Betty Little's Press releases

Senator Betty Little, Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart Cohost Broadband Summit

Broadband Summit Held in Lake Placid

Cohosted by New York State CIO and State Senator Betty Little

ALBANY, NY (05/25/2010)(readMedia)-- On Friday, May 21, 2010, Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, New York State Chief Information Officer and Director of the New York State Office for Technology and New York State Senator Betty Little co-hosted a Broadband Summit to talk about closing the North Country digital divide.

May 27, 2010
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Aeon Nexus Cuts Ribbon on New Glens Falls Headquarters

Renovated historic building new home to growing provider of finance and procurement solutions

 

     Glens Falls, NY – Joined by a host of local business leaders and elected officials, Aeon Nexus today cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in downtown Glens Falls. Aeon Nexus a leading finance and procurement solutions information technology company is relocating from Washington DC and rapidly expanding operations looking to add over a dozen information technology professionals at its new location.

May 14, 2010
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Little: Strengthen New York's Anti-bullying Laws

     State Senator Betty Little joined several of her Senate Republican colleagues at a news conference in Albany today to urge action on a package of bills they have introduced to address the growing problem of bullying.

May 6, 2010
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Broadband Summit May 21 in Lake Placid

   State Senator Betty Little and Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, New York State Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office for Technology, will co-host a broadband summit to talk about closing the North Country digital divide.

   The public event will be held Friday, May 21, 1 to 4 pm at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.  The goal of the program is to provide up-to-date information about existing broadband service, broadband construction projects underway, and future plans to develop broadband throughout the Adirondacks.

May 6, 2010
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LITTLE: SENATE APPROVES TEMPORARY LIQUOR LICENSE BILL

 The State Senate today approved legislation cosponsored by Senator Betty Little that would create a temporary liquor retail permit system to address the sometimes lengthy and costly process of obtaining a liquor license.

  “Some of the most frustrated people I have spoken with are those who have poured their life’s savings and untold hours of work into opening a restaurant only to see months and months go by waiting for their liquor license to be approved,” said Senator Little.

April 28, 2010
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Little: Review State Statutes Affecting Local Governments

The Senate Local Government Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require a state commission to review thousands of state statutes affecting local governments.

April 19, 2010
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LITTLE: REVIEW STATE STATUTES AFFECTING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 

 The Senate Local Government Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require a state commission to review thousands of state statutes affecting local governments.  

April 14, 2010
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Little, McDonald, Jordan and Golden Push Expedited, Open VLT Selection Process

SENATORS GOLDEN, MCDONALD, LITTLE JOIN ASSEMBLYMAN JORDAN TO CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO SELECT AQUEDUCT VLT VENDOR

April 13, 2010
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LITTLE: MEDICAID REFORM NEEDED TO ADDRESS BUDGET CRISIS

LITTLE: MEDICAID REFORM NEEDED TO ADDRESS BUDGET CRISIS

March 17, 2010
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LITTLE TO SERVE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE

LITTLE TO SERVE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE

 Senator Betty Little today announced she will serve on a 12-member, bipartisan senate task force to examine ways to eliminate government waste and address state agency administrative inefficiencies.  The task force will conduct a statewide investigation into state spending practices.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Little discusses a Senate Republican proposal to boost new job creation

LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS JOIN STATE SENATORS TO DISCUSS JOB CREATION PLAN DESIGNED TO HELP WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY

February 24, 2010
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SEN. LITTLE INVITES ‘IT’S YOUR MONEY’ ONLINE PETITION SUPPORT

Senate effort underway to prevent unfair withholding of state income tax refunds

   State Senator Betty Little is inviting local residents to visit her web site and register their support for legislation that would prevent the implementation of an unfair  plan to withhold state income tax refunds.

   Governor David Paterson floated the proposal last week, citing low state revenue receipts.  Little and her Senate Republican colleagues are taking steps to prevent the ill-conceived plan from moving forward.

February 24, 2010
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State Senate Passes Bill to Expand Renewable Energy Program

The State Senate today approved legislation (S.6700) to promote the expanded use of non-residential solar and wind electric generating systems.  Senator Betty Little cosponsored the measure which amends the current “net metering” law to remove obstacles that have limited the participation of non-residential customers, including businesses, schools, municipalities and non-profits.

February 22, 2010
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Senator Little Pushes Job Growth Plan

Would provide tax credits for new jobs created

  A job-growth plan proposed today by Senator Betty Little and her Republican Senate colleagues would provide a new tax credit, averaging between $2,500 and $5,000, for every new job created by businesses throughout the state.

January 26, 2010
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Reaction to State Comptroller DiNapoli’s Audit of Bridges

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BETTY LITTLE

     “Anyone in Albany who has a doubt about the importance of making bridge repair a priority this year should visit the businesses and families affected by the closure in Crown Point.  Or try adding a self-imposed two hour detour to their daily commute for a week or two to get a glimpse of what it means to lose something as vital as a bridge in their community.  

January 12, 2010
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North Country reps like governor’s State of the State speech

By NATHAN BROWN and CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Staff Writers POSTED: January 7, 2010  

Three of the North Country's Republican representatives in Albany offered general praise for Democratic Gov. David Paterson's State of the State speech, with one saying it provides "a glimmer of hope."

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January 8, 2010
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Schumer hits South Street

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:10 pm

GLENS FALLS -- Downtown revitalization takes "a whole lot of steps," said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

"To rebuild a downtown and rebuild a community, you don't just do one thing," he said. "You do one thing and then you build on that, and then do the next and build on that, and then do the next and build on that."

January 8, 2010
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Senator Little Outlines 2010 Legislative Priorities

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BETTY LITTLE

“There are several clear priorities for this year’s legislative session.

January 6, 2010
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FAQ -- What happens to all of the Lottery Revenue?

I am frequently asked how much does the New York State Lottery contributesto state education funding. 

Below is a simple breakdown of school funding statewide and the Lottery's impact.

Where Do Schools Get Their Money?

Local Taxes:     46 percent ($22.92 billion)

State Sources:     39 percent ($19.23 billion)(other than NYS Lottery)

NYS Lottery:     5 percent ($2.36 billion)

December 14, 2009
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In My Opinion -- Hold off on Adirondack land purchases until further review

Op-ed by Senator Betty LittleTuesday, November 24, 2009

November 30, 2009
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