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Senate votes to criminalize fake pot

Bill would make having synthetic weed a crime in New York state

May 1, 2012
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May 1, 2012
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Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Synthetic Marijuana

SENATE PASSES BILL TO CRIMINALIZE SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

May 1, 2012
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April 23, 2012
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Senator Little Cosponsors Senior Health Care and Awareness Day -- Saturday, April 28, 10 am to 2pm in Queensbury

The free event is being held Saturday, April 28 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Queensbury Activity Center located at 742 Bay Road. 

The main entrance to the Activity Center is located on the backside of the Activity Center. When you arrive at 742 Bay Road, please make sure you pull behind the main Town Hall building and proceed to the far left, up an incline; this is the main entrance for the Activity Center.

April 20, 2012
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Proposed law would help control invasive species

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April 16, 2012

April 20, 2012
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Senate passes bill to provide search and rescue training for volunteers helping forest rangers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that allows for the creation of a training program for volunteers interested in assisting the search and rescue operations of state forest rangers. The bill (S.553), sponsored by Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury), will enhance the safety of volunteers and the public during search and rescue operations in the Adirondacks, Catskills and other forested communities across the state.

April 19, 2012
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Bill would expand remote net metering to include micro-hydroelectric

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would extend remote net metering benefits to include micro-hydroelectric generation.

Remote net metering is currently allowed for wind, solar and digester technologies used by non-residential customers, including farms.

The bill (S.6670) would allow farm operations, customers with land in agricultural production, or non-residential customers to apply credit received for power delivered to the grid to any of the customer's meters rather than only to a single, directly connected meter as long as the meters are located on the customer’s property within the same utility territory.

April 19, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Room 309 LOB

May 1, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Granville Jazz Ensemble Grooves in Albany

The Granville Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Crystal Everdyke, performed in the Concourse in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in Our Schools Month” celebration on Friday, March 30.  Senator Betty Little caught up with the musicians for a photo in between numbers.

 

April 2, 2012
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Statement by Senator Betty Little -- Budget Approved

            “It’s good to complete a budget on-time for a second consecutive year and also do so in daylight.  The new budget continues to reorient New York State government, putting it on a much more sustainable financial trajectory.  The budget does not increase taxes, restrains spending and focuses on the issue important to most New Yorkers – job creation.  Although the economy is steadily improving,

March 30, 2012
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Bombardier Transportation lands major order

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March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012
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Senator Betty Little Joins Governor Cuomo To Announce $600 Million MTA Investment in Upstate Manufacturing

MTA Chooses Bombardier for $600 Million Order for 300 Subway Cars, More Than 500 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Jobs Maintained or Created

March 28, 2012
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Keene Trumpeter Sam Balzac Recognized in Albany

   Sam Balzac, an 11th grader at Keene Central School, was in Albany recently performing in the All-State Jazz Band as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in our Schools Month” celebration.  Balzac plays the trumpet and flugelhorn.  Pictured from left are: Senator Betty Little; Sam; his mom, Kathleen Recchia; and Daryle Redmond, the NYSSMA Zone 6 representative.

 

March 26, 2012
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Salmon River Band Featured in Albany

   The Salmon River High School Band is pictured in Albany with their director, Cindy Healy.  The band performed a concert in the Concourse on Thursday, March 22 as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in Our Schools Month” celebration.  They were welcomed by Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.

March 22, 2012
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Bowling Business Discussed in Albany

     Scott McLaughlin of Lucky Strike Lanes in Malone is pictured with Senator Betty Little following a meeting on Tuesday, March 20 in Albany.  McLaughlin discussed issues affecting New York’s bowling businesses including a mandate that requires employers provide a summary of salary and benefits for each employee.  The wage information is already provided to employees on their pay stubs.  Senator Little voted to repeal the duplicative mandate in late February.<

March 20, 2012
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Derek Genereux Receives Student of the Year Award

Derek Genereux of Champlain is pictured with Senator Betty Little in Albany on Wednesday, March 12.  Derek was recognized  the previous evening as a Student of the Year by the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education.  Derek completed his GED last year and has become an advocate to encourage younger peers to stay in school and proponent of anti-bullying efforts.  Derek was nominated for the award by Champlain Valley Educational Services.

March 19, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Elizabeth O. Little, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Room 309 LOB

March 20, 9:30 AM - 9:37 AM
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Senate passes budget resolution that focuses on job growth

“Progress is continuing toward adoption of a new state budget due at the end of this month.  Today’s passage of budget resolutions by the Senate and Assembly moves us closer to agreement with the governor on a new fiscal plan.  The conference committee process can now begin and differences between the various proposals discussed and worked through in the next few weeks.

March 12, 2012
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