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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

The Post-Star

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

Press-Republican

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

Press-Republican


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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Summer Reading Commended at Hadley Luzerne

State Senator Betty Little presents certificates congratulating elementary students at Hadley-Luzerne School District for completing the state summer reading program.  More than 70 students participated in the educational program.

October 25, 2010
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Garbage pickup proposal floated for Lake George islands

By DAYELIN ROMAN, droman@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 1:56 pm

LAKE GEORGE -- The state Department of Environmental Conservation has been asked to increase camping fees on Lake George's islands next year to pay for garbage pickup that the state has proposed discontinuing.

Local officials said this week that they were hopeful the DEC will continue trash pickup on the islands after a meeting Friday with state officials to discuss the issue.

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September 22, 2010
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Abe Wing school board delays vote on merger study

By OMAR RICARDO AQUIJE oaquije@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:30 pm

GLENS FALLS -- The Abraham Wing school board will need another month to decide if the school district should go forward with a study on the feasibility of a merger with the city school district.

On Wednesday, the board voted to table a decision on whether to accept a $37,800 state grant to fund the study. The board will act on the grant in October.

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September 17, 2010
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Officials mark completion of canalside improvements

By DON LEHMAN dlehman@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:26 pm

QUEENSBURY -- Howard Raymond was there for the early days of the effort to clean up the Feeder Canal, when engines and furniture were lugged from the water.

The canal has come a long way over the 23 years that the Feeder Canal Alliance has been advocating for it, the waters running clean and clear compared to years ago.

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September 17, 2010
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AMC HOLDS OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW TUPPER LAKE SERVICES

New Health Center, Renovated Resident Wing, Dialysis Center, And New Physical Rehabilitation Services Featured

SARANAC LAKE – The public was invited to an Open House ceremony for a first-hand look at the improvements and new services Adirondack Medical Center has brought to the community of Tupper Lake and beyond.

In addition to a newly constructed health center and renovated residential space at its skilled nursing facility, AMC now offers dialysis treatment at AMC-Mercy, one of only a few long-term care facilities in the state to offer the life-saving treatment.

August 31, 2010
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Senator Little ranked #1 by pro-taxpayer group Unshackle Upstate

ALBANY, NY - Unshackle Upstate today released its legislative scorecards for the 2009-10 session. The scorecards, available at www.unshackleupstate.com/scorecard-new/ comprehensively identify which legislators acted in the best interests of New York's taxpayers and job creators and which ones failed to do so.

August 30, 2010
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