John J. Bonacic's Blog entries

UNCLAIMED FUNDS MIGHT BE WAITING FOR YOU!

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.

What are some types of unclaimed funds?

August 22, 2013
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Sign the Petition to Request Local Officials Abide the Tax Cap

To Sign the Petition requesting your local officials abide the new Tax Cap please send an email with the following information to bonacic@nysenate.gov

Your Name

Your Address

Please put "TAX CAP PETITION" as your subject line

November 4, 2011
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Link for Question and Answer Session with DEC Commissioner Martens.

Please Click Here for DEC Commisioner Martens question and answer session.

November 3, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC INSPECTS FLOOD DAMAGE IN SIDNEY

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.  

File: 
Sidney Flooding 9.9.11.ppt

September 9, 2011
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2010-2011 Fish and Game Brochure

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

File: 
Fish and Game Season Dates for 2010.2011.pdf

October 18, 2010
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BONACIC SETS A HIGH STANDARD FOR GAS DRILLING

Dear Friend,

The Times Herald-Record is right, I have set a high standard on the issue of gas drilling.  Nothing should compromise the integrity of our water.

File: 
Senator Bonacic Sets a High Standard for Gas Drilling.pdf

October 13, 2010
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UnitedHealthCare Strong in Ulster County

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.

We discussed a number of important issues:

August 8, 2009
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GREENWAY EXPANSION READY TO BE MADE PERMANENT

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.

July 17, 2009
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A NON-PARTISAN SOLUTION TO GETTING THE SENATE BACK TO WORK

 

    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.

July 9, 2009
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LOCKED IN

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):

 

June 24, 2009
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BI-PARTISAN VOTES WERE GOOD, BRINGING REAL POTENTIAL FOR CHANGE; THE CHALLENGE IS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

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

June 16, 2009
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New Senate Rules

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.

File: 
Senate Rules Resolution 060809 (3).pdf

June 9, 2009
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