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For Immediate Release

Contact: Drew Mangione

**MEDIA ADVISORY**
Sen. Aubertine to Meet with School Officials,
Business & Economic Development Leaders
WATERTOWN (February 17, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J.
Aubertine today announced a pair of forums to be hosted at Who: State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine,
Jefferson Community College as a means to incorporate local local school officials
voices into the deliberations on the 2010-11 State Budget. When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday,
“There is no shortage of difficult decisions to be made in this February 18, 2010
year’s budget,” Sen. Aubertine said. “That’s why it is critical we What: Forum with Oswego, Jefferson
continue to have an open dialogue locally. The issues, concerns & St. Lawrence County School
and, most importantly, the ideas gathered in these forums will be Superintendents
used by me and the New York State Senate to ensure that we Where: Jefferson Community College,
address our budget crisis while also meeting the needs of our
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children and job creation.”
On Thursday, the Senator will meet with school superintendents, Who: State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine,
administrators and board members from throughout the 48th
Sen. William T. Stachowski,
Senate District from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in JCC’s Jules Center Room
6-218. businesses, economic
development officials
On Friday, Sen. Aubertine will be joined by Sen. William T.
Stachowski, chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, When: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday,
Economic Development and Small Business, for a roundtable February 19, 2010
discussion with businesses and economic development officials What: Jobs Roundtable to discuss
throughout the region from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., also in JCC’s Regional Business and
Jules Center Room 6-218. Similar forums will be held tomorrow Economic Development
morning in Buffalo and Friday morning in Syracuse. interests
“The most pressing need for our state is job creation and job Where: Jefferson Community College,
retention, especially Upstate, where despite decades of decline Jules Center Room 6-218
new opportunities are on the horizon,” said Sen. Aubertine, chair
of the Senate Upstate Caucus. “By bringing the economic
development and business communities together now, their input will be used to shape policy and a budget that
promotes jobs and economic growth, while also laying the foundation for a sustainable, long-term recovery.”
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