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In Albany for Governor's Address, Queensbury student meets Senator Little

Nicole Christensen, left, is pictured with her father, Andrew, and Senator Betty Little in the Senate Chamber on the first day of legislative session in Albany.  Nicole, a senior at Queensbury High School, was one of 62 students invited to be a guest of Governor Andrew Cuomo for the State of the State Address delivered Wednesday, January 5.

January 11, 2011
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Chief Judge Lippman administers oath of office to Senator Little

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman administers the Oath of Office to Senator Betty Little on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in the Senate Chamber.  Holding the Bible is an aide to Senator Little, Dan Mac Entee.  The oath was administered on the first day of legislative session prior to the Senate and Assembly convening to attend Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Address.

 

January 11, 2011
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Little to chair Senate Tourism Committee

State Senator Betty Little today announced that she will serve as Chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee.  Little added a new assignment this year as a member of the Senate Finance Committee and she will continue serving on the Local Government Committee, which she had chaired for a number of years.

January 11, 2011
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Lawmakers put mandate relief on top of reform list

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Local leaders convene for Legislative Breakfast

January 10, 2011
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Little reiterates opposition to prison closures

January 10, 2011 - By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer
SARANAC LAKE - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's first budget is due in three weeks. While he didn't say in his State of the State message he would close prisons upstate, he certainly left the possibility open.
 

January 10, 2011
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State Sen. Little appointed to government mandate panel

Posted: Friday, January 7, 2011 6:41 pm

State Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, has been appointed a panel that will advise Gov. Andrew Cuomo on government mandate relief, the governor announced Friday.

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January 10, 2011
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Regional politicians react to shooting

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Sunday, January 9, 2011 9:31 pm

The tragic shooting at an Arizona "Congress on Your Corner" event on Saturday should not stop the tradition of free and open dialogue between elected officials and the public, legislators from the region said.

"What separates us from other cultures and other governments is our approachability," said U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam.

January 10, 2011
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Local students gain insight from state legislators

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January 9, 2011

January 10, 2011
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Senator Little Named to Governor's Mandate Relief Team

State Senator Dean G. Skelos today designated Senator Betty Little to serve on Governor Andrew Cuomo's "Mandate Relief Redesign Team."  The team will look to reduce the costly burden of unfunded mandates on local governments and school districts.

Senator Little said:

January 7, 2011
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Senators to host Glens Falls forum on state budget process

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Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:27 pm

GLENS FALLS -- State Sens. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, and Roy McDonald, R-Saratoga, will update local government officials on the state budget process and status of legislation at a forum at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls.

January 7, 2011
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January 7, 2011
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SENATOR LITTLE REACTS TO STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Statement by Senator Betty Little -- Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"I agree with many of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ideas outlined to build toward a better future of responsible government spending and cultivate an economic climate that attracts investment, rewards success and encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.

"If we aren’t optimistic about the future, the fortitude to make the tough decisions will be lacking. There’s no question that closing the $10 billion deficit will require significant cuts to services and programs. Difficult choices have to be made, but they can and should be smart choices. The divisiveness of hyper-partisan politics has to end and be replaced with a constructive dialogue that leads to sensible policy decisions.

January 6, 2011
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Local legislators impressed by Cuomo's message


January 5, 2011 - By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer

Cutting spending, capping property taxes, cutting unfunded mandates to local government, cutting the size of state government - overall, the North Country's legislators agreed with much of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's message in his first State of the State address Wednesday.

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January 6, 2011
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Area GOP lawmakers give Cuomo speech high marks


By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:47 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's message of bringing competition and innovative thinking to state government touched on all the right themes, area Republican legislators said.

"Ninety percent of what he was saying, I'm ready to get in the boat and row with him," said Assemblyman Tony Jordan, R-Jackson.

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January 6, 2011
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Local leaders positive after State of the State

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January 6, 2011


JOE LoTEMPLIO

 

PLATTSBURGH — North Country leaders liked what they heard from new Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his first State of the State address.They just hope that his words translate into positive actions.

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January 6, 2011
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ORDA director tapped to take over for DEC

 

 


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January 6, 2011


KIM SMITH DEDAM

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RAY BROOK — Joe Martens seemed a bit humbled by the breadth of North Country support for his nomination as Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner."I hope I live up to their expectations," he said.But his track record is marked with Adirondack achievement.

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January 6, 2011
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Regional officials applaud Martens decision

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January 6, 2011

KIM SMITH DEDAM

RAY BROOK — North Country officials express confidence in the nomination of Joe Martens as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Tuesday, and the reaction here was instant and accepting of a leader many consider thoughtful and capable of assimilating different points of view to garner consensus.

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January 6, 2011
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Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec sworn in as Warren County chairman


DON LEHMAN - dlehman@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:41 pm

QUEENSBURY - Dan Stec, the new chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, wants to spread the work around.

So Stec has assigned every member of the Board of Supervisors a committee chairmanship, but none have more than two. That's a departure from the past policy of senior members getting multiple chairmanships, while junior members often didn't chair any.

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January 6, 2011
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Bill would kill mandatory year’s notice of state facility closures


November 27, 2010 - By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer

Current law requires a year's notice to be given before a prison can be closed, but a law the state Legislature may take up Monday could get rid of that requirement.

Gov. David Paterson called a special session of the Legislature for 3 p.m. Monday, and "eliminating the notification required prior to the closure of state facilities" is one of the items listed in his proclamation.

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November 29, 2010
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Chateaugay students commended for summer reading

    Senator Betty Little visited Chateaugay to commend a group of students who completed this year's summer reading challenge.  The kids were treated to a pizza party at Owl's Nest Pizza and More by teacher Mary Jones and Principal Loretta Fowler.  Senator Little presented certificates to each of the students.

November 5, 2010
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