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Senator Bonacic At the Denton Presbyterian Church (New Hampton) For 175th Anniversary

Senator Bonacic with Marsha Tyrrell; County Legislator, Melissa Bonacic; and Rev. Peter Johnson from the Denton Presbyterian Church at the celebration of the church's 175th anniversary on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  

March 26, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Congratulates Port Jervis' Eagle Scout, Aaron Aumick

Senator Bonacic congratulates Eagle Scout, Aaron Aumick from Port Jervis Troop 173 on his great achievement.  For his project, Aumick erected two monuments in the Port Jervis Orange Square Veterans Park, in honor of the Veterans from both World War II and the Vietnam War.  The Senator also presented Aaron with a Senate Legislative Resolution in recognition of this prestigious Eagle Scout rank.

March 25, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Wallkill's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Here is the Senator with (l to r), Adrian M. DeWitt, III; Dennis O'Mara; Archie Reid; and Roger Rascoe.

March 24, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC PROMOTES MARCH AS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month,” calling upon Americans to provide the “encouragement and opportunities” necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential.

To that end, Senate Resolution (No. 3679) calls upon New Yorkers to encourage and  recognize “the abilities of all people, and to take the time to get to know someone with a developmental disability; to provide the encouragement and opportunities necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential, and live as independently and productively as possible.”

Individuals with developmental disabilities are our family members, our friends, our neighbors, coworkers, teammates and classmates.

March 24, 2014
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Senate Bonacic Announces the Passage of Bill 2031A Which Reforms the Board of Regents Selection Process

New, more equitable process would distribute appointments among Governor, Senate and Assembly 

March 21, 2014
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Senator Bonacic, in Albany, with soldiers from Fort Drum

Senator Bonacic met in Albany with soldiers from Fort Drum Army Base in Jefferson County.  They discussed decreasing funds for the military, and its impact on national security.

March 21, 2014
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"The Flawed Common Core"

Senator Bonacic discusses the Common Core curriculum, the Board of Regents, and the proposed bill to change the Board of Regents voting method.

March 20, 2014
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"A fresh voice in the Board of Regents"

Senator Bonacic discusses the new Board of Regents member.

March 20, 2014
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"Let's not make them come back each year, hat in hand."

Remarks by Senator Bonacic at press conference proposing the "guaranteed stream" of spinal injury research funding in 2014-2015 budget.

March 20, 2014
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"Not on the backs of professional men and women who keep us safe and secure."

Remarks by Senator Bonacic at press conference addressing the Governor's plan to close the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center

March 20, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION

Panel will hold forums across the region to gather expert testimony to develop legislative action 

March 20, 2014
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SENATE BONACIC ANNOUNCES THAT “JOANNE’S LAW” IS PASSED IN THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE

 

Bill S.2042 to require employers or workplaces to be notified if a former employee with a criminal record in that workplace is released from prison, or violates probation

March 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Monticello Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast

Here is the Senator with Congressman Chris Gibson, and firefighter Chris Bastone.

March 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Meets with Mount Hope Town Board reps and Town Supervisor, Chad Volpe

Senator Bonacic met recently with representatives from Mount Hope's Town Board to discuss issues affecting their community, and presented them with a pen certificate of a law he sponsored that settled the land dispute between Sullivan and Orange Counties; lands which were located on the border of Mount Hope.  Here is the Senator with Board members, Janet Sutherland, Gary Ketcham, and  Town Supervisor, Chad Volpe.

March 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces National Flood Safety Awareness Week: March 17-21

SENATOR BONACIC PROMOTES

NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK

March 17-21, 2014 

March 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic and NYSCOPBA's Jason Ziolkowski, with pen certificate of Chap. 180 (2013) sponsored by the Senator increasing safety for those working in correctional facilities

Senator John Bonacic presents Jason Ziolkowski, Chief Sector Steward from the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) with a pen certificate of a law, Chapter 180 of 2013, sponsored and passed by the Senator, which increased safety for those working in correctional facilities. 

March 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Enjoyed Marching with the Ancient Order of Hibernians at the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade in Goshen

Senator John Bonacic met up with a lot of good friends at the Mid-Hudson’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Goshen on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  Here is the Senator marching along with the Ancient Order of Hibernians. 

March 18, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC AT MID-HUDSON ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE - GOSHEN

Senator Bonacic with Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus; Emma Neuhaus, and Kerry English, President of Dana Distributors

March 18, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ADDRESSES RALLY OPPOSING GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PROPOSAL TO CLOSE MID-HUDSON PSYCHIATRIC CENTER

Standing at the podium with a crowd of supporters, Senator Bonacic sent a strong message to Governor Cuomo that closing nine correctional facilities in order to save $30 million dollars on the backs of professional men and women who work at Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center was wrong.    

March 18, 2014
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