On Wednesday, July 30, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is holding a program on “the business case for immigration reform and what it means for Buffalo Niagara.” On Friday, August 1, the State Board of Elections (SBOE) holds its next meeting in Albany. On Thursday, August 7, the Greater Binghamton Chamber is hosting an event on […]
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Category: The Week Ahead in Albany
Upstate New York used to be the motor that made the American economy hum. Iconic companies like General Electric, Corning, Kodak, Bethlehem Steel and many others employed hundreds of thousands and dominated the economies and culture of their communities. Decades of nation-wide industrial decline, weak policies from Albany and Washington, and sometimes poor corporate management […]
Three years ago, New York – a state rarely thought of as a bastion of economic efficiency – instituted a program employed in the vast majority of states across the nation that has allowed expensive government construction projects to be completed faster and cheaper. This process, called Design-Build, is a method of project construction in […]
One of the victims of the recent flooding in the Southern Tier is a company by the name of Synergy Solutions. Synergy recently announced that it is shutting its doors in Johnson City due to significant damage from Tropical Storm Lee. Synergy provides call center services for health care and business organizations and needs to […]
With NYS facing a $9B+ deficit coming into 2011, it is time for the re-elected and newly elected members of the Senate and Assembly must heed the comptroller’s recommendation and lower spending, reduce taxes and fees, and stimulate private sector jobs.
As I sit here and think about tomorrow and the opportunity we have to get New York back on the right track, I am enthusiastic. Why? Because for the first time people are getting educated about each and every elected official and they are willing to vote.
Voting in tomorrow’s primary? It is your responsibility to do so. Every vote counts in the fight to take back our state of New York.
Standing in the corner to my left, at not even one full term, we have Governor David Paterson. To my right, standing at 212 members strong (or so they say), we have the New York State legislature. We’re in the 16th round (although there’s only 12 in professional boxing, that’s how many WEEKS late the […]
I love road trips and I always have. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that I would prefer to travel alone. I don’t like making too many stops, I like to listen to my own music and I do not want to hear that age old question, “Are we there yet?” But that’s how it’s […]