During the vote on the 2011-12 budget revenue bill, Senator Kennedy stood up to voice Western New York's opposition to budget provisions that will take money away from the region's students, seniors and families and put it into the pockets of Wall Street millionaires.
Senator stands up for Western New York economy during budget debate, cites Republicans' failure to include UB 2020 as reason for 'No' vote on Senate bill
ALBANY, N.Y. - In the one-house budget bill the Senate voted on this week, Senator Timothy, M. Kennedy voted 'No', citing the Republicans' failure to include UB 2020 in their proposal.
The budget resolution that the Senate puts forward is essentially a list of budget priorities for the Senate. Senator Kennedy believes it is vital to the economic future of Western New York that UB 2020 is included in the budget proposal.
Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, advanced his fight to secure increased transportation aid for Western New York, at the confirmation hearing for Joan McDonald, Governor Cuomo’s appointee to take over the Department of Transportation.
When the DOT committed a human error in the calculation of the region’s funding formula, they ended up shortchanging Western New York to the tune of approximately $167 million. Senator Kennedy, a member of the Transportation Committee, urged Commissioner McDonald to fix the funding disparity that Western New York has endured as a result of the miscalculation.
Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, thanks his colleagues for overwhelmingly supporting the UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act, calling the legislation, "a sign of hope and opportunity for Western New York."
Prior to the Senate vote on UB 2020, Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, delivered remarks on the floor of the Senate, urging his colleagues to join him in supporting a measure that will spark new job growth in Western New York.
The UB2020 legislation passed the Senate by a vote of 55 to 1.
ALBANY, N.Y. – “I rise today to recognize Marjorie S. Ryan, whom all in South Buffalo know simply as Marge,” said Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, as he began his remarks on the floor of the Senate honoring Marge Ryan for her years of dedicated community service.
Senator Kennedy delivered the floor speech in response to the State Senate taking legislative action to pass Kennedy’s resolution recognizing Ryan and her beautification and community-togetherness efforts on the occasion of her receiving the Tom Sands Community Service Award from Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School.
Senator Tim Kennedy was invited to appear on YNN's Capitol Tonight to discuss the executive budget proposal's impact on economic development in Western New York and statewide. Senator Kennedy appeared via satellite from YNN's studio on Chicago Street in Buffalo.