July 29, 2009HISTORIC REHABILITATION TAX CREDIT BRINGS REDEVELOPMENT & JOBS TO NY
Historic buildings throughout the community that have fallen into disrepair have a new lease on life Wednesday after legislation sponsored by Senator William Stachowski (D-58th) was signed into law by Governor David Paterson.
July 18, 2009Unshackle Upstate acknowledged Sen. William T. Stachowski (D-Lake View) for his sponsorship of two business-friendly reform measures that successfully passed in the state Senate Friday morning.
Sister Marcella Garus Selected as 2009 "Woman of Distinction"
Senator William Stachowski (D-C, Lake View) today honored Sister Marcella Marie Garus of Cheektowaga, NY at a special ceremony in the state capital as the New York State Senate’s 2009 “Woman of Distinction.”
Sister Marcella was honored for her outstanding work as the President of Villa Maria College in Cheektowaga and for her incredible community service throughout Erie County.
The New York State Senate Wednesday passed legislation that sets the stage for UB to operate more like an independent business. Click the audio player above to hear Joyce Kryszak's full story now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.
The bill is called the "UB 20-20 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act." But its effect is potentially more exciting than its name. To become law, the bill still must receive final passage from the State Assembly.
Senate Ethics Committee Launches Statewide Hearings, Senator Stachowski Panelist
May 29, 2009
The New York State Senate Ethics Committee today conducted the second in a series of three public hearings throughout the state to listen to comments and ideas from the public about several ethics reform proposals. The basis of the hearings are four bills, two each from Senator Liz Krueger and Senator Daniel Squadron.
(Albany, NY)- Today, the New York State Senate announced a proposal to establish an economic development task force made up of 29 business and community leaders from across the state charged with developing a new incentive-based program that will better attract companies to New York State and encourage businesses to generate jobs. The current Empire Zones Program is set to expire in June 2010. The proposed task force would make a draft recommendation on a replacement program by December 2009.
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."