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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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Newcomb Bell Choir Performs in Albany

The Newcomb Central School District’s bell choir is pictured with Senator Betty Little in Albany.  Led by Director Zhanna Pendell, the group performed a concert in the Concourse on Monday, March 12 as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in Our Schools Month” celebration.

March 12, 2012
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Washington County agriculture and food focus of Albany meeting

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE FOCUS OF ALBANY MEETING -- Jennifer Small, owner of Flying Pigs Farm, Jill Hamilton, a crew leader at Slack Hollow Farm, and Scott Keyes of the New York Farm Bureau were in Albany Tuesday, March 6 participating in Cornell University’s LEAD New York program designed to build strong leaders for New York’s food and agriculture industry.&nbsp

March 9, 2012
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Forest rangers rescue hiker from Mount Marcy

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February 22, 2012

DEC forest rangers locate man after frigid night on mountain

February 23, 2012
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February 23, 2012
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Public hearings on state mandate relief coming up

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February 20, 2012

February 21, 2012
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Lincoln Center on stage at Senate Tourism Committee Meeting

Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy was the featured speaker at a recent New York State Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation Committee meeting in Albany.

February 14, 2012
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February 13, 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 12 Noon, Monday, February 13, 2012 Room 309 LOB

February 13, 12:00 PM - 12:36 PM
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Senate OKs Town Speed Limit Mandate Relief Legislation

The State Senate today approved legislation that would authorize towns to set speed limits within their own jurisdictions.  Current law requires most towns to petition the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) to do so but exempt villages, cities and about 80 towns with large populations.

February 7, 2012
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Meeting of the minds

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February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012
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February 6, 2012
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February 6, 2012
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February 6, 2012
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February 2, 2012
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February 1, 2012
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February 1, 2012
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Senate Approves 'Piggy-Back' Procurement Bill

               Legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would allow local governments to cooperatively purchase, or piggy-back, on contracts already approved for other government agencies was approved today with the full support of the State Senate.

January 31, 2012
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