John J. Bonacic's Press releases

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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FARMERS FROM HUDSON VALLEY AND CATSKILLS COME TO ALBANY

Dozens of farmers from the Catskills and Hudson Valley converged on the State Capitol today to discuss the plight of the dairy farming industry in New York State.   The farmers came at the invitation of State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope).

 

October 19, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BONACIC: CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OR REMOVAL OF SENATOR MONSERRATE

“New York must have zero tolerance for domestic violence.  Now that Senator Monserrate has been convicted, the Senate must act to remove him.  Voters should not have to tolerate convicted criminals sitting in their Senate.

October 16, 2009
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BONACIC ANNOUNCES AGRICULTURAL FORUM IN ALBANY

October 2, 2009:   Following up from a promise made at a Sullivan County agricultural forum, State Senator John Bonacic and Senator Catharine Young, the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee will host a public forum in Albany on the Dairy Farming crisis, on October 19 starting at 10:00 AM.

October 2, 2009
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Senator Bonacic: New and Higher fees Target Hunters

September 30, 2009-State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

October 1, 2009
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BONACIC URGES FEDS TO FORCE CITY TO MOVE FASTER ON HYDRO PLANT

September 17, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) has filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in opposition to the City of New York’s plan to use what is known as the “Traditional Licensing Process” to try and obtain a license for the City’s use of their reservoirs for hydropower.

September 17, 2009
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GOVERNOR SIGNS BONACIC LEGISLATION EXPANDING SCENIC BYWAY

Legislation sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, to expand the Shawangunk Mountain Scenic Byway, has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

September 2, 2009
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BONACIC: END THE SUNY TAX, DON’T INCREASE WELFARE SPENDING

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

August 12, 2009
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BONACIC SEEKS TO REPEAL NEW MANDATE ON TICKETED DRIVERS AND LOCAL COURTS: "IF MAKING LIFE MORE INCONVENIENT, COSTLY AND BURDENSOME FOR TAXPAYERS WAS AN OLYMPIC SPORT, THE GOVERNOR AND NYC DEMOCRATS WHO RUN THE STATE WOULD WIN GOLD MEDALS EVERY TIME"

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) is drafting legislation to repeal the requirement that motorists make two appearances in traffic court in order to plea bargain or have a trial on a traffic ticket.

August 3, 2009
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BONACIC ASKS FOR THE GOVERNOR’S HELP ON DISASTER IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) has requested that Governor David Paterson declare a disaster affecting the Towns of Callicoon, Delaware, and Rockland in Sullivan County.

July 31, 2009
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COMMITTEE ON REFORM LED BY SENATOR BONACIC BRINGS REFORM TO SENATE

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), today announced the adoption of rules reforms in the Senate he has been pushing for several years.

July 17, 2009
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BONACIC: KOLMAR POISED TO LEAVE UNLESS GOVERNOR ACTS

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

July 1, 2009
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SECOND PHASE OF SENIOR HOUSING APPROVED FOR ELLENVILLE

             State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

June 30, 2009
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Victoria Langling of Hurley Honored as Woman of Distinction

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:

-   Co-Founder of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen;

-  Ulster County Workforce Development Board;

-  Ulster Literacy Association;

-  UC Food Pantry Consortium;

-  Woodstock Film Festival;

-  Children's Annex School for children;

June 24, 2009
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BONACIC: SENATOR SMITH AND COMPANY FIGHTING REFORM

              State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

June 12, 2009
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BONACIC WORKS TO REPEAL “DRUG DEALERS PROTECTION ACT”

June 2, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope),  supported by District Attorneys and concerned advocates throughout the State, is fighting to see legislation enacted which would fix a dangerous problem created by Democrats who changed the State’s drug laws as part of the 2009-10 state budget.

June 8, 2009
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