In advance of the
2014 Legislative Session set to begin in January, State Senator Betty Little
and her Republican colleagues today announced a report outlining numerous
proposals to simplify New York’s tax code and reduce taxes.
“I’m very gratified and very happy voters approved propositions 4 and 5, which are so important to families and businesses in the Adirondacks,” said Senator Betty Little. “Amending the State Constitution is not an easy process by design and both amendments reflected a very thorough and balanced approach that will help our economy and result in better recreational access important to tourism and protective of the environment.
State Senator Betty Little announced legislation she sponsored banning the importation and possession of Eurasian boar, known as feral swine, was signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday, October 22.
Senator Little had worked closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and environmental organizations, including the Adirondack Council, to develop and build support for the measure.
Panel To Develop Recommendations for A State Action Plan To Increase Prevention, Improve Treatment and Diagnosis
Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeffrey Klein today announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases to examine state and federal efforts to combat the continued spread of these diseases and make recommendations for a plan to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While great strides have been made in the fight against this deadly disease, there is still a long way to go: over 40,000 women (and 400 men) die annually of breast cancer.
Mammograms remain an effective tool in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Now, thanks to a law enacted last year by the State Senate and Governor Cuomo, patients must be notified in writing if an initial screening indicates that they have dense breast tissue. The law requires that women be provided with an explanation of how dense breast tissue can present additional challenges for cancer detection efforts, followed by a discussion about the possible need for additional screenings.
I had the incredible honor and good fortune of setting the last piece to complete the North Creek Mosaic Project. Over 500 volunteers, including local residents, seasonal guests, students and artists, had a hand in creating this masterpiece, a more than 180-foot mural depicting recreation and wildlife in the Adirondacks. The mosaic comprises tens of thousands of broken bits of glass, tiles, seashells and stained glass, much of which was donated.
Area lawmakers to participate in panel discussion of diagnosis, treatment and new research
Senator Betty Little, Assemblyman Dan Stec and Assemblyman Tony Jordan will co-host a public forum to raise awareness of Lyme disease on Friday, October 4, 10 am to noon, at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls.
The state legislators will be joined by Congressman Bill Owens and a panel of experts to discuss Lyme disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research being undertaken at the world-renowned Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake.
When a disaster strikes, being prepared is never a regret. This month is National Preparedness Month, a time designated to raise awareness and encourage families and communities to think about emergency plans.
The American Red Cross in New York State has asked us to help spread the word about the importance of preparedness. To learn more details, please click here.
Senator Betty Little is pictured with Jack Higgins, a World War II veteran who landed on Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion. Jack was the Grand Marshall of the North Warren Bicentennial Parade in Pottersville on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
Senator Betty Little is pictured with Michael and Jen Parker at the Essex County Fair on Friday, August 2, 2013. The fair celebrated its 165th anniversary, welcoming families and tourists for another great year celebrating Adirondack agricultural heritage with lots of fun and food for all to enjoy.
July 1, 2013 designated as the “Spirit of 1776” Wagon Day by legislative resolution
The historic “Spirit of 1776” wagon used in organizing for Votes for Women in New York State received special attention as the focus of a press conference Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in The Well of the Legislative Office Building, in Albany.
The New York State Senate today approved the “Public Assistance Integrity Act,” sponsored by Senator Tom Libous (R-C-I, Binghamton), and cosponsored by Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury), that would help cut down on the flagrant abuse of EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards by prohibiting welfare recipients from using cash assistance to purchase tobacco, alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets or to gamble.
The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would prohibit the importation and possession of Eurasian boar, otherwise known as feral swine.
Companion legislation is expected to be considered in the Assembly later this week. The legislation was introduced at the request of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
“When we talk about invasive species, feral swine isn’t what comes to the minds of most people first, but these are very destructive animals that can cause a lot of problems and be very difficult to control,” said Senator Betty Little.
The State Senate today approved second passage of a proposed constitutional amendment that would settle a century-old title dispute in the Adirondacks.
The amendment, which is pending in the Assembly, would resolve competing claims of title between the State and private parties in Township Forty, Totten and Crossfield Purchase, in the Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County.
A proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow for a land exchange between New York State and NYCO Minerals, Inc. located in Essex County won second passage today in the Senate according to its sponsor, Senator Betty Little.
The exchange would enable NYCO to continue its wollastonite mining operations in the Town of Lewis while adding valuable land to the state Forest Preserve. The Adirondack Council today added their support for the amendment.
The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would create a new law to address the removal of disruptive campground guests. Current law does not define how these matters should be addressed. As a result, courts have applied varying standards including citing landlord-tenant relationship.