Kenneth P. LaValle's Press releases

SENATOR LAVALLE REMAINS FOCUSED ON TIMELY BUDGET

“The April 1 budget deadline is nearing at lightning speed.  The need to stay focused on adopting a state budget by that time is my number one priority and should be for the entire Legislature,” said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle. 

March 5, 2010
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March 4, 2010
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March 3, 2010
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March 2, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE MAKES HOMEOWNERS AWARE OF NEW CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM REQUIREMENTS

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle wants New York State residents to be aware that “Amanda’s Law” became effective February 22, 2010.  The law requires all residences with appliances, devices, or systems that emit carbon monoxide to have a carbon monoxide detector installed.

February 24, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS FOR REPEAL OF MTA TAX AND SPEAKS OUT AGAINST EAST END SERVICE CUTS

“The MTA payroll tax is unfair on its face and should be repealed,” said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.  “Simply put, the MTA’s fiscal problems cannot and should not be shouldered by suburban businesses that are already shortchanged by unfair MTA budget allocations and are struggling to keep their heads above water in a bad economy. 

February 19, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE OPPOSES PARK CLOSINGS

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle called the closing of New York State Parks “the wrong strategy at the wrong time.  It is a bad move, particularly in tough economic times when ‘staycations’ are quickly becoming the only affordable getaway for many of our residents.  

February 12, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS CREATE MEDICAID FRAUD TASK FORCE

“Rampant abuse of the Medicaid system continues to drive up spending and taxes at the local and state levels and is costing New York taxpayers in the billions of dollars,” said Senator Kenneth P.

February 3, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS JOB CREATION AND RETENTION PACKAGE

Major Job Initiative Will Get New Yorkers Working Again

February 2, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE RECAPS ENVIRONMENTAL ROUNDTABLE

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s annual Environmental Roundtable provided the opportunity for the Senator and his Assembly colleagues, Marc Alessi (left) and Fred Thiele (right), to hear from organizations and concerned individuals about environmental issues impacting the First Senate District.

January 29, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE ENCOURAGES ELECTRONIC TAX FILING

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is encouraging taxpayers to file their 2010 personal income tax returns electronically.  The Department of Taxation and Finance has reported that nearly 95 percent of New York taxpayers are filing electronically with no adverse effects.  

January 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE INFORMS NON-PROFITS OF GRANT PROGRAM –

Program Assists With Purchase of Vehicles to Transport the Elderly and Disabled

 

January 22, 2010
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SENATOR KEN LAVALLE ENCOURAGES SUPPORT OF THE RED CROSS HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS

“The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers go out to the people of Haiti who are suffering through the aftermath of several earthquakes.  New Yorkers have a long and proud tradition of providing aid and relief to those in need.  Communities across our state are now pulling together to offer hel

January 14, 2010
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January 13, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON STATE OF THE STATE

One of the statements in Governor Paterson’s State of the State that I found very encouraging was that he sees investments in higher education as a positive way to address our economy and create jobs.

January 6, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SEEKS TO CONVENE A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has introduced legislation to convene a limited constitutional convention for the purpose of providing a process that would bring about real property tax reform.  Homeowners and businesses are overburdened by ever-increasing property taxes and can no longer afford to stay in New York

January 5, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SHARES NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

As 2009 comes to an end, many people are preparing to make New Year resolutions that will hopefully improve their lives and the world as a whole.  In keeping with this New Year’s tradition, I would like to share some initiatives I hope to see resolved during the coming year.

December 21, 2009
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