John J. Bonacic's Press releases

April 7, 2010
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC CO-SPONSORED TAX REFORM LEGISLATION

The New York State Senate on Thursday, passed legislation, (S.6212a) co-sponsored by Senator John Bonacic to provide a “Circuit Breaker” to families in New York State who pay a higher than average share of their income in property taxes.

March 19, 2010
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC’S LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR WAWARSING FLOOD FAMILIES

The New York State Senate today, passed legislation, sponsored by Senator John Bonacic, (S.6276), which would authorize the use of $4 million in State funds to buyout families who have been subject to repeated and ongoing water seepage and flooding in the Town of Wawarsing.

March 4, 2010
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NOMINATE SOMEONE WHO HELPED DURING THE STORM

  Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

February 26, 2010
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BONACIC: GIVE TAXPAYERS A BILL OF RIGHTS

SENATOR BONACIC’S PLAN TO STOP WASTEFUL SPENDING AND RESTORE ACCOUNTABILITY TO STATE GOVERNMENT. 

February 24, 2010
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BONACIC TO MTA: HAVE A HEARING IN ORANGE COUNTY ON PROPOSED SERVICE REDUCTIONS

            State Senator John J.  Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), is urging the MTA to hold a hearing in Orange County to receive input on proposed service changes.

February 24, 2010
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Statement by Senator John Bonacic Regarding the Vote to Expel Hiram Monserrate from the State Senate

“We are responsible for each action we take.  Former Senator Monserrateserved as a Marine, police officer, and was one of the Senators who led theeffort to help reform the Senate’s rules last year.  We honor our veterans.We support our police officers.  We want reformers to succeed.  The goodactions he performed in those roles however, still do not authorizecriminal conduct.   Here, Mr.  Monserrate was convicted of a crimeassociated with an assault on his girlfriend.   There must be zerotolerance for domestic violence.

February 9, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC PROPOSES JOB CREATION PLAN FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Plan Would Give Tax Credits to Businesses Which Create Jobs, Enact State Spending Cap to Help Improve Overall Economic Climate

January 26, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN J. BONACIC ON GOVERNOR PATERSON'S PROPOSED STATE BUDGET

“Four simple steps would go a long way to making life affordable again for New Yorkers:  1.  A reduction in government spending; 2.

January 19, 2010
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January 18, 2010
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BONACIC: MONSERRATE SHOULD BE EXPELLED FROM SENATE

 

 

State Senator John Bonacic, today called for the Senate to vote to expel State Senator Hiram Monserrate from the State Senate.  Senator Bonacic said: 

January 14, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC ON GOVERNOR PATERSON'S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

“I believe now, the Governor wants to do the things he says. He is right to argue that better ethics can lead to better policies. I support his ethics reform proposal. If no Senator in the Democratic Senate Majority sponsors it when it is released, I will sponsor it, because I believe these ideas deserve an honest debate.”

January 6, 2010
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BONACIC URGES LEGISLATURE TO ENACT ETHICS REFORM

December 11, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic has urged that the Legislature enact comprehensive ethics reform when it re-convenes next month.  Bonacic is the only Republican State Senator to co-sponsor bi-partisan comprehensive ethics reform legislation (S.5738).  That legislation:

December 11, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC ON VERDICT IN TRIAL OF FORMER SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JOSEPH BRUNO

December 7, 2009:  “I feel neither vindication nor satisfaction with today’s verdict.   I said in 2006, and believe today, that Senator Bruno was not qualified to lead our Senate Republican conference given that he was the subject of an FBI investigation.  Today’s conviction affirms that position as a matter of law.  It is a clarion call for stronger, no

December 7, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: ON SPECIAL SESSION OF DECEMBER 2, 2009

December 2, 2009:  "Today's Legislative activity in Albany shows a misunderstanding by the Democrats who control State Government, of what New Yorkers really care about.

December 2, 2009
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HUDSON VALLEY SENATORS PUSH MTA HEAD ON PAYROLL TAX; BONACIC URGES ACTION ON BUDGET REDUCTIONS

November 19, 2009:  Senator Bonacic, along with State Senators Jeff Klein, Tom Morahan, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Vincent Leibell, Suzi Oppenheimer, Stephen Saland, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins met on Thursday with Jay Walder, Chairman of the MTA.

November 19, 2009
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BONACIC INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO AUTHORIZE BUYOUTS OF FLOOD VICTIMS IN WAWARSING

November 16, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

November 17, 2009
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BONACIC: VOTE ON DEFICIT PLAN PROPOSALS

NOVEMBER 5, 2009:  State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) today applauded Governor Paterson’s desire to call for a special session of the State Legislature next week to vote on the Governor’s deficit reduction plan.

November 5, 2009
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BONACIC: LEGISLATURE SHOULD VOTE ON AUTISM BILL NEXT WEEK

October 21, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) called on Senate President Malcolm Smith  and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, to bring legislation up for a vote at next week’s anticipated special session, which would provide insurance coverage for children up to the age of 21 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

October 21, 2009
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BONACIC: LEGISLATURE SHOULD VOTE ON AUTISM BILL NEXT WEEK

October 21, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) called on Senate President Malcolm Smith  and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, to bring legislation up for a vote at next week’s anticipated special session, which would provide insurance coverage for children up to the age of 21 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

October 21, 2009
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