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Washington, DC – The House Appropriations Committee today unanimously passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Bill Owens that would halt the proposed study of a “border fee.” Owens introduced the amendment as part of the mark-up for the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. Owens’ amendment would bar the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from using [...]
Weiner Announces Candidacy for Mayor in Video – NYTimes.com.
Soft money contributions on the rise in New York | Ithaca Journal | ithacajournal.com.
Is rampant Democratic corruption Andrew Cuomo’s problem? « The In Box.
Capitol Confidential » Cuomo pledges $60M to boost NYS tourism.
Senate Republicans want to exclude WNY from casino expansion – City & Region – The Buffalo News.
Plattsburgh, NY – This week, Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) announced the introduction of an amendment to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act that would bar the creation of a fee to cross the border. Congressman Bill Owens expressed his opposition to proposed border fees earlier this year and today applauded the Senator’s move as a [...]
Watertown Daily Times | U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer seeks change in Medicare law.
Plattsburgh, NY – Today, Congressman Bill Owens applauded the announcement that Nova Bus has secured $148 million in new business through the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). According to a press release from Nova Bus, the order constitutes a purchase of 300 buses which will be assembled at the Plattsburgh, New York facility. Congressman Bill Owens offered [...]
Video Scrutinizes Late-Term Abortion Practices at Bronx Clinic – NYTimes.com.
Many Openings at State Agency Go to Those With Ties to Cuomo – NYTimes.com.
Zero tolerance for loose dogs, speeding vehicles and natural gas availability highlight Town Board Meeting
By John T. Ryan Two Peru residents addressed the Peru Town Board at its Monday, April 22, 2013 meeting. Jane Alexander told the Board that she was upset with a town judge’s decision to require leashing and close supervision of a dog he deemed to be dangerous. “I think that’s wholly inadequate. We just can’t [...]
Empire State Development Board Approves Grants and Loans Leveraging Over $500 million to Create and Retain Jobs Across New York State
Empire State Development’s Board of Directors met today in New York City and approved funding totaling $13.8 million, supporting the creation of 566 new jobs and retention of nearly 3,500 existing jobs in New York State. The funding will leverage over $506 million in investments across the state. “Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, companies are continuing [...]
State ups stakes for cash to regional councils – Times Union.
Group: Define Cuomo girlfriend’s ethics standing – Times Union.
City approves outdoor dining » Local News » Press-Republican.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2013) – Reps. Peter Welch and Bill Owens are urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to abandon a proposal to study whether fees should be assessed on passengers and pedestrians crossing into the United States at land crossings such as the ones in Vermont and New York. In a letter [...]
Senate GOP: We won’t bring abortion bill to vote – NewsTimes.
City races wide open » Local News » Press-Republican.
City mayor won’t run again » Local News » Press-Republican.
Gov. Cuomo says he’s delayed fracking approval because he fears the Legislature – NYPOST.com.
Plattsburgh, NY – As part of their proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, the Department of Homeland Security is looking to study the feasibility of imposing a fee to cross the border. Congressman Bill Owens, who is co-Chairman of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, strongly opposes the measure and issued the following statement: “Imposing a fee to cross the [...]
New York displaces California as No. 1 – Times Union.
New Yorkers are waiting for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to clean up Albany, new statewide poll finds | syracuse.com
New Yorkers are waiting for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to clean up Albany, new statewide poll finds | syracuse.com.
Capitol Confidential » Quebec-NYC power line is approved.
Posted: April 18th, 2013 under Adirondack Region News, Business News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru/Regional History, Political News, State Government News, State Legislator News.
Washington, DC – This week, Members of the U.S. Senate introduced the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013,” a bipartisan immigration bill closely watched by agricultural interests across New York. Congressman Bill Owens, who called for the inclusion of a farm-labor provision in the run up to the bill, applauded the effort and made [...]
Watertown Daily Times | Owens urges missiles for Fort Drum.
Sister Debbie Blow, O. P., a co-founder of the North Country Mission of Hope, will be recognized in Albany early next month as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. Senator Betty Little has nominated Sister Debbie for the [...]
Cuomo Hits the Magazine Stands, Head First – NYTimes.com.
Empire State Development and Clinton County Announce the Sale of Former Pfizer Chazy Property to Northstar Private Capital LLC
Proposed multi-use development at site includes Powertex Inc., creating 22 new jobs Empire State Development (ESD) and Clinton County announced today that Clinton Industrial Development Acquisition, LLC (CIDA) has entered into a contract for the purchase and sale of the former Pfizer Chazy property with local business investors Victor and Stephen Podd of Northstar Private Capital LLC. [...]
$4B in budget one-shot items – Times Union.
Specifics on Cuomo’s abortion rights plan remain elusive.
Capitol Confidential » JCOPE: Sandra Lee cleared for takeoff.
Judge rules against city in fire-chief case » Local News » Press-Republican.
Towns lobby Albany, too; Entergy, other businesses, spent more | The Journal News | LoHud.com | lohud.com.
Weighing Bid, Weiner Jolts Mayoral Race – WSJ.com.
Capitol Confidential » Cuomo vetoes over 200 budget items.
Gov. Cuomo unveils tough reforms to curb corruption in Albany – NY Daily News.
With Congress set to debate immigration reform, Congressmen Welch, Owens, Hanna introduce bill to help dairy farmers secure a stable workforce
Plattsburgh, NY - With Congress set to begin debating comprehensive immigration reform as early as this week, Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) and Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) today introduced legislation to help ensure a stable workforce for Vermont and New York dairy farmers by granting them access to an important visa program. The Congressmen will [...]
By Donald McBrayer The Town Board held their regular meeting on Monday, April 9th. Everyone was in attendance. The Board discussed issues with the new Peru Town Court schedule. The Court’s convening time was recently moved from Tuesday at 5PM to 2PM. IN March, Judge James Kirby told the Board that a change in the [...]
Moody’s says N.Y. pension smoothing plan ‘a stopgap with long-term risks’ | The Ithaca Journal
‘Fiscal stress’ in upstate NY – Times Union.
Coup against Silver? Cuomo’s the one feeling the heat – City & Region – The Buffalo News.
Gov. Cuomo vows to fight corruption, says feds indicting New York Legislature’s entrenched culture – NYPOST.com.
Investigate the Public Campaign Finance System, Mr. Bharara – William F. B. O’Reilly.
Tribe: PCB remedy disappointing » Local News » Press-Republican.
Did the EPA put jobs ahead of the environment? « The In Box.
Veteran-friendly college – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com | News,
Nelson Castro’s life of crime primed him for a career in politics – NY Daily News.
Lake Placid village clerk placed on leave » Local News » Press-Republican.