New York State is holding over $11 billion in unclaimed funds, and some of it may be yours! A simple internet search is all it takes to see if there are unclaimed funds in your name.
Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?
Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to turn over inactive accounts to the State. The Office of the State Comptroller holds these funds in trust, serving as a custodian of these funds until they can be claimed by their rightful owners.
On September 9, 2011 State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) inspected flood damage that took place in Sidney, New York as result of Tropical Storm Lee. To see pictures taken during the visit, click on the attached powerpoint file.
New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) announced that the 2010-2011 Fish and Game brochure, a convenient guide containing important information on fishing and hunting in New York State, is now available online by going to www.senatorbonacic.com
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with hundreds of employees at UnitedHealthCare in Ulster County.
UnitedHealthCare is the largest private sector employer in the County. Beyond their corporate issues, the employees had the same message over and over again: they were concerned about being taxed out of New York. They were concerned that not only are businesses leaving New York but that they and their children will not be able to stay here.
The Hudson River Valley Greenway has proven to be a positive influence in the region. It has encouraged better local planning and provided funds for beautification around the region.
When the Greenway was created, it excluded communities in the Catskill State Park. In 2006, I wrote the legislation - which became law to allow those communities in Ulster County to participate, regardless of whether or not they are in the Catskill Park.
For years I have fought against the leadership driven nature of the State Senate and Assembly. I fought against it when the Republicans were in charge, fought against it when the Democrats were in charge, and am fighting now harder than ever to reform Albany and end the politics as usual that have paralyzed the State Senate.
Senate Democrats have locked themselves into the Senate Chamber.
After the vote on June 8 to change leadership, Senate Democrats refused to come to session day in and day out. Now, they have locked themselves into the Senate chamber, refusing to hand over the gavel.
You don't have to take my word for it, read the NY Daily News (from June 24, 2009):
Last week two Democrat Senators – Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate left their Democratic Caucus to vote for new Senate rules which empower “rank and file” members of the Senate. For that vote, they were promptly called a “thief” and a “thug” by Austin Shafran, who is the official spokesman for New York Democrats in th
Attached are the new Senate Rules adopted June 9, 2009. These rules substantially reform the way the Senate operates, largely in line with the report I issued in April along with Senators Griffo and Winner.