On April 13, 2010 Kelsey Mahoney, a Senior in High School from Kingston, and Samantha Peterson, a Junior in High School from Saugerties came to Albany to visit Senator Bonacic through the New York League of Women Voters Students Inside Albany Conference. Here they are pictured with Senator Bonacic at the rostrum in the Senate Chamber.
On April 13, 2010 Senator Bonacic met with students from SUNY New Paltz who were in Albany to present research projects they had completed. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Lauren Levine, Jordan Sumliner, Heather Slivko-Bathurst, Anthony Schwind, Emily Davis, Kevin
On Wednesday, April 14th, 2010, Senator John J. Bonacic attended the Woodland Pond at New Paltz Ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new health center, which is the first continuing care retirement community in the Mid-Hudson Valley.
On April 10, 2010 Senator Bonacic awarded the New York State Liberty Medal posthumously to the family of slain soldier, Pfc. Jason Kropat. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Jason’s sisters Kristina, Kim and Courtney Kropat.
On April 10, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the grand opening of the Boys and Girls Club of Sullivan County’s new location at Liberty Middle School. Pictured are Senator Bonacic, Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Alexis Eggleton, and School and County officials as well as students that attend the program.
Attached as part of a PDF you will find the following information:
1. A copy of the legislation authorizing State funds for the buyout of properties in Ulster County which are near New York City's leaking aqueducts;
2. Questions and Answers prepared by the NYS Division of Housing on the original flood buyout program. The questions and answers are generally expected to be applicable to the Wawarsing buyouts since the funding comes from the same source;
The New York State Senate on March 18, 2003, passed legislation, (S.6212a) co-sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) to provide a Circuit Breaker to families in New York State who pay a higher than average share of their income in property taxes. People buy a home under the presumption that their income can sustain the home, and also sustain tax increases at the rate of inflation. This legislation would provide some relief for families whose income has not sustained, or whose taxes have exceeded the rate of inflation.
On March 24, 2010 the Liberty Middle School Band and Jazz Ensemble met with Senator Bonacic in Albany and later, did a musical performance in the Empire State Plaza Concourse. Here the students are pictured with their chaperones, Senator Bonacic and music instructor Gary Siegel.
The New York State Senate on Thursday, passed legislation, (S.6212a) co-sponsored by Senator John Bonacic to provide a “Circuit Breaker” to families in New York State who pay a higher than average share of their income in property taxes.
New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) discussing some of his concerns about economic development in New York State and the State Senate Republican Jobs Plan which will help small business be the economic engine of New York State.
New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) discussing his bill S.6276 which will provide $4 million to a voluntary buyout program for homeowners in the Town of Wawarsing in Ulster County. The program provides the money to Ulster County to purchase and demolish homes that have been flooded by water leaking from the New York City aqueduct.
On March 16, 2010 representatives of Safe Homes of Orange County met with Senator Bonacic in Albany to discuss their budget issues. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Michelle DeRose, Tara Ford, Tina Marsicano and Kellyann Kostyal.
On March 16, 2010 representatives of NAACP met with Senator Bonacic in Albany to discuss their budget issues. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Maude Bruce – President of the Ellenville Chapter, Elaine Williams – 1st Vice-President of the Sullivan County Chapter, Eric Monroe, Tamara Norman, Lena Cosentino and Bertha Horne.
On March 16, 2010 representatives of the Mental Health Association in Orange County met with Senator Bonacic in Albany to discuss issues related to adults with autism. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Suzanne Hartt and Natasha Tomlins.