New bills proposed by Kennedy and Ryan aim to hold slumlords accountable for their blighted properties and will add funding to the city’s weatherization and home-repair programs to help responsible homeowners.
Legislative effort at state-level inspired by Buffalo’s Project Slumlord.
After Senate and Assembly proposed changes to the Governor’s proposals, Kennedy and O’Brien join Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Rochester Business Alliance to renew their call for enhanced state support to boost manufacturing in Upstate New York.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senators Tim Kennedy of Buffalo and Ted O’Brien of Rochester renewed their call today to keep the upstate manufacturers’ tax relief plan, which Governor Cuomo proposed in his executive budget, specifically targeted to manufacturing businesses in Upstate New York, rather than overextending the tax break to downstate.
Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, released the following statement following the passing of Buffalo Bills’ Owner and Founder Ralph Wilson Jr.
“Considered by many Bills fans as the father of football in Buffalo and across Western New York, Ralph Wilson’s passing marks the end of an era. Mr. Wilson will be remembered as an immense figure in our city’s history whose contributions extended far beyond the football field and deep into the roots of our community. Western New York would not be the same without Ralph Wilson Jr. and the Buffalo Bills.
Bill cosponsored by Kennedy to strengthen penalties for carjacking vehicles when a child is inside passes Senate just weeks after Buffalo incident when SUV was stolen with 11-year-old boy in back seat.
With an unprecedented second blizzard warning in 2014, Kennedy calls Emergency Services Commissioner to monitor state response to storm.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, called New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jerome Hauer this morning to ensure the state's preparedness to support storm response in Western New York. Western New York is facing an unprecedented second blizzard warning in 2014, and Kennedy is closely monitoring the state's response.
Citing concerns over Common Core implementation, Kennedy votes ‘No’ on incumbent members; casts vote for challenger Walter Polka, a Western New Yorker focused on fixing challenges facing schools.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, today voted against the slate of incumbent candidates for the New York State Board of Regents in an attempt to shake-up and bring change to the State Education Department. Citing widespread frustration over the implementation of the Common Core, Kennedy and several of his colleagues in the Senate and Assembly voted in opposition to the current group of regents whose five-year terms are ending this year.