James S. Alesi's Press releases

SENATOR ALESI ANNOUNCES SUMMER READING PROGRAM

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, Senator Alesi is inviting all students in his district to participate in his Summer Reading Program.  Senator Alesi is sponsoring this free program to encourage students throughout our community to continue reading over summer vacation.

June 2, 2010
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No More Taxes, Fees and Outlandish Spending

April 23,2010

New York’s fiscal and economic future is directly linked to the success or failure of small businesses throughout our State. There are more than 1.6 million small businesses in New York, accounting for 99% of all businesses in our state and 57% of our total business employment. These businesses generate roughly 40% of our State’s total gross receipts, and nationally, small businesses are responsible for roughly two-thirds of all new job creation.

April 23, 2010
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LOCAL WAR HEROES RECEIVE HIGH MILITARY HONORS

On Friday, April 16th, I presented fourteen local war veterans with military awards sanctioned by the State of New York – the Conspicuous Service Cross, New York’s highest military honor, the Conspicuous Service Star, and the Medal for Merit.

April 20, 2010
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Property Tax Relief

Property Tax ReliefThis week the New York State Senate, with my support, passed a Property Tax Relief bill S6212. The legislation restores the STAR rebate check program for senior citizens with incomes below $150,000, as well as a property tax spending cap.  “It is the beginning of what needs to be a multi-level approach to Property Tax Reform that will provide meaningful relief to the hard-working, over-burdened taxpayers in our community,” said Senator Jim Alesi.

March 21, 2010
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Senate Republican Medicaid Task Force Issues Report

Medicaid continues to be the fastest growing part of state and county budgets. New York spends more than $52 billion annually, 70% more than the national average. Additionally, more than one in five New Yorkers are on the Medicaid rolls. The sweeping policy recommendations of the Task Force will empower county executives and district attorneys to boost their local Medicaid fraud efforts, combat waste and abuse within the system and save taxpayers as much as $500 million this year. The Senate Republican Task Force recommends:

March 19, 2010
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Monroe County Public Libraries Receive $600,000 in Capital Funding

I am delighted that three public libraries in Monroe County – Rochester Public Library-Rundel Building, Irondequoit Public Library-Helen McGraw Branch, and Scottville Free Library – have been selected to receive nearly $600,000 in funding through the State Public Library Construction Grant Program for needed restorations and structural improvements to their existing facilities.  I commend city, town and library officials for their hard work and determination to secure this important state money.

March 17, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI: New York’s Taxpayers Deserve Their Refund Checks – “It’s Your Money”

    Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), is co-sponsoring legislation in the New York State Senate that would require the State to process Individual Taxpayer Returns in a timely manner and promptly send out refunds. “It is unconscionable that the Governor would even consider delaying the return of taxpayer’s money to them,” said Senator Alesi.

February 25, 2010
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NYS SENATOR ALESI ANNOUNCES COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS Awards Geared Towards Italian-American Students

Rochester – Alesi (Republican, 55th District) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

January 28, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

       Statewide unemployment continues to rise amid Democrat paralysis on jobs front; Despite federal stimulus, New York lost 270,000 private sector jobs last year          New York State Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

January 27, 2010
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Senator Alesi Encourages Students and Families to Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Early This Year

January 25 to February 25 has been designated “New York State Student Financial Aid Awareness Month” by Governor David A. Paterson, marking a period during which the State will host a series of events to help New York’s students and families learn about the many financial aid opportunities available to help pay for college, and how to apply for them. 

January 26, 2010
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SENATOR MONSERRATE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS

Special Committee Recommends Serious Sanctions – Including Expulsion – for Senator Monserrate.             Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), after serving as a member of the Special Committee on Ethics to review Senator Hiram Monserrate’s misconduct, believes the final report submitted by the Special committee imposes severe sanctions on Senator Monserrate.          

January 15, 2010
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Senator Alesi Encourages Local Citizens to Support the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Efforts

"The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers go out to the people of Haiti in the wake of this devastating tragedy.   New Yorkers have a long and proud tradition of providing aid and relief to those in need, and communities across our state are now pulling together to lend a helping hand during this time of great need.

January 14, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI LEGISLATION BANNING CADMIUM IN CHILDREN’S JEWELRY RECEIVING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM

Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) today discussed legislation he introduced that would ban cadmium in jewelry products intended for children.  The Senator met with reporters in his District Office in Fairport this afternoon.

January 13, 2010
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Senator Alesi Helps to Pass Leandra's Law

As one of the strongest advocates of discouraging drunk driving, Senator Alesi helped to pass Leandra's Law, which creates a new crime of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a child as a passenger.  Senator Alesi was the sponsor of  New York State’s toughest repeat offender DWI laws.   

December 21, 2009
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SENATOR ALESI’S TAXPAYER EMPOWERMENT ACT WOULD LIMIT STATE SPENDING

    Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) will be sponsoring the “Taxpayer Empowerment Act” (TEA), which would limit New York State’s ability to raise taxes and spend your money.

    “The only way to begin a fundamental turnaround in New York State is to limit the government’s ability to tax and spend,” said Senator Alesi.  “This first step would stem the tide of  job loss and population exodus that has crippled our State’s economy.”

June 4, 2009
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SENATOR ALESI SUPPORT STUDENT LITERACY AND LEARNING WITH SUMMER READING PROGRAM

ALBANY, NY – Senator Alesi wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer with the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program, “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

May 20, 2009
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