Category Archives: Chemung County Economy

15 Feb
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Chemung County leaders to Amazon: Consider us!

A group of local economic development leaders sent a letter today to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos encouraging him to partner with us. This is exactly the type of mindset we need to get things moving in our community. As Wayne ...

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28 Jan
27

Updates from the NYSAC Conference

The 2019 NYSAC Conference got underway today with significant representation from Chemung County. The goal of the conference seems to be twofold: the education of community leaders along with advocacy by NYSAC on issues with particular consequences to local government. ...

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05 Jan
6

Many issues to come before the Legislature Monday night

Members of the Chemung County Legislature were sworn in on January 1, 2018 following a short organizational meeting. The real work starts on Monday. If the Committee Agendas are any indication, it will be a very busy start to the ...

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31 Dec
2

Looking ahead to 2019 in Chemung County

Last year on New Year’s Day I published a blog post entitled “Key Fiscal Issues in 2018”, found here. The issues – what to do with the First Arena, Sales Tax distribution, the fiscal health of Chemung County and the ...

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18 Dec
2

Southern Tier awarded funds for economic developmenti

The annual New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awards were announced today in Albany. Of the $763 million in economic and community development funding allocated to 10 competing regions, the Southern Tier received $65.4 million to help nearly 100 ...

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11 Dec
9

Chemung County Legislature votes in favor of legislative pay raises

Last night the Chemung County Legislature passed a resolution by a vote of 10-5 to increase legislative salaries by 3%. Legislators Rick Madl, Marty Chalk, Bill Fairchild, Peggy Woodard and Paul Collins all voted against it. During the meeting’s public ...

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06 Dec
14

Chemung County Update: The role of STEG, legislative salaries and the new medical school

Note: Going forward I will provide updates about what is happening in Chemung County government every Thursday and will add other posts throughout the week as pressing issues arise. I am in the process of updating the Chemung County Matters ...

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20 Nov
10

Chemung County budget update

I took last week off to spend time with my family after the election and am working hard to get back up to speed on many things that have transpired since November 5th. I intend to keep this blog going ...

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09 Nov
0

Chemung County introduces and the Town of Elmira finalizes 2019 budgets

Yesterday Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli invited the media, sitting legislators and the public to a presentation where he unveiled the county’s proposed 2019 budget. The proposed budget can be found here. In general, the budget and accompanying letter from ...

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21 Oct
5

Op-Ed submissions offer contrasting visions of our community’s future

Today’s Star Gazette featured two starkly different visions of Chemung County’s future. Unfortunately, the Star Gazette recently stopped publishing its Opinion page online, meaning that many residents have not had a chance to read them. One piece, co-authored by me ...

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