Betty Little's Press releases

Little, Rosenthal Introduce Legislation to Keep Hotel Workers Safer


Assemblymember Rosenthal and Senator Betty Little Introduce Legislation to Require Hotels to Provide Comprehensive Sexual Harassment Awareness Training

June 7, 2011
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Kate Miller of Queensbury a NYS Senate Woman of Distinction

Recognized for efforts to raise awareness of prescription drug side effects

May 31, 2011
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Winter Olympic's Heritage and Future Discussed in Albany

 

Olympians and USOC Visit Capitol to Tout Heritage and Future

May 16, 2011
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Senator Little Recipient of Mary G. Roebling Award

Senator Little Recipient of Mary G. Roebling Award

Recognized for advocacy on behalf of military personnel and families

May 3, 2011
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Ski Safety Bill Advances in Senate

            Legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little to improve skiing safety was advanced by the  Senate Judiciary Committee today.

April 12, 2011
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Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 1, 2011
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Senator Little statement regarding 2011-12 budget adoption

            “The governor presented a budget in February with the clear expectation that the Legislature would work within his framework and complete the work by the April 1 deadline. Through negotiations and the budget subconference committee process, we reached an agreement with the Assembly and governor that includes some changes that are important to many of the groups and individuals I’ve heard from during the past two months.

March 30, 2011
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Senate Approves Legislation for Saranac Lake Water Project

SENATE OKs SARANAC LAKE PLAN TO ALIENATE PARKLAND FOR WATER PROJECT

March 23, 2011
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Lake Placid Ironman Bill Clears Senate and Assembly

LAKE PLACID IRONMAN BILL HEADED TO GOVERNOR

            The State Senate today approved legislation that authorizes out-of-state health care professionals to provide services for athletes competing in the Lake Placid Ironman event.

March 21, 2011
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Little: Senate, Assembly Propose Budget Amendments, Announce Conference Committees

LITTLE: SENATE, ASSEMBLY PROPOSE BUDGET AMENDMENTS

            The State Legislature took two steps this week toward completion of a budget that is due  April 1, the start of the new fiscal year.

March 16, 2011
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Wiawaka founder, Mary Wiltsie Fuller, honored in Albany exhibit

NEW YORK STATE SENATE CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Wiawaka founder, Mary Wiltsie Fuller, honored in Albany exhibit

March 11, 2011
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Little: Governor's mandate team releases first report

GOVERNOR’S MANDATE TEAM RELEASES FIRST REPORT

A mandate relief redesign team formed in January by Governor Andrew Cuomo to examine and make recommendations to reduce the burden of unfunded mandates on local governments and schools issued its first report yesterday.

March 2, 2011
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LITTLE ON TEAM TO PROMOTE MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS

 

LITTLE ON GOVERNOR’S TEAM TO PROMOTE MINORITY- AND

February 18, 2011
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Little invites tourism ideas over breakfast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CONTACT: Dan Mac Entee, (518) 455-2811

January 26, 2011
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Little votes for jobs plan, spending and taxing controls

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CONTACT: Dan Mac Entee, (518) 455-2811

January 19, 2011
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Little to chair Senate Tourism Committee

State Senator Betty Little today announced that she will serve as Chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee.  Little added a new assignment this year as a member of the Senate Finance Committee and she will continue serving on the Local Government Committee, which she had chaired for a number of years.

January 11, 2011
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Senator Little Named to Governor's Mandate Relief Team

State Senator Dean G. Skelos today designated Senator Betty Little to serve on Governor Andrew Cuomo's "Mandate Relief Redesign Team."  The team will look to reduce the costly burden of unfunded mandates on local governments and school districts.

Senator Little said:

January 7, 2011
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SENATOR LITTLE REACTS TO STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Statement by Senator Betty Little -- Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"I agree with many of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ideas outlined to build toward a better future of responsible government spending and cultivate an economic climate that attracts investment, rewards success and encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.

"If we aren’t optimistic about the future, the fortitude to make the tough decisions will be lacking. There’s no question that closing the $10 billion deficit will require significant cuts to services and programs. Difficult choices have to be made, but they can and should be smart choices. The divisiveness of hyper-partisan politics has to end and be replaced with a constructive dialogue that leads to sensible policy decisions.

January 6, 2011
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AMC HOLDS OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW TUPPER LAKE SERVICES

New Health Center, Renovated Resident Wing, Dialysis Center, And New Physical Rehabilitation Services Featured

SARANAC LAKE – The public was invited to an Open House ceremony for a first-hand look at the improvements and new services Adirondack Medical Center has brought to the community of Tupper Lake and beyond.

In addition to a newly constructed health center and renovated residential space at its skilled nursing facility, AMC now offers dialysis treatment at AMC-Mercy, one of only a few long-term care facilities in the state to offer the life-saving treatment.

August 31, 2010
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Senator Little ranked #1 by pro-taxpayer group Unshackle Upstate

ALBANY, NY - Unshackle Upstate today released its legislative scorecards for the 2009-10 session. The scorecards, available at www.unshackleupstate.com/scorecard-new/ comprehensively identify which legislators acted in the best interests of New York's taxpayers and job creators and which ones failed to do so.

August 30, 2010
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