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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN J. BONACIC ON GOVERNOR PATERSON'S PROPOSED STATE BUDGET

“Four simple steps would go a long way to making life affordable again for New Yorkers:  1.  A reduction in government spending; 2.

January 19, 2010
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January 18, 2010
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Senator Bonacic with Sue Simon and Superintendent Ford at re-dedication of Harry Simon Auditorium at Onteora High School

On January 13, 2010, The Onteora High School Music Department hosted a re-dedication of the newly-renovated Harry Simon Auditorium. The auditorium was dedicated in memory of their beloved music teacher of 36 years, Harry Simon.  Here, Senator Bonacic (far left of picture) is pictured with Harry Simon's widow Sue and Onteora School Superintendent Dr. Leslie Ford.

January 14, 2010
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Senator Bonacic attends re-dedication of Harry Simon Auditorium at Onteora High School

On January 13, 2010, the Onteora High School Music Department hosted a re-dedication of the newly-renovated Harry Simon Auditorium. The auditorium was dedicated in memory of their beloved music teacher of 36 years, Harry Simon.  Here, Senator Bonacic (far right of picture) is pictured with the family of Harry Simon, his widow Sue and his children Jon and Bonnie.

January 14, 2010
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BONACIC: MONSERRATE SHOULD BE EXPELLED FROM SENATE

 

 

State Senator John Bonacic, today called for the Senate to vote to expel State Senator Hiram Monserrate from the State Senate.  Senator Bonacic said: 

January 14, 2010
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Senator Bonacic meets with the Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Ulster County

On January 12, 2010, representatives of the Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Ulster County met with State Senator John Bonacic at the Sportsmen & Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day in Albany.  Here, Senator Bonacic (front row far left) is pictured with them after discussing their legislative issues.

January 12, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC ON GOVERNOR PATERSON'S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

“I believe now, the Governor wants to do the things he says. He is right to argue that better ethics can lead to better policies. I support his ethics reform proposal. If no Senator in the Democratic Senate Majority sponsors it when it is released, I will sponsor it, because I believe these ideas deserve an honest debate.”

January 6, 2010
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BONACIC URGES LEGISLATURE TO ENACT ETHICS REFORM

December 11, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic has urged that the Legislature enact comprehensive ethics reform when it re-convenes next month.  Bonacic is the only Republican State Senator to co-sponsor bi-partisan comprehensive ethics reform legislation (S.5738).  That legislation:

December 11, 2009
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Senator Bonacic Says "AX THE TAX"

Hudson Valley families may never use the New York City subway or Metro North trains, but each day families are paying to operate these services.

 

This year, the Legislature in Albany voted to tax payrolls of businesses large and small.  In addition to taxing businesses, these same Legislators voted to tax the payrolls of local governments, non-profits, and schools accross the Hudson Valley - all to pay for New York City's subway services and Metro North trains.

 

December 9, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC ON VERDICT IN TRIAL OF FORMER SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JOSEPH BRUNO

December 7, 2009:  “I feel neither vindication nor satisfaction with today’s verdict.   I said in 2006, and believe today, that Senator Bruno was not qualified to lead our Senate Republican conference given that he was the subject of an FBI investigation.  Today’s conviction affirms that position as a matter of law.  It is a clarion call for stronger, no

December 7, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: ON SPECIAL SESSION OF DECEMBER 2, 2009

December 2, 2009:  "Today's Legislative activity in Albany shows a misunderstanding by the Democrats who control State Government, of what New Yorkers really care about.

December 2, 2009
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THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL'S WEEKLY FLU UPDATE

Visit the Center for Disease Control's weekly seasonal flu update at:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/ 

Visit the New York State Department of Health's flu information webpage at:  http://www.nyhealth.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/h1n1/

November 24, 2009
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HUDSON VALLEY SENATORS PUSH MTA HEAD ON PAYROLL TAX; BONACIC URGES ACTION ON BUDGET REDUCTIONS

November 19, 2009:  Senator Bonacic, along with State Senators Jeff Klein, Tom Morahan, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Vincent Leibell, Suzi Oppenheimer, Stephen Saland, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins met on Thursday with Jay Walder, Chairman of the MTA.

November 19, 2009
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Senator Bonacic speaks at meeting concerning the creation of a New York Public Affairs Network

Senator Bonacic discusses the creation of a Public Affairs Network for New York State at a meeting on November 17, 2009

November 17, 2009
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BONACIC INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO AUTHORIZE BUYOUTS OF FLOOD VICTIMS IN WAWARSING

November 16, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

November 17, 2009
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BONACIC: VOTE ON DEFICIT PLAN PROPOSALS

NOVEMBER 5, 2009:  State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) today applauded Governor Paterson’s desire to call for a special session of the State Legislature next week to vote on the Governor’s deficit reduction plan.

November 5, 2009
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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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