ALBANY - The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation creating the Excelsior Jobs Program, a targeted economic development initiative that create jobs, attracts new businesses and encourages investment.
Totaling a $1.25 billion investment over 9 years, Excelsior provides tax credits to strategic industries, implements stringent accountability standards, and caps program spending to ensure the wisest investment of taxpayer dollars.
I would like to take this opportunity to announce a new initiative taking place in our community. The New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs along with veterans service organizations, federal, state and local agencies will be hosting a benefit seminar for veterans age 55 and older. This seminar will provide veterans and their families with information on programs and services in New York State that may be available to them. The event will occur on June 24th at the Monroe Community College.
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.
Colonel John Perrone of Rochester, New York served in the United States Army and Army Reserve for almost 35 years. He held several Command and Senior leadership positions while serving with the 98th Division (USAR) in upstate New York. In 2001, Colonel Perrone was selected to return to active duty in May 2001 as the Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism Chief of the 2002 US Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ralph L. Chinelly has earned a place among the elite veterans of New York State by faithfully serving his country as a member of the United States Army, as well as devoting nearly two decades of his life to compassionate volunteer service to his fellow veterans.