Betty Little's Press releases

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.

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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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Governor Paterson Signs "Jack Shea" Bill to Combat Drunken Driving

July 12, 2010

Governor David A. Paterson today signed legislation that will immediately permit certified nurse practioners and advance emergency medical technicians to draw blood without direct physician supervision from motorists who are suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

July 13, 2010
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Jack Shea Law Closing DWI Legal Loophole Wins Legislative Approval

Named in honor of 1932 Olympic Gold Medalist Jack Shea

 The Assembly today gave final legislative approval of legislation that would close a legal loophole in New York State’s DWI laws that has allowed drunk drivers to escape prosecution.  Assemblywomen Janet Duprey and Teresa Sayward and Senator Betty Little Little cosponsored the legislation, which has been a priority for the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York.

June 24, 2010
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Senate OKs Review of State Laws Affecting Local Governments

 The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval of legislation that would require a commission to review state statutes affecting local governments and provide recommendations to eliminate duplications.

 The bill, sponsored by Senator Betty Little, passed the Assembly in February.

June 18, 2010
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SENATE APPROVES LAKE PLACID IRONMAN BILL

 The state Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that will allow out-of-state health care professionals to provide services for athletes competing in next month’s Lake Placid Ironman event.

June 17, 2010
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Breaking ground for new Lake Champlain Bridge

ALBANY, NY (06/11/2010)(readMedia)-- New York State Governor David A. Paterson and Vermont Governor Jim Douglas today broke ground on a new Lake Champlain Bridge spanning the lake between Crown Point, New York, and Addison, Vermont. The governors were joined at the site of the approach to the former bridge by state and local elected officials, local business leaders and community members to officially kick-off the start of construction of the new bridge.

June 11, 2010
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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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