Issues: Racing

Senator Martins Visits Belmont as the Community Gears Up For the Belmont Stakes

State Senator Jack M. Martins (R - Mineola), a supporter of New York's horsemen and of economic investment and revitalization at Belmont Park, made a visit to the racetrack Saturday. Senator Martins was on hand to watch the Belmont Stakes contenders as they trained over the main track, then took a tour of the backstretch. The tour featured programs funded by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, including Anna House, the backstretch childcare facility; the offices of the Backstretch Employee Service Team and the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America; and the Rafferty Memorial Library, home of the language lab and communication center for the backstretch workers.

June 6, 2012
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STATE SENATOR SAYS NYRA SHOULD WAIVE ATTORNEY/CLIENT PRIVILEGE THEY HOLD OVER FORMER INTEGRITY COUNSEL

Chairman of Senate Racing, Gaming, Wagering and Judiciary Committees Says NYRA should waive protections and release report   

May 25, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Room 510 LOB

May 22, 11:00 AM - 11:03 AM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Room 123 Cap

May 8, 9:30 AM - 9:34 AM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Room 509 LOB

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April 18, 9:30 AM - 9:35 AM
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Governor Cuomo in Syracuse to Discuss Budget

I was pleased to join Governor Cuomo in discussing budget accomplishments for Central New York. Click the link for more details.

File: 
Gov Cuomo CNY Budget Presentation.pdf

April 5, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Addresses 2012 State Budget In Video Message

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) speaks to the taxpayers and families of Western New York concerning the just enacted 2012 State Budget.

April 4, 2012
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State Passes Fiscally Responsible Budget That Respects Taxpayers

Budget Comes Early, Controls Spending and Holds The Line On Taxes

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan hailed the 2012 state budget today as lawmakers approved the spending plan ahead of the April 1st deadline, marking the second consecutive year New York State will enact an on-time budget.

“Passing a second on-time budget in as many years is indicative of the larger progress we’ve seen lately in Albany. Just as late budgets were once a symbol of dysfunction, on-time budgets are symbolic of continued progress,” the Senator said. “Even more important than passing an on-time budget, is that we passed a fiscally responsible budget that respects New York’s taxpayers and keeps the State moving forward.”

April 3, 2012
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Budget Update From State Senator David J. Valesky

The New York State Legislature has completed passage of an on-time budget for the second year in a row. Though it was another challenging budget, requiring the closure of a $3.5 billion deficit, we were able to balance the budget without tax increases or fiscal gimmickry. In addition, overall spending was reduced for the second straight year, the frist time this has happened in at least three decades. 

Some highlights include:

March 30, 2012
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Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on 2012-13 State Budget

Governor Cuomo released the following announcement on March 27, 2012:

The Budget continues the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks, limits spending growth to two percent or below for the second year in a row, and launches the New York Works Task Force to invest billions of dollars to rebuild the state's roads, bridges, parks, and other infrastructure and create tens of thousands of jobs.

March 29, 2012
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SENATE PASSES 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

Gallivan: “Senate Plan Cuts Taxes, Reforms Medicaid, Protects Seniors and Schools.”

The New York State Senate voted to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution, continuing its focus on state spending, job creation, and structural reform to government.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends less than the Executive Budget. The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

March 13, 2012
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Public Hearing: To examine the impact of proposed agency consolidations on the affected agencies, delivery of services, the State workforce, affected industries and businesses, and citizens

Senate Standing Committee Investigation and Government OperationsChair: Carl L. MarcellinoSenate Standing Committee on Civil Service And PensionsChair: Martin GoldenSenate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming And WageringChair: John J. BonacicJoint Public Hearing: To examine the impact of proposed agency consolidations on the affected agencies, delivery of services, the State workforce, affected industries and businesses, and citizensPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, NYTime: 1:00 P.M.Contact: Debbie Peck Kellerher (518) 455-2390ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 1, 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:15 AM, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Room 510 LOB

February 7, 9:15 AM - 9:18 AM
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January 23, 2012
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1/18/2012: Seneca Nation of Indians visit Senator Huntley

Pictured from left to right:Robert Odawi Porter, President & CEOTravis Jimerson, Tribal Councillor and Legislative SpecialistRichard Nephew, Tribal Councillor

January 18, 2012
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GRAND OPENING CEREMONY OF RESORTS WORLD CASINO, NYC AT THE AQUEDUCT RACETRACK

On Friday, October 28th, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended the Grand Opening Ceremony of Resorts World Casino, NYS at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica, N.Y. 

Pictured with Senator Bonacic is KT Lim, Chairman, Genting Malaysia Berhard and Michael Speller, President, Genting New York, LLC.

October 31, 2011
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON RESORTS WORLD OPENING AT AQUEDUCT

Queens, NY, October 18, 2011NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) released the following statement on the long-awaited opening of Resorts World New York at Aqueduct: 

October 18, 2011
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