Start-Up NY

Defending the Indefensible - START-UP NY

By Kieran Lalor, on Jul 14, 2016

New York State Director of Empire State Development Howard Zemsky’s defense of the indefensible START-UP NY program in yesterday’s Albany Times Union is so mendacious it needs to be refuted line-by-line.

Let’s begin with the headline, “Good time for business in New York.”

Lalor: 3 Huge Corp. Welfare Schemes Failing NY Taxpayers, Job Seekers, Small Businesses‏

By Kieran Lalor, on May 9, 2016

East Fishkill, NY - (5/3/16) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor slammed New York's film tax credit program as wasteful corporate welfare again today with the revelation in a report from Empire State Development that appears to state that the average hire under the program is paid only $4,449.76 while New York taxpayers subsidize an average of $2,921.71 for those jobs. The just released Empire State Development report covers numbers for the fourth quarter of 2015. The average amount paid was obtained by dividing $208,280,088.00 in credit eligible wages by 46,807 total hires.

Lalor: Cuomo's Advertising Smoke and Mirrors

By Kieran Lalor, on May 11, 2015

East Fishkill, NY) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) responded to today's state comptroller audit showing the $200 million New York spent on advertising economic development programs has produced "no tangible results" with criticism for Governor Cuomo wasting tax dollars on ads that amounted to little more than Cuomo campaign marketing.

Lalor Asks, "Where Are Cuomo's Start-Up NY's Jobs" Reiterates Call to Shut Down Start-Up

By Kieran Lalor, on Apr 6, 2015

East Fishkill, NY - (4/6/15) - After a report by Empire State Development revealed Governor Cuomo's signature economic development program, Start-Up NY, has created just 76 jobs<span style="col

Cuomo's START-UP NY Cronyism Exposed: Pay to Play with Cuomo and SUNY Albany

By Kieran Lalor, on Jul 15, 2014

Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) is charging SUNY Albany and Governor Cuomo with flagrant pay-to-play cronyism as part of the START-UP NY program. The school chose two major university donors, one of them a SUNY Albany Foundation board member, as the winners to host Cuomo's START-UP NY tax free zones.

Lalor Bill Would Repeal START-UP NY Which Just Went from Bad to Worse

By Kieran Lalor, on Aug 7, 2013

Fishkill, NY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) announced today that he will be introducing legislation to repeal Governor Andrew Cuomo's START-UP NY program.