John J. Bonacic's Press releases

Senator Bonacic’s Statement on Common Core

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.

February 4, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE: Statement by Senator Bonacic on Governor Cuomo's Budget Proposal

STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

On Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal

January 21, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT FROM SENATOR BONACIC URGING GOVERNOR CUOMO TO INCLUDE ORANGE COUNTY IN UPSTATE MANUFACTURERS TAX RELIEF PROPOSAL

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR BONACIC URGING GOVERNOR CUOMO TO INCLUDE ORANGE COUNTY IN UPSTATE MANUFACTURERS TAX RELIEF PROPOSAL

January 17, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ON THE STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

On State of the State Address 

January 8, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ADVOCATES FOR TAX REFORM

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.

January 7, 2014
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Statement from Senator Bonacic on Regional Economic Development Council Awards

Statement from Senator Bonacic on Regional Economic Development Council Awards 

December 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES “EDWARD S. TUCKER MEMORIAL BOULEVARD” LEGISLATION IS SIGNED INTO LAW

“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.

November 18, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC WARNS NEW YORKERS ABOUT DECEPTIVE STAR PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS

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.

November 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC WILL APPEAR ON ABC 7’S “UP CLOSE” ON SUNDAY TO DISCUSS CASINO GAMING WITH DIANA WILLIAMS

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.  

October 26, 2013
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October 4, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that legislation he supported to protect individuals with developmental disabilities has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

October 4, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Announces Law to Expand the Shawangunk East Wine Trail

Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill he cosponsored, that expands a portion of the state highway system designated as the Shawangunk East Wine Trail to include new wineries.  This law will greatly help boost tourism in the area.

October 2, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TARGETING DANGEROUS ‘BATH SALT’ DRUGS

 Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C-Mt. Hope) recently announced that legislation he supported to stop the sale and use of deadly bath salt-type drugs has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The “bath salt-type’ drugs have been linked to several deaths of young people in New York. 

September 17, 2013
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Learn More About the Casino Gaming Agreement

 

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September 5, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR CHILD ABUSERS

New Law Increases the Look-Back Period to Elevate Penalties for Assault on a Child Younger Than 11 Years Old

August 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO ENHANCE FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

“Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act” Will Help Educate College Students About Fire Prevention and Safety

August 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW GIVING DMV STRONGER TOOLS TO FIGHT FRAUD

    Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) announced that legislation to give the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) stronger tools to combat fraud has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

August 12, 2013
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LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

New Law Prohibits U-turns in School Zones

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) announced today that legislation to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

August 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT CONSUMERS WHEN PURCHASING PETS

New Law Provides Consumers with More Information on the Origins of Their Pet

August 9, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO REQUIRE CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT SCREENINGS FOR NEWBORNS

Congenital Heart Defects are the Leading Cause of Infant Death Due to Birth Defects

August 9, 2013
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