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Senator Bonacic Participates in Public Hearing Regarding MTA

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) participated in a Public Hearing regarding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), March 2, at the Capitol in Albany. Senator Bonacic asked the MTA officials to consider two projects that would benefit Orange County. The first project would be the installation of passing sidings all the way from New York City to Port Jervis, and the second would be the installation of a new rail yard in Orange County.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC JOINS EFFORT TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE FROM SEX OFFENDERS

Senator Bonacic Joins Effort To Keep Our Children Safe From Sex Offenders

February 25, 2015
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Senator Bonacic named a member to the Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

Senator Bonacic named a member to the Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

February 18, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC CALLS FOR AN END TO THE GAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENT IN THE 2015-2016 BUDGET

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic, 42nd Senate District, joined other members of the New York State Senate in calling for the end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). The GEA is a budget balancing scheme that took away 2.8 billion from school districts throughout the state and was implemented by the Democratic Legislature in 2010. Every Republican in the Senate voted against it.

February 10, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC STATEMENT ON THE CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE STEIN AND JUDGE FAHEY TO THE NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the confirmation of the Hon. Leslie Stein and the Hon. Eugene Fahey to the New York State Court Appeals.

 

February 10, 2015
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Senator Bonacic's Snowstorm Assistance Numbers

In the event of a snowstorm, below are contact numbers where you can get storm-related information or services.

In addition, please read the information regarding important tips and suggested emergency items which may be helpful in case of an emergency.  Please stay safe and warm over the next few days.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS TO KEEP ON HAND

*** REMEMBER TO DIAL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY ***

To report power outages or downed power lines:

Orange and Rockland Utilities: 1-877-434-4100

February 9, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S THREAT TO HAVE A LATE BUDGET

"Ethics reforms should not be tied to the budget, instead they should be considered separately after the budget.  Formulating and generating an on time budget that is responsive to the needs of everyday New Yorkers is the most important duty of the Governor and the Legislature.

February 3, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Announces Senate Passage of Education Investment Tax Credit

Today, New York State Senator John J. Bonacic announced that the Education Investment Tax Credit (S.1976) passed the New York State Senate.  This legislation would provide incentives in the form of tax credit for donations to public education entitites, school improvement organizations, local education funds, and educational scholarship organizations.  

January 28, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF S. 1608 WHICH TOUGHENS PENALTIES FOR SEX OFFENDERS

Senator Bonacic announces the Senate passage of legislation he sponsored (S.1608), which requires sex offenders to report secondary residences or domiciles to any police department within ten days.  At present, there is a section on the sex offender registration form to list a second residence, but completing this section is not required by law.

January 28, 2015
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Statement from Senator Bonacic on Property Tax Relief

Senate Republicans have a long history of fighting for property tax relief for hardworking homeowners and their families.  We created the original STAR school property tax relief program, led the fight for passage of the two-percent property tax cap, and initiated the STAR rebate check program, which was eliminated by Democrats in 2009.

While we look forward to discussing the specifics of Governor Cuomo's proposal when he unveils his entire Executive Budget, it is essential that any enacted property tax relief plan ensures all middle-income families in every region of the state receive property tax relief.

January 21, 2015
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JOHN BONACIC REGARDING EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

I join my fellow Republicans in the Senate to urge Governor Cuomo to include the Education Investment Tax Credit in his Executive Budget to send a strong signal that in New York, every student deserves access to a first-class education and the limitless opportunities that come with it.  And rather than being forced to simply lower their expectations, parents whose children are trapped in failing schools should have real options when it comes to furthering their child’s education and securing their future.

January 20, 2015
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Public Hearings To Focus on the Shooting Deaths of Two New York City Police Offiers

I am pleased to announce that the New York State Senate will hold a series of public hearings convened by four Senate committees starting this month to examine police safety and public protection in New York City and throughout the state.

The hearings will review serious safety concerns raised by the shooting deaths of two NYPD Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in addition to other recent attacks and hostility directed at law enforcement.

January 16, 2015
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Senator Bonacic to Speaker Silver -- Protect Women Now

January 12, 2015 -- Today, New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt.

January 16, 2015
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New Law: "Hire a Veteran" Tax Credit

Starting this year, businesses can receive a tax credit for hiring and employing a qualified veteran. The credit is equal to 10 percent of the total amount of wages paid to the qualified veteran during their first full year of employment. If the veteran is disabled, the credit amount is increased to 15 percent. The credit is capped at $5,000 per veteran or $15,000 per disabled veteran. Any unused credit may be carried forward to the following three years.

January 15, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Meets With Advocates from The Spinal Cord Research Group

On January 12, 2015, Senator John J. Bonacic met in Albany with advocates from the Spinal Cord Research Group to discuss funding for the group, the 2015 legislative session, and other issues of concern.  The attendees were (back row) Keith Gurgui, Spinal Cord Injury Research Board Member; Linda Gurgui, Spinal Cord Injury Research Group; Rich Gurgui, Spinal Cord Research Program; Matt Jacobs, New Yorkers to cure Paralysis; (front) Terry O'Neill, Director of The Constantine Institute; and Scott Remington of the Spinal Cord Research Benefit. 

January 12, 2015
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