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Grisanti Votes to Restore Funding

Grisanti Votes to Restore Funding

Breaking Budget News as of 3/31/11, 10:50pm

According to a Statement from Senator Markl Grisanti, New York State 60th District

"Senator Grisanti has voted to restore education funding to the "4201" schools, Roswell cancer institution and the EPIC program.

Congressman Higgins Meets with U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Discuss Peace Bridge

Congressman Higgins Meets with U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Discuss Peace Bridge

On Wednesday, March 30 Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees, met with United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to discuss the Peace Bridge project in Western New York. 

Congressman Higgins released the following statement detailing the meeting:

“Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit with Transportation Secretary LaHood and share with him directly how critically important the Peace Bridge is to integrating Western New York’s economy with booming Southern Ontario, relaying the essential link this project provides to jobs and growth at our educational, cultural, sports, airports, medical and retail destinations.   

“There is a new level of commitment from the federal government never before seen on the Peace Bridge project.  Secretary LaHood, his staff and the Administration are informed and engaged with a clear understanding of how important this project is for

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

 

by Susan Marie and Hind Houas

 

Ben Gardane is a town in southeast Tunisia, close to the Libyan border, Ras El Jedire.  In 2011, during The Libyan Uprising, two entities became government of Libya. Muammar Gaddafi controlling Tripoli and Western Libya and Mustafa Abdul Jalail in Benghazi, controlling Eastern Libya.  Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa and 17th largest in the world.  Libya is one of the world's 10 richest oil-producing countries.

Higgins Presses for Multiple Staffing at Major Airport Air Traffic Control Towers

Higgins Presses for Multiple Staffing at Major Airport Air Traffic Control Towers

Congressman Hopes Review Provides Controllers Needed Support and Passengers Peace of Mind

In a letter to the U.S.

Fire Service Leaders Discuss Legislative Topics at E.C. Fire Training Academy

Legislative Outreach Meeting Conducted by Firemen's Association of the State of NY and Erie County Volunteer Firemen’s Association to be held on Saturday, March 19th at 9 AM

Higgins Fighting to Make Historic Tax Credits User Friendly

 Higgins Fighting to Make Historic Tax Credits User Friendly

Congressman Says Changes Would Fuel Economic Growth

Western New York is home to magnificent historic treasures but Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) says the antiquated interpretation of National Park Service regulations are creating barriers for developers looking to invest in and rehabilitate local landmarks.

“The purpose of Historic Tax Credits is to encourage redevelopment and reuse of some of our most extraordinary structures but the outdated process is instead creating hurdles for the individuals trying to do just that,” said Congressman Higgins, Co-Chair of the Revitalizing Older Cities Task Force.  “I look forward to working with the National Park Service to facilitate changes that alleviate the current obstacles and allow for the rebirth of these sites and the economic and job growth that comes with it.”

Higgins Leads Effort to Restore Federal Security Funding to WNY

Higgins Leads Effort to Restore Federal Security Funding to WNY

Congressman Fights to Keep Millions for Buffalo Border Community and Other High-Risk Locations

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, is leading an effort to restore Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funding to the Buffalo area and similarly sized regions across the state and nation.  A bipartisan group of twenty-three Representatives have signed on to Congressman Higgins letter opposing an amendment, passed by the House, which would reduce UASI eligible cities from 64 high-risk urban areas to only 25.

“While smaller in population, Buffalo and other cities with unique risk features have been identified as high-threat areas and together with my colleagues we are fighting to make sure public safety is not abandoned in our communities,” said Congressman Higgins, who serves on the Border and Maritime Security and Counterterrorism and Intelligence subcommittees.