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Local Roads Matter!

Senator Saland met with local highway supervisors and engineers from Columbia and Dutchess County during Local Roads Matter day in Albany.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Saland Speaks on Improving State and Federal Education Policy.

Senator Saland appears at the National Press Club to announce findings and provide recommendations for improved federal and state education policy. As Co-Chair of NCSL's Education Task Force, the Senator was honored to be a part of this endeavor.  Please click on the link to read the "Education Week" article!

February 2, 2010
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Senator Saland applauds the effort of County Clerks statewide

Senator Steve Saland (R,I, C Poughkeepsie) and Assemblyman Marc Molinaro (R,I,C Red Hook) applaud the efforts of County Clerks statewide to stop the new license plate mandate.

November 16, 2009
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September 28, 2009
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Senator Saland celebrates Hudson Valley Wine Country at the Bounty of the Hudson Wine Festival

Senator Saland recently attended a ribbon cutting at the Millbrook Winery, as they celebrated the Hudson Valley Wine Country at the Bounty of the Hudson Wine Festival. Hudson Valley Wine Country was created as the branding initiative developed by the Dutchess & Shawangunk Wine Trails.

August 20, 2009
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Senator Saland Comments on the MTA Bailout Bill

When a vote on the MTA bailout bill came before me for consideration, the new Senate Democrat Majority gave us  approximately one hour to read over the 39 page bill that they negotiated in secret.  It took me less than a few seconds, however, to see that it was an abhorrent plan filled with new taxes, fees and fare hikes that would only result in further fiscal pain for the people of Dutchess County.

May 7, 2009
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Saland congratulates winner of 3rd Annual Senate Education Committee Report Art Contest

Senator Saland is seen with 9 year old Tyler Mortenson, a student at Germantown Elementary School.  Tyler's artwork will appear on the cover of the 2008 Senate Education Committee Annual Report.  At right is Sue Chiafullo, Director of the Columbia County Council on the Arts, one of the contest judges.  Tyler, who is holding a Legislative Resolution presented by Senator Saland, is joined by members of his family.

Photo courtesy of Robert Ragaini, Chief Photographer, Hudson-Catskill Newspapers

May 3, 2009
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Senator Saland congratulates runner up in 3rd Annual Senate Education Committee Report Art Contest

Senator Saland is seen with 7 year old Tianna Rivera, a runner up in the 3rd Annual Senate Education Committee Report Art Contest.  Tianna is a student at John L. Edwards Elementary School in Hudson.  Senator Saland presented her with a Legislative Resolution.  At left is Sue Chiafullo, Director of the Columbia County Council on the Arts, a contest judge, and Tianna's mother.

Photo courtesy of Robert Ragaini, Chief Photographer, Hudson-Catskill Newspapers

May 3, 2009
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Saland Condemns Budget Agreement

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today reacted to the secretly negotiated budget agreement:

To say I am highly disappointed in this budget agreement is a gross understatement. A few years ago we passed a law requiring public budget conference committees to negotiate the state’s budget out in the open. But now that the Democrats have taken the majority in the Senate and control all of state government, they’ve decided they no longer need to obey the law.

March 30, 2009
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Senator Saland Testifies At MTA Hearing To Condemn Proposed Payroll Tax

Senator Steve Saland at an MTA hearing held on March 2, 2009 in Newburgh, NY:

 

March 2, 2009
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Senator Steve Saland: The MTA Tax Equals Higher Property Taxes

     The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), on the recommendation of the Ravitch Commission, has proposed a payroll tax on all wages in the Hudson Valley counties served by the MTA – Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester and Rockland. The Commission, instituted by the Governor to develop ideas to ease the MTA’s severe financial problems, proposed a tax of 33¢ on each $100 of wages paid in these five counties. 

February 11, 2009
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