After Senate and Assembly proposed changes to the Governor’s proposals, Kennedy and O’Brien join Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Rochester Business Alliance to renew their call for enhanced state support to boost manufacturing in Upstate New York.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senators Tim Kennedy of Buffalo and Ted O’Brien of Rochester renewed their call today to keep the upstate manufacturers’ tax relief plan, which Governor Cuomo proposed in his executive budget, specifically targeted to manufacturing businesses in Upstate New York, rather than overextending the tax break to downstate.
State Senate passes bill that Senator Kennedy cosponsored to expand and clarify school officials required to report suspected child abuse by designating school coaches as mandated reporters.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced the New York State Senate passed legislation to increase the ranks of mandated reporters working in schools across the state. The legislation, which Senator Kennedy cosponsored, will expand and clarify the school officials required to report suspected child abuse by designating school coaches as mandated reporters.
Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, released the following statement following the passing of Buffalo Bills’ Owner and Founder Ralph Wilson Jr.
“Considered by many Bills fans as the father of football in Buffalo and across Western New York, Ralph Wilson’s passing marks the end of an era. Mr. Wilson will be remembered as an immense figure in our city’s history whose contributions extended far beyond the football field and deep into the roots of our community. Western New York would not be the same without Ralph Wilson Jr. and the Buffalo Bills.
Senator Kennedy cosponsored bill to help veteran-owned businesses gain access to state contracts.
Recent estimates have indicated that approximately 1,000 veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan were unemployed in WNY.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced the New York State Senate today passed the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, which will provide veteran-owned businesses with increased access to state contracts. Senator Kennedy cosponsored this legislation (S.6865) to help level the playing field for veterans who are competing with much larger operations to secure state business.
Bill cosponsored by Kennedy to strengthen penalties for carjacking vehicles when a child is inside passes Senate just weeks after Buffalo incident when SUV was stolen with 11-year-old boy in back seat.
With an unprecedented second blizzard warning in 2014, Kennedy calls Emergency Services Commissioner to monitor state response to storm.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, called New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jerome Hauer this morning to ensure the state's preparedness to support storm response in Western New York. Western New York is facing an unprecedented second blizzard warning in 2014, and Kennedy is closely monitoring the state's response.
Citing concerns over Common Core implementation, Kennedy votes ‘No’ on incumbent members; casts vote for challenger Walter Polka, a Western New Yorker focused on fixing challenges facing schools.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, today voted against the slate of incumbent candidates for the New York State Board of Regents in an attempt to shake-up and bring change to the State Education Department. Citing widespread frustration over the implementation of the Common Core, Kennedy and several of his colleagues in the Senate and Assembly voted in opposition to the current group of regents whose five-year terms are ending this year.
Kennedy Calls for Increased State Investment in Local Roads – Pushes New Legislation to Help Drivers Whose Cars are Damaged by Crumbling State Roads, Create New Online Portal to Report Potholes and Monitor Repairs.
Kennedy: In WNY, we’re accustomed to the woes winter weather can bring, but ‘Old Man Winter’ has packed a particularly hard punch this year. New York State should step in and provide relief.
State providing $150,000 grant through the Urban Initiatives program to support Boys & Girls Club renovation project.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblyman Sean Ryan today announced state funding to support major renovation plans for the Butler-Mitchell Boys and Girls Club, which is an important yet aging community asset on Buffalo’s West Side. Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo officials outlined their plans to improve the Butler-Mitchell Clubhouse and broaden its impact in the neighborhood. Kennedy said this major reconstruction project will help strengthen the West Side community and support families who call the neighborhood home.
At public hearing today in Albany, Kennedy says there’s an urgent need for additional state resources for local CPS agencies in light of recent child fatalities in Erie County.
ALBANY, N.Y. – At a public hearing where state lawmakers explored the budget’s impact on human services, Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, made a forceful plea for increased state resources for local child protection services in Western New York and across the state. In light of recent child fatalities in Erie County, Kennedy says there is a dire need for new support for child protection services.