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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BONACIC: CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OR REMOVAL OF SENATOR MONSERRATE

“New York must have zero tolerance for domestic violence.  Now that Senator Monserrate has been convicted, the Senate must act to remove him.  Voters should not have to tolerate convicted criminals sitting in their Senate.

October 16, 2009
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MIDDLETOWN IN LINE FOR $17 MILLION FOR INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES

MIDDLETOWN TO RECEIVE $17 MILLION FOR UPGRADES

Stimulus Monies Help to Protect the Wallkill River While Reducing Costs for Local Taxpayers

October 5, 2009
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BONACIC ANNOUNCES AGRICULTURAL FORUM IN ALBANY

October 2, 2009:   Following up from a promise made at a Sullivan County agricultural forum, State Senator John Bonacic and Senator Catharine Young, the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee will host a public forum in Albany on the Dairy Farming crisis, on October 19 starting at 10:00 AM.

October 2, 2009
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Senator Bonacic: New and Higher fees Target Hunters

September 30, 2009-State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

October 1, 2009
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Sen. Bonacic helps kick off YMCA Fundraising Campaign

Senator Bonacic participates in Ulster County's YMCA fundraising kickoff campaign in Kingston. http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/09/24/news/doc4abaf839d4fe2004...

September 24, 2009
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Senator Bonacic accepts award from the Middletown Fire Department

On September 20, Senator Bonacic accepted an award from the Middletown Fire Department for his support of firematics and firefighters.  Presenting Senator Bonacic with the award are Lou Morse, 2nd Assistant Chief;  Tom Admodio 1st Assistant Chief; Kevin Duggan, Chief of the Department; and Sam Barone, Immediate Past Chief.

September 21, 2009
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Sen Bonacic with the award winners from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Senator Bonacic is pictured with award winners from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.  Senator Bonacic attended the Chamber's dinner meeting in Andes on September 17, 2009.

The award winners are:

John Kamp, of Integrated Wood Components, Inc., Liz Callahan, of Hanford Mills Museum, and Doug Edwards, Delhi Telephone Co. 

The private sector is the driving force of the economy.  Congratulations to the award winners and 'thank you' to all our small businesses who are working so hard. 

 

September 18, 2009
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BONACIC URGES FEDS TO FORCE CITY TO MOVE FASTER ON HYDRO PLANT

September 17, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) has filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in opposition to the City of New York’s plan to use what is known as the “Traditional Licensing Process” to try and obtain a license for the City’s use of their reservoirs for hydropower.

September 17, 2009
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GOVERNOR SIGNS BONACIC LEGISLATION EXPANDING SCENIC BYWAY

Legislation sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, to expand the Shawangunk Mountain Scenic Byway, has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

September 2, 2009
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BONACIC: END THE SUNY TAX, DON’T INCREASE WELFARE SPENDING

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

August 12, 2009
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UnitedHealthCare Strong in Ulster County

Last week I had the opportunity to meet with hundreds of employees at UnitedHealthCare in Ulster County. 

UnitedHealthCare is the largest private sector employer in the County.  Beyond their corporate issues, the employees had the same message over and over again:  they were concerned about being taxed out of New York.  They were concerned that not only are businesses leaving New York but that they and their children will not be able to stay here.

We discussed a number of important issues:

August 8, 2009
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BONACIC SEEKS TO REPEAL NEW MANDATE ON TICKETED DRIVERS AND LOCAL COURTS: "IF MAKING LIFE MORE INCONVENIENT, COSTLY AND BURDENSOME FOR TAXPAYERS WAS AN OLYMPIC SPORT, THE GOVERNOR AND NYC DEMOCRATS WHO RUN THE STATE WOULD WIN GOLD MEDALS EVERY TIME"

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) is drafting legislation to repeal the requirement that motorists make two appearances in traffic court in order to plea bargain or have a trial on a traffic ticket.

August 3, 2009
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BONACIC ASKS FOR THE GOVERNOR’S HELP ON DISASTER IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) has requested that Governor David Paterson declare a disaster affecting the Towns of Callicoon, Delaware, and Rockland in Sullivan County.

July 31, 2009
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COMMITTEE ON REFORM LED BY SENATOR BONACIC BRINGS REFORM TO SENATE

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), today announced the adoption of rules reforms in the Senate he has been pushing for several years.

July 17, 2009
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GREENWAY EXPANSION READY TO BE MADE PERMANENT

The Hudson River Valley Greenway has proven to be a positive influence in the region.  It has encouraged better local planning and provided funds for beautification around the region.

When the Greenway was created, it excluded communities in the Catskill State Park.  In 2006, I wrote the legislation - which became law to allow those communities in Ulster County to participate, regardless of whether or not they are in the Catskill Park.

July 17, 2009
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A NON-PARTISAN SOLUTION TO GETTING THE SENATE BACK TO WORK

 

    For years I have fought against the leadership driven nature of the State Senate and Assembly.  I fought against it when the Republicans were in charge, fought against it when the Democrats were in charge, and am fighting now harder than ever to reform  Albany and end the politics as usual that have paralyzed the State Senate.

July 9, 2009
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BONACIC: KOLMAR POISED TO LEAVE UNLESS GOVERNOR ACTS

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

July 1, 2009
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SECOND PHASE OF SENIOR HOUSING APPROVED FOR ELLENVILLE

             State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

June 30, 2009
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Victoria Langling of Hurley Honored as Woman of Distinction

Town of Hurley resident Victoria Langling was recently honored by the State Senate as our District's 2009 "Woman of Distinction".   Ms. Langling's service includes volunteering for the following organizations:

-   Co-Founder of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen;

-  Ulster County Workforce Development Board;

-  Ulster Literacy Association;

-  UC Food Pantry Consortium;

-  Woodstock Film Festival;

-  Children's Annex School for children;

June 24, 2009
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