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SENATOR BONACIC STATEMENT ON EDUCATION REFORMS IN 2015-16 STATE BUDGET

Governor Cuomo stated emphatically that if the legislature did not include education reforms in the budget, he would not sign it and withhold any increase in state aid.  Further, the Governor tied education reform, including counting student test scores as 50% of a teacher’s evaluation, to the distribution of increased school aid.

April 7, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF THE 2015-16 STATE BUDGET

(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announced that the New York State Senate passed a $142 billion 2015-16 State Budget which increases education funding by $1.4 billion, invests in our infrastructure, and spurs economic growth.

April 2, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES $800,000 FOR THE RESEARCH AND RECOGNITION PROJECT TO TREAT POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS IN THE 2015-2016 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic, (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce the inclusion of $800,000 in funding for the Research and Recognition Project in the 2015-2016 New York State Budget.  The Research and Recognition Project is a non-profit organization that has developed a breakthrough, non-invasive, neurological treatment for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).  Senator Bonacic was joined by a bi-partisan group of thirty State Senators, who were all in support of funding this monumental research to cure PTS.

March 31, 2015
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC AND ULSTER COUNTY LEGISLATOR CRAIG LOPEZ ANNOUNCE FULL RESTORATION OF $8.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCH

(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) and Ulster County Legislator Craig Lopez (R/C/I – Shawangunk) announced today that the 2015-2016 New York State Budget will include a full restoration of $8.5 million in funding for the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program. 

March 30, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR SENIORS IN 2015-16 STATE BUDGET

(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announced significant funding restorations and increases for senior programs as part of the 2015-16 State Budget.  These include:

 

Restoration of funding for the following programs:

March 30, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH INITIATIVES IN 2015-16 STATE BUDGET

(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announced significant funding restorations and increases for programs for women’s health and wellness programs as part of the 2015-16 State Budget.  These include:

 

March 30, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Congratulates John P. Melville on Confirmation as Commissioner of NYS Homeland Security and Emergency Services

(Albany, NY)- Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that Goshen, NY resident, John P. Melville has been confirmed as the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, by the New York State Senate. Prior to his confirmation, Melville served as a sworn member of the New York State Police for 31 years. He served as a Major in Troop F and Troop NYC, coordinating the State Police’s response to the September 11th terrorist attacks.

March 30, 2015
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Bonacic Attends Annual Pulaski Fire Company Pancake Breakfast

Senator Bonacic was pleased to attend the annual Pulaski Fire Company’s pancake breakfast in Pine Island, NY this past Sunday. Not only does the Pulaski Fire Company do a tremendous job in serving their community, they also do a great job serving up a delicious breakfast. The event was an opportunity for neighbors to come out and enjoy a tasty meal while supporting the men and women of the fire company.

 

 

March 30, 2015
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Greenwood Lake Middle School Choir Performs in Albany

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) welcomed the Greenwood Lake Middle School Choir to Albany, today, as part of the 43rd Annual “Music in Our Schools Month.” The choir, under the direction of Music Director Laura Kroll, sang beautifully, performing a mix of old and new songs.

Senator Bonacic is pictured with the Greenwood Lake Middle School Choir in Albany. Directly to Bonacic’s right is Music Director Laura Kroll.

 

March 26, 2015
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Senator Bonacic greets students from Orange County who were visiting Albany on a school trip.

Senator Bonacic met with an impressive group of young Orange County students from the Leptondale School today, who were visiting Albany on a field trip. As part of the trip, the children and their chaperones took a tour of the New York State Museum, where they learned more about the history of the State.

Pictured with Senator Bonacic are (L-R, back row) Joseph Coleman and chaperones Keri Brewer and Courtney Canfield-Greene. The students in the front row are 4th graders from the Leptondale School.

March 25, 2015
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Senate Passes “Joanne’s Law” to Protect Employees in the Workplace

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that the New York State Senate passed his bill, S.1677. The bill, also known as “Joanne’s Law”, would require employers and workplaces to be notified if a former employee with a criminal record in that workplace is released from prison or violates parole. In 2005 an incident occurred where an employee who had been fired from his job and later sentenced to 10 years’ probation returned to the office of his former employer and shot three of his managers.

March 24, 2015
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Senator Bonacic meets with members of the Sullivan County Veteran's Coalition

Senator Bonacic met with members of the Sullivan County Veteran's Coalition at the Annual Sullivan County Catskills Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Expo

March 23, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Visits the Annual Sullivan County Catskills Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Expo

Senator Bonacic is pictured with members of the Federation of Sportsmen's Club s of Sullivan County.

March 23, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Enjoys Delicious Pancakes Served by The Kiwanis Club of Middletown

Senator Bonacic joined members of the community at the Middletown Kiwanis’ annual pancake breakfast held at Middletown High School this past Saturday.  The Kiwanis Club did a tremendous job in keeping up with the demand, as many members of the community came out to enjoy the breakfast. The Kiwanis Club of Middletown has been hosting their annual pancake breakfast for over 50 years. Every year, the breakfast serves as an opportunity for neighbors to come together and visit with members  of the Kiwanis Club, while enjoying a delicious pancake breakfast, and supporting a great organization.

March 23, 2015
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Babe Ruth’s Grandson Visits Albany

While he may not have 714 career home runs and have called his shot in the in 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field, it was still a treat to meet Tom Stevens, Babe Ruth’s Grandson, in my Albany Office this past week. Tom was in Albany to discuss legislation that would provide for a “right of publicity” for deceased personalities, which would safeguard the significant contributions of deceased individuals like Babe Ruth.  Not only did Tom and I discuss the legislation, but as two Yankees fans, we had a great conversation about their chances of winning the pennant this year.

March 20, 2015
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