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January 23, 2012
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January 19, 2012
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Cuomo budget would move Belleayre to ORDA

Press-Republican - January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012
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January 18, 2012
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Executive Budget Reaction Statement by Senator Betty Little

            “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.

January 18, 2012
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Budget pushes schools on evaluation system

OMAR RICARDO AQUIJE oaquije@poststar.com and MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:03 am

School districts could receive an increase in state funding under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2012-13 proposed budget, but only if they begin using a teacher and principal evaluation system.

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January 18, 2012
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Cuomo unveils state budget

Press-Republican

January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012
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Group's restoration efforts shine lights on Cole's Woods again

MAURY THOMPSON --thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:45 pm

GLENS FALLS -- In the late 1970s, the newly formed Friends of Cole's Woods raised $10,000 for lighting along the public cross-country ski trails next to Crandall Park.

January 13, 2012
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January 13, 2012
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Thurman could be site of high-tech tryout

JON ALEXANDER - jalexander@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 5:41 pm

THURMAN -- The town could be at the cutting edge of a broadband revolution in a matter of months, and become a proving ground for the future of rural Internet access.

January 13, 2012
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Senate panel OKs APA board pick

Craig still needs Finance Committee, full Senate approval

January 11, 2012

January 13, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair 9:30 AM, Thursday, January 19, 2012 Room 309 LOB

January 19, 9:30 AM - 9:36 AM
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Cuomo APA pick praised from all sides

JON ALEXANDER -jalexander@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:48 pm

"Balance" was on the tip of everyone's tongue Tuesday as the state Senate Environmental Conservation Committee unanimously approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recess appointment of Sherman Craig to the vacant resident seat on the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners.

January 11, 2012
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Senate moves APA commissioner confirmation forward

Press-Republican -- January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012
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State of the State: North Country officials pleased with Cuomo's 2012 agenda

By CHRIS MORRIS - Staff Writer (cmorris@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Adirondack Daily Enterprise -- January 4, 2012

January 5, 2012
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Area politicians welcome Cuomo's pledge for mandate relief

MAURY THOMPSON - thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 6:46 pm

Area legislators said they are optimistic Gov. Andrew Cuomo can achieve his goal of passing a mandate relief bill in 2012.

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January 5, 2012
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Local leaders praise governor's State of State

Press-Republican -- January 5, 2012

January 5, 2012
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Senator Little reacts to Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

“We had a very productive legislative session last year.  The property tax levy cap, middle-class income tax cut, passage of an on-time budget while closing a $10 billion deficit, new low-cost power program for businesses -- all of these were possible because of a bipartisan and constructive approach.  The bickering was replaced by a willingness to listen, learn and compromise.  We focused on solutions and results were achieved.

January 4, 2012
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Progress being made on MTA East Side Access project

Senator Betty Little stands at the top of an escalator shaft being constructed as part of the East Side Access (ESA) project in Manhattan.    ESA is the nation’s largest transit public works project.  When completed, it will dramatically shorten commute times for Long Island Rail Road passengers, significantly reduce crowding in Penn Station and Penn Station bound trains and h

December 19, 2011
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Flood Relief A Major Component of New $3.3 Billion Tax Cut and Job Creation Plan

APPLY FOR FLOOD RELIEF NOW

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.

This important program is now up and running.  Now is the time to apply.

Empire State Development (ESD) will distribute up to $21 million to "businesses, farms and owners of multiple dwellings" whose properties were damaged by flooding, with grants of up to $20,000 per entity possible.

The application form can be found online at http://www.esd.ny.gov/BusinessPrograms/FloodRecovery.html.

December 15, 2011
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