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.
It’s time for lawmakers to go on the record on pay raises. Over the last several weeks and months, I’ve made it clear I am opposed to pay hikes for state legislators. Now, I urge my colleagues to join me in working to restore the public’s trust, rather than moving forward with their ill-conceived money grab.
With our economy now pressing forward along the road to recovery, lawmakers should be focused on economic issues and getting people back to work, not on bigger paychecks for themselves.
Senator Tim Kennedy joined officials from the New York Power Authority and Mayer Brothers Apple Products to mark the allocation of low-cost power from ReCharge NY, which is supporting job retention and private capital investments at the Western New York juice producer's facilities. NYPA Chairman John Koelmel, Trustee Terrance Flynn and President Gil Quiniones stopped by Mayer Bros. Cider Mill to highlight the impact of ReCharge NY at Mayer Bros. and throughout the Western New York region.
ReCharge NY is the new statewide power program, established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and approved by the State Legislature, to give businesses and other enterprises a boost in lowering their operating costs in support of economic development.
After decade of setbacks, project will finally break ground in mid-September.
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy announced work will finally begin on the long-delayed Zurbrick Road project starting mid-September. The project will start with the remediation of waste left behind from the former Depew Landfill and the stabilization of the stream bank.
Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz and Depew Mayor Steven Hoffman joined Kennedy Tuesday to commend the Department of Environmental Conservation for pressing this project forward.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, released the following statement highlighting the appointment of Robert D. Gioia, president of the John R. Oishei Foundation, to serve on the Board of Directors of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.
“Western New York has long benefitted from the dedicated leadership and relentless hard work of Robert Gioia,” Kennedy said. “Our community has relied on his vision and energy as he has spearheaded countless important projects and initiatives. Channeling Mr. Gioia’s talents into waterfront development at ECHDC will be a great boost to ongoing efforts to revitalize our economy starting at the water’s edge.
Kennedy-cosponsored measure to prevent prescription drug abuse becomes law
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced new measures to prevent prescription drug abuse have been signed into law. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed I-STOP, or the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing, into law Monday.
With regional equity concerns still unaddressed, Kennedy urges the Thruway Authority to reverse course on toll hike
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, voiced his opposition to the toll hike proposed by NYS Thruway Authority at their public hearing Thursday at the Downtown Central Library. In outlining his opposition, Kennedy detailed ongoing regional inequities and funding disparities that Western New York has suffered in recent years.