George Winner's Reports

Medicaid Reform: Can We Afford One Billion Dollars A Week?

Until New York State gets serious about reining in the cost of a $52-billion-a-year system of Medicaid, it won't be able to undertake any meaningful, long-term effort to get overall state spending under control in order to have any realistic chance of ever addressing an upstate property tax burden widely recognized as among the highest in the nation. 

June 10, 2010
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Access to State and Local Government

New York government is comprised of over 100 state agencies, boards and commissions that implement a broad range of programs and services-- programs and services that impact and can benefit our lives in many ways. So I’ve always believed that my No. 1 responsibility is to provide as much information and facilitate as much access as I possibly can to what’s available.

March 31, 2009
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Local Government Efficiency

We’ve made progress over the past several years that I’ve been serving in the State Senate to begin, we hope, putting the brakes on runaway local property tax increases. But there’s a long way to go.

March 31, 2009
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Be Aware Of Identity Theft

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM ID THEFT

It’s not just pickpockets who steal your credit cards and money anymore. Advances in computer technology have made it possible for ID thieves to ruin your credit and tarnish your good name. Below are tips to protect you and your family this holiday season. DOs

November 25, 2008
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NYS Senate Veterans Hall Of Fame

Elmira, N.Y., September 18--State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) paid tribute today to Robert Laskaris, a highly decorated combat veteran and well-known figure in Chemung County veterans’ affairs, by inducting him into the New York State Senate’s online Veterans Hall of Fame.

November 10, 2008
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