(Middletown, NY)- State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that the 2015-2016 State Budget includes the repeal of 57 onerous fees, which would save New York State $3 million annually. These fees place an undue burden on Hudson Valley businesses and farms, and make it harder to remain profitable and competitive.
On Monday April 13, a representative from Senator Bonacic's office attended an event hosted by the Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC) of New York. The EIC administers the Energize NY Program, which supports conservation, and renewable energy projects for commercial enterprises. The event was held at 5 Spoke Creamery, a dairy farm in Goshen, NY. With the help of the Energize NY program, 5 Spoke Creamery was able to install almost 200 solar panels on the property to help reduce the cost of operating the farm.
Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 42nd Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Ethan Copeland1st GradeTownsend School
Governor Cuomo stated emphatically that if the legislature did not include education reforms in the budget, he would not sign it and withhold any increase in state aid. Further, the Governor tied education reform, including counting student test scores as 50% of a teacher’s evaluation, to the distribution of increased school aid.
(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announced that the New York State Senate passed a $142 billion 2015-16 State Budget which increases education funding by $1.4 billion, invests in our infrastructure, and spurs economic growth.
(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic, (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce the inclusion of $800,000 in funding for the Research and Recognition Project in the 2015-2016 New York State Budget. The Research and Recognition Project is a non-profit organization that has developed a breakthrough, non-invasive, neurological treatment for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). Senator Bonacic was joined by a bi-partisan group of thirty State Senators, who were all in support of funding this monumental research to cure PTS.
(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) and Ulster County Legislator Craig Lopez (R/C/I – Shawangunk) announced today that the 2015-2016 New York State Budget will include a full restoration of $8.5 million in funding for the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program.
(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announced significant funding restorations and increases for programs for women’s health and wellness programs as part of the 2015-16 State Budget. These include:
(Albany, NY)- Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that Goshen, NY resident, John P. Melville has been confirmed as the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, by the New York State Senate. Prior to his confirmation, Melville served as a sworn member of the New York State Police for 31 years. He served as a Major in Troop F and Troop NYC, coordinating the State Police’s response to the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Senator Bonacic was pleased to attend the annual Pulaski Fire Company’s pancake breakfast in Pine Island, NY this past Sunday. Not only does the Pulaski Fire Company do a tremendous job in serving their community, they also do a great job serving up a delicious breakfast. The event was an opportunity for neighbors to come out and enjoy a tasty meal while supporting the men and women of the fire company.
Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) welcomed the Greenwood Lake Middle School Choir to Albany, today, as part of the 43rd Annual “Music in Our Schools Month.” The choir, under the direction of Music Director Laura Kroll, sang beautifully, performing a mix of old and new songs.
Senator Bonacic is pictured with the Greenwood Lake Middle School Choir in Albany. Directly to Bonacic’s right is Music Director Laura Kroll.