William J. Larkin Jr.'s Press releases

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 8, 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 6, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 2, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN PLEASED THAT BUDGET LANGUAGE PERTAINING TO TOWN CLERKS IS ELIMINATED FROM THE STATE BUDGET

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that language authorizing the offices of Town Clerk, Receiver of Taxes and Highway Superintendents to be changed to appointed positions through a permissive referendum has been taken out of the state’s budget. 

March 31, 2009
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Senator Larkin Urges Democrats In Albany To Not Increase Utility Taxes And To Not Include A Commuter Tax In The State's Budget

Today, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced his opposition to Governor David Paterson’s proposal to raise taxes on utilities and the possibility of a commuter tax being included in the state’s budget.      

March 27, 2009
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Senator Larkin Urges Democrats In Albany To Not Increase Utility Taxes And To Not Include A Commuter Tax In The State's Budget

Today, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced his opposition to Governor David Paterson’s proposal to raise taxes on utilities and the possibility of a commuter tax being included in the state’s budget.      

March 27, 2009
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Senator Larkin Encourages Local Law Enfocement Agencies To Apply For Nearly $1 Billion In Federal Grants

Senator Bill Larkin recently announced the availability of nearly $1 billion in federal grants for law enforcement agencies to create and preserve jobs and to increase crime prevention efforts.  This funding has been provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and will be made available through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).   

March 23, 2009
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Senator Larkin Commends Constituents For Their Generosity

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that his New Windsor and Albany offices have collected nearly 300 cell phones to be donated to the charitable group Cell Phones for Soldiers.  The donations provide free calling cards to American troops overseas.

March 20, 2009
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