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Local Students "Shadow" Senator Little

Lara Jensen, left, and Madison Malone Kircher, right, are pictured in the New York State Senate Chamber with Senator Betty Little.  The students spent the afternoon of Tuesday, April 13 "shadowing" Senator Little as participants in the League of Women Voters of New York Students Inside Albany Program.

Jensen is an 11th-grade student at Wells High School in Speculator.  Kircher is a senior at Queensbury High School, Queensbury.

 

April 19, 2010
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A long shot at Aqueduct

 Times Union Editorial, First published: Friday, April 16, 2010  Talk about a losing streak. It's been nine years since New York decided that there was an untapped jackpot at the Aqueduct Race Track, namely the money it could make from video slot machines. Nine years, and still no contract or a franchise to oversee the action that's estimated to be worth about $300 million a year

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April 16, 2010
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Adirondack Caucus launch attracts a crowd

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: April 16, 2010

CHESTERTOWN - The line to get into the Chester Municipal Center extended out the door a little before 7 p.m. Thursday, and more than 100 people, the majority middle-aged or old, packed into the auditorium for the Adirondack Caucus' first public forum.

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April 16, 2010
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Little government bill passes committee

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: April 14, 2010

A town cannot have a fire department, but a city or village can. Nor can a town set its own speed limits, while villages can in some instances.

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April 16, 2010
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LITTLE: REVIEW STATE STATUTES AFFECTING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 

 The Senate Local Government Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require a state commission to review thousands of state statutes affecting local governments.  

April 14, 2010
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Little, McDonald, Jordan and Golden Push Expedited, Open VLT Selection Process

SENATORS GOLDEN, MCDONALD, LITTLE JOIN ASSEMBLYMAN JORDAN TO CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO SELECT AQUEDUCT VLT VENDOR

April 13, 2010
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Senator Little Meets Youth & Government Students

    Senator Betty Little discusses the legislative process with a group of North Country students who were in Albany to participate in the YMCA's "Youth & Government" program. 

 

April 12, 2010
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LITTLE: MEDICAID REFORM NEEDED TO ADDRESS BUDGET CRISIS

LITTLE: MEDICAID REFORM NEEDED TO ADDRESS BUDGET CRISIS

March 17, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL “HOMEOWNER PROTECTION AND PROPERTY TAX REBATE ACT”

Major Tax Cut Initiative Would Provide Property Tax Rebate Check for Every Middle-Class Taxpayer, Cap Property Taxes, Put in Place Mandate Relief;Usher in Economic Freedom for Taxpayers

March 11, 2010
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Day of rejoicing

Locals jubilantly welcome their Olympians home with parade

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: March 6, 2010

Saranac Lake loves a parade. It also loves its local Olympians.

Put the two together, and you get one heck of a party.

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March 8, 2010
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EDITORIAL: Troublesome nomination for APA

Press Republican -- March 03, 2010 03:25 am

— Since the Adirondack Park Agency was formed in the early 1970s, it has been pounded hard by both environmentalists and, especially, by pro-development advocates. It's very hard to sit between two extremes and make decisions that are not going to alienate significant numbers.

March 3, 2010
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Little Welcomes 4-Hers to Albany

Senator Betty Little welcomes a group of 4-Hers during their annual Albany lobby day, which was held Tuesday, March 2.

March 2, 2010
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LITTLE TO SERVE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE

LITTLE TO SERVE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE

 Senator Betty Little today announced she will serve on a 12-member, bipartisan senate task force to examine ways to eliminate government waste and address state agency administrative inefficiencies.  The task force will conduct a statewide investigation into state spending practices.

March 2, 2010
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Bill would encourage solar, wind power

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

February 26, 2010 10:31 am

— PLATTSBURGH — A measure to promote expanded use of solar- and wind-powered electricity-generation systems has been approved by both legislative chambers in Albany.

Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) said the bill, which she co-sponsored, changes the current net-metering law to remove restrictions that prevented many non-residential customers from taking part.

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February 26, 2010
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APA nomination illustrates big split

Pro-development groups knock recommendation for area boat builder to fill seat on agency    By BRIAN NEARING, Times Union Staff writer

First published: Thursday, February 25, 2010  ALBANY -- The potential appointment of a prominent Adirondack boat builder to the Adirondack Park Agency has highlighted the rift between conservation and development -- forces that have long butted heads over the park's direction.

February 25, 2010
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Senator Little discusses a Senate Republican proposal to boost new job creation

LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS JOIN STATE SENATORS TO DISCUSS JOB CREATION PLAN DESIGNED TO HELP WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMY

February 24, 2010
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SEN. LITTLE INVITES ‘IT’S YOUR MONEY’ ONLINE PETITION SUPPORT

Senate effort underway to prevent unfair withholding of state income tax refunds

   State Senator Betty Little is inviting local residents to visit her web site and register their support for legislation that would prevent the implementation of an unfair  plan to withhold state income tax refunds.

   Governor David Paterson floated the proposal last week, citing low state revenue receipts.  Little and her Senate Republican colleagues are taking steps to prevent the ill-conceived plan from moving forward.

February 24, 2010
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Senate committee approves Hornbeck nomination

CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: February 23, 2010

ALBANY - The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, under pressure from Gov. David Paterson's Office, voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of Peter Hornbeck to the state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners, over the objections of Sen. Betty Little and other senators.

February 24, 2010
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Law expands ability of businesses to sell alternative power

By NICK REISMAN reisman@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:09 pm

GREENWICH -- State Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, is touting a measure aimed at helping businesses take advantage of solar and wind energy.

Gov. David Paterson approved the measure on Tuesday that closes a loophole in a law passed in 2009 that allowed non-residential solar energy users to sell excess power back to a utility.

February 24, 2010
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