John J. Bonacic's Press releases

2012 REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AWARDS

This year, for the first time, Senator Bonacic served on Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council.  That enabled him to help direct funding to several projects important to many of our communities.  In fact, this year, the Mid-Hudson Region was allocated an extra 38% in aid compared to last year.  Some of the key projects include:

December 20, 2012
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BONACIC’S MIDDLETOWN OFFICE IS A TOYS FOR TOTS DROP OFF SITE

Persons wishing to donate toys to the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program can leave the toys at the office of State Senator John J. Bonacic, at 201 Dolson Avenue, Middletown.  Senator Bonacic’s office is set behind the Taco Bell in a one story strip mall on Dolson Avenue.            

November 28, 2012
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Subject: Hurricane Sandy Emergency Response and Relief Information

Hurricane Sandy has obviously taken a devastating toll on the Empire State, impacting literally millions of New Yorkers.   

November 2, 2012
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MTA Payroll Tax Refund Claim Deadline is November 2, 2012

The Department of Taxation and Finance has advised that businesses and other entities that have paid the payroll tax, have until November 2, 2012 to file a refund claim.  

October 23, 2012
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NEW LAW TO PROVIDE IDENTIFICATION OF VETERAN STATUS ON DRIVERS LICENSE

State Senator John Bonacic (R,C,I – Mount Hope) today praised a new state law, which he supported, to make it easier for people to identify themselves as veterans by requiring a separate line on New York State Drivers Licenses or Identification Cards to indicate veteran status.Often times, veterans do not have an easily available source of identification to prove their status.

October 16, 2012
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NEW YORK STATE MAY OWE YOU MONEY!

You may be entitled to some of the over $12 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.

October 16, 2012
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Remembering September 11th

Dear Fellow New Yorker:Like so many New Yorkers, I clearly remember where I was on that crisp, clear morning of September 11th, 2001.And while more than a decade has now passed, the memory of that tragic day is still fresh in our minds.

September 11, 2012
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BONACIC RECOGNIZED AS TOP “PRO-JOBS SUPPORTER” BY BUSINESS COUNCIL OF NEW YORK STATE

Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I – Mount Hope) has received a strong vote of confidence from the state’s largest business advocacy organization, the Business Council of New York State, which recently named him one of the top “Pro-Jobs” state  legislators.

August 31, 2012
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BONACIC: SILVER RIGHT TO CONSIDER ALTERNATE AREAS IN CITY, BUT MORE CASINOS OVERALL MAY BE NEEDED

Senator John Bonacic, the Senate sponsor of the Governor’s proposed casino plan to allow up to seven facilities said, Assembly Speaker was right to consider locating a casino at places like Coney Island and/or Willets Point.  However, Bonacic also said, that if more than one City location was being considered, the overall number of casinos should increase from the now maximum of seven. 

August 13, 2012
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF SEWAGE SPILL NOTIFICATION LEGISLATION

Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act Would Help Protect Public Health by Increasing Awareness of Water Conditions

June 28, 2012
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO VACCINES

Legislation Would Add Shingles Vaccine to the List of Vaccinations Pharmacists are Permitted to Administer

June 28, 2012
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SENATE PASSES TWO FIXES FOR SULLIVAN WEST

Outgoing School Superintendent Ken Hilton Credited With pushing Legislative Changes 

June 20, 2012
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SENATE ACTS AGAIN ON BONACIC’S CHILD ABUSE REPORTING LEGISLATION

1998 Murder Prompted Loud Local Calls for Change but No Action in State Assembly Legislation (S.6115) sponsored by State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), which would require reports made to the State’s Child Abuse hotline to be investigated, when made by mandated reporters such as physicians, social workers, or law enforcement, has again cleared the State Senate with wide, bi-partisan support.

June 12, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC BILL TO GIVE COUNTIES RELIEF ON JAIL MANDATE

Senate Passes Legislation Removing Requirement that Counties Maintain Jail; Allows Counties to Share Long Term Costs of Jail Construction 

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR BONACIC STATEMENT ON THRUWAY TOLL INCREASE PROPOSAL

                    “Earlier this week, the New York State Thruway Authority Board voted to begin the process to implement a 45 percent increase on certain commercial tolls. Based on the economic impact this will have on New York’s businesses and families, they should reconsider their decision.

June 1, 2012
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BONACIC AND LARKIN: DEC KILLING JOBS IN NEW YORK

Senators Call Summit in Albany on DEC Wetlands Expansion Plan

State Senators John J. Bonacic and William J. Larkin, Jr. have requested that State DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens meet with them, local officials, and small business in Albany before the DEC continues any efforts to adopt and implement job-killing wetlands  maps and regulations.

June 1, 2012
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STATE SENATOR SAYS NYRA SHOULD WAIVE ATTORNEY/CLIENT PRIVILEGE THEY HOLD OVER FORMER INTEGRITY COUNSEL

Chairman of Senate Racing, Gaming, Wagering and Judiciary Committees Says NYRA should waive protections and release report   

May 25, 2012
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC AND SENATE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL “NEW JOBS-NY” JOB CREATION PLAN

Senator John Bonacic and members of the Senate Majority Conference announced that the Senate will pass legislation next week to implement the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan, continuing their strong focus on job creation and economic growth. The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive. 

May 23, 2012
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SENATOR BONACIC INDUCTS MAJOR WILLIAM H. PAYNE OF ULSTER COUNTY TO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator John Bonacic (R,C,I - Mt. Hope) honored  William H. Payne of  Ulster County as his 2012  Inductee to the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. 

May 23, 2012
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