Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he opposed the Senate Democrats’ budget resolution, which was prepared in complete secrecy, leaving no time for public review and little time for questions and debate. Even a quick assessment of their budget reveals that their priorities are wrong and their numbers don’t add up.
“The possible closing of New York State Parks is the wrong strategy at the wrong time. We are struggling through tough economic times and our local parks are often the only affordable getaway for many residents.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is seeking nominations from the First Senate District for the New York State Senate’s 13th Annual "Women of Distinction" program. The event honors exceptional achievement, personal excellence, and outstanding, courageous, or heroic actions on the part of individual women from across the state."In past years, honorees have joined me at a special reception in Albany to accept the "Women of Distinction" award," said Senator LaValle.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is pleased to announce that several organizations, hospitals, schools, and municipalities within the First Senate District have been named recipients of the second round of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds designated for energy conservation projects.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored to improve the sex offender registry has passed the Senate. The measure would include any violation of registration requirements as part of the offense description provided under Megan’s Law.
“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.
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.
“The MTA payroll tax is unfair on its face and should be repealed,” said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.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.