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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that the Senate has passed Senate Bill S1370, which he sponsored. This legislation would ensure that students who receive certain state scholarships would not see their scholarship award reduced for choosing to live off-campus. The scholarships that this legislation affects include:

April 28, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC’S BILL TO PROMOTE EDUCATION IN HUNTING, FISHING, AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOLS

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that his bill, Senate Bill S.4368 has passed the Senate. This bill would instruct the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to work the Board of Regents to develop an education program that local school districts could choose to utilize, relating to hunting, fishing and outdoor education as a means to present students in grades nine through twelve with information about outdoor recreation opportunities.

April 22, 2015
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April 17, 2015
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BONACIC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE REPEAL OF 57 BURDENSOME FEES AS PART OF THE 2015-2016 STATE BUDGET

(Middletown, NY)- State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that the 2015-2016 State Budget includes the repeal of 57 onerous fees, which would save New York State $3 million annually.  These fees place an undue burden on Hudson Valley businesses and farms, and make it harder to remain profitable and competitive.

April 14, 2015
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 42

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.  This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 42nd Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Ethan Copeland1st GradeTownsend School

April 10, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC STATEMENT ON EDUCATION REFORMS IN 2015-16 STATE BUDGET

Governor Cuomo stated emphatically that if the legislature did not include education reforms in the budget, he would not sign it and withhold any increase in state aid.  Further, the Governor tied education reform, including counting student test scores as 50% of a teacher’s evaluation, to the distribution of increased school aid.

April 7, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF THE 2015-16 STATE BUDGET

(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announced that the New York State Senate passed a $142 billion 2015-16 State Budget which increases education funding by $1.4 billion, invests in our infrastructure, and spurs economic growth.

April 2, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES $800,000 FOR THE RESEARCH AND RECOGNITION PROJECT TO TREAT POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS IN THE 2015-2016 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic, (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce the inclusion of $800,000 in funding for the Research and Recognition Project in the 2015-2016 New York State Budget.  The Research and Recognition Project is a non-profit organization that has developed a breakthrough, non-invasive, neurological treatment for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).  Senator Bonacic was joined by a bi-partisan group of thirty State Senators, who were all in support of funding this monumental research to cure PTS.

March 31, 2015
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC AND ULSTER COUNTY LEGISLATOR CRAIG LOPEZ ANNOUNCE FULL RESTORATION OF $8.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCH

(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) and Ulster County Legislator Craig Lopez (R/C/I – Shawangunk) announced today that the 2015-2016 New York State Budget will include a full restoration of $8.5 million in funding for the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program. 

March 30, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR SENIORS IN 2015-16 STATE BUDGET

(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announced significant funding restorations and increases for senior programs as part of the 2015-16 State Budget.  These include:

 

Restoration of funding for the following programs:

March 30, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH INITIATIVES IN 2015-16 STATE BUDGET

(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announced significant funding restorations and increases for programs for women’s health and wellness programs as part of the 2015-16 State Budget.  These include:

 

March 30, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Congratulates John P. Melville on Confirmation as Commissioner of NYS Homeland Security and Emergency Services

(Albany, NY)- Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that Goshen, NY resident, John P. Melville has been confirmed as the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, by the New York State Senate. Prior to his confirmation, Melville served as a sworn member of the New York State Police for 31 years. He served as a Major in Troop F and Troop NYC, coordinating the State Police’s response to the September 11th terrorist attacks.

March 30, 2015
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Senate Passes “Joanne’s Law” to Protect Employees in the Workplace

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that the New York State Senate passed his bill, S.1677. The bill, also known as “Joanne’s Law”, would require employers and workplaces to be notified if a former employee with a criminal record in that workplace is released from prison or violates parole. In 2005 an incident occurred where an employee who had been fired from his job and later sentenced to 10 years’ probation returned to the office of his former employer and shot three of his managers.

March 24, 2015
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