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2013-14 New York State Senate Budget Summaries

Below are fact sheets on budget bills passed by the New York State Senate today, March 24, 2013.

March 24, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ON THE FINAL DAYS OF THE BUDGET PROCESS

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) discusses the negotiations leading up to the finalization of the 2013-14 New York State Budget and increased funding for the “CHIPS” local highway program.

March 22, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: On State Budget Agreement

I am pleased the Legislature is on its way to adopting an early State budget that reduces the tax burden on New Yorkers and helps small businesses grow, all while funding essential governmental services.  I am most pleased that the budget:

March 21, 2013
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BONACIC: TV TAX PROPOSAL IS DEAD

State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) today said the legislation (S.3827), proposing a tax on satellite television service is not going to pass the State Senate.  The Legislation is sponsored by Senator Kevin Parker (D – NYC).

March 19, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC SERVING ON THE BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TAXES

Senator Bonacic listens as Senator Marcellino, co-chairman of the budget subcommittee on economic development and taxes, discusses the issues the subcommittee will address in pursuit of passing an early budget.

March 13, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

On Monday, March 11, 2013, Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I- Mt. Hope) met with representatives from the Mental Health Association of Orange County and community living about funding and mental health issues.

March 13, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Agriculture in New York State

Senator Bonacic discusses Agriculture business in New York State- Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

March 13, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC GIVES A BUDGET UPDATE

STATE SENATE BUDGET PLAN FOCUSES ON TAXPAYERS, EDUCATION, AND HEALTHCARE

The State budget plan put forward by the State Senate would address several issues of importance to families and all property taxpayers in the Hudson Valley and Catskills.

March 12, 2013
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC INVITES NOMINEES FOR “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Annual Program Honors Women’s Outstanding Contributions to Our Community 

March 11, 2013
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37th Annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade in Goshen

On Sunday, March 10th, 2013 Senator Bonacic participated in the 37th Annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade in Goshen.  Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt and members of the Orange County Ancient Order of the Hibernians.

March 11, 2013
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Middletown Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast

On Saturday, March 9, 2013 Senator Bonacic enjoyed a pancake breakfast at the Middletown Kiwanis' Annual Pancake Breakfast held at the Middletown High School.  Senator Bonacic has always been a strong supporter of the Kiwanis Club of Middletown and the service they provide for the community.

March 11, 2013
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NEW TSA RULES ALLOWING KNIVES ON AIRPLANES ARE ABSURD, ILLOGICAL, & COMPLETELY LACKING COMMONSENSE

The new Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) rules allowing small knives, which are potential weapons that could jeopardize safety, to be carried onto airplanes are absurd, illogical, and completely lacking commonsense. The TSA needs to immediately reconsider its actions. 

March 11, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR BONACIC’S LEGISLATION TO CRIMINALIZE CONDUCT AGAINST CORRECTIONS OFFICERS

The New York State Senate yesterday passed legislation, (S.2040) sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) to criminalize certain conduct against corrections officers and other employees of prison facilities.

March 7, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC DISCUSSES FUNDING FOR TOWN HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENTS

Senator Bonacic speaks about funding for town highway superintendents- March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC IN SUPPORT OF THE “GROWN IN NEW YORK” PLAN

Senator Bonacic speaks after introducing the "Grown in New York" Plan- March 5, 2013

March 6, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC IN SUPPORT OF THE “GROWN IN NEW YORK” PLAN

This week I joined with the New York Farm Bureau to announce the Senate Republican plan for agriculture, known as “Grown in New York.”  

The proposal helps farmers expand their markets, boost productivity, and increase profitability.  The proposed legislation I introduced:

March 6, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Middle Class Family Tax Relief & Fairness Act

Senator Bonacic discusses tax relief for middle class families- Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 6, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR BONACIC'S BILL TO KEEP DANGEROUS CRIMINALS OFF SCHOOL BUSES

On Monday, March 4, 2013, the New York State Senate passed legislation to protect children by preventing people who have been convicted of crimes involving children, sexual-based offenses, and drug offenses from being a school bus monitor. The bill (S883), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R,C,I-Mount Hope), also updates existing laws to include Leandra’s Law convictions in disqualifying a person from being a school bus driver for five years after conviction.

March 5, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC WORKING TO BRING BACK STAR TAX REBATE CHECKS

On Monday, March 4, 2013, I, along with other members of the Senate Republican Conference, proposed the Middle Class Family Tax Relief & Fairness Act. 

 This proposed legislation would restore the STAR Rebate Check Program to help families pay their high property tax bills. 

March 5, 2013
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PISTOL PERMIT PRIVACY FORM

 My office has received requests for copies of the new pistol permit privacy “opt-out” form, please find below the links for the “opt-out” forms for your specific county:

Orange:

March 5, 2013
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