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Senate Democrats hope to use stopped paychecks as leverage

This is the issue that Sen. William Stachowski, a Lake View Democrat, cited in his refusal to go along with the last budget bill. He wants to at least let the University at Buffalo start the financing initiative in a pilot program. And without his vote, the 32 Democrats would need GOP help to pass the bill. Republicans have so far balked at that idea.

See the full article here: http://www.buffalonews.com/2010/07/11/1109503/senate-democrats-hope-to-use-stopped.html

July 13, 2010
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Stachowski will sponsor community health fair

State Sen. William Stachowski, D-Lake View, announces that he will sponsor a community health fair from 10 a. m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Jeffrey Taggert Memorial Park, Wilmuth Avenue and O’Dell Street, Lackawanna.

See the full article here: http://www.buffalonews.com/514?term=stachowski&numresults=10

July 13, 2010
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July 13, 2010
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STACHOWSKI BILL ESTABLISHES HEAD INJURY AWARENESS AND PREVENTION ACT: Creates Program To Help In Prevention And Recognition Of Concussions

      In an effort spearheaded by Senator William T. Stachowski (D-Lake View), the Senate has passed legislation (S.8420) to establish the Head Injury Awareness and Prevention Act.  The measure creates several programs that will improve early intervention and response of coaches and parents by educating them on the proper evaluation and management of concussions.

July 1, 2010
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STACHOWSKI CALLS FOR HARSHER PUNISHMENT FOR VETERANS’ CEMETERY DESECRATION

      The State Senate has today passed legislation (S.8289) sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) that would create a new crime for cemetery desecration of a veteran cemetery plot, grave or burial place.  The measure would also prohibit anyone from selling veteran commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia that are over 75 years old if those items are already placed or located within a cemetery.

June 30, 2010
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STACHOWSKI BILL TO RENAME ROUTE 62 THE “NATIONAL VETERANS HIGHWAY” PASSES SENATE

       The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.6277-A) sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) that would designate a portion of U.S. Route 62 as the "National Veteran's Highway." 

June 28, 2010
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SENATE PASSES STACHOWSKI BILL TO BOOST WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

      The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.5783) sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) that would create a Western New York economic development fund from proceeds from the sale of unallocated expansion and replacement power.

June 25, 2010
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SENATE APPROVES STACHOWSKI BILL TO CREATE NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM: Measure Advances Research And Supports Small Businesses

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7676) he sponsored to create the High Performance Computing Program within the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) that will connect researchers and businesses with New York State's high performance computing resources.

June 24, 2010
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June 24, 2010
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STACHOWSKI PROPOSAL TO RETAIN OVER $1.3M IN TRANSPORTATION AID FOR HAMBURG SCHOOLS PASSES SENATE

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7915) he sponsored that would authorize approval of certain transportation contracts within the Hamburg Central School District and allow the District to retain $1,345,606 in transportation aid it received from the State Education Department.

June 24, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI ASSISTS ARMOR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

      The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.7914) sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) that would release the Armor Volunteer Fire Company in Hamburg from the requirement that states that no more than forty-five percent of the company's members can be non-residents.

June 22, 2010
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SENATE APPROVES STACHOWSKI BILL TO CREATE INCUBATOR NETWORK: Program Would Assist Small Businesses With Start-Up Funding And Operational Costs

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7048) he sponsored that would create the New York Incubator Network and allow the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) to provide financial support to the businesses that become part of the incubator network.

June 22, 2010
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SENATE APPROVES STACHOWSKI BILL TO ASSIST LOCAL BREWERIES

 Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.6970) he sponsored that will allow local breweries to maximize the use of their facilities and equipment.  The legislation will allow licensed brewers at existing breweries to rent space and equipment in their business to other licensed brewers who wish to produce these beverages, but do not have all of the equipment or necessary space from which to work.

June 17, 2010
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STACHOWSKI BILL TO MOVE BACKLOG OF PREVAILING WAGE CASES PASSES SENATE: Measure Supports Workers Who Are Entitled To Fair Pay

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today announced the Senate has passed legislation (S.5014) he sponsored to establish a time schedule for prevailing wage violation claims.

June 16, 2010
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SENATE PASSES STACHOWSKI BILL REQUIRING MOTORISTS TO MOVE OVER FOR PARKED EMERGENCY VEHICLES

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View), today announcedthat legislation (S.4647-B) he sponsored to protect law enforcement and emergency workers on the state’s highways has passed the New York State Senate.

      Named the "Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act," the legislation requires highway motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle whose emergency lights are flashing.

June 16, 2010
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STACHOWSKI BILL TO RAISE LIMITS ON CHARITABLE PRIZES PASSES SENATE: Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association & Many Non-Profits To Benefit

June 16, 2010

Senator William Stachowski (D, Lake View) today announced the New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.7801) he sponsored to allow the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association and other not-for-profits to increase their charitable contributions by raising the value of prizes that can be awarded. Recently, hockey greats Larry Playfair, Rob Ray and Bobby Nystrom joined Senator Stachowski in Albany to call for this change in the law.

June 15, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI SUPPORTS BILL TO PROMOTE MANUFACTURING: Measure Assists Small And Medium Sized Businesses

     Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, today announced the Senate has passed legislation (S.4103) he cosponsored that would  establish a Strategic Network Partnership Program in New York State to coordinate the delivery of agency services for certain manufacturing industries and other producers of goods and services. 

June 14, 2010
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STACHOWSKI & THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE $91.2 MILLION HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AWARDED FOR ERIE COUNTY

June 4, 2010

STACHOWSKI & THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE $91.2 MILLION HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AWARDED FOR ERIE COUNTY

     Senator William Stachowski (D, Lake View) together with the New York State Thruway Authority, today announced a $91.2 million contract has been awarded to Union Concrete and Construction Corp. of West Seneca, New York, for the rehabilitation of approximately eight miles along I-90 from west of Interchange 57 (Hamburg, Route 75) to east of Interchange 58 (Silver Creek, Irving, Route 438).

June 4, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator William T. Stachowski, Chair 2:30 PM, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Room 123 CAP

June 8, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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