99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 5/15/10
OGDENSBURG INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE DIRECT LINK TO 'HEART LINE OF CANADA,' MAYOR SAYS--Ogdensburg Mayor Bill Nelson said Friday in a roundtable discussion with US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand industry jobs from Canadian companies is crucial to the local economy, with the bridge being 50 minutes from downtown Ottawa, which Nelson called "Canada's Silicon Valley." Gillibrand says she has an appropriation bill for 5 million dollars to start the first phase of updates on the aging bridge.
'POWER FOR JOBS' EXPIRES TODAY; NO ASSEMBLY BILL PASSED--118th District representative Addie Russell told 99 News Friday research and development dollars are the sticking point in her house on the legislation that would make the industry power incentive program permanent.
CLARKSON INVOLVED IN 'SOLAR THERMAL ROADMAP'--University President Dr. Tony Collins said yesterday the time is right to push for dollars to develop sun-fueled technologies. The NY Solar Consortium released a plan this week for creating 25-thousand new 'green jobs,' and generating 2.6 billion dollars for the economy. Collins says much of the research is related to energy flow to efficiently circulate heat from the sun.
AUBERTINE WILL VOTE YES ON BORROWING MONEY TO CLOSE BUDGET GAP, BUT SAYS HE WON'T LIKE IT--48th District Senator Aubertine told 99 News Thursday he does not like the idea of borrowing 2 billion dollars a year for three years to make the State flush. He says 500 million dollars would be a wiser amount; the State can do better with the money it already has.