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Sen. Little Meets Alaska Lawmaker, Northwood Allumnus

Sen. Little Meets Alaska Lawmaker, Northwood Allumnus -- Senator Betty Little is pictured with Senator Ben Stevens, President of the Alaska State Senate. Senator Stevens, Little learned during a vacation to Alaska, is a graduate of the Northwood School in Lake Placid. Little and Stevens are pictured in the Alaska Governor's Mansion located in Juneau.

April 1, 2009
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Funding for Municipal Drinking Water Projects

Elzabethtown and Westport have been awarded $8.8 million in funding for municipal drinking water projects. Pictured from left are EFC President Thomas Kelly, Elizabethtown Supervisor Noel Merrihew, Senator Betty Little, Westport Supervisor Dan Connell and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward.

April 1, 2009
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Frances M. Walton, New York State Woman of Distinction

Frances M. Walton, owner and operator of the Wilderness Inn in Wilmington, was honored as a New York State Woman of Distinction during a ceremony today in Albany. Sen. Betty Little presented Fran with the award as her family and friends watched from the audience.

April 1, 2009
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Little, Sayward Welcome Raquette Lake Students

Little, Sayward Welcome Raquette Lake Students -- Nicholas and Amanda Sessions of Raquette Lake Elementary School were in Albany on Thursday, June 2 where they met with Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. Pictured from left are Superintendent John Simons, Senator Little, Nicholas Sessions (4th grade), Assemblywoman Sayward, Amanda Sessions (3rd grade) and the students' teacher, Susan Norris.

April 1, 2009
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Wells Students Recognized in Albany

Wells Students Recognized in Albany -- Three students from the Wells Central School District traveled to Albany to participate in the New York State Senate's "I*ma*GREEN*nation" program. The 14th annual contest and celebration invited students from across New York to present ideas and solutions to reduce solid wastes and encourage recycling. Pictured from left are Senator Little, Tammy Allan, Maribeth Hunt, Kristen Gosson and Mr. Darrell Cook, the students' teacher.

April 1, 2009
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Essex Supervisors Discuss Priorities With Little

Essex Supervisors Discuss Priorities With Little -- Senator Betty Little welcomed three Essex County supervisors to Albany on Tuesday, April 19 for a meeting to discuss their local legislative priorities. Little and the three supervisors also talked about ideas and resources available to create more community housing opportunities for middle- and low-income North Country residents. Pictured from left are: Senator Little, Essex Supervisor Ronald Jackson, Westport Supervisor Daniel Connell and Schroon Supervisor Cathy Moses.

April 1, 2009
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Two Area Cadets Recognized In Albany

Two Area Cadets Recognized In Albany -- Cadet Andrew Bigelow of Hudson Falls and Cadet Robert Southerland of Salem were recognized recently in Albany during West Point Day. Cadets each year travel from the United States Military Academy at West Point to Albany where they meet local legislators, tour the State Capitol Building and are welcomed and recognized during the legislative sessions of the Senate and Assembly. Pictured from left are Senator Little, Cadet Bigelow, Cadet Southerland and LtGen William J. Lennox, Jr., US Army Superintendent.

April 1, 2009
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Forestry Award Presented to Little

Forestry Award Presented to Little -- Senator Betty Little is pictured with Hugh Canham (left) and Kevin King (right) at this year's New York State Forestry Recognition Dinner held on March 15. Little was presented a plaque in recognition of her efforts on behalf of the forest products industry. Canham is a retired SUNY ESF professor and past president of the New York Society of American Forestry. King represents the Empire State Forest Products Association.

April 1, 2009
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Veterans Meet With Sen. Little

Veterans Meet With Sen. Little -- Senator Betty Little is pictured with members of veterans organizations in Clinton and Franklin counties during their recent visit to Albany. Senator Little last year sponsored a law that renames the Adirondack Northway (I-87 from exists 1 to 43) the "Adirondack Veterans' Memorial Highway" to acknowledge the tremendous sacrifices made by our veterans in defense of our state and nation.

April 1, 2009
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Little Visits Chateaugay Students

Little Visits Chateaugay Students -- State Senator Betty Little is pictured with 5th grade students at the Chateaugay Central School. Senator Little visited the school in early March to discuss the legislative process, her role as Senator for the 45th District and to field questions from the students.

April 1, 2009
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Continuing Education Students Recognized

Continuing Education Students Recognized -- Two adult students who have bettered themselves with the support, guidance and instruction of Champlain Valley Educational Services were recognized in Albany for their personal achievements. Senator Betty Little presented a Legislative Resolution in honor of the occasion. Pictured, from left, are Tina Jarvis, Sen. Little and Anna Trombly.

April 1, 2009
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Saranac Lake High School Students Compete In Albany

Saranac Lake High School Students Compete In Albany -- Two teams from Saranac Lake High School competed in the LifeSmarts state finals championship in Albany on Wedns., March 2, 2005. LifeSmarts is a game show style competition that helps expand the marketplace knowledge and skills of high school students. Senator Betty Little presented a proclamation to the students in recognition of their achievement. Pictured front row from left are: Charlie King, Spencer Brill, Sen. Little, Glenn Pariera and Curren Neiderbuhl.

April 1, 2009
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Soil and Water Issues Discussed

SOIL AND WATER ISSUES DISCUSSED -- Representatives of the Warren and Washington County Soil and Water Conservation Districts met with Senator Betty Little in her Albany office to discuss several issues, including storm water run-off projects. Pictured from left are George Ryan of Lake George, Senator Little, Dave Wick of Warrensburg and Joe Driscoll of Greenwich.

April 1, 2009
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Senator Little is pictured with students who visited Albany

Senator Little is pictured with students who visited Albany recently to advocate for the college Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Pictured from left are: Mike Borden of Ausable Valley High School, Nicole Byrne, a student counselor, Senator Little, Justin Gallo of Lake Placid High School and Natalie Stevens of Tupper Lake High School.

April 1, 2009
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Little Concerned New Budget Does Not Promote Job Growth

     The only thing worse than this year’s budget process is the product itself.

     While there is a lot to not like about the plan, what concerns me the most is the absence of a job growth strategy.  The new budget does nothing to ensure that two years from now, when most of the federal stimulus money is spent, our state’s economy will be stronger.  In fact, by raising taxes and fees $8 billion, this plan will inflict damage on our economy at a time when families and businesses can not afford a heavier burden.

March 31, 2009
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Little Announces Plattsburgh Office Relocation

     Senator Betty Little today announced her Plattsburgh office has moved from West Bay Plaza to the Clinton County Government Center. 

     The new office location and mailing address is 137 Margaret Street, Suite 100, Plattsburgh, New York 12901.  The phone number  is (518) 561-2430.

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March 17, 2009
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Statement Opposing Fun Tax

     “Governor Paterson has made the right decision by scrapping the $1.3 billion so-called ‘fun tax’,” said Senator Betty Little.  “Raising taxes on families and businesses would suppress economic activity at a time when billions of dollars are being pumped into our state to stimulate growth. 

March 11, 2009
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Area Lawmakers Announce Library Grants

     State lawmakers Senator Betty Little and Assemblymembers Janet Duprey, Tony Jordan and Teresa Sayward today announced a series of grants awarded to libraries throughout the North Country.

     The library construction grants are made available through a $14 million capital fund approved last year as part of the 2008-09 state budget.  More than 40 percent of the approximately 1,000 public library buildings throughout New York are over 60 years old.

March 2, 2009
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Little Announces Albany Office Move

     State Senator Betty Little has moved her Capital office.  The new location is Room 506 of the Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247.  The phone number (518) 455-2811 and fax (518) 426-6873 are unchanged.

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February 20, 2009
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Little, Senate GOP Colleagues Urge Budget Resubmission

Says federal stimulus will provide opportunity to eliminate tax hikes

     State Senator Betty Little today joined her Senate Republican colleagues to urge Governor David Paterson to resubmit his executive budget proposal saying the federal stimulus aid will provide an opportunity to eliminate the $6 billion in higher taxes and fees.

February 10, 2009
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