Legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would allow local governments to cooperatively purchase, or piggy-back, on contracts already approved for other government agencies was approved today with the full support of the State Senate.
Senator Betty Little today voted in favor of legislation that would dramatically improve the effectiveness of New York’s criminal justice system by requiring individuals convicted of all crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, submit a DNA sample for the state’s databank. Current law requires DNA be collected from criminals convicted under about half of New York’s penal laws.
The state’s Mandate Relief Council today held its first meeting in Albany and will soon embark on a series of statewide public hearings to discuss and solicit ideas and proposals to reduce mandated statutory and regulatory burdens on school districts and local governments.
PLATTSBURGH ‘REALITY CHECK’ ADVOCATES IN ALBANY – A group of Plattsburgh High School students met with Senator Betty Little while in Albany on Tuesday, January 24. The students are members of Reality Check, a teen-led movement to counteract tobacco industry marketing. Pictured from left are Devan Bushey, program assistant Erica Olmstead, Olivia Raugi-Chandler, Senator Little and Madison Bushey. For mo
The ongoing effort to recover and rebuild from the destruction of Irene and Lee continues. Partnering with Governor Cuomo, I was pleased to support the creation of the New York State Flood Assistance Program this past December.
“The governor’s executive budget reflects New York’s economic recovery,” said Senator Betty Little. “The financial picture is improving slowly, there’s reason to be optimistic but a need to budget cautiously.