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SENATOR BONACIC NAMED DEPUTY REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE LEADER FOR STATE/FEDERAL RELATIONS

State Senator John Bonacic (R,C, I- Mt. Hope) has been newly named the Deputy Republican Conference Leader for State/Federal Relations.  This leadership position entails working on issues related to the relationship between the federal government and New York State.  

February 19, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC URGES GOVERNOR CUOMO TO REMOVE UTILITY TAX SURCHARGE EXTENSION FROM EXECUTIVE BUDGET

  Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I- Mt. Hope) is urging Governor Cuomo to remove the proposed extension of the utility tax surcharge from his Executive Budget.

February 8, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC ON GOVERNOR CUOMO'S BUDGET PROPOSAL

I applaud Governor Cuomo for presenting a balanced budget that holds the line on spending.   Increasing aid to schools statewide by over 4%, during these very challenging economic times is a good thing.  However, in reviewing his aid calculations for several districts in the Hudson Valley, that statewide figure of a 4% increase is not bearing out locally in many districts.  I am concerned about that. 

January 23, 2013
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INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW GUN LAW

Over the last few days my office has received numerous inquiries regarding the implementation of the new gun law. The Governor has released a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding this law which is available here.

 

 

January 18, 2013
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SIGN SEN. BONACIC’S PETITION TO OPPOSE RESTRICTIVE NEW GUN CONTROL MEASURES

SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

Protecting Our 2nd Amendment Rights

Dear Friend,

Calls to my office have been overwhelmingly against the State's new gun control law. I want you to know that I voted against that new law.

January 16, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: ON GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION

As the Daily Freeman quoted Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum, in an article on January 13, 2013: "Anybody wants to do anything, they will find a way to do it."

The Sheriff pointed out that more restrictive gun and ammunition laws will not solve the crime problem.  Sadly, I believe that is true.

January 15, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM IN NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was recently sworn in for his eighth term as New York State Senator for the 42nd District. Senator Bonacic took the oath of office in the Senate Chamber on the opening day of the 2013-14 legislative session.

“It is an honor and a privilege to continue to represent our community in the New York State Senate. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to once again serve our residents, and I look forward to continuing to work on their behalf,” said Senator Bonacic.

January 10, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC REACTION TO STATE OF STATE ADDRESS

Governor Cuomo has laid out a clear vision for the Legislature to consider.  New Yorkers want to ensure our government enacts policies that encourage private sector job growth; and that our government functions in a bi-partisan, responsible way.   

January 9, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW STATE LAWS TAKING EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2013

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that new protections for domestic violence victims and a new tax exemption to encourage solar energy use are among the new state laws taking effect on January 1, 2013.

January 4, 2013
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2012 REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AWARDS

This year, for the first time, Senator Bonacic served on Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council.  That enabled him to help direct funding to several projects important to many of our communities.  In fact, this year, the Mid-Hudson Region was allocated an extra 38% in aid compared to last year.  Some of the key projects include:

December 20, 2012
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BONACIC’S MIDDLETOWN OFFICE IS A TOYS FOR TOTS DROP OFF SITE

Persons wishing to donate toys to the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program can leave the toys at the office of State Senator John J. Bonacic, at 201 Dolson Avenue, Middletown.  Senator Bonacic’s office is set behind the Taco Bell in a one story strip mall on Dolson Avenue.            

November 28, 2012
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Senator John Bonacic and The New York State Senate Salute New York's Veterans

Senator John Bonacic and The New York State Senate Salute New York's Veterans.

November 5, 2012
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Subject: Hurricane Sandy Emergency Response and Relief Information

Hurricane Sandy has obviously taken a devastating toll on the Empire State, impacting literally millions of New Yorkers.   

November 2, 2012
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MTA Payroll Tax Refund Claim Deadline is November 2, 2012

The Department of Taxation and Finance has advised that businesses and other entities that have paid the payroll tax, have until November 2, 2012 to file a refund claim.  

October 23, 2012
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Senator John Bonacic Discusses New York State's Equine Industry

10/16/12 : Senator John Bonacic Discusses New York State's Equine Industry and the Horse Racing Industry at a Press Conference.

October 19, 2012
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NEW LAW TO PROVIDE IDENTIFICATION OF VETERAN STATUS ON DRIVERS LICENSE

State Senator John Bonacic (R,C,I – Mount Hope) today praised a new state law, which he supported, to make it easier for people to identify themselves as veterans by requiring a separate line on New York State Drivers Licenses or Identification Cards to indicate veteran status.Often times, veterans do not have an easily available source of identification to prove their status.

October 16, 2012
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NEW YORK STATE MAY OWE YOU MONEY!

You may be entitled to some of the over $12 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.

October 16, 2012
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