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James S. Alesi

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Senator Alesi Opposes Bringing Mixed Martial Arts Events to New York State

Senator Alesi opposes bringing mixed martial arts events to New York State stating "experts agree exposure to violence leads to a more violent society."

June 17, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI ANNOUNCES SUMMER READING PROGRAM

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, Senator Alesi is inviting all students in his district to participate in his Summer Reading Program.  Senator Alesi is sponsoring this free program to encourage students throughout our community to continue reading over summer vacation.

June 2, 2010
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No More Taxes, Fees and Outlandish Spending

April 23,2010

New York’s fiscal and economic future is directly linked to the success or failure of small businesses throughout our State. There are more than 1.6 million small businesses in New York, accounting for 99% of all businesses in our state and 57% of our total business employment. These businesses generate roughly 40% of our State’s total gross receipts, and nationally, small businesses are responsible for roughly two-thirds of all new job creation.

April 23, 2010
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LOCAL WAR HEROES RECEIVE HIGH MILITARY HONORS

On Friday, April 16th, I presented fourteen local war veterans with military awards sanctioned by the State of New York – the Conspicuous Service Cross, New York’s highest military honor, the Conspicuous Service Star, and the Medal for Merit.

April 20, 2010
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Property Tax Relief

Property Tax ReliefThis week the New York State Senate, with my support, passed a Property Tax Relief bill S6212. The legislation restores the STAR rebate check program for senior citizens with incomes below $150,000, as well as a property tax spending cap.  “It is the beginning of what needs to be a multi-level approach to Property Tax Reform that will provide meaningful relief to the hard-working, over-burdened taxpayers in our community,” said Senator Jim Alesi.

March 21, 2010
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Senate Republican Medicaid Task Force Issues Report

Medicaid continues to be the fastest growing part of state and county budgets. New York spends more than $52 billion annually, 70% more than the national average. Additionally, more than one in five New Yorkers are on the Medicaid rolls. The sweeping policy recommendations of the Task Force will empower county executives and district attorneys to boost their local Medicaid fraud efforts, combat waste and abuse within the system and save taxpayers as much as $500 million this year. The Senate Republican Task Force recommends:

March 19, 2010
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