
Senator James L. Seward has announced an on-line petition drive for residents to register their opposition to the plan of New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI) to string a power line from Oneida County to Orange County, through Herkimer and Chenango Counties in Seward’s district.Seward said residents can sign the petition on his website at http://www.senatorjimseward.com .
The New York State Senate today passed tough legislation to combat auto insurance fraud, which costs New Yorkers more than one billion dollars a year, as well as legislation that would impose criminal penalties for staging auto accidents."Auto insurance fraud is more prevalent in New York State than anywhere in the nation and it’s costing every driver in New York State more money," Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno said.