SENATOR MAZIARZ AGREES WITH BUDWEY: SODA TAX IS “INSANE!”

Frank Budwey, the owner of Budwey’s Supermarkets in North Tonawanda, Kenmore, and Newfane, is featured in a new “New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes” television ad railing against the Governor’s proposed “soda tax.”

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Senator McDonald Holds Public Hearing on the New York State Budget

Ballston Spa- March 9, 2010 – Senator Roy McDonald was joined by New York State Senate Finance Staff, Chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Bill Peck, Ballston Spa Superintendent Joseph Dragone, and Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Pr

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Budget Newsletter

SENATOR SALAND ANNOUNCES LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION GRANTS

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) announces five area libraries have been awarded Public Library Construction Grants.  The grants are supported by a $14 million capital  fund appropriation in the 2009 State Budget.  In recognition of the lack of funding available for libraries’ construction

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In Harlem, Epicenter for Charter Schools, a Senator Wars Against Them

By JENNIFER MEDINAPublished: March 6, 2010

When hundreds of parents went to Albany last month to rally for charter schools, they were greeted by a parade of politicians offering encouragement and promises...

...Mr. Perkins recently announced plans to hold public hearings on charter schools, to examine, among other things, the sources of their financing and “how much profit there is in not-for-profit” schools....

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