Betty Little's Press releases

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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Senate OKs Bill For Removal of Disruptive Campground Guests

            The State Senate today approved legislation that would aid campgrounds wanting to remove disruptive guests.

January 30, 2012
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Mandate Relief Council Meets in Albany -- Statewide Public Hearings to be Launched

      The state’s Mandate Relief Council today held its first meeting in Albany and will soon embark on a series of statewide public hearings to discuss and solicit ideas and proposals to reduce mandated statutory and regulatory burdens on school districts and local governments.

January 26, 2012
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: APPLY FOR FLOOD RELIEF NOW

The ongoing effort to recover and rebuild from the destruction of Irene and Lee continues.  Partnering with Governor Cuomo, I was pleased to support the creation of the New York State Flood Assistance Program this past December.

January 25, 2012
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Executive Budget Reaction Statement by Senator Betty Little

            “The governor’s executive budget reflects New York’s economic recovery,” said Senator Betty Little.  “The financial picture is improving slowly, there’s reason to be optimistic but a need to budget cautiously.

January 18, 2012
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Senator Little reacts to Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

“We had a very productive legislative session last year.  The property tax levy cap, middle-class income tax cut, passage of an on-time budget while closing a $10 billion deficit, new low-cost power program for businesses -- all of these were possible because of a bipartisan and constructive approach.  The bickering was replaced by a willingness to listen, learn and compromise.  We focused on solutions and results were achieved.

January 4, 2012
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Economic Regional Council Award Recipients Announced

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BETTY LITTLE

     “Kudos to the North Country team!  Led by co-chairs Garry Douglas and Dr. Tony Collins, they presented a winning strategic vision for growing the North Country economy.

December 8, 2011
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Senate, Assembly, Governor agree on tax relief plan to spur economic growth

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BETTY LITTLE

     "The goal of this agreement approved tonight by the Legislature is to encourage economic activity and job growth. There are a lot of national and international economic factors beyond our control. We need to do what we can on the state level and the time to act is now, not putting off action until next year’s session or within the context of negotiating a state budget.

     "Cutting income taxes for the vast majority of New Yorkers, new incentives for businesses, accelerating infrastructure projects, providing aid for storm-ravaged communities: all of this is being done to move our economy forward rather than wait and see or simply hope the situation improves.

December 8, 2011
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TIME WARNER CABLE COMPLETES NETWORK EXPANSION IN SCHROON

Schenectady, NY - (November 3, 2011) –  Time Warner Cable, New York’s largest provider of cable and broadband services, today announced completion of new network construction in the Town of Schroon, NY, bringing its advanced video, digital phone and high speed broadband to hundreds of more homes in the Adirondacks.  Time Warner Cable extended its advanced hybrid fiber optic network nearly 9 miles along Adirondack Road (also known as East Shore Road) in Schroon, passing 214 homes.  The new network runs along Adirondack Road from Red Wing Road to Nesa Road, and includes a number of side

November 16, 2011
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Governor Cuomo and Governor Shumlin Announce Opening of Lake Champlain Bridge

New Bridge Reopens Vital Link Between New York and Vermont;

November 9, 2011
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AT&T OUTLINES NETWORK, COMMUNITY SUPPORT IN ADIRONDACK PARK

Eight New Cell Sites Activated as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment,

AT&T Contributes $5,000.00 to benefit Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Company

 

October 31, 2011
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Governor Approves Extension of Personal Watercraft Exemption

            Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation that extends an exemption for jet ski and personal watercraft renters from New York’s boater safety course requirement.

August 5, 2011
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Glens Falls to Host Special Olympics New York’s 2011/2012 Fall Games

Senator Betty Little, Post-Star Publisher Rick Emanuel are Honorary Chairs of Event

July 29, 2011
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Adirondack Community Housing Bill Moving in Legislature

     State Senator Betty Little said the Senate is expected to approve legislation today that would encourage affordable housing projects in the Adirondack Park.

June 20, 2011
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Senate OKs Legislation Allowing Towns to Set Speed Limits

            Legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would allow towns throughout New York State to establish their own speed limits was approved by the Senate today.

June 20, 2011
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