Senator Betty Little, chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee, addresses members of the Tourism Industry Coalition (TIC) during their lobby day in Albany on Tuesday, March 10. Tourism generates $7.7 billion in state and local taxes and ranks as the 4th largest employee in the state.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would authorize out-of-state health care professionals to provide services for athletes competing in the IRONMAN Lake Placid event was approved today by the State Senate.
Approximately 1,500 athletes compete in the event.
New York’s recently unveiled I LOVE NY mobile app was the highlight of a Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee meeting in Albany today.
Senator Betty Little, who chairs the committee, invited Empire State Development’s Division of Tourism Executive Director Gavin Landry to talk with committee members about the new app which helps users and visitors navigate through thousands of destinations, attractions and events.
State aid in support of libraries was the focus of a meeting with Senator Betty Little in Albany on Wednesday, February 25. With work continuing on the state budget, librarians and trustees representing the Southern Adirondack and Northern New York Library Systems made the case for increased aid, noting that library aid is currently $86.6 million annually, about $16 million short of what is required by New York State Education Law. According to a January 2015 Siena Poll, library usage is up 10 percent statewide
I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.This effort is designed to protect our local schools from harmful cuts in State education aid. This will not only ensure more resources for classroom instruction and quality programs, but will also help us to achieve our goal of ensuring an outstanding education for every child, in every school.
The Pember Library and Museum were established in Granville, NY, in 1909, by Franklin Tanner Pember and his wife Ellen Wood Pember. Both institutions continue to operate in the building designed and built for this purpose. The Pember Library is housed on the first floor of the marble structure and The Pember Museum of Natural History is located on the second floor
I had the pleasure of welcoming Quebec’s Minister of International Relations, the Honorable Christine St-Pierre, to my office in Plattsburgh on Thursday, January 29th. She was accompanied by the Delegate General Jean-Claude Lauzon. Earlier in the day, Minister St-Pierre was the featured guest at a gala luncheon sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh’s Institute on Quebec Studies and The Development Corporation.
The name of Constable Volunteer Firefighter Timothy “Benny” Lamere was added to the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Lamere died August 21, 2012, at the age of 47, of a heart attack following a rigorous training session teaching firefighters to escape structures using a rappeling technique.
Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday approved legislation directing the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to design and post at public boat launches a universal sign warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species.
Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec were sponsors of the measure.
Free flu shots and vision and hearing screenings are among the services that will be offered at a Senior Health Fair on Saturday, September 13 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Queensbury Activity Center on Bay Road.
Senator Betty Little and the Queensbury Senior Citizens, Inc. are co-hosting the event, which will include 20 participants who will provide information and answer questions regarding health insurance, home care, medical supplies and prescription medicines, among others.
Senator Betty Little lauded passage of legislation in the New York State Senate today that adds 25 new Family Court judgeships including in Franklin and Warren counties. The measure passed the Assembly on Thursday, June 19.
This year’s State Budget provided $5 million to add judgeships to address increasing family court caseloads, but a decision was not made at the time of budget adoption regarding which counties would qualify for the new posts.
The State Legislature has approved a measure directing the Department of Environmental Conservation to design and post at public boat launches a universal sign warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species. Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec are sponsors of the legislation.
Senator Betty Little, a member of the New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, joined her colleagues today in releasing a report that provides a comprehensive set of recommendations for a state action plan to enhance research, prevention, diagnosis and treatments for harmful tick-borne illnesses.
The State Senate and Assembly have approved five bills designating Chateaugay Lake, Little Ausable River, Great Chazy River, Schroon River and Battenkill as inland waterways making the communities along these water bodies eligible for grants under the New York State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.
The bills were proposed by Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and Assemblyman Dan Stec at the request of local officials.