State Senator John J. Bonacic has signed on to co-sponsor the Senate’s Protect Our Children’s Act/ Caylee’s Law. The legislation recognizes serious forms of child abuse that are not adequately covered by existing law, to better protect our children.
State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), has requested that New York City DEP Commissioner Cas Holloway come to the Town of Wawarsing to meet with residents impacted by the DEP’s leaking aqueducts.
Town of Hurley resident Victoria Langling was recently honored by the State Senate as our District's 2009 "Woman of Distinction". Ms. Langling's service includes volunteering for the following organizations:
Five Mid-Hudson Valley State Senators today proposed a regional taskforce to summarize the current MTA services offered to Hudson Valley area residents in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland Counties and make specific recommendations for key, specific, desired improvements to MTA service in the Hudso
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), advised consumers who were contemplating purchasing wine or beer in the coming weeks to stock up on Thursday because the tax increase rammed through by Governor David Paterson and the New York City Democrats who control the State Legislature takes effect Friday.
May 6, 2009: After a secret conference behind closed doors, three New York City Democrats abandoned a plan to only charge Orange County businesses with a portion of their payroll tax and have now decided to hit local businesses with the same tax rate businesses in the City and immediate suburbs will pay.
In a closed door agreement, Senate Democrats, holding a 32 – 30 majority over Republicans hashed out a closed door agreement to tax the payrolls of Orange County small businesses, not-for-profits, and local governments.
At the request of the Times Herald Record, Senator Bonacic wrote article describing why he called for then Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno to step down in the wake of Sen. Bruno's acknowledgement that he was the subject of a Federal investigation.
APRIL 3, 2009: State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) reacted to NYRI’s being withdrawn today as follows: “ONE WORD: VICTORY! All of the people across the region who came together to fight NYRI are winners. Without the regional unity, this win would not have been possible.”
After NYRI was proposed, Senator Bonacic took the following steps to combat the project:
April 1, 2009: As Legislators from across New York voted on the secretly negotiated State budget, Senator Bonacic expressed his opposition to the plan: “The State budget has been universally condemned by virtually every major newspaper and government reform group in the State – and for good reason. This budget taxes too much, spends too much, was developed in secret, and will drive small business out of New York State," Senator Bonacic said.
State Senator John Bonacic met this morning with approximately thirty local officials from Ulster County to discuss the State budget agreement. The budget agreement, which was negotiated in secret by Governor Paterson, and Democratic leaders of the Senate and Assembly in Albany contains massive tax increases which will cost virtually every New Yorker more money.
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) today called the move to raid SUNY tuition dollars “a tax on the middle class, negotiated in secret, and designed to hurt families who pay SUNY tuition.”
The tuition hike is $600. The raid on the tuition hike will bring $62 million more to State coffers and be spent on things completely unrelated to SUNY or education.
“This is a sad day for Senator Bruno and his family. The indictment and alleged behavior of Senator Bruno was only possible, however because of the near dictatorial power enjoyed by Legislative Leaders in New York State.”
tate Senator John Bonacic met this morning with approximately thirty local officials from Ulster County to discuss the State budget agreement. The budget agreement, which was negotiated in secret by Governor Paterson, and Democratic leaders of the Senate and Assembly in Albany contains massive tax increases which will cost virtually every New Yorker more money.
State Senator John J. Bonacic met today with DEP Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush to demand that stream gauges in the watershed area be kept open.
The Senator asked the DEP to give him an answer on the gauges later this week.
DEP officials are proposing to close 10 gauges in Sullivan, Orange, and Ulster Counties this year and next.
"Stream gauges are key indicators of the timing and rate of potential flooding. I found the DEP listened to my arguments and I think they have a better understanding of why we need them open," Senator Bonacic said.
MARCH 17, 2009: State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), today said it was apparent an income tax hike was being secretly negotiated and would be pushed through by Governor Paterson and Legislative leaders as part of the State budget. Senator Bonacic said that proceeds from such income tax hike should be directed specifically at property tax relief for middle class families and those struggling to become part of the middle class.