About 150 residents attended information meeting Monday on regional funding fairness and consolidations.
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Cheektowaga, is urging the school boards of the four Cheektowaga districts – Cheektowaga Central, Cheektowaga-Sloan, Cleveland Hill and Maryvale – to approve plans to begin the process of studying potential cost savings through mergers, consolidations or sharing of services. Each individual board will consider a resolution to jointly pursue state grant funding for a consolidation study at their upcoming meetings.
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.
Senator Kennedy is proud to report that Senator Stewart-Cousins has asked him to serve on her leadership team for the Democratic Conference. In his new role as Assistant Whip, it will be Kennedy's job to help gather and secure support for important pieces of legislation that come before the Senate. Kennedy will be whipping votes and using this new position to make sure his legislative colleagues get behind proposals that are important to Buffalo and Western New York.
New regulations from AG Schneiderman will shed light on the influence of “dark money” in NY government and politics.
Kennedy says Schneiderman’s new regulations partnered with real campaign finance reform will boost transparency, combat corruption and eliminate undue corporate influence over the will of the people
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, applauded the efforts of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today as he announced new regulations and reporting requirements that will combat “dark money” and increase transparency in state government and politics.
Progressive Leaders Say Reduced Contribution Limits, Public Financing, Stronger BOE Enforcement Remain Keys to Meaningful Campaign Finance Reform
BUFFALO, N.Y. - State Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, and State Senator-elect Ted O’Brien, D-Rochester, joined leaders from community and labor organizations Tuesday outside the Erie County Board of Elections to call on their colleagues in the State Senate to strongly pursue passage of Governor Cuomo’s Fair Elections campaign finance reform proposal.
Like so many other families across our state and nation, my family gathered together this Thanksgiving to celebrate and give thanks for all the blessings and gifts we have enjoyed over the past year.
I feel so very fortunate to have three beautiful children, a loving wife, a tight-knit family and parents who taught me the value of hard work and community service. I am also grateful for all of the support I’ve received throughout Western New York over the course of my first term in the State Senate. Thank you.
As the Holiday season continues, I look forward to more time spent with my family, and I wish you and your family many more happy, fulfilling and relaxing days together.
Kennedy applauds Governor, WNY REDC for strategic investment to bring AMRI, which will create 250 new jobs, to Western New York
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Economic Development Committee, released the following statement regarding the state investment in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus – which has attracted Albany Molecular Research, Inc. creating 250 new jobs to Western New York.
Players, coaches from Buffalo’s United Youth Football League depart for national tournament in Florida.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Players and coaches from Buffalo’s United Youth Football League departed for their national tournament in Florida Friday from True Bethel Church in Buffalo. Senator Tim Kennedy, Councilman Demone Smith and Naaman Roosevelt, formerly of Buffalo Bills, were there to send off and congratulate the local contingent headed to Florida. Over 100 Buffalo youth are headed to the national championship tournament.
In recent years, teams from Buffalo have done very well at this national tournament, outperforming teams from across the country. League organizers expect no less this year.
Nationwide actions today to raise awareness of worker mistreatment, retaliation.
Kennedy joins workers and supporters at Black Friday rally at Walmart in Cheektowaga.
Kennedy: I stand with workers in their efforts to fight back and be heard.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Economic Development Committee, stands with workers in their ongoing efforts to end workplace retaliation and secure better wages and benefits, fair treatment and respect. Kennedy joined workers and supporters at a rally Friday at the Walmart in Cheektowaga’s Thruway Plaza where they called for an end to worker mistreatment.
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.