Stephen M. Saland's Press releases

SALAND TAPPED TO CHAIR PRESTIGIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) announced that he has been appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee.

Senator Saland has been asked to chair the Senate Codes Committee.  The Senate Codes Committee is one of the most prestigious and active committees in the State Senate and as Chairman, Senator Saland will oversee criminal justice policy affecting New York State.

January 11, 2011
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SENATOR SALAND’S STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE STATE

Despite the severe fiscal challenges before us, Governor Cuomo managed to strike a balance which was both optimistic and realistic.  He understands radical changes need to be made and appears ready and willing to lead us to long-term financial stability with less government spending, that performs more efficiently and is accountable to the people of this State.                                         &nbs

January 6, 2011
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SENATOR STEVE SALAND AND ASSEMBLYMAN MARC MOLINARO OFFER INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW VOTING MACHINES

SENATOR STEVE SALAND AND ASSEMBLYMAN MARC MOLINARO OFFER INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW VOTING MACHINES

BEFORE ELECTION DAY, FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE NEW VOTING MACHINES

October 26, 2010
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SENATOR STEVE SALAND NAMED AS MEMBER OF NEW YORK FARM BUREAU’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Designation honors Saland’s commitment to agriculture

in the 41st Senate District

October 4, 2010
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SENATOR SALAND AND ASSEMBLYMAN MOLINARO RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS REGARDING LIFE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LOCATING IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

“Life Medical Technologies chose the right place when they picked Dutchess County to locate their headquarters and operations,” said Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C, Poughkeepsie).  “The 250 planned jobs will fit particularly well with the skilled workforce in our area and will be an economic boon.  It just proves once again that Dutchess County has what it takes to draw many types of businesses and I congratulate all the partners of ‘Team Dutchess’ on their hard work in bringing this outstanding company here.”

September 28, 2010
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SALAND ADMONISHES THE MTA FOR THEIR RUNAWAY SPENDING

Testimony from Senator Steve Saland                                                                    

September 13, 2010
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SALAND SLAMS SALES TAX INCREASE

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) cautions all individuals and families that a sales tax hike will soon take effect.  On October 1st, New York State will begin collecting 4 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing $110 or less as part of the 2010-2011 state budget approved by the Democrats who now control state government.  

August 24, 2010
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SENATOR SALAND: NYS COMPTROLLER’S REPORT ON THE EXCESSIVE OVERTIME PAID BY THE MTA “OUTRAGEOUS”

State Senator Stephen Saland (R,I,C-Poughkeepsie) today condemned the lack of MTA oversight that resulted in significantly inflated salaries paid through overtime abuse in the MTA.“At a time when everyone is struggling to feed their families first and to pay taxes, at a time when the state is grappling with a nine billion dollar deficit, at a time we can LEAST afford greed, waste,and abuse of our public systems, we have received confirmation that greed, waste and abuse is alive and well in the MTA!” said Senator Stephen M.

August 6, 2010
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Statement from Senator Steve Saland on 2010-11 State Budget

There is good news and there is bad news.  The good news is the state budget has passed.  The bad news is the state budget has passed.

August 4, 2010
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August 4, 2010
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SENATOR SALAND’S BILL BANNING DANGEROUS CRIBS IN NEW YORK STATE SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

            State Senator Stephen Saland (R,I,C-Poughkeepsie) today announced that Governor David Paterson has signed legislation the Senator had sponsored to enact a statewide ban on dangerous drop-side cribs. 

August 2, 2010
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SALAND BILL TO PROTECT PATIENTS USING EYE MEDICATIONS PASSES SENATE

State Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) today announced that his bill dealing with refilling of eye drop prescriptions has unanimously passed the Senate. 

June 30, 2010
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STATE BUDGET: EXPECT MORE PAIN FOR THE TAXPAYERS

Just when we thought it couldn’t get much worse, we plainly and clearly see the destructive path the State’s leadership is taking us to resolve our budget gap.  Not only is the current state budget more than two months late, the current leadership has ignored the Budget Reform law adopted in 2007.  I and my Republican colleagues have been shut out of the budget negotiation process, our list of suggested cuts have been virtually igno

June 17, 2010
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SENATORS SALAND, HANNON, LITTLE AND O. JOHNSON ANNOUNCE LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE TO STOP BULLYING IN NYS

 Recent news stories have highlighted a number of vicious incidents of bullying in New York schools that show this type of peer abuse has become more pervasive and destructive. Last month, a West Islip teen hanged herself after being harassed by cyber-bullies who taunted her even in death. Another West Islip teenager was repeatedly cyber-bullied and beaten so badly by a classmate that she had to have reconstructive surgery on her face.

May 4, 2010
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SALAND LEADS DEBATE ON REAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) led the debate on Real Property Tax relief on the Senate floor today.  Senator Saland offered up an amendment which would include STAR property tax rebates, a cap on the school tax levy, an optional freeze on school taxes for seniors,  mandate relief for schools and a circuit breaker which would offer tax breaks for those earning less than $250,000.

March 19, 2010
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SALAND TO DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP: JUST SAY NO TO TAX AND FEE INCREASES

It feels like déjà vu all over again as we look at a looming budget deadline and little action from our State leaders.

March 11, 2010
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SENATOR SALAND ANNOUNCES LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION GRANTS

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) announces five area libraries have been awarded Public Library Construction Grants.  The grants are supported by a $14 million capital  fund appropriation in the 2009 State Budget.  In recognition of the lack of funding available for libraries’ construction

March 9, 2010
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SENATOR STEVE SALAND TO HOLD SENIOR SEMINAR

            Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) today announced he will hold a Senior Seminar on Friday, March 12th.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Saland Introduces Legislation Barring Convicted Sex Offenders from Working As Building Superintendents or Managers

Level 3 Sex Offender Superintendent Who Had Keys to Over 50 Apartments

 Spurs Call for Proposed Law

February 22, 2010
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GOVERNOR’S MTA PLAN: ADDING INSULT TO INJURY

Finally, the Governor admits that the MTA payroll tax HE advanced is indeed unfair.

February 17, 2010
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