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Senator Bonacic Accepts Distinguished Service Award from Upper Delaware Council

On April 18, 2009, Senator Bonacic was awarded with the Distinguished Service award by the Upper Delaware Council.  The Award is the highest award given by the UDC and was given to Senator Bonacic in recognition of his efforts to oppose NYRI, support the goals of the Upper Delaware Council, and promote the Upper Delaware region.

May 20, 2009
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SENATORS TO LAUNCH REGIONAL TASK FORCE ON MTA Bonacic: “New Goal Must be to Make Something Constructive Come From these New and Unwarranted Taxes and Fees Forced Upon our Region”

Mid-Hudson Valley State Senators today proposed a regional taskforce to summarize the current MTA services offered to Hudson Valley area residents in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland Counties and make specific recommendations for key, specific, desired improvements to MTA service in the Hudson Valley.

May 14, 2009
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SENATORS TO LAUNCH REGIONAL TASK FORCE ON MTA Bonacic: “New Goal Must be to Make Something Constructive Come From these New and Unwarranted Taxes and Fees Forced Upon our Region”

Five Mid-Hudson Valley State Senators today proposed a regional taskforce to summarize the current MTA services offered to Hudson Valley area residents in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland Counties and make specific recommendations for key, specific, desired improvements to MTA service in the Hudso

May 14, 2009
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BONACIC SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARD

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), today announced that nominations are being sought for the Senate’s 12th Annual Women of Distinction Awards.  Nominations are due by May 28, 2009 and can be faxed to the Senator’s office (845) 344-3328.

May 12, 2009
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BONACIC SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARD

 State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), today announced that nominations are being sought for the Senate’s 12th Annual Women of Distinction Awards.  Nominations are due by May 28, 2009 and can be faxed to the Senator’s office (845) 344-3328.

May 12, 2009
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May 11, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Slate Hill Fire Company Pancake Breakfast

The Slate Hill Fire Department will be serving a great breakfast on Sunday, May 10 so bring your mom to breakfast in Slate Hill!

May 10, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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BONACIC: GOVERNOR PATERSON'S WINE AND BEER TAX HIKE TAKES EFFECTIVE FRIDAY

April 29, 2009: 

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), advised consumers who were contemplating purchasing wine or beer in the coming weeks to stock up on Thursday because the tax increase rammed through by Governor David Paterson and the New York City Democrats who control the State Legislature takes effect Friday.

May 8, 2009
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BONACIC: “STATE DEMOCRAT BOSSES TO MID-HUDSON: DROP DEAD”

May 6, 2009:  After a secret conference behind closed doors, three New York City Democrats abandoned a plan to only charge Orange County businesses with a portion of their payroll tax and have now decided to hit local businesses with the same tax rate businesses in the City and immediate suburbs will pay. 

May 8, 2009
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BONACIC: “STATE DEMOCRAT BOSSES TO MID-HUDSON: DROP DEAD”

May 6, 2009:  After a secret conference behind closed doors, three New York City Democrats abandoned a plan to only charge Orange County businesses with a portion of their payroll tax and have now decided to hit local businesses with the same tax rate businesses in the City and immediate suburbs will pay.

May 6, 2009
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BONACIC: DEMOCRATS PUSH THROUGH YET ANOTHER TAX HIKE ON SMALL BUSINESS

          In a closed door agreement, Senate Democrats, holding a 32 – 30 majority over Republicans hashed out a closed door agreement to tax the payrolls of Orange County small businesses, not-for-profits, and local governments.

May 5, 2009
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BONACIC: DEMOCRATS PUSH THROUGH YET ANOTHER TAX HIKE ON SMALL BUSINESS

            In a closed door agreement, Senate Democrats, holding a 32 – 30 majority over Republicans hashed out a closed door agreement to tax the payrolls of Orange County small businesses, not-for-profits, and local governments.

May 5, 2009
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Senator Bonacic speaks with a Middletown (Orange County Police Officer).

Senator Bonacic is pictured here talking about his concern for the crime rate in the City of Middletown.  Senator Bonacic secured funding to purchase cameras to monitor the streets of downtown Middletown. 

April 28, 2009
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MY VIEW: A REPRESENTATIVE MUST BE MORE THAN AN ELECTED OFFICIAL

At the request of the Times Herald Record, Senator Bonacic wrote article describing why he called for then Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno to step down in the wake of Sen. Bruno's acknowledgement that he was the subject of a Federal investigation. 

April 28, 2009
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BONACIC CONGRATULATES COLEMAN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

BONACIC CONGRATULATES COLEMAN HIGH SCHOOL GIRL'S BASKETBALL TEAM

April 28, 2009
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Bonacic Secures $2 Million for Rail Improvements at Port Jervis

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), MTA Metro North President Howard Permut, and local officials today announced that millions will be invested in upgrades to the Port Jervis Metro-North Station to expand service and improve the Port Jervis station.

 

            “Mass transit needs massive investment.  We need to do more to make the west side of the Hudson accessible by train with a more frequent schedule and faster service,” Senator Bonacic said.

 

April 7, 2009
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Bonacic Blasts Raid on SUNY Tuition

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) today called the move to raid SUNY tuition dollars “a tax on the middle class, negotiated in secret, and designed to hurt families who pay SUNY tuition.”  

            The tuition hike is $600.  The raid on the tuition hike will bring $62 million more to State coffers and be spent on things completely unrelated to SUNY or education.  

April 7, 2009
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Bonacic Cheers NYRI's Death

 

           APRIL 3, 2009:   State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) reacted to NYRI’s being withdrawn today as follows:  “ONE WORD:  VICTORY!  All of the people across the region who came together to fight NYRI are winners.  Without the regional unity, this win would not have been possible.”

         After NYRI was proposed, Senator Bonacic took the following steps to combat the project: 

April 3, 2009
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