ALBANY – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, has been appointed to the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, charged with improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases.
“As chair of the Insurance Committee and representative of an area where tick-borne illnesses continue to spread, Senator Seward brings a valuable perspective that will help increase public awareness and prevent Lyme disease,” said Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, who made the appointment.
ONEONTA – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, today joined community, labor and business leaders from across the state to announce the launch of New Yorkers for Affordable Energy, a coalition supporting access to natural gas for manufacturing, power production, transportation and home heating.
“As I talk with business owners and prospective employers, the high cost of energy is always a top concern. Job creators weigh this issue greatly when deciding whether or not to come here, stay here, or grow here” said the senator. “We need reliable, affordable, clean energy to meet the needs of our current businesses and prepare for expansion. Natural gas needs to be an option.”
Seward Named To Panel
To Seek Technology Jobs
ALBANY – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, has been named to the state Senate Select Committee on Technology and Innovation, aimed at creating jobs in the technology field.
“A recent U.S. Census report showed more than 190,000 people left New York State last year. We must create new opportunities here at home to stop that exodus and reverse that trend,” said Seward.
ONEONTA – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, is calling on Time Warner Cable/Charter Communications and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review a recent decision to remove WBNG-TV, the Binghamton TV station, from the Otsego County cable television lineup.
“Many families and individuals depend on local television news and programming and the loss of WBNG is a public safety concern as well as a quality of life issue,” said Senator Seward. “A number of constituents, particularly those who live in the southern portion of Otsego County, have contacted me with their concerns over this channel change. I am hopeful that switch will be reconsidered.”
ALBANY – State Sen. Jim Seward’s bill to provide tax credits to employer who hire people who graduate from drug court or similar programs is part of a package of 48 recommendations in a special report from the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction, his office announced today.
“A job is more than just a paycheck for someone in recovery. It is a symbol of self-worth and a validation that others have confidence in your abilities,” said the Milford Republican. “Employment is also a key incentive that will help motivate an addict to stay clean. By offering this tax credit, I am hopeful that more employers will show faith in individuals who have earned a second chance.”