On December 31, New York State’s minimum wage will rise to an hourly rate of $8.00.
Kennedy: A higher minimum wage will help working families make ends meet and live a little more comfortably.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced the minimum wage will rise to $8 an hour tomorrow, December 31. Kennedy said this wage increase is the first of three raises that will result in minimum-wage workers earning $9 an hour by the end of 2015. The higher wages will be a welcome boost for workers and families in Western New York and across the state, says Kennedy who has helped lead the charge for raising the minimum wage.
As investigation continues into security breach impacting 40 million customers at Target, Senator Kennedy wants Dept. of Financial Services to launch new actions to strengthen safeguards protecting consumer data in NY.
Kennedy: New York State should launch new actions to help protect consumer data and ensure this ‘season of giving’ doesn’t become a season of stealing customer information.
Kennedy announces new reform to strengthen the state’s Complete Streets law at dangerous intersection in Cheektowaga.
With collisions involving pedestrians and bicycles on the rise, Kennedy, Supervisor Mary Holtz, Justin Booth of GObike Buffalo and local parents call for investment in infrastructure projects that make streets safer for all roadway users.
Senator Kennedy wrote to Education Commissioner on November 15 to demand a community forum in Buffalo, but NYSED has not yet responded or scheduled a forum in Buffalo.
Kennedy wants NYSED to ensure Buffalo parents have the chance to learn more and ask questions about new Common Core standards.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, is still waiting for a response from the New York State Education Department following a letter he sent November 15 urging Commissioner John King to schedule a community forum in Buffalo to ensure local families have the opportunity to hear more and ask questions about the state’s new Common Core standards.
In September, Western New York was once again rocked by the tragic loss of a young child. Five-year-old Eain Clayton Brooks suffered repeated, brutal beatings allegedly at the hands of his mother’s live-in boyfriend. Eain’s life was taken as a result of this senseless abuse.
As the father of three young children, I was deeply saddened by Eain’s death. Our entire community has mourned his loss, and I cannot imagine the immense pain that Eain’s family has endured. My thoughts and prayers remain with them.
Eain’s death is an intolerable and heartbreaking tragedy, and we must do all we can to prevent anything like this from ever happening again.
After unveiling of Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub @ RiverBend, Kennedy applauds Governor Cuomo’s intelligent public investment that is spurring private investment and creating hundreds of new jobs.
Public hearing, to be held November 14 at Buffalo City Hall, will examine the practices of Child Protective Services in Erie County and explore issues facing protective services across the state.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, both Democrats from Buffalo, today announced an important public hearing that will examine the practices of Child Protective Services in Erie County. At the public hearing November 14 at Buffalo City Hall, the state lawmakers aim to uncover any potential problems that currently exist within Child Protective Services and identify improvements that can be made to the system.
LACKAWANNA – On Saturday, September 28, 2013, New York State Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblyman Sean Ryan hosted a community event celebrating the upcoming Lackawanna Homes project. The project, locally sponsored by Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation, will construct 48 single-family homes in Lackawanna’s First Ward. The project will be constructed by The NRP Group LLC, and the $12 million cost is funded by New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal, the City of Lackawanna, and Erie County. The Lackawanna Homes project is set to start construction in April 2014.
In March, Senator Kennedy announced the launch of efforts to secure Historic District designation for Buffalo’s Old First Ward.
Preserve NY grant is major step forward that will allow Old First Ward to conduct full study into neighborhood’s past – which will be used to secure Historic District designation and historic rehab tax credits.
Kennedy: Our ongoing pursuit of Historic District designation for the Old First Ward intertwines with progress at the city’s waterfront and new efforts to make the grain elevators a destination.
Following approval in the Senate and Assembly, Governor has signed legislation, which Kennedy and Schimminger sponsored, to designate I-290 bridge at the Colvin exit as “New York State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Sr. Memorial Bridge”
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-C-I-Kenmore, today announced the Interstate-290 bridge that crosses N.Y. State Route 425 at the Colvin exit will now be designated as the “New York State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, Sr. Memorial Bridge”.