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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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State Budget Paves Way For Local Roads

ALBANY, 04/02/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that crucial funding to support local highway improvements is included in the 2015-16 state budget.  

“Local roads, bridges, and culverts are the backbone of our state’s infrastructure,” said Senator Seward.  “County and town highway superintendents from throughout my district joined me in Albany last month at a rally calling for an increase in funding for our local roads and bridges – and their voices were heard.”

The 2015-16 state budget makes a record investment of $488 million to support local highway, road, and bridge repair projects including $438 million in Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs) funding. 

April 2, 2015
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BUDGET DELIVERS $2.5 MILLION IN EXTRA LOCAL ROAD AID TO CNY, NNY

Boost in ‘CHIPs’ Funds to Help With Much-Needed Repair, Rebuilding After Long Winter

April 2, 2015
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Statement from Senator Catharine Young

"Homeowners and employers desperately need meaningful property tax relief.  In order for a half percent increase in the county’s sales tax to have a chance of passing in the state Senate, there would have to be a mandatory county property tax cut written into the bill language.  I am exploring the concept of putting into law a required three percent property tax levy decrease, which translates into a $2 million dollar property tax cut for the people of Chautauqua County.  By making the property tax burden lighter, we can grow jobs and the economy, while giving people savings that will help their family budgets."

March 27, 2015
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Your Voice With Senator Ortt

During this segment of Your Voice, Senator Ortt talks about medical marijuana, sex trafficking, mental health, and Fort Drum Day.

March 24, 2015
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Senator Panepinto’s Green Home Tax Exemption Bill Unanimously Passes Local Government Committee

Panepinto’s homeowner tax relief legislation incentivizes critical growth in Erie County’s recovering housing market 

ALBANY, N.Y. – Today, Senator Marc Panepinto advocated for his tax relief legislation (S.3644) before the Senate Committee on Local Government on which he is the Ranking Member. After its unanimous passage, he released the following statement:

“As the Ranking Member of the Local Government Committee, I am proud that my first piece of legislation passed addresses environmental responsibility and the crushing burden that is our property tax climate. By authorizing a green home tax exemption in upwards of 35%, the State not only encourages the use of renewable energy and resources but delivers on incentivizing much needed growth in Erie County’s recovering housing market. I hope that the full Senate will consider the passage of this critical legislation.”

March 17, 2015
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Highway Superintendents Rally For Funding In Albany

I would like to thank the Orange County Highway Superintendents Association for coming up to Albany in support of increased CHIPS and infrastructure funding.  

March 4, 2015
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Kennedy & Panepinto Say WNY Roads Are Crumbling, More Funding Needed

Senators: Extra $200 Million for CHIPs Would Only Be a “Chip” Out of $5 Billion Surplus

47% of Local Roads in NYS In Need of Rehabilitation 

February 18, 2015
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Letter To The Governmental Accountability Standards Board on Tax Abatement Disclosures

Senator Krueger and Senator Perkins sent a letter to the Governmental Accountability Standards Board (GASB) expressing support for the development of requirements for disclosing information about tax abatements offered by state and local government.

 

 

February 11, 2015
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RITCHIE DELIVERS $50,000 FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TOWN OF NEW HAVEN

Funding Will Help Cover Cost of Paving Lot Surrounding Town Offices, Highway Department 

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $50,000 to help improve infrastructure in the Town of New Haven. 

According to officials, capital funding secured by Senator Ritchie will be utilized to pave a currently unpaved parking lot that surrounds the Town Offices and the Town Highway Department.

“New Haven’s Town Offices and Town Highway Department are used on a daily basis by local residents and employees,” said Senator Ritchie. “By paving the parking lot surrounding these facilities, we can help make travel easier—especially during the winter months,” said Senator Ritchie.

January 14, 2015
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RITCHIE SECURES $50,000 TO ASSIST TOWN OF MACOMB WITH INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES

Funding to Allow for Installation of New Furnace, Insulation at Town Garage 

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $50,000 to help the town of Macomb cover costs associated with necessary upgrades at the town garage.

According to officials, capital funding secured by Senator Ritchie will be used to purchase a new furnace and to install insulation.

“The town of Macomb uses its garage on a daily basis for everything from meetings to community events,” said Senator Ritchie. “I’m pleased to provide this funding, which will help to ensure it remains in top condition for those who utilize it each and every day.”

January 14, 2015
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Visiting Sullivan County for Liberty Elks Pancake Breakfast, 1/11/15

With the Senator is Dick Martinkovic and his wife Janet.  Sitting in front is (l to r) Tom Hasbrouck, Otto Bressler and Albert Henry.

January 13, 2015
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Senator Bonacic At Liberty Elks Breakfast, January 11, 2015

Senator Bonacic attended the pancake breakfast hosted by the Liberty Elks on Sunday, January 11, 2015.  "The Elks' members volunteer so much of their time to help their community, and I was glad to be able to express my thanks."

January 13, 2015
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The Daily News: Gallivan outlines Wyoming issues in supervisors' talk

Posted: Monday, January 5, 2015 3:03 am

January 5, 2015
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Barnard Crossing Branch Library Relocation

I was pleased to join officials from the Town of Greece to help open the newly relocated Barnard Crossing Branch Library. Now located at 2808 Dewey Avenue, this new facility will be more cost-friendly to the town while providing the same great services and amenities to library patrons. 

Click here to see more pictures from the new library!

November 24, 2014
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Middletown Elks Presents Their "Famous Pancake Breakfast" - November 2, 2014

Senator Bonacic visits with the Middletown Elks for their annual "Famous Pancake Breakfast" which this year will benefit the Inspire organization. "This is an admirable example of one great organization helping another," said the Senator.

November 3, 2014
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN SECURES $100,000 FOR THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD

Funding To Build A New Community Center

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that he has secured $100,000 to assist the Town of Crawford in building a new community center.  The funding for this grant is through the New York State and Municipal Facilities Program.  

October 28, 2014
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At the Woodridge Kiwanis and Fallsburg High School Key Club Pancake Breakfast

Senator Bonacic attended the Woodridge Kiwanis and Fallsburg High School Key Club for their breakfast held at the Woodridge Valley Hall.  "We are so fortunate to have these dedicated volunteers who not only donate their time to the community, but who also serve up a great breakfast," said the Senator.  

 

October 28, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Rosendale

Monies to go towards the move of the Town Hall offices to the Rondout Municipal Center

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Town of Rosendale has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

October 24, 2014
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