Betty Little's Reports

AMBER Alert: America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response

The Amber Alert Plan is a voluntary partnership between TV and radio stations and law enforcement agencies to broadcast an urgent bulletin in child abduction cases.  Statistics show that a quick response is of the essence and one of the most crucial factors in finding a missing child.

You may have seen an Amber Alert on TV or heard one on the radio, but I wanted you to know that updates are also available via email and cell phone.  To register to receive updates please visit: http://amber.ny.gov/.

December 15, 2009
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Get The Facts On College Financial Aid

Financial aid helps pay college costs.  It comes from the federal government as Pell Grants, Work-Study, Perkins Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and the federal loan programs, including Stafford (student) and PLUS (parent) loans.New York State financial aid consists of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS), scholarships, and other special awards.Financial aid from colleges can be institutional grants, scholarships, work programs and loans.Applying for New York State and federal aid is FREE.  You

January 22, 2007
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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity Theft: Important Information to Protect You and Your Family Dear New Yorker:Identity theft, the fastest growing white-collar crime in the nation, is a felony in New York State thanks to a law passed in 2002. Those who commit the crime of identity theft can be sentenced to up to seven years in prison. The measure also makes identity theft victims eligible for restitution and gives them the right to sue in civil court for damages done to their credit ratings. This past session, I was pleased to support another measure to further combat identity theft.

February 17, 2006
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