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Senator Little Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 2, 2011
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Little congratulates new OASAS Commissioner Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez

Senator Betty Little is pictured in the State Capitol with Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez who was confirmed as Commissioner of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) on Tuesday, March 2.  Little had an opportunity to briefly talk with the new commissioner ahead of the Senate Finance Committee vote to move the nomination.

March 2, 2011
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Little: Governor's mandate team releases first report

GOVERNOR’S MANDATE TEAM RELEASES FIRST REPORT

A mandate relief redesign team formed in January by Governor Andrew Cuomo to examine and make recommendations to reduce the burden of unfunded mandates on local governments and schools issued its first report yesterday.

March 2, 2011
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Little addresses tourism coalition in Albany

Senator Betty Little talks about the strength of New York's tourism industry and the importance of state support for promotion programs that are proven economic growth drivers.  Little was introduced to the group by Jim McKenna of the Lake Placid Community Visitors Board.  Little is chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee.

Tourism generates approximately $17 billion in direct revenue for the upstate economy and contributes $6.2 billion in state and local taxes.

March 1, 2011
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Little pushes logging opportunities

February 25, 2011 - By MIKE LYNCH, Enterprise Outdoors Writer
As state jobs continue to disappear in the Adirondack Park, leaders here will continue to grapple with ways to replace them.

February 28, 2011
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Sen. Little hopes bureaucracy-cutting bills pass

February 23, 2011 - By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer
In 2009, the town of Newcomb had to pay a $1,000 fine to the state because the town didn't notify the town 30 days before the town applied to renew the liquor license for the town golf course.

February 28, 2011
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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, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Room 309 LOB

March 1, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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LITTLE ON TEAM TO PROMOTE MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS

 

LITTLE ON GOVERNOR’S TEAM TO PROMOTE MINORITY- AND

February 18, 2011
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‘Can’t you turn the lights on in the Park?’

February 5, 2011 - By MIKE LYNCH, Enterprise Outdoors Writer

February 7, 2011
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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 9:00 AM, Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Room 123 CAP

February 1, 9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
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Trudeau Institute apparently will stay in area

Press-Republican January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011
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Trudeau pledges to stay in Saranac Lake

January 31, 2011 - By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer

SARANAC LAKE - Trudeau Institute will stay in Saranac Lake.

January 31, 2011
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New chairlift completes Ski Bowl, Gore connection

By DAVID TAUBE dtaube@poststar.com | Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 7:00 pm

January 31, 2011
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Little invites tourism ideas over breakfast

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CONTACT: Dan Mac Entee, (518) 455-2811

January 26, 2011
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DEC dispatch move questioned

January 26, 2011 - By MIKE LYNCH, Enterprise Outdoors Writer

January 26, 2011
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Mandate reform might work this time

POST-STAR Editorial
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:05 pm
Mandates Mandates Mandates.

January 21, 2011
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Lawmakers urge Trudeau Institute to stay

Press-Republican

January 20, 2011

January 21, 2011
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Sen. Little: Gov. Cuomo called Trudeau chairman

Senator says Institute is being ‘wooed’ by other states

January 20, 2011

January 21, 2011
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Little votes for jobs plan, spending and taxing controls

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CONTACT: Dan Mac Entee, (518) 455-2811

January 19, 2011
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