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SENATOR BONACIC CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR NYS SENATE VETERANS' HALL OF FAME

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) invites nominations for the induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’  Hall of Fame from the 42nd Senate District.  The online 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.           

February 24, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Urges Assembly to Pass the "Public Assistance Integrity Act"

Senator Bonacic Urges Assembly to Pass the “Public Assistance Integrity Act”

 

February 12, 2014
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Senator Bonacic’s Statement on Common Core

Parents, teachers, administrators and educational professionals in my district, and throughout New York State, have raised grave concerns over the flawed roll-out of the Common Core Learning Standards.

Unless the Board of Regents acts to alleviate these concerns, they must delay the use of Common Core tests for high-stakes decisions about teachers, principals and students for a minimum of two years.  During this time, the State Education Department should continue to develop curricula aligned with higher standards and assist local school districts in developing their own curricula so teachers can successfully implement higher learning standards and help students reach their maximum potential.

February 4, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE: Statement by Senator Bonacic on Governor Cuomo's Budget Proposal

STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

On Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal

January 21, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: On Education Funding

Senator Bonacic discusses education funding in New York State on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014.

January 17, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: On Veteran-Owned Businesses

Senator Bonacic discusses veteran-owned businesses in New York State on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014.

January 17, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: On Casino Development in New York State

Senator Bonacic discusses Casino Development in New York State on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014.

January 17, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Tax Relief in the State of the State

Senator Bonacic discusses the tax relief initiatives oulined in the State of the State- Tuesday, January 14, 2014. 

January 17, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT FROM SENATOR BONACIC URGING GOVERNOR CUOMO TO INCLUDE ORANGE COUNTY IN UPSTATE MANUFACTURERS TAX RELIEF PROPOSAL

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR BONACIC URGING GOVERNOR CUOMO TO INCLUDE ORANGE COUNTY IN UPSTATE MANUFACTURERS TAX RELIEF PROPOSAL

January 17, 2014
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Orange County Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Breakfast

On Thursday, January 9th, 2014 Senator John Bonacic spoke at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Breakfast held at West Hills Country Club.  Senator Bonacic updated the members on Governor Cuomo's State of the State address, as well as other topics which included, taxes, creation of private sector jobs, casinos and more help for disabled veterans.

January 9, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ON THE STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

On State of the State Address 

January 8, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ADVOCATES FOR TAX REFORM

PRESS RELEASE: SENATOR BONACIC ADVOCATES FOR TAX REFORM

New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) is eager to advocate for the Senate Republicans position on tax reform during the upcoming legislative session.  The recommendations would create jobs and reduce taxes on businesses, families and seniors.

January 7, 2014
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Senator Bonacic was honored by the New York State Assessors' Association, Inc.

Senator John Bonacic was honored by the New York State Assessors' Association, Inc. and was given the Distinguished Assistance Award for his significant contributions to the improvement of assessment administration in the State of New York.  

January 6, 2014
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GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR NEW RESIDENCE HALL AT SUNY NEW PALTZ

On Thursday, December 18th, JoeAnn Drake, a representative from Senator Bonacic’s Office attended the groundbreaking ceremony for a new residence hall at SUNY New Paltz. The residence hall, scheduled to open in August 2015, will play a critical role in meeting significant student demand for on-campus housing. The 69,000 square foot building will feature residential wings organized in clusters of four double beds around two private bathrooms. The building will house a brand new café, a seminar room, designated quite study lounges, and Skype rooms for students.

December 23, 2013
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Statement from Senator Bonacic on Regional Economic Development Council Awards

Statement from Senator Bonacic on Regional Economic Development Council Awards 

December 12, 2013
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Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

Dear Participant, 

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

December 6, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES “EDWARD S. TUCKER MEMORIAL BOULEVARD” LEGISLATION IS SIGNED INTO LAW

“EDWARD S. TUCKER MEMORIAL BOULEVARD” LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill he sponsored to create the “Edward S. Tucker Memorial Boulevard.”  The legislation (S.5328) designates a portion of New York State Route 208 in the Town of Shawangunk, in Ulster County, as the “Edward S. Tucker Memorial Boulevard.

November 18, 2013
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