William J. Larkin Jr.'s Press releases

LARKIN BILL AUTHORIZING A FIVE PERCENT SURCHARGE ON HOTEL AND MOTEL OCCUPANCY BECOMES LAW

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that legislation he sponsored in the State Senate has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

July 16, 2009
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Letter On Bipartisan Senate Operating Agreement Sent To All Senators‏

A copy of the following letter regarding the details of a long-term, bipartisan Senate operating plan was signed by all members of the Repuiblican Conference and Senate President Pedro Espada and delivered today to all 62 members of the New York State Senate

July 7, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN PLEASED MILTON HARVEST LLC WILL RECEIVE $741,470 FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN MARLBOROUGH

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) will be administering more than $48 million in federal low income housing tax credits and subsidies, of which nearly $7.5 million will go to projects throughout the lower Hudson Valley.  These low income housing tax credits and subsidies will be used to help co

July 6, 2009
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Senator Larkin Supports Student Literacy and Learning With Summer Reading Program

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer with the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program “Be Creative @ Your Library.

July 2, 2009
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LARKIN SUPPORTS BINDING ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE SENATE IMPASSE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today called on Senate Democrats to agree to binding arbitration to resolve the impasse that has crippled the Senate for the past two weeks.

June 25, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR BILL LARKIN

On The New Bipartisan Senate Majority Coalition

On Monday, I supported the creation of a new bipartisan coalition to lead our State into a new era.

June 12, 2009
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June 11, 2009
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SENATE REPUBLICANS BLAST DEMOCRAT PLAN TO STRIP BUSINESSES OF EMPIRE ZONE BENEFITS THEY ARE ENTITLED TO

GOP warned changes would gut program, result in thousands of job losses

May 29, 2009
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Senator Larkin Works To Repeal Drug Dealer Protection Act

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that he will cosponsor legislation to fix a dangerous problem created by the so-called Rockefeller drug law reforms enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget. 

May 27, 2009
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MID-HUDSON GOP DELEGATION CALLS FOR MTA AUDIT, LAUNCH WEBSITE & PETITION DRIVE

State Senator William J. Larkin, Jr. (R, C – Cornwall-on-Hudson) and Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) today were joined by Dr. John D’Ambrosio, President of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, to unveil an official legislative letter signed by a dozen state lawmakers demanding an independent audit of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA).

May 21, 2009
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SENATE PASSES LARKIN BILL TO GIVE TOWN OF CHESTER BREAK FROM LIBRARY TAXES

The State Senate has passed legislation (S.647-A) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) to remove a portion of the Town of Chester from the Albert Wisner Memorial Public Library District, leaving that part of the Town of Chester under the Town of Chester Public Library service area.

May 21, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN SUPPORTS BILL TO ALLOW FIRE TRUCKS IN PARADES

Senator  Larkin today voted in support of legislation (S.1624-C) that would ensure fire trucks are able to participate in Memorial Day celebrations throughout the State.

May 20, 2009
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Senators To Launch Regional Task Force On MTA

“New Goal Must Be To Make Something Constructive Come From These New And Unwarranted Taxes And Fees Forced Upon Our Region”

May 14, 2009
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APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEW YORK PRESCRIPTION $AVER PROGRAM AVAILABLE THROUGH SENATOR LARKIN’S DISTRICT OFFICE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that the New York State Department of Health has introduced the New York Prescription $aver (NYP$) program.  The NYP$ is a free discount card that can help reduce the cost of prescriptions for lower income residents.

May 5, 2009
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Senator Larkin Thanks Constituents For Their Efforts To Stop NYRI Power Line

I would like to thank all the families, businesses, and activists who provided a united opposition to New York Regional Interconnect’s proposal to run a high-voltage power line from the Edic Substation in Marcy to the Rock Tavern Substation in New Windsor.  It is my sincere belief that it was your commitment and tireless efforts that helped defeat this proposal.

April 7, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN OPPOSES NURSING HOME FUNDING CUTS IN 2009-2010 BUDGET

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that funding cuts in the 2009-2010 State Budget will hurt the nursing home industry throughout Orange and Ulster counties.

April 5, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN AND THE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE PUSH FOR PROPERTY TAX RELIEF IN STATE BUDGET

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) along with Members of the State Senate Republican Conference today proposed an amendment to budget legislation being advanced on the Senate floor that would restore $1.45 billion in property tax relief for New York’s middle class homeowners. Senate Democrats voted to defeat the amendment.

April 2, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN AND THE SENATE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE PUSH TO PUT A LID ON STATE SPENDING

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that in an effort to put the brakes on runaway state spending and taxes, Senate Republicans today proposed an amendment to the state budget that would put in place a constitutional state spending cap.  The Senate has previously passed the spending cap plan with bipartisan support, yet today Senate Democrats changed their pos

April 2, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN PLEASED NYRI IS DEAD

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI) has requested the Public Service Commission (PSC) withdraw its application to run a controversial high-voltage power line from the Edic Substation in Marcy to the Rock Tavern Substation in New Windsor from consideration.

April 2, 2009
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Senate Democrats Protect Drug Dealers and Drug-Dealing Illegal Aliens

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today expressed his frustration, outrage and anger at the pro-drug provisions contained in the budget crafted by the Senate Democrats. "These changes to the law will allow hardened criminals, as well as illegal aliens, to be allowed back on the streets sooner and with less state control," said Larkin. "The more we read the language contained in the budget, which was crafted behind closed doors, the more benefits we find for criminals and illegal aliens.

April 1, 2009
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