REPORT IDENTIFIES OVER 2,000 STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT WARRANT REFORM OR REVIEW
ALBANY – The New York State Senate Majority Coalition issued a comprehensive report today that sheds light on New York State’s notoriously dense regulatory structure and identifies 2,219 specific rules, regulations and practices that put New York’s businesses at a competitive disadvantage.
The report is the product of surveys, meetings, community outreach and the input of over 100 business owners, advocacy organizations and individuals that participated in one of nine industry-specific public forums conducted throughout the State.
“A new legislative year is now underway, and I’m looking forward to meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities to do some meaningful things for my constituents and all New Yorkers.
"The governor in his address pointed to many legislative successes of the past year. For me, the approval of two constitutional amendments were the highlights knowing how important these measures are to people living and working in the North Country.
The 2014 Legislative Session kicks off in January with the Governor’s annual State of the State message.Governor Cuomo will outline his priorities to the Legislature and to all New Yorkers and, in the months that follow, I will work with my colleagues on initiatives that we identify as being important to the future of our state and betterment of our communities.
Your willingness to complete this legislative questionnaire will help me develop a better understanding of the views of the residents of the 45th Senate District. Your responses and information will remain confidential. If you prefer, you may complete this questionnaire below or on my Facebook page.
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.
The report was developed based on testimony collected through a series of statewide hearings this fall.
“Helping small businesses by simplifying the tax code and providing broad-based tax relief is what’s needed to spur our economy in the North Country,” said Senator Betty Little. “Everyone agrees that our economy needs help. The most effective way to do that is by helping those that generate revenue and create jobs.”
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.