Standing at the podium with a crowd of supporters, Senator Bonacic sent a strong message to Governor Cuomo that closing nine correctional facilities in order to save $30 million dollars on the backs of professional men and women who work at Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center was wrong.
Recently, the legislature voted on the Board of Regents who imposed the Common Core curriculum. The incumbent Regents have performed poorly with the Common Core roll out, and ultimately failed the parents and students of New York. As such, I did not vote for the incumbent members of the Board of Regents.
Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) invites nominations for the induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame from the 42nd Senate District. The online Hall of Fame represents extraordinary New Yorkers whose heroism in the United States Armed Forces is complimented by their service to the people in their community.
Annual Program Honors Women’s Outstanding Contributions to Our Community
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) today invited local residents from the 42nd Senate District to nominate colleagues, friends, and neighborhood leaders whose exceptional work on behalf of their communities make them deserving of special recognition as a New York “Woman of Distinction” by the New York State Senate.
Parents, teachers, administrators and educational professionals in my district, and throughout New York State, have raised grave concerns over the flawed roll-out of the Common Core Learning Standards.
Unless the Board of Regents acts to alleviate these concerns, they must delay the use of Common Core tests for high-stakes decisions about teachers, principals and students for a minimum of two years. During this time, the State Education Department should continue to develop curricula aligned with higher standards and assist local school districts in developing their own curricula so teachers can successfully implement higher learning standards and help students reach their maximum potential.
PRESS RELEASE: SENATOR BONACIC ADVOCATES FOR TAX REFORM
New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) is eager to advocate for the Senate Republicans position on tax reform during the upcoming legislative session. The recommendations would create jobs and reduce taxes on businesses, families and seniors.
“EDWARD S. TUCKER MEMORIAL BOULEVARD” LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill he sponsored to create the “Edward S. Tucker Memorial Boulevard.” The legislation (S.5328) designates a portion of New York State Route 208 in the Town of Shawangunk, in Ulster County, as the “Edward S. Tucker Memorial Boulevard.
Letters Offer to Complete Free STAR Application at a Cost
Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) today advised taxpayers to beware of solicitations offering a fee-based service to apply for the School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemption – when homeowners can apply for free.
On Sunday, October 27th, 2013, Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope), will appear on “Up Close” with Diana Williams on ABC Channel 7. The show broadcasts on ABC Channel 7 (out of New York City) at 11 am on Sunday. The show was recorded Friday afternoon.