The state will soon release $120 million in unused development funds targeted for Upstate, the head of the state’s economic agency said.
Marisa Lago, president and CEO of Empire State Development Corp., said more details will announced as well as criteria for receiving the funding “within a few weeks.” She was not more specific than that.
With millions of federal stimulus dollars flowing into New York, two Democratic state legislators introduced legislation Wednesday that would mandate that the money be spent on Americanmade products and services.
Sen. William T. Stachowski of Lake View and Assemblyman Mark J. F. Schroeder of Buffalo unveiled a bill to mandate that stimulus funds purchase American-made goods like steel and iron within existing and listed limitations.
Senator William Stachowski (D 58th) Meets With NYSPHSAA Executive Director Regarding Reduction in High School Sporting Events
Senator William T. Stachowski (D 58th), Chairman of the Senate’s Economic Development and Small Business Committee, met with Ms. Nina Van Erk, Executive Director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association in Albany today to discuss the reduction in sports schedules for state high schools.
Senator Stachowski joined with the Western Regional Emergency Medical Services Corporation (WREMS) to unveil a new computer based communication system designed for inter-hospital communications during a potential or mass casualty event
The Town of West Seneca Police have long battled an invisible enemy — an outdated radio dispatch system. This lifeline between residents, motorists and the police is vital to public safety, and key to responding to life and death emergencies. The West Seneca Police asked for my assistance in updating their radio communications and Senator Stachowski was able to deliver $100,000 over the last three years to revamp the aging system
Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello asked Senator Stachowski to serve as Co-Chairman of the “Mayor’s Anti-Flipping Task Force”, a group of experts assembled to combat “flipping”, the practice of buying low-priced housing and quickly selling it at inflated prices without making improvements.
Plan Includes Major Tax Cuts for Small Businesses and Manufacturers Senator Dale Volker and his colleagues in the Senate Majority recently unveiled a new economic development plan that will create new jobs, particularly Upstate, revitalize communities and encourage young people to stay in New York State.
Provisions of the plan include new, job creating tax cuts for small businesses and manufacturers that will make them more competitive.
If your state or federal income tax returns indicate that you are going to be receiving a tax refund this year, you can check the status of your refund over the internet using a service offered by New York State and the federal government. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) both allow individuals to track the status of their tax refunds online through their respective websites.
State Senator Bill Stachowski (D 58th District) introduced a New York State Senate bill yesterday proposing that the city of Buffalo keep the local share of the Buffalo Creek Casino slot revenues. "The City of Buffalo will provide sewer, water and emergency services to the proposed Buffalo Creek casino and has been acknowledged by the Seneca Nation as the host municipality," stated Senator Stachowski. "Erie County on the other hand has expressed opposition to the facility in the past and has participated in three separate lawsuits against its construction."