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.
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.
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.
Halfmoon, NY – Senator 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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