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BONACIC: WHY WAIT FOR NEW GOVERNOR ON TAX CAP!

 State  Senator  John  J.  Bonacic  (R/I/C  – Mt. Hope), is urging the Governor  to  call  the special Legislative session and force a vote on the school  property  tax  cap  in  the  State  Assembly.  The State Senate has repeatedly passed a school property tax cap.

Attorney  General  Andrew  Cuomo  has proposed a 2% tax cap on school property  taxes – which Senator Bonacic supports.  The NY Post has reported that  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is open to supporting a tax cap – but only if Cuomo is elected Governor.

September 23, 2010
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BONACIC: DON’T END FREE SKIING FOR SENIORS AT BELLEAYRE

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), today asked the DEC not to end free skiing for seniors over the age of 70 at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.  The Albany Times Union reported today that two of the State’s major, publicly owned ski centers – Gore and Whiteface, are no longer offering free skiing to those aged 70 and above.

September 21, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC'S PLAN TO FIX ALBANY

Like you, I am appalled at some of what I see happening in Albany. That is why I have put party politics aside and worked in a bi-partisan fashion, even against the leaders of my own party, in an effort to clean up Albany.

* I believe that members of the State Legislature who are under investigation for Federal or State criminal violations should not be able to stay in leadership positions in government, and should have the perks of their office taken from them until the investigation is resolved. I was the only Senator to call for the removal of former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, when it was announced that Bruno was under Federal investigation.

September 17, 2010
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BONACIC TO MTA: STOP THE FARE HIKES; END THE M.T.A. TAX

State Senator John Bonacic attended the MTA Public Hearing in New Windsor on September 13, 2010 and spoke out against the MTA fare hike:  http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100914/BIZ/9140331/-1/SITEMAP  

Senator Bonacic's prepared remarks on the MTA fare hike hearing are re-printed below.

September 15, 2010
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Annual Gardiner Day Celebration

On Saturday, September 11th, 2010 Senator Bonacic stopped by Majestic Park in Gardiner, NY to help celebrate and partake in the festivities at the Town of Gardiner's Annual Gardiner Day celebration.  Here Senator Bonacic is pictured with Carol Ann Majestic Lohrman, Gardiner Day co-organizer.

September 13, 2010
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BONACIC PRAISES SAMPSON'S SUPPORT FOR REFORM LEGISLATION; URGES AN IMMEDIATE VOTE

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), praised Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson’s support for non-partisan redistricting and urged the Democratic Leader to call the Senate back into session for an immediate vote on it.

September 9, 2010
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BONACIC: ELLENVILLE SENIOR HOUSING TO GROW AGAIN

Nearly $9 million in New Investment in the Ellenville Area.  Plan Provides long term income to Help Ellenville Hospital and Quality Affordable Housing for Seniors.

August 30, 2010
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ELLENVILLE NAACP's ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL-STAY IN SCHOOL PICNIC & RALLY

On Saturday, August 14th I attended the Ellenville NAACP's Annual Back to School-Stay in School Picnic & Rally held at Berme Park, Ellenville.
Pictured from L to R: Lee Constantino, Tanya Williams, Lisa Wiles, myself, Tamara Norman, Demetra Moody, James Anthony and Kazu Bernstein.

August 20, 2010
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82nd SULLIVAN COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER'S ASSOCIATION PARADE

On Saturday, Aug. 14th, 2010 I participated in the 82nd Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighter's Association Parade in Bloominburg, NY. I also presented the Bloomingburg Fire Dept. with a NYS Senate Proclamation commemorating their 75th Anniversary.  Pictured with me are members of the Bloomingburg Fire Company.

August 20, 2010
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Senator Bonacic Discussing the Farmworker Labor Bill During Extraordinary Session

August 3, 2010 - New York State Senator John J. Bonacic discussing his opposition to the farmworker labor bill in the New York State Senate during Extraordinary Session.

August 11, 2010
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Bonacic to Senate Leadership: Form Panel to Consider Espada Ouster

July 6, 2010

 

Hon. John Sampson

Senate Democratic Conference Leader

NYS Senate

Albany, NY 12247

Dear Senator Sampson:

July 14, 2010
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Community Dedication Ceremony at The Birches at Chambers, Town of Ulster

On Thursday, July 8th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at The Birches at Chambers Community Dedication Ceremony.  The Birches at Chambers is a          state-of-the-art, affordable senior living community located in the Town of Ulster.

L-R: Joel Brink, Town of Ulster Councilman, Hon. Alfred A. DelliBovi, Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Senator John J. Bonacic, Steven L. Aaron, Michael Colgrove from NYSERDA, Joseph Aaron, Judy Aaron, Joseph Malcarne and Bryan Smith from Rhinebeck Savings Bank.

July 9, 2010
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Action Toward Independence, Inc., Open House

On Friday, June 11th, 2010, Senator Bonacic attended the Action Toward Independence of Orange & Sullivan Open House in Middletown, NY.  Action Toward Independence provides services and assistance to people with disabilities in Orange and Sullivan counties.  The event showcased ATI's programs — advocacy for people with disabilities, a prescription drug program for people with disabilities who are on Medicaid, and a new computer lab.

July 1, 2010
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Grand Opening of a new building at the Joseph Y. Resnick Airport in the Town of Wawarsing

On Sunday, June 27th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at a ribbon-cutting and naming of the building ceremony at the Joseph Y. Resnick Airport located between the Village of Ellenville and the Hamlet of Napanoch.  The building will house a Substation for the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, as well as a modular terminal building.

 

June 28, 2010
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Meeting with New York City DEP Commissioner Caswell Holloway

On Thursday, June 24th, 2010 Senator Bonacic traveled from Albany to meet with New York City DEP Commissioner Caswell "Cas" Holloway who accepted Senator Bonacic's invitation to speak to the homeowner's of the Town of Wawarsing who are victims of the New York City aqueduct leak.

 

 

June 25, 2010
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GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR PROPOSED HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

On Friday, June 11th, 2010 Senator Bonacic was invited to speak at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Partition Street Project for a proposed hotel and conference center with an opening reception to follow held at the Kiersted House, Saugerties.

Pictured with the Senator from left to right:  Nina Postupack, Ulster County Clerk, Assemblyman Peter D. Lopez, John Mullen, Tom Struzzieri, President, Partition Street Project and Bob Yerick, Former Mayor, Village of Saugerties.

June 15, 2010
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Senator Bonacic presenting the New York State Liberty Medal to the family of fallen Marine Cpl. Nick Uzenski

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 Senator Bonacic awarded the New York State Liberty Medal posthumously to the family of Marine Cpl. Nick Uzenski, 21, who died in combat in Afghanistan.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with Nick's mother, Lisa Uzenski and his grandmother, Audrey Archibald.

June 7, 2010
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ARC of Delaware County Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, Oneonta

On Friday June 4th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the ARC of Delaware County Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner at the Holiday Inn in Oneonta.  Pictured is the Evanitsky Family, Robin, Randy and Wendy.

June 7, 2010
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Sidney Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Meeting

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Sidney Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Meeting.  Senator Bonacic presented Kyle Westcott with a New York State Senate Proclamation in recognition of being the recipient of the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award by the Sidney Chamber of Commerce.

June 7, 2010
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Ground breaking ceremony for the ER Department at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris


On Friday, June 4th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the ground breaking ceremony for the emergency department expansion at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY.  The Senate allocated, at my request $2.5 million for this project.

 

 

 

June 4, 2010
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