2017 Press Releases
Picente Statement on Potential Tenant for Marcy Nanosite County Executive Invites Global Tech Company Foxconn in for Visit
“I recently saw in national reports that global technology company Foxconn is interested in building a flat-panel display screen factory in the United States and is exploring the options that are available. Because we have a site ready to go in Marcy with a $600 million commitment from New York State behind it, I immediately contacted a Foxconn representative to invite them to visit the site, and an overview package has been sent by Mohawk Valley EDGE. My office will continue to be proactive in following every lead that presents itself and not just depend solely on the Sta
Change included in governor’s executive budget
“This settlement agreement was reached by four parties after a long negotiation and for New York State and Madison County to now change that arrangement, without including the other two parties, is wrong. I believe what is outlined in Governor Cuomo’s budget is a breach of that agreement.”
Picente calls speech ‘State of Syracuse’; Oneida County absent
“I'm beyond disappointed to see the Governor veto such an important piece of unanimous bi-partisan legislation. Not only would this bill have provided for a fairer form of public justice, as outlined in the Hurrell-Harring court settlement, but would've brought, long sought after, true mandate relief. I'm also confused by the Governor's reasoning claiming this would transfer an obligation to state taxpayers to pay for this cost. Every county taxpayer is a state taxpayer.