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Community members attend Senator McDonald's swearing in ceremony at TEC-SMART

Senator Roy McDonald hosted a swearing-in ceremony to kick-off  his second term representing the 43rd Senate District. The event took place at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART facility in Malta.

January 19, 2011
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McDonald Supports Job Creation Proposal & Taxpayer Protection Act

Albany – January 19, 2011 - Senator Roy McDonald today voted in favor of a proposal aimed to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility in New York government. Of particular importance, is the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

January 19, 2011
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McDonald Announces Mental Health Committee Chairmanship & Committee Assignments

Albany - January 11, 2011 –  Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos announced his appointments to the legislative committees of the New York State Senate and selected Senator McDonald to chair the Mental Health Committee along with placing McDonald on nine additional key committees.

January 11, 2011
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Senator McDonald Hosts Mobile Office Hours in Troy

Troy, NY - Senator Roy McDonald will hold mobile office Hours at the Troy Farmers Market, located in The Uncle Sam Atrium in downtown Troy on Saturday, December 11th from 11am to 2pm.

December 11, 11:10 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator McDonald Opens District Office

Halfmoon, NYSenator Roy McDonald will open a district office in Halfmoon as a new outlet to provide constituent services for Saratoga County residents. The new office will officially open on Friday, December 10 at noon.

December 10, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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McDonald Meets with Service Providers for Individuals with Disabilities

Troy, NY  December 3, 2010– Senator Roy McDonald and Assemblyman-elect Steve McLaughlin met with organizations that provide services to those with disabilities and their families on Thursday, December 2 at Hudson Valley Community College.

December 6, 2010
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McDonald to Host Public Meeting at Request of Organizations that Provide Services to Individuals with Disabilities

Troy, NY — Senator Roy McDonald will hold a public meeting with officials from state and local organizations that provide services to individuals with disabilities and their families. McDonald was approached by the different groups to host a meeting where they can discuss the future of services for people with disabilities. The meeting will take place Thursday, December 2 at the Hudson Valley Community College in the Bulmer Telecommunications Room at 1:30 p.m.

December 1, 2010
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Statement from Senator McDonald on Inspector General's Report on AEG VLT Deal

October 21, 2010 - The economic well being of the Capital Region and New York State has been jeopardized once again.

October 21, 2010
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Senator McDonald Kicks off Alzheimer's Memory Walk at Wesley Nursing Home

Saratoga Springs - Friday September 17, 2010 - Senator Roy McDonald was invited to start off the annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk at Wesley Health Care Center. Wesley provides residents with the opportunity to participate in the event within the facility to support Alzheimer's awareness.

September 28, 2010
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Statement from Senator McDonald on Comptroller's Approval of VLT Contract

September 13, 2010

Statement from Senator Roy McDonald on Comptroller’s Approval of Genting VLT Contract

September 14, 2010
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Statement from Senator McDonald on Momentive Merger

September 13, 2010

Statement from Senator Roy McDonald on Momentive Merger

“I’m very happy and this sounds like a positive step for the future of Momentive. It’s very important that we keep jobs here in New York. My main concern will always be the employees working at the Waterford facility, their jobs and careers are extremely important to our area.”

September 14, 2010
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McDonald Concerned Over Reports of Small Businesses Not Being Paid by State

Troy, NY — Senator Roy McDonald today expressed his concern and frustration with reports he has received from small and mid-sized business owners throughout his district that the State has been significantly past due in paying for services provided by their companies.

“I’ve been approached by a number of business owners who haven’t been paid in months,” said McDonald. “We cannot allow this to continue, small and mid-sized businesses are the backbone of the Upstate economy providing local jobs, tax revenue, and stability in many Upstate communities.”

August 9, 2010
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McDonald: “Get to Work and Get the Job Done!”

McDonald calls on Governor Paterson to bring the Legislature back and finish the State Budget

Albany, NY July 21, 2010 — Senator Roy McDonald today called Governor Paterson to bring members of the Senate and Assembly back to Albany and finish the New York State Budget. The budget has been past due since April 1st and it appears as if the Senate Majority would like this process to evaporate and disappear until the end of the year.

July 22, 2010
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No Government Shutdown

Senator McDonald explains his vote on a budget extender that would shut down New York State Government and services if it was not passed.

June 21, 2010
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Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione Recognized as Woman of Distinction

AlbanySenator Roy McDonald recognized Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione as the 43rd Districts 2010 recipien

June 1, 2010
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Thomas F. Sharpe

Thomas F. Sharpe was born in Troy, New York on May 4, 1933. Shortly after his seventeenth birthday, Sharpe was called to active duty with the First Engineering Company, United States Marine Corps Reserve of Albany, New York. After completing boot camp at San Diego MCRD, as well as Fleet Marine Force training at Camp Pendleton, 51. Following his injury, Sharpe was discharged and returned to Troy High School to obtain his degree. He then sought employment at the Watervliet Arsenal, where he completed a four-year drafting course and worked in the Directorate of Engineering and Housing. After 36 years of service, he retired as Chief of the Project Section in 1988. Since joining Military OSharpe deployed to Korea with the eleventh replacement draft in July of 1951.

June 1, 2010
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McDonald joins Fleming, Local Officials at Dewey Loeffel Landfill

Says: "State's inaction is just as scary as material in landfill."

Town of Nassau –  May 21, 2010. Senator Roy McDonald was joined by Town of Nassau Supervisor Dave Fleming, along with Highway Superintendent Fred McCagg and Town Board Member Don Carpentier, at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill on Friday.

May 21, 2010
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SENATOR MCDONALD ATTEMPTS TO SPUR SENATE ACTION TODAY ON BILL TO PROTECT RACING AT SARATOGA

Albany - May 10, 2010 - McDonald says Bill would safeguard hundreds of racing industry, tourism-related jobs; but was defeated with a vote of 32 Democrats to 29 Republicans, for the Second time in two weeks.For the second time in a span of two weeks, Senator Roy McDonald offered an amendment today on the Senate floor in an attempt to force action on a bill that would provide the New York Racing Association (NYRA) with the short-term fiscal relief necessary to ensure uninterrupted summer racing season at the historic Saratoga Racetrack this year, as well as protect hun

May 11, 2010
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Senator McDonald Talks about the Budget Furlough Proposal

Senator Roy McDonald, who's district includes Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties, outlines his concerns with the furlough proposal and how it will effect people in his communities.

May 11, 2010
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