DMV Tentatively Awards New Contract To Produce NY Driver’s Licenses To Highest Bidder – Kennedy and Ryan Urge DMV To Explain Contract Decision
BUFFALO – Today, November 14, 2012, New York State Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblyman Sean Ryan urged the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to explain why they have awarded a new contract to produce New York State driver’s licenses that will cost taxpayers an extra $38 million.
Assignments to important committee posts follow Leader Stewart-Cousins move to make Kennedy a part of her leadership team.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, today announced his committee assignments for the 2013 legislative session. Kennedy will retain his position as the ranking Democratic member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business. He also earned a post on the Senate Finance Committee, which will give the Senator a larger influence on legislation that carries fiscal implications for the state.
New provisions included in budget will strengthen efforts to crackdown on distracted driving on New York State’s roads and highways.
Kennedy: Stronger penalties send a clear message to distracted drivers: keep your eyes on the road and off your phone.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced the State Senate has approved stronger penalties for distracted driving as part of the 2013-14 budget. Kennedy explained the new provisions will strengthen state efforts to crackdown on texting while driving and other cell phone use while driving.
Kennedy says all Erie County school districts combined will see a state aid increase of over $35 million and county roads will receive nearly 20 percent more than last year.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo announced that more state funds will be headed to Western New York to enrich our schools and repair local roads. Kennedy said the state is investing about an additional $1 billion in schools across New York. The state budget also targets $438 million to repair local roads and bridges, which represents the first increase in local highway aid in five years.
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.