Betty Little's Press releases

MINORITY/WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS CERTIFICATION FOCUS OF FORUM

        Minority and woman-owned businesses interested in learning how to become certified to do business with New York State are invited to attend a public forum in Lake Placid on Friday March 1.  The meeting is being co-hosted by Senator Betty Little, Empire State Development and the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation.

February 22, 2013
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Little reappointed chair of Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee

          State Senator Betty Little has been reappointed chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee for the 2013-14 legislative session, a position she has held the past two years.

January 25, 2013
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Statement on 2013-14 Executive Budget Proposal

            “Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget is much of what I expected with a continued focus on the economy and a commitment to not increase taxes.  The less than two percent spending increase reflects the fact that revenues are still weak.  The good news is the size of this year’s budget deficit is much more manageable than the previous two indicating that our current budget has been fiscally responsible.

January 23, 2013
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Statement by Senator Betty Little

“The vast majority of constituents who called and emailed my office did so in opposition to the proposed gun control measures.  I think we should have taken more time to consider the impact of the legislation on those who have been and would continue to be lawful in their ownership and use of firearms.

January 16, 2013
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Job creation, economic growth focus for Senator Little in 2013

The Senate and Assembly both reconvened yesterday, marking the start of the 2013-14 legislative session.  Later in the day, we attended Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State Address.

January 10, 2013
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Kingsbury Fire Department seeks storm relief donations

The Kingsbury Fire Department is collecting items to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Firefighters who have responded to devastated areas said the following items are needed: bottled water, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food, cat food, dog food, baby items such as baby food, clothing and diapers, garbage bags, blankets, construction gloves, shovels, bleach, and rakes.

November 7, 2012
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Senator Betty Little Receives Fort Ticonderoga’s “Outstanding Citizen” Award

(Ticonderoga, NY) New York State Senator Betty Little recently received Fort Ticonderoga’s “Outstanding Citizen” Award at the Fort’s annual Midsummer Gala on August 4. The award was presented to Senator Little by Peter S. Paine, Jr., Chairman of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. Senator Little was honored for her support to Fort Ticonderoga and overall advocacy for cultural affairs and tourism in the region and state.

August 13, 2012
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Governor Cuomo signs bills to allow procurement 'piggybacking', encourage micro hydro-electric generation

     Two bills sponsored by Senator Betty Little were signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, August 1.

August 2, 2012
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New law to protect waterways and natural habitat from invasive species

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to protect New York's waterways and natural habitat from the devastating environmental effects of invasive species.

July 26, 2012
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Legislation to reduce local government procurement costs approved by 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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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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