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Senator Bonacic with Ulster County Businessperson of the Year Richard Croce

Ulster County Businessperson of the Year, Richard Croce of Viking Industries (third from the right), with Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope).  Mr. Croce recieved the award at the 2009 Ulster County Business Recognition Awards Dinner hosted by the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Development Corporation on October 22, 2009 at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, NY.

October 23, 2009
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BONACIC: LEGISLATURE SHOULD VOTE ON AUTISM BILL NEXT WEEK

October 21, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) called on Senate President Malcolm Smith  and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, to bring legislation up for a vote at next week’s anticipated special session, which would provide insurance coverage for children up to the age of 21 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

October 21, 2009
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BONACIC: LEGISLATURE SHOULD VOTE ON AUTISM BILL NEXT WEEK

October 21, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) called on Senate President Malcolm Smith  and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, to bring legislation up for a vote at next week’s anticipated special session, which would provide insurance coverage for children up to the age of 21 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

October 21, 2009
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FARMERS FROM HUDSON VALLEY AND CATSKILLS COME TO ALBANY

Dozens of farmers from the Catskills and Hudson Valley converged on the State Capitol today to discuss the plight of the dairy farming industry in New York State.   The farmers came at the invitation of State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope).

 

October 19, 2009
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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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