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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS MONTHLY ORANGE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST

Senator Bonacic  joined elected officials, as well as, local business and community leaders this morning at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership breakfast at West Hills Country Club in the Town of Wallkill. The monthly breakfasts provide an opportunity for community leaders to come together, enjoy good food, and discuss issues facing Orange County.

July 9, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC HELPS BREAK GROUND ON NEW ROSENDALE POOL

(Middletown, NY)- Senator Bonacic joined Town of Rosendale Supervisor Jeanne Walsh, members of the Rosendale Town Board, and local community members at a ground breaking ceremony yesterday at the new Rosendale Pool, where he also delivered remarks. Three years ago it was determined by the Town that the pool had deteriorated so much that it could not be opened for the summer. The cost of fixing the pool was set at $1.5 million.

July 9, 2015
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BONACIC TO ORANGE AND ROCKLAND: DON’T RAISE UTILITY RATES

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic announced today his opposition to proposed utility rate increases by Orange and Rockland Utilities. In a letter sent to the Public Service Commission, Bonacic denounced the proposed increases, which would have a negative impact on local residents. As proposed, typical residential electric customers would see an increase of 23.3 percent in their electric bills over the next 3 years.

July 8, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC HONORS THE RETIREMENT OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ROZ MAGIDSON

(Middletown, NY)- Senator  Bonacic  was pleased to attend the retirement party of Roz Magidson, Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) Middletown, and present her with a Senate Resolution honoring her outstanding service to the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Magidson has served as the Executive Director of the DRC for 25 years.

July 7, 2015
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Great American Weekend 2015

 Senator Bonacic and his wife Pat stopped by Great American Weekend in Goshen this past Sunday to visit vendors and check out the exhibits that were set up. While it may have rained on Saturday, the weather on Sunday was spectacular. The Annual Great American Weekend is held every Fourth of July weekend in Goshen, and draws thousands of visitors. In addition to the hundreds of vendors that are set up downtown, the Goshen Historic Tracks holds a full four days of racing.

July 6, 2015
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Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council Soliciting Ideas for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative

(Middletown, NY)- The Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) is a partnership with the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC's) and is an oppurtunity for the communities of upstate New York to address the economic challenges of their regions and work together in bringing jobs back upstate. The URI focuses on 7 upstate regions, including the Mid-Hudson Valley. The three regions that make the most compelling argument will be designated as "Best Plan Awardees" in the URI competition and will receive $500 million each that will go to projects identified by the REDC's

July 6, 2015
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JOINED BY LOCAL OFFICIALS, BONACIC ANNOUNCES $250,000 GRANT FOR GOSHEN HISTORIC RACE TRACK

(Middletown, NY)- Senator Bonacic stood alongside local elected officials, as well as Steve Jones, President of the Goshen Historic Track at a press conference today to announce that he has secured a $250,000 capital grant for the track to make capital improvements on the facility. Senator Bonacic was also joined by Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and  Village of Goshen Mayor Kyle Roddey.

July 1, 2015
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SENATE ACTS ON END OF SESSION MEASURE THAT PROVIDES $3.1 BILLION IN NEW PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AND EXTENDS THE TAX CAP TO 2020

(Middletown, NY)- Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that the NY State Senate has acted on an end-of-session measure that will bring $3.1 billion in new tax relief to middle class homeowners, extend the existing property tax cap to deliver additional savings and create new jobs.

June 26, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC JOINS MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AT THE WARWICK FIRE DEPARTMENT'S BIENNIAL PARADE

(Middletown, NY)- This past Saturday, Senator Bonacic  attended the Warwick Fire Department’s Biennial Parade in the Village of Warwick. Despite the threat of heavy rain, residents and members of the local community came out to support the officers and fire fighters of all the local fire companies in the parade. This year’s parade honored the outgoing Warwick Fire Department Chief, Jason Brasier.

June 23, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC CONGRATULATES THIRD GENERATION EAGLE SCOUT

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic was pleased to attend, and speak at, the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for James E. Steinberg, III, in Monticello, NY, this past Saturday. Steinberg is a third-generation Eagle Scout, with his grandfather and father having both achieved the rank of Eagle. Less than 5% of Scouts earn this prestigious award, and remarkably, Steinberg received his at the age of 15.  For his service project, James painted and restored the Old Town Hall in Forestburgh, NY.

June 22, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC’S LEGISLATION MAKING KEY IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PRACTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING BY THE STATE JUDICIAL SYSTEM

(Albany, NY)-The New York State Senate passed legislation, Senate Bill S5833, sponsored by Senator Bonacic that would make key improvements to the practice of electronic filing (e-filing) by the state judicial system. Starting in 1999, the state began to introduce a pilot program in the use of electronic means for the purpose of commencing certain categories of cases and filing court papers with Judges and adverse parties.

June 19, 2015
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO COMBAT SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

(Albany, NY)- Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that legislation he supported has passed the Senate that will help combat sexual violence on college campuses. The bill, S.5965, would require all colleges and universities in the State of New York to implement uniform prevention and response policies and procedures relating to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

June 17, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary  Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  Wednesday, June 17, 2015  Room 124 CAP

THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR.  **PLEASE NOTE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS MEETING.

June 17, 12:46 PM - 1:21 PM
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