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Column by Senator Bill Larkin on Oil Shipment Safety

Now that the state Division of Homeland Security (DHS) has ruled crude oil shipment information must be made available to the public through the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), the criticism surrounding oil shipments in New York can get directed back to where it belongs: the federal government’s continued lack of enhanced oil train safety standards.

July 22, 2014
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SENATE REPUBLICANS LAUNCH BOLD PLAN TO INVEST OVER $3 BILLION BNP BANK SETTLEMENT TO KEEP STATE MOVING FORWARD

Accelerates Tax Relief, Rebuilds Infrastructure to Create Jobs, Helps Schools;

Rolls Back Economic Damage Caused by Senate Democrats

July 7, 2014
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BILL LARKIN ON COMPASSIONATE CARE ACT PASSAGE

Statement by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) on Today’s Compassionate Care Vote:

June 20, 2014
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Addressing Lyme And Tick-Borne Diseases

A Comprehensive Response to a Growing Public Health Threat
To date in 2014, more than 450 new cases of Lyme disease have been reported in New York alone, and the number is expected to continue rising each year as disease-laden ticks spread to more communities.
The New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases today released an important new report and action plan designed to enhance research, prevention, diagnosis and treatments for harmful tick-borne illnesses. 
The report’s recommendations focus on the need for: 
- additional research and data about past, current and future disease trends; 
- increased public awareness as the reach of the diseases spread t

June 18, 2014
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LARKIN MTA LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

Eliminates MTA Supplemental Registration Fee For Farm Vehicles

June 17, 2014
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Legislation by Senator Bill Larkin Passes Senate

Bill Will Secure AIM Funding For Two Orange County Villages

June 16, 2014
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LARKIN BUYBACK LEGISLATION FOR VETERANS PASSES SENATE

Allows Veterans to Purchase Up To Three Years Of Service Credit in the NYS Retirement System

June 16, 2014
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Larkin Veteran’s Legislation Passes Senate

Allows Veterans to Purchase Up To Three Years Of Service Credit in the NYS Retirement System

June 11, 2014
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WEST POINT LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

Bill Will Cede Certain Land To The Federal Government

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), announced today that Senate bill S6830A passed the Senate.  This legislation will cede to the federal government full concurrent jurisdiction in and over certain lands of the West Point Military Reservation in Highlands, Orange County.

June 10, 2014
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SENATE PASSES BILLS RECOMMENDED BY HEROIN TASK FORCE

Measures Will Help Address Growing Heroin and Opioid Use in New York

 

June 9, 2014
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SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATES 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY INVASION

Resolution Accompanied By Historical Exhibits; Passage of Veterans Legislation

June 3, 2014
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Senator Larkin and Assemblyman Tedisco Introduce Bill for New G.I.V.E Back Legislative Internship Program for Disabled Veterans

Lawmakers seek first-in-the-nation set-aside program to enable service-disabled 

veterans to participate in annual state legislative internship program

In advance of Memorial Day, New York State Senator Bill Larkin (R,C-Cornwall-on-Hudson), a World War II and Korean War combat veteran, and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today introduced new legislation to create the G.I.V.E. Back NY program (Giving Internships for disabled Veterans not fully Employed) to enable disabled veterans to participate in the Assembly and Senate’s annual legislative internship program.

May 23, 2014
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UNITED STATES ARMY PRESENTS AWARD TO SENATOR BILL LARKIN

Combat Veteran and State Senator Honored for His Service to Veterans

May 21, 2014
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Senator Bill Larkin Honors Local Veteran

Sidney Tendler Inducted Into the Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) nominated Sidney Tendler from Monroe, NY to the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Albany today. 

May 20, 2014
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Moffat Library Legislation Sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin Passes Senate

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that legislation (Senate bill S.7066) to allow the Moffat Library in Washingtonville to be eligible for Dormitory Authority financing has passed the Senate. 

Moffat Library is planning a multi-million dollar renovation of its historic building and this legislation will allow the library to apply to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to assist with the financing of the project. 

May 20, 2014
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Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction - Newburgh Public Forum

Senator Bill Larkin hosted a Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction public forum in Newburgh to solicit input from the community on this fast-growing epidemic.  The information garnered at the forum will be used to develop legislative recommendations on how best to address the impact of heroin on our communities.

May 16, 2014
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SENATOR LARKIN TO HOLD FORUM ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ON MAY 15th IN NEWBURGH

            Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the Hudson Valley regional forum of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center in Newburgh, New York. 

May 6, 2014
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April 30, 2014
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SENATOR LARKIN WELCOMES THE LONG GRAY LINE TO THE STATE CAPITOL

The New York State Legislature Honors West Point

April 30, 2014
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