Betty Little's Press releases

Legislation to reduce local government procurement costs passes Legislature

In order to provide much-needed financial relief to local governments, Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D-Theresa) and Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury) announced the passage of legislation they sponsored that would allow municipalities and districts to contract for goods and services together with any other federal, state or local government agency (A.8034-C/S.5525-C).

June 22, 2012
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NYCO land exchange amendment wins first passage

            The State Assembly late Wednesday approved first passage of a resolution to amend the New York State Constitution and allow for a land exchange that will help NYCO Mineral, Inc. continue its wollastonite mining operation in Essex County.  The Senate passed the resolution Tuesday.

June 22, 2012
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Legislature approves first passage of Township 40 constitutional amendment

            A proposed state constitutional amendment that would settle a century-old title dispute in the Adirondacks won passage in the State Assembly late Wednesday following Senate passage Tuesday, according to sponsors Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. 

June 22, 2012
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Senate approves legislation to combat invasive species

     The State Senate today gave final legislative approval to a bill (S.6826a) sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would restrict the sale, possession and importation of invasive species in an effort to combat a growing environmental and costly problem throughout New York. 

June 19, 2012
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Jason and Sara Quartiers of Glens Falls honored and recognized as March of Dimes Ambassadors


Local Family Honored Through Joint Resolution


March of Dimes Continues the Fight for Healthy Babies in Albany


Albany, NY, May 23, 2012

– On Tuesday, May 22, both the New York State Senate and Assembly recognized March of Dimes Ambassadors Sara and Jason Quartiers for their volunteerism with a joint resolution. Inspired by their story, Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury) and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward (R-Willsboro) led the charge in their respective houses. The resolution read, in part:

May 23, 2012
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Kay Tomasi Recognized as Woman of Distinction

       Kay Tomasi, an historic preservationist and published author, was honored in Albany on Tuesday, May 15 as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.  Nominated by Senator Betty Little, Mrs. Tomasi was recognized for channeling her life-long love of history into community service that has enriched the lives of others and will benefit future generations.

May 16, 2012
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NY Works Task Force appointed to coordinate and accelerate infrastructure projects, spur job growth

GOVERNOR CUOMO AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS APPOINT MEMBERS OF NY WORKS TASK FORCEUp to $750 Million Will Be Available Through Second Round of Regional Economic Development CouncilsDozens More Transportation and Parks Projects Open for BiddingGovernor Andrew M.

May 3, 2012
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Celebrate our parks and historic sites -- Saturday, May 5

GOVERNOR CUOMO INVITES NEW YORKERS TO VOLUNTEER AT STATE PARKS AS PART OF FIRST "I LOVE MY PARK DAY" THIS SATURDAYRegistration Now Open for Volunteer Projects at Over 35 state parks and historic sites

May 2, 2012
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Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Synthetic Marijuana

SENATE PASSES BILL TO CRIMINALIZE SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

May 1, 2012
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Senator Little Cosponsors Senior Health Care and Awareness Day -- Saturday, April 28, 10 am to 2pm in Queensbury

The free event is being held Saturday, April 28 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Queensbury Activity Center located at 742 Bay Road. 

The main entrance to the Activity Center is located on the backside of the Activity Center. When you arrive at 742 Bay Road, please make sure you pull behind the main Town Hall building and proceed to the far left, up an incline; this is the main entrance for the Activity Center.

April 20, 2012
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Senate passes bill to provide search and rescue training for volunteers helping forest rangers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that allows for the creation of a training program for volunteers interested in assisting the search and rescue operations of state forest rangers. The bill (S.553), sponsored by Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury), will enhance the safety of volunteers and the public during search and rescue operations in the Adirondacks, Catskills and other forested communities across the state.

April 19, 2012
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Bill would expand remote net metering to include micro-hydroelectric

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would extend remote net metering benefits to include micro-hydroelectric generation.

Remote net metering is currently allowed for wind, solar and digester technologies used by non-residential customers, including farms.

The bill (S.6670) would allow farm operations, customers with land in agricultural production, or non-residential customers to apply credit received for power delivered to the grid to any of the customer's meters rather than only to a single, directly connected meter as long as the meters are located on the customer’s property within the same utility territory.

April 19, 2012
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Statement by Senator Betty Little -- Budget Approved

            “It’s good to complete a budget on-time for a second consecutive year and also do so in daylight.  The new budget continues to reorient New York State government, putting it on a much more sustainable financial trajectory.  The budget does not increase taxes, restrains spending and focuses on the issue important to most New Yorkers – job creation.  Although the economy is steadily improving,

March 30, 2012
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Bombardier Transportation lands major order

Press-Republican

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012
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Senator Betty Little Joins Governor Cuomo To Announce $600 Million MTA Investment in Upstate Manufacturing

MTA Chooses Bombardier for $600 Million Order for 300 Subway Cars, More Than 500 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Jobs Maintained or Created

March 28, 2012
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Senate passes budget resolution that focuses on job growth

“Progress is continuing toward adoption of a new state budget due at the end of this month.  Today’s passage of budget resolutions by the Senate and Assembly moves us closer to agreement with the governor on a new fiscal plan.  The conference committee process can now begin and differences between the various proposals discussed and worked through in the next few weeks.

March 12, 2012
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Senate OKs Town Speed Limit Mandate Relief Legislation

The State Senate today approved legislation that would authorize towns to set speed limits within their own jurisdictions.  Current law requires most towns to petition the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) to do so but exempt villages, cities and about 80 towns with large populations.

February 7, 2012
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Senate Approves 'Piggy-Back' Procurement Bill

               Legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would allow local governments to cooperatively purchase, or piggy-back, on contracts already approved for other government agencies was approved today with the full support of the State Senate.

January 31, 2012
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