State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) voted in support of the State budget, which prioritizes State spending and provides increases in State aid to education to all Schools in his Senate District.
Local governments across the State will see an increase averaging 20% in funding under the State’s Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement (CHIPS) program. The total increase in the CHIPS program for the four counties of Senator Bonacic’s District (Delaware, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster), totals just under $5 million.
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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.