SHAKEDOWN OF FUNDRAISING DOLLARS MUST STOP

NY POST Article Looks at Tactics to get Donations at Any Cost

(MARCH 24, 2010 -- DEPEW, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew), today released an initial report of the Senate  Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and Reform, that advances a sweeping set of policy recommendations that will empower localities to boost their own Medicaid fraud efforts,  more aggressively combat waste and the overutilization of services, and save taxpayers up to $500 million a year.

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SENATOR VOLKER RELEASES GOP MEDICAID TASK FORCE REPORT THAT TARGETS WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE

RECOMMENDATIONS COULD SAVE TAXPAYERS $500 MILLION

(March 17, 2010- DEPEW, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew), today released an initial report of the Senate  Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and Reform, that advances a sweeping set of policy recommendations that will empower localities to boost their own Medicaid fraud efforts,  more aggressively combat waste and the overutilization of services, and save taxpayers up to $500 million a year. 

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Senator Rubén Díaz to Chair Public Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2010Cathy Bern-Smith, Policy Director: (518) 455-2511

Senator Rubén Díaz to Chair Public Hearing on theReauthorization of the Older Americans Act

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HOLD ON TO YOUR WALLETS NEW YORKERS

(April 8, 2010) -  Democrats in Albany are getting ready to once again sock New York taxpayers with more than $8.2 billion in tax increases on individuals, families, businesses and consumers. The tax hikes are being brought to you by the same groups that successfully fought for $8.5 billion in tax increases last year to pay for more government spending.

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HOLD ON TO YOUR WALLETS NEW YORKERS

Release State Funds - Get Construction Jobs Moving

ONEONTA, 04/08/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) says the late state budget is now jeopardizing thousands of jobs and putting public safety at risk.

“The lack of urgency shown by some in Albany to set to work on a state budget is now sending individuals to the unemployment line,” said Senator Seward.  “We need to start public conference committees immediately and complete a state budget to avoid a total state shut down.”

Along with pressing for ramped up budget work, Senator Seward is also calling on the governor to reverse his recent decision to suspend payments for ongoing state-funded capital construction projects until a new state budget is in place.   

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Third Avenue Survey

The Merchants of Third Avenue Civic Improvement Association, a non-profit serving the Third Avenue retail corridor for over 30 years is conducting a study, an in-depth survey of local residents that will help:

· Understand the buying habits and desires of the community;

· Gain insight from local consumers to improve business practices, products and promotions;

· Communicate with the community about events, new store openings and special offers;

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Do you agree with the following statement: This year's state budget should include "No New Taxes."

Strongly Agree

84% (99 votes)

Agree

10% (12 votes)

Disagree

6% (7 votes)

Total votes: 118

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