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2010 Priorities

New York government's financial future, short and long term, will dominate the legislative agenda in 2010.  No. 1 on the list, of course, must be to keep addressing the state’s immediate fiscal crisis.  That much we know. 

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Statement from Senator Winner on former area State Senator William T. Smith II

Elmira, N.Y., March 30--Long-time, legendary New York State Senator William T. "Cadillac" Smith II, who represented the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions in the state Senate from 1962 until his retirement in 1986, died earlier today. He was 94.

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Remembering the late Senator William T. "Cadillac" Smith II

New York State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) remembers his friend and mentor, the late Senator William T. "Cadillac" Smith on the floor of the New York State Senate on Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

Former Senator Smith, a legendary figure in New York State government for 24 years, from 1962 to 1986, passed away on March 30th at the age of 94.  Family and friends gathered in his hometown of Big Flats, New York on April 3rd to celebrate his life and career. 

Winner pays tribute to veteran Albany newsman

Albany, N.Y., June 1—A memorial service will be held later today for Jay Gallagher, long-time Albany Bureau Chief for the Gannett News Service, whose stories and columns were familiar to Southern Tier readers of the Star-Gazette in Elmira, the Ithaca Journal, and Binghamton’s Press & Sun-Bulletin.

Gallagher passed away early last week following a courageous, year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Statement from Senator Winner to the residents of the 53rd Senate District

Elmira, N.Y., June 2— New York State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) announced today that he will not seek re-election to a fourth consecutive term representing the residents of the state’s 53rd Senate District.

The 53rd District encompasses all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties, and part of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield, and Ulysses).

Winner released the following statement to the residents of his 53rd District:

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Senator Winner in debate on the floor of the New York State Senate

Albany, N.Y.—Earlier this year State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) took to the floor of the New York State Senate -- as he's done hundreds of times in both the Assembly and Senate over the past three decades he's served in the Legislature -- this time to build support for legislation he sponsored in 2010 to require the state to provide personal income tax refunds within 30 days after a taxpayer files a return.