On Saturday, April 13, 2013 Senator Bonacic attended the Florida Fire Department & Rescue Squad's Annual Department Awards Dinner & Dance held at the St. Joseph's School Hall in Floriday, N.Y. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Bill Uszenski, Tim Raines, Robert Itzla, Fray Fuller, Joe Bankston, Ron Heter, Jr. and Sal Pulisi.
On Saturday, April 13, 2013 Senator Bonacic attended the Middletown Fire Department's Annual Dinner at the Middletown Elk's Lodge. The honorees were Randy MacLean, Firefighter of the Year and Art Battisti, Officer of the Year. Pictured with Senator Bonacic from left to right are Fire Chief Tom Amodio, Randy MacLean & Kathie MacLean.
On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) met with students, faculty and administration from the Delaware Academy Central School District. Pictured with Senator Bonacic above, left to right, are government teacher Doreen McGrath, Jorden Hitchcock, Katlyn Gerow, Principal Laurie Alberti, Diman Sengupta, and, seated, Kenz Maltice.
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 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
Senator Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) has announced that the Veterans’ Cemetery Bill, S4213 by Senator Ball, has been included in the 2013-2014 New York State Budget. This bill will create a program to establish the first New York State Veterans’ Cemetery.
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.