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Job creation, economic growth focus for Senator Little in 2013

The Senate and Assembly both reconvened yesterday, marking the start of the 2013-14 legislative session.  Later in the day, we attended Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State Address.

January 10, 2013
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State lawmakers look ahead

Economy a top priority

January 10, 2013
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January 10, 2013
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Local leaders support State of State message

Press-Republican

January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013
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Kingsbury Fire Department seeks storm relief donations

The Kingsbury Fire Department is collecting items to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Firefighters who have responded to devastated areas said the following items are needed: bottled water, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food, cat food, dog food, baby items such as baby food, clothing and diapers, garbage bags, blankets, construction gloves, shovels, bleach, and rakes.

November 7, 2012
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Glens Falls Boy Scout Troop 2 welcomes Senator Little

Senator Betty Little met with the Glens Falls Boy Scout Troop 2 to talk about her motivation to serve in public office and the role and responsibilities of a New York State Senator.  The boys asked questions of the senator to fulfill a requirement to advance to their next rank.

October 25, 2012
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Jacko’s ice cream parlor is a real ‘old-fashioned’ treat

Senator Betty Little is pictured with Kay Tomasi at the counter of Jacko’s Corner, an old-fashioned soda fountain located on the corner of Main Street and East Broadway in Salem, Washington County.  Pictured behind the counter are operators Justin and Theresa Rushinski who worked with Kay to restore the soda fountain back to its former glory.

September 6, 2012
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Path Through History Conference Highlights Heritage Tourism Promotion

   Senator Betty Little attended a conference in Albany on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, to discuss Governor Cuomo's new heritage promotion initiative, the Path Through History program. The conference brought together stakeholders from across the state to discuss regional opportunities to promote New York's history and attract more tourists.  Senator Little is pictured talking with Heather Mabee, Saratoga-Capital Region Parks Commission chairwoman.

 

August 28, 2012
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Senator Betty Little Receives Fort Ticonderoga’s “Outstanding Citizen” Award

(Ticonderoga, NY) New York State Senator Betty Little recently received Fort Ticonderoga’s “Outstanding Citizen” Award at the Fort’s annual Midsummer Gala on August 4. The award was presented to Senator Little by Peter S. Paine, Jr., Chairman of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. Senator Little was honored for her support to Fort Ticonderoga and overall advocacy for cultural affairs and tourism in the region and state.

August 13, 2012
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Governor Cuomo signs bills to allow procurement 'piggybacking', encourage micro hydro-electric generation

     Two bills sponsored by Senator Betty Little were signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, August 1.

August 2, 2012
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New law to protect waterways and natural habitat from invasive species

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to protect New York's waterways and natural habitat from the devastating environmental effects of invasive species.

July 26, 2012
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Dereck Wood's Ayrshire is award winning at the Clinton County Fair

   Dereck Wood of Saranac is pictured with Senator Betty Little at the Clinton County Fairgrounds along with his award-winning Ayrshire.  Dereck is a member of the Whispering Pines 4-H club.

July 26, 2012
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New legislation targets invasive species

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July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012
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Low-cost hydropower helps revive St. Lawrence County dairy plant

    Senator Betty Little is pictured with NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones on Wednesday, July 19 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the successful reopening of North Country Dairy in North Lawrence.

    Upstate Niagara Cooperative, the new owner and operator of the yogurt production plant, invested $11 million for the purchase of the facility and its refurbishing.  The plant had been shuttered by its previous owner.  Thanks to an allocation of low-cost hydropower from NYPA, as well as state and local government incentives, the plant is producing millions of pounds of yogurt from milk purchased from New York State dairy farms and has rehired 80 northern New Yorkers.

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July 20, 2012
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June 22, 2012
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June 22, 2012
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Legislation to reduce local government procurement costs approved by Legislature

In order to provide much-needed financial relief to local governments, Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D-Theresa) and Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury) announced the passage of legislation they sponsored that would allow municipalities and districts to contract for goods and services together with any other federal, state or local government agency (A.8034-C/S.5525-C).

June 22, 2012
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