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BONACIC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE REPEAL OF 57 BURDENSOME FEES AS PART OF THE 2015-2016 STATE BUDGET

(Middletown, NY)- State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that the 2015-2016 State Budget includes the repeal of 57 onerous fees, which would save New York State $3 million annually.  These fees place an undue burden on Hudson Valley businesses and farms, and make it harder to remain profitable and competitive.

April 14, 2015
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 42

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.  This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 42nd Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Ethan Copeland1st GradeTownsend School

April 10, 2015
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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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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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4th Annual Fort Drum Day

This past week, the New York State Senate hosted service members from Fort Drum as part of the annual Fort Drum Day in Albany. The event – which is in its 4th consecutive year – celebrated Fort Drum and its contributions to the state and our nation. Fort Drum is home to 18,000 soldiers and officers and is located in Jefferson County, NY. It is the largest military installation in the Northeastern United States. The Fort Drum contingent visiting Albany was lead by Major General Stephen Townsend, Commander of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum.

March 20, 2015
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Kidney Disease -- Early Detection Important

Today, March 18, Senator Bonacic participated in a health screening, in Albany, hosted by the Northeast Kidney Foundation. The kidney health screening is free and serves as an early intervention program that identifies individuals at increased risk for kidney disease and those who are in early stages of the disease. It is vitally important to take advantage of free screenings like this, because, if caught early, the progression of kidney disease can be slowed dramatically. Chronic kidney disease affects 26 million nationwide, with 59% of our population at risk.

March 18, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Invites Nominations for New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame

(Albany, NY) - Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to accept nominations from the 42nd Senate District for induction into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame represents extraordinary New Yorkers whose heroism in the United States Armed Forces is complimented by their service to the people in their community.

March 18, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Issues Statement Regarding Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was pleased that the Assembly passed an anti-human trafficking piece of legislation today, March 16th. Senate Republicans passed the same bill on the very first day of session in January as part of the Women’s Equality Agenda. The anti-human trafficking bill would strengthen anti-trafficking provisions and increase penalties for traffickers.

March 16, 2015
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Senate Passes Fiscally Responsible Budget Resolution

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) delivered the following statement on the passage of the Senate one-house budget proposal. The proposal would create a new property tax rebate program for middle class homeowners, extend historic opportunities to students and make significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.

 

March 12, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Announces Passage of Measures to Prevent Drug Use in New York Communities

 

(Albany, NY)- Senator Bonacic announced the passage of two bills by the New York State Senate that would strengthen penalties for meth related crimes and prevent use of parks or playgrounds for drug activity. Senate Bill S.1150, and Senate Bill S.994 would combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and stop parks and deter drug dealers from selling in parks and playgrounds.

March 11, 2015
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