Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul attended a meeting of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) to present the Governor's Opportunity Agenda which includes a proposed $1.5 Billion Upstate Revitalization Program.
This year is a different year than most – Governor Cuomo presented his State of the State and Executive Budget together.
At first glance, I like some of the ideas the Governor mentioned – cutting property taxes, investing in our small businesses and infrastructure
At the request of the Governor, the State Gaming Commission and its Gaming Facility Location Board have agreed to consider authorizing a fourth casino license in our region.
On Tuesday, January 13th, the Location Board will meet to discuss reopening the casino license application process in only the Southern Tier region. Applications from any other regions will not be accepted.
"This is encouraging news for a casino license in the true Southern Tier," said Senator Libous. "I hope the Gaming Commission and Location Board move swiftly in the coming weeks. Our community deserves this opportunity and we need these jobs."
Below are the full statements:
From my family to yours, I hope you have a happy, healthy and safe 2015.
The New Year brings new laws taking effect in New York. These new laws include reducing the taxes for businesses to help create new jobs, helping our veterans and protecting people and animals in our community.
Hundreds of landowners joined local leaders in Binghamton to protest Governor Cuomo's decision last month to ban natural gas fracking in New York.
"The biggest message is that we don't want junk science. This Health Department report that came out, the Zucker report, is junk science. We've gone through it and looked at it. He promised us it would be based on good science and we really expected that. And, it is not," said Dan Fitzsimmons, the President of the JLCNY. Senator Libous was in Albany during the rally, but expressed his support for the landowners in a statement.
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