Betty Little's Press releases

Little Announces Plattsburgh Office Relocation

     Senator Betty Little today announced her Plattsburgh office has moved from West Bay Plaza to the Clinton County Government Center. 

     The new office location and mailing address is 137 Margaret Street, Suite 100, Plattsburgh, New York 12901.  The phone number  is (518) 561-2430.

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March 17, 2009
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Statement Opposing Fun Tax

     “Governor Paterson has made the right decision by scrapping the $1.3 billion so-called ‘fun tax’,” said Senator Betty Little.  “Raising taxes on families and businesses would suppress economic activity at a time when billions of dollars are being pumped into our state to stimulate growth. 

March 11, 2009
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Area Lawmakers Announce Library Grants

     State lawmakers Senator Betty Little and Assemblymembers Janet Duprey, Tony Jordan and Teresa Sayward today announced a series of grants awarded to libraries throughout the North Country.

     The library construction grants are made available through a $14 million capital fund approved last year as part of the 2008-09 state budget.  More than 40 percent of the approximately 1,000 public library buildings throughout New York are over 60 years old.

March 2, 2009
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Little Announces Albany Office Move

     State Senator Betty Little has moved her Capital office.  The new location is Room 506 of the Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247.  The phone number (518) 455-2811 and fax (518) 426-6873 are unchanged.

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February 20, 2009
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Little, Senate GOP Colleagues Urge Budget Resubmission

Says federal stimulus will provide opportunity to eliminate tax hikes

     State Senator Betty Little today joined her Senate Republican colleagues to urge Governor David Paterson to resubmit his executive budget proposal saying the federal stimulus aid will provide an opportunity to eliminate the $6 billion in higher taxes and fees.

February 10, 2009
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Little: Deficit Reduction Plan Raises Health Care Taxes

     State Senator Betty Little voted against a deficit reduction plan approved yesterday by the Assembly and Senate, saying that lawmakers and the public were not given an adequate opportunity to consider the $1.6 billion spending reduction plan.

February 4, 2009
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Little: Job Creation Plan Must Be Budget Priority

     Citing the recent announcement of more than 78,000 American jobs lost in one day, State Senator Betty Little today said job-creation initiatives must be a cornerstone of this year’s state budget.

January 29, 2009
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Little Appointed to Senate Leadership Post

Will also serve as ranking Republican on Senate Local Government Committee

January 22, 2009
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Little: State land property tax payment proposal still alive

     State Senator Betty Little (R,C,I-Queensbury) today said she is disappointed the 2009-10 Executive Budget has not been amended to eliminate a proposal that would cap New York State’s payments of taxes on approximately 3 million acres of Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park. 

January 15, 2009
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Little opposes sale of wine in grocery stores

Writes governor with concern for smaller “mom and pop” liquor stores 

     State Senator Betty Little has written a letter to Governor David A. Paterson asking that his administration withdraw an executive budget proposal that would permit the sale of wine in grocery, convenience and drug stores.

     Little said she is concerned liquor stores in the North Country would lose a large percentage of their sales, forcing some to lay off employees or close.

January 14, 2009
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Little asks DEC Commissioner to rescind state land property tax cap proposal

     At an environmental budget hearing today in Albany, State Senator Betty Little asked Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Alexander “Pete” Grannis to rescind an executive budget proposal that would freeze state property tax payments on Forest Preserve Lands.

January 13, 2009
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Sen. Little Reacts to Gov's State of State: Property Tax Relief Must Be a Priority

Statement by Sen. Betty LittleReaction to Gov. David Paterson’s State of the State AddressWednesday, Jan. 7. 2009

"Governor Paterson’s State of the State address was a somber assessment of our financial condition but also an optimistic call for hope, courage and action. We face a tremendous challenge in having to overcome a $15 billion budget deficit over the next 16 months. The

January 7, 2009
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