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BONACIC OFFERS THREE IDEAS TO HELP REDUCE TAX BURDEN ON FLOODED FAMILIES

State Senator John J. Bonacic will propose three bills to give relief to citizens and local governments affected by Hurricane Irene. The first will allow assessment rolls for 2012 taxes for counties and towns to be modified (if the county approves) to reflect the value of their property on September 5, 2011. The second will allow school districts to authorize by resolution the partial payment of taxes without interest for those that were impacted by the flooding and need to make out of pocket payments as a result of the floods.

September 2, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

"I am pleased that FEMA has recognized the need for federal disaster assistance in Orange and Sullivan Counties; in addition to Delaware and Ulster County, which were approved earlier in the week,” said Senator John Bonacic. “ I appreciate the Governor’s commitment to all areas of the state and all of the hard work he’s doing to assess the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

September 2, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC VISITS FOUR COUNTIES

SENATOR BONACIC VISITS FOUR COUNTIES Urges MTA to Expand Bus Service; Urges President Obama to Declare Orange and Sullivan Counties a Disaster Area  

August 31, 2011
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MAJOR FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED FOR NINETEEN NEW YORK COUNTIES HIT BY IRENE

The President has declared a major disaster in the following counties:

Delaware
Orange
Sullivan
Ulster
Albany
Clinton
Dutchess
Essex
Greene
Montgomery
Nassau
Rensselaer
Rockland
Saratoga
Schenectady
Schoharie
Suffolk
Warren
Westchester

This qualifies residents and businesses in these counties for direct federal assistance with basic necessities, cleanup and rebuilding efforts. For more information on the available programs please visit http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=57534. To begin applying for assistance you can visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free numbers will operate from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM seven days a week until further notice.

August 31, 2011
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NYSEG, ORANGE & ROCKLAND UTILITIES AND CENTRAL HUDSON GAS & ELECTRIC TO DISTRIBUTE DRY ICE AND/OR ICE AND/OR BOTTLED WATER

Please CLICK HERE to view NYSEG distribution sites and times for  bottled water and dry ice. Supplies will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until they run out.

August 30, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BONACIC WILL HOST APPRECIATION BREAKFAST FOR VETERANS

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt Hope) will hold a complimentary breakfast for Veterans on Monday, August 29, 2011 from  8:30 – 10:00 a.m.,  at the Glasco Fire Company Banquet Hall, 138 Liberty St. Ext., Glasco, NY.

August 24, 2011
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GOVERNOR SIGNS BONACIC’S “MOVE OVER” BILL

New law to protect individuals responding to emergency calls on parkways, expressways and highways

August 19, 2011
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August 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC AT THE SIGNING OF THE CONSENT ORDER BETWEEN TECH CITY AND NYSDEC AT TECH CITY IN THE TOWN OF ULSTER

On Thursday, August 11th, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at the signing of the consent order between TechCity and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  The Consent Order enables TechCity to redevelop portions of the site for productive uses while requiring the cleanup of the property in other areas.

August 16, 2011
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MEETING WITH TOWN OF ULSTER OFFICIALS

On Thursday, August 11th, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with the James Quigley, Town of Ulster Supervisor and Jim Maloney, Town of Ulster Assessor and Ulster County Legislator to discuss town concerns.

August 16, 2011
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Public Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York State

Sept. 7 Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Chair: Senator John J. Bonacic and Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Chair: Senator John J. Bonacic Public Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York State Place: Van Buren Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York Time: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311 Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York State

PUBLIC HEARING OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 IS RE-SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 5, 2011

The Public Hearing of the New York State Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee originally scheduled for September 9, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Nassau County Office Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola has been re-scheduled. The Public Hearing will now be on October 5, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the same location as originally scheduled.

Oct. 5 Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York StatePlace: Nassau County Office Building, Legislative Chamber, 1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 5, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Public Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York State

Sept. 7 Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John J. Bonacicand Senate Standing Committee on JudiciaryChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York StatePlace: Van Buren Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York State

Sept. 6 Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York StatePlace: Ontario County Safety Training Facility, Rooms 2 and 3, 2914 County Road 48, Canandaigua, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 6, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Visiting with the Slate Hill Pacers in the Town of Wawayanda

Senator Bonacic speaking to the Slate Hill Pacers at the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Senior Center/Community Center in the Town of Wawayanda.

August 3, 2011
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Grand Opening Ceremony/Ribbon-Cutting of the Senior/Community Center in the Town of Wawayanda

On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended the grand opening ceremony/ribbon-cutting of the Senior/Community Center in the Town of Wawayanda. 

Pictured with Senator Bonacic from left to right:  Town of Wawayanda Councilman Richard Penaluna, Supervisor John Razzano, Bill Longcore, Councilman Ed Krajewski, Elaine Flynn, Councilwoman Denise Quinn and Orange County Legislator, Melissa Bonacic.

August 3, 2011
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The new Orange Regional Medical Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in the Town of Wallkill

On July 29th, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at the celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Orange Regional Medical Center.  Orange Regional is the first new hospital in New York State in over twenty years.  This new state-of-the-art facility located in the Town of Wallkill will provide families with high-tech healthcare services that were previously unavailable in our area.

Pictured from left to right:  Alan and Sandra Gerry, Senator Bonacic and Ruby and Ira Gold.

August 1, 2011
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