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3/1/11 Legislative Report with Senator John Bonacic

Senator John Bonacic discusses NYS Budget deliberations.

March 2, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH ULSTER COUNTY DELEGATES

On March 1, 2011 delegates from Ulster County 4-H Kristin Nerone and Tim Bruck visited Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after presenting the delegates with a Resolution in support of 4-H.

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March 1, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH SULLIVAN COUNTY 4-H DELEGATES


On March 1, 2011 delegates from Sullivan County 4-H visited Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after presenting the delegates with a Resolution in support of 4-H.  From left to right: Community Educator Marylin Russell, Senator Bonacic, Erica Olsen and Elizabeth Bracken.

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH DELAWARE COUNTY 4-H DELEGATES

On March 1, 2011 delegates from Delaware County 4-H visited Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after presenting the delegates with a Resolution in support of 4-H.  From left to right: Senator Bonacic, Justin Merrill, Brandi Kilmer, Community Educator Emily Roach and Assemblyman Cliff Crouch..

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH ORANGE COUNTY 4-H DELEGATES

 On March 1, 2011 delegates from Orange County 4-H visited Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after discussing their achievements in 4-H.  From left to right: Senator Bonacic, Andy Frey, Grace Roeder, Casandra Stap and Jerrome Christie.

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March 1, 2011
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BONACIC STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S SUPERINTENDENT SALARY CAP PROPOSAL

 March 1, 2011  “We need to be realistic about the current state of our economy. Setting a salary cap based on student enrollment makes a lot of sense and is a step in the right direction. It is an ideal, fair plan to cut spending at a time where we need to be frugal. As Governor Cuomo has said, the budget plan will be one that makes difficult choices.”

March 1, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Room 510 LOB

March 1, 11:30 AM - 11:49 AM
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BONACIC: ORANGE AND ROCKLAND COUNTY UTILITIES' RATE HIKE PROPOSAL ILL-CONCEIVED

 February 22, 2011 State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today described O&R’s proposed rate hike as outrageous. The proposed increase would raise customers’ electric delivery bills by 32.5 percent over the next three years.

February 22, 2011
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BONACIC: DEC’S INACTION IN SHANDAKEN PUTS PEOPLE AND SMALL BUSINESS AT RISK

February 12, 2011   State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), is condemning the failure of the NYS DEC to approve emergency flood remediation measures in Phoenicia.  In December, Bonacic, along with representatives of Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, met with officials from the DEC, DEP, and Town of Shandaken on the need for emergency repairs to the Stony Clove Creek, in Phoenicia.  The area has been subject to two major floods in recent months.  At that time, the DEP agreed to pay for engineering services to design a solution and the Town agreed to implement the solution.  The sole job of the State DEC was to approve the solution – and the DEC agreed to act fast.

February 12, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, February 14, 2011 Room 510 LOB

February 14, 1:00 PM - 1:04 PM
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH SUNY NEW PALTZ INTERIM PRESIDENT DONALD CHRISTIAN

On February 8, 2011 SUNY New Paltz Interim President Donald Christian met with Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Here President Christian is pictured with Senator Bonacic after discussing his concerns about the budget.

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February 9, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH DELAWARE COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU

On February 8, 2011 representatives of the Delaware County Youth Bureau came to Albany to attend the 2011 Youth Leadership Forum.  Afterward, they met with Senator Bonacic.  Pictured here with Senator Bonacic is Natalie Yambor, Sara Yambor and Lara Yambor, Director of the Delaware County Youth Bureau.

February 8, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH ORANGE COUNTY YOUTH LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION AWARD WINNER

On February 8, 2011, Amanda Allspach, a Junior at Pine Bush High School, accepted the Association of New York State Youth Bureau's Ann M. Irvin 2011 Youth Recognition Award.  This award was presented during the 2011 Youth Leadership Forum held in Albany.  She is pictured here with Senator Bonacic and Joy Hansen, Youth Engagement Specialist for System of Care at the Orange County Youth Bureau.

February 8, 2011
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Senator Bonacic Discusses Gas Drilling with DEC Acting Commissioner Martens

February 8, 2011 - New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) discussing the role of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation in overseeing the regulation of gas drilling in New York State with DEC Acting Commissioner Joe Martens.

February 8, 2011
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SENATE RACING COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING MONDAY

State Senator John J. Bonacic, Chairman of the Senate Racing Committee, Wagering & Gaming today described his goals for Monday’s Committee hearing on the future of racing, wagering and gaming in New York.

“I am looking forward to hearing what those who are most hands-on with the racing industry have to say about the sport’s future in New York,” Senator Bonacic said.

February 4, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Committee on JudiciaryJohn J. Bonacic12:30pm, Monday, January 24th, 2011 Room 123 CAP

January 24, 12:30 PM - 12:37 PM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringJohn J. BonacicTuesday, January 25th, 2011 9:30amRoom 123 Cap

January 25, 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM
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Public Hearing: To hear from interested parties on their views of the future of racing, wagering and gaming in New York State

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John BonacicPublic Hearing: To hear from interested parties on their views of the future of racing, wagering and gaming in New York StatePlace: Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:30 A.M.Contact: Adam Richardson (518) 455-2406ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

February 7, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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SENATOR BONACIC RELEASES STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO'S BUDGET PROPOSAL

“The classic budget rhetoric wars of the past will fail this year – and I suggest the special interests tone down their rhetoric and stand as partners in finding solutions, rather than take out advertisements, which merely fight for the status quo.” 

“This year, taxpayers have said enough! Taxpayers have said:

February 1, 2011
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