|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 10 May 2008 09:44:14 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] New York State legislative reform|
Unshackle Upstate pushes Albany on brownfield reform by Kevin Tampone Central New York Business Journal May 9, 2008SYRACUSE - Unshackle Upstate is pushing state lawmakers to overhaul New York's brownfield-redevelopment program before the end of the current legislative session in June.
Unshackle Upstate is a coalition of more than 70 upstate business and trade groups representing more than 45,000 employers and 1.5 million workers. The group regularly advocates on issues affecting business.
Local leaders of the effort held a press conference May 5 and called on legislators to wrap up work on brownfield legislation.
The state Senate and the governor have both put forward proposals to reform the state's brownfield programs; the Assembly is expected to do so as well, Unshackle Upstate leaders said. This year's budget imposed a 90-day moratorium on new brownfield redevelopment applications while lawmakers worked through overhauling the system. Unshackle Upstate leaders said they want to make sure that overhaul gets done quickly.
... For the entire article, see http://www.cnybj.com/fullstory.cfm?article_id=6918&return=frontpage.cfm -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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