Bonacic: State's Excuse On Belleayre Reduction Is Nonsense

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope), a longtime advocate for Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, said he opposes the Department of Environmental Conservation’s recent plan to scale back development of the Ski Center.

Bonacic, whose actions have led to nearly $20 million in State investment in Belleayre in the past eight years, said the DEC is wrong to remove the trail development plans on the East side.

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News From Malcolm A. Smith

NY IN CHINA—A Delegation of New York State Legislators traveled to Beijing, China to attend the inaugural celebration of the New York in China Center launch party.  The Center’s mission is to offer support to small and medium-sized businesses expanding abroad. It will also work with New York businesses to identify opportunities to attract Chinese investments to fund economic development initiatives.

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Senator Farley Salute's Boulevard Elementary School's Tom Komp

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) met with Thomas Komp, Principal of Boulevard Elementary School in Gloversville, on April 29th when Mr. Komp toured the Capitol with several of his students. Senator Farley also congratulated Mr. Komp for being the School Administrators Association of New York State's Elementary Principal of the Year. Mr. Komp will receive the award during a dinner to be held at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs on May 9.

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Senator Montgomery Hosts "Brooklyn Elected Officials" On BCAT

On a recent edition of "Brooklyn Elected Officials," which airs on BCAT, Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) discusses the delivery of healthcare services to youth with Dr. Terry Jan Blackett-Bonnett, MD. Dr. Bonnett is the Medical Director at Berean Community and Family Life Center, located in the Weeksville/Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. 

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Who Will Decide? Honoring Your Health Care Choices

Who will make your health care decisions should you become unable to do so? It’s estimated that four out of five Americans do not have any written health care directives to help their families make medical decisions for them if they become incapacitated.New York's Health Care Proxy Law protects you and your family by ensuring that your wishes are carried out. The law allows you to appoint someone you trust (your "agent" or "proxy") to make health care decisions for you.

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Senator Saland Secures Funding For The Village Of Wappingers Falls

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced he has secured funding in the 2008-2009 State Budget for the Village of Wappingers Falls for a sewer jet and infrastructure improvements for Mill Street.

The Village’s sewer catchment mains, most of which were constructed in 1914, have deteriorated and require increasing attention each year. The existing 25 year old sewer jet is no longer adequate to repeatedly clear collapsed lines, causing the Village to contract out the service. The $50,000 cost of a sewer jet will more than pay for itself after just a few uses.

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Senator Volker Fights For Lower Gas Prices

Urges suspension of State sales tax on gasoline, greater emphasis on renewable energy sources to decrease reliance on foreign oil

(DEPEW, N.Y.) With gasoline prices now approaching $4 per gallon putting a strain on New York’s hardworking families and small businesses, Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I) today announced that the Senate will act on legislation to provide much needed relief at the gas pump by suspending New York State’s gasoline taxes during the summer travel season.

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Sen. Aubertine Urges Dec To Open Truck Trails To Atvs

safe, well-maintained trails bring in $35 million annually Local ATV leadership must help mitigate environmental concerns

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Senate Approves Fuschillo Bill For Installation Of Cameras At High Risk Intersections In Nassau County To Help Improve Traffic Safety

    State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the Senate has approved legislation that he sponsors that would permit the installation of 50 “red-light” cameras at “high-risk” intersections throughout Nassau County in an effort to improve traffic safety.  The cameras would take digital images of the license plates of vehicles running red lights.  The County would then mail a fine of up to $50 to the cars’ registered owners whenever a camera captures a violation.

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