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.
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.
(Rochester, N.Y.) – If Mayor Robert Duffy wants to take over the City School District, he has to convince two people: Rochester area State Senators Jim Alesi and Joe Robach. Neither are on board, and Alesi expressed strong reservations on Thursday.“Senators Robach and Alesi are critically important. I think it all hinges on them,” said Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski, a major opponent of mayoral control.
"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.
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.
For several years now, Senator Alesi has sponsored numerous bills that tackle the issue of removing dangerous toxins from toys, novelty products, costume jewelry, candy, and drinking water. Toxins such as chromated copper arsenate (CCA), lead, phthalates, and bisphenol-A (BPA) have been found in playgrounds and in many common products such as toys, pacifiers, and baby bottles.
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.
As former Chairman of the Senate Commerce Economic Development Committee, Senator Alesi was a prime architect of “Upstate Now”. Passed by the Senate, “Upstate Now” would lower taxes, provide affordable health plans for small businesses, strengthen our workforce, invest in new technology and reduce energy costs to help small businesses thrive.
A highly skilled workforce is imperative to the success and growth of our local economy. Senator Alesi continues to support small businesses in securing workforce development funds for groups like Rochester Business Alliance and Progress Rochester that partner with area colleges, universities, and local businesses to provide necessary training.
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.”