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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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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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Senator Little votes to expand DNA databank to protect New Yorkers

        Senator Betty Little today voted in favor of legislation that would dramatically improve the effectiveness of New York’s criminal justice system by requiring individuals convicted of all crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, submit a DNA sample for the state’s databank.  Current law requires DNA be collected from criminals convicted under about half of New York’s penal laws.

January 31, 2012
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Senate OKs Bill For Removal of Disruptive Campground Guests

            The State Senate today approved legislation that would aid campgrounds wanting to remove disruptive guests.

January 30, 2012
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Mandate Relief Council Meets in Albany -- Statewide Public Hearings to be Launched

      The state’s Mandate Relief Council today held its first meeting in Albany and will soon embark on a series of statewide public hearings to discuss and solicit ideas and proposals to reduce mandated statutory and regulatory burdens on school districts and local governments.

January 26, 2012
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: APPLY FOR FLOOD RELIEF NOW

The ongoing effort to recover and rebuild from the destruction of Irene and Lee continues.  Partnering with Governor Cuomo, I was pleased to support the creation of the New York State Flood Assistance Program this past December.

January 25, 2012
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Executive Budget Reaction Statement by Senator Betty Little

            “The governor’s executive budget reflects New York’s economic recovery,” said Senator Betty Little.  “The financial picture is improving slowly, there’s reason to be optimistic but a need to budget cautiously.

January 18, 2012
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Senator Little reacts to Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

“We had a very productive legislative session last year.  The property tax levy cap, middle-class income tax cut, passage of an on-time budget while closing a $10 billion deficit, new low-cost power program for businesses -- all of these were possible because of a bipartisan and constructive approach.  The bickering was replaced by a willingness to listen, learn and compromise.  We focused on solutions and results were achieved.

January 4, 2012
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Economic Regional Council Award Recipients Announced

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BETTY LITTLE

     “Kudos to the North Country team!  Led by co-chairs Garry Douglas and Dr. Tony Collins, they presented a winning strategic vision for growing the North Country economy.

December 8, 2011
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Senate, Assembly, Governor agree on tax relief plan to spur economic growth

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BETTY LITTLE

     "The goal of this agreement approved tonight by the Legislature is to encourage economic activity and job growth. There are a lot of national and international economic factors beyond our control. We need to do what we can on the state level and the time to act is now, not putting off action until next year’s session or within the context of negotiating a state budget.

     "Cutting income taxes for the vast majority of New Yorkers, new incentives for businesses, accelerating infrastructure projects, providing aid for storm-ravaged communities: all of this is being done to move our economy forward rather than wait and see or simply hope the situation improves.

December 8, 2011
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TIME WARNER CABLE COMPLETES NETWORK EXPANSION IN SCHROON

Schenectady, NY - (November 3, 2011) –  Time Warner Cable, New York’s largest provider of cable and broadband services, today announced completion of new network construction in the Town of Schroon, NY, bringing its advanced video, digital phone and high speed broadband to hundreds of more homes in the Adirondacks.  Time Warner Cable extended its advanced hybrid fiber optic network nearly 9 miles along Adirondack Road (also known as East Shore Road) in Schroon, passing 214 homes.  The new network runs along Adirondack Road from Red Wing Road to Nesa Road, and includes a number of side

November 16, 2011
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State Insurance reps in Salem, Sept. 28 to answer flood-related questions

     New York State Insurance Department representatives will be available Wednesday, September 28 in the village of Salem to answer flood-related insurance questions,  according to Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Tony Jordan.  The Mobile Command Center van will be parked in the village municipal parking lot, 301 Main Street, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. next to the FEMA van.

September 26, 2011
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Governor Approves Extension of Personal Watercraft Exemption

            Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation that extends an exemption for jet ski and personal watercraft renters from New York’s boater safety course requirement.

August 5, 2011
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Glens Falls to Host Special Olympics New York’s 2011/2012 Fall Games

Senator Betty Little, Post-Star Publisher Rick Emanuel are Honorary Chairs of Event

July 29, 2011
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Adirondack Community Housing Bill Moving in Legislature

     State Senator Betty Little said the Senate is expected to approve legislation today that would encourage affordable housing projects in the Adirondack Park.

June 20, 2011
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Senate OKs Legislation Allowing Towns to Set Speed Limits

            Legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would allow towns throughout New York State to establish their own speed limits was approved by the Senate today.

June 20, 2011
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Senate Approves Bill to Streamline Liquor License Renewals

 

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would streamline the process for renewing liquor licenses.

June 13, 2011
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Little, Rosenthal Introduce Legislation to Keep Hotel Workers Safer


Assemblymember Rosenthal and Senator Betty Little Introduce Legislation to Require Hotels to Provide Comprehensive Sexual Harassment Awareness Training

June 7, 2011
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VIDEO: Senator Betty Little with 2011 Women of Distinction honoree Kate Miller

Senator Betty Little recently honored Kate Miller as a "Woman of Distinction" at the New York State Senate's ceremony in Albany. 

May 31, 2011
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Senator Little Recipient of Mary G. Roebling Award

Senator Little Recipient of Mary G. Roebling Award

Recognized for advocacy on behalf of military personnel and families

May 3, 2011
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