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Monday, June 25, 2007

Senate Update
SENATE APPROVES BLUEPRINT FOR ACTION ON UPSTATE ECONOMY. "UPSTATE NOW" CALLS FOR TAX CUTS, ENERGY ASSISTANCE, GREATER ACCESS TO HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. SEE MORE DETAILS.
SENATOR WINNER, COLLEAGUES CONTINUE FIGHT TO RESTORE DEATH PENALTY IN WAKE OF ANOTHER ATTACK ON POLICE OFFICERS. SIGN ONLINE PETITION IN SUPPORT.
REMINDER TO DAIRY FARMERS: DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ANY FARMERS WHO HAVENíT FILED APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY STATE ASSISTANCE. FIND OUT MORE. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION.
LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUNDED IN THIS YEARíS STATE BUDGET. SEE LIST.
2007-08 STATE BUDGET: NEW, LARGER PROPERTY TAX REBATES. DAIRY INVESTMENT ACT. NEW BUSINESS TAX CUTS. AID TO LOCAL SCHOOLS. NO PRISON CLOSURE COMMISSION. FIND OUT MORE.

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VETERANS HALL OF FAME
IDENTITY THEFT
HEALTH CARE PROXY
 
TO RESTORE THE DEATH PENALTY
TO RESTORE THE DEATH PENALTY
 
NYS RURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION
 
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<FONT SIZE=3>LEGISLATURE APPROVES CREATION OF NEW RURAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Senator Winner's legislation will help promote economic growth in rural regions.

Monday, June 25, 2007
LEGISLATURE APPROVES CREATION OF NEW RURAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Winner-sponsored measure would offer state matching grants for agribusiness, industry development in rural regions
Albany, N.Y.-- The New York State Legislature has given final approval to legislation sponsored by Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C, Elmira) to establish a state matching grants program to encourage the development of cluster based industries and agribusinesses in the rural regions of New York State.Winner, chairman of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources (LCRR), said that the approved legislation (S.3234/A.7125) recognizes that many areas of rural New York lag behind the rest of the ... Read More»


Friday, June 22, 2007
LEGISLATURE APPROVES OPERATION OF FINGER LAKES WINE CENTER
Winner sees Center as boost to Finger Lakes economy
Albany, N.Y.-- The New York State Legislature has given final legislative approval to legislation sponsored by Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C, Elmira) to authorize the licensing and operation of the Finger Lakes Wine Center in Ithaca."The wine industry is a mainstay of the culture and economy of the Finger Lakes. Anything we can do to further promote it and help it grow is a good investment for the future success of our region. I'm pleased to have the opportunity to help support ...  Read More»

Thursday, June 21, 2007
SENATE APPROVES WINNERíS LEGISLATION TO ENCOURAGE VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT
Legislation would enhance tax exemption for Steuben County volunteers
Albany, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate has approved legislation sponsored by State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C, Elmira) to help Steuben County recruit and retain volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers."Steuben County is experiencing a severe shortage of volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. It is critical to the well-being of our communities to address this shortage. We're hopeful that this legislation could help to attract and retain badly needed volunteers," said ...  Read More»

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
SENATE APPROVES COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE ASSISTANCE STRATEGY
Proposals include TAP expansion and enhanced tuition assistance credit, along with incentives to keep students living and working in New York after graduation
Albany, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate approved today legislation co-sponsored by Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C, Elmira) to expand New Yorkís Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), enhance the college tuition tax credit for families and take other actions to assist students and their families with rising college costs."Weíve taken appropriate action this year to demand appropriate oversight of the student loan industry. But the sheer enormity of this loan industry also sends a clear signal ...  Read More»

Monday, June 18, 2007
SENATE APPROVES WINNERíS LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH DAIRY FARM ENERGY GRANT PROGRAM
Measure continues Senate efforts to address dairyís challenges
Albany, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C, Elmira), chairman of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, to establish a "Dairy Farm Improved Energy Efficiency Loan Fund" to provide state grants and low-interest loans to assist dairy farmers undertake energy efficiency projects and obtain advanced energy technologies.The new loan fund would be established and administered within the stateís lead economic development ...  Read More»
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