The State Senate Majority’s Hudson Valley Delegation today called upon Governor Eliot Spitzer to reject any increase in the cost of the MTA’s Metro-North commuter fares or tolls for MTA bridges and Tunnels.
At a press conference in New York City today the Governor announced that the MTA would drop its plans to impose an increase in basic subway and bus fares, but he failed to rule out such an increase in the cost of Metro-North service, monthly subway commuter passes, or tolls on MTA bridges and tunnels.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has obtained state funding for several local veterans organizations.
The New Windsor American Legion Post 1796 has received $10,000 for repairs and upgrades to its building on Walnut Street.
Disabled American Veterans, Edward G. Galian Memorial Chapter No. 212 in Goshen has received $10,000 toward the construction of a new handicap accessible pavilion at its meeting place to be used for events such as day trips by the hospitalized veterans at Castle Point Veterans Hospital.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced he has successfully secured state grants for Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. and Golden Hill Health Care Center in Kingston.
"I am very pleased to have been in a position to advocate for these state grants on behalf of Hospice and Golden Hill," said Senator Larkin. "It is especially satisfying knowing that this funding will be used to directly serve the patients and residents of these excellent facilities."
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today spoke out about the potential serious physician shortage facing upstate New York and what the New York State Senate is doing to attract young talented physicians to upstate.
As a retired Lt. Col. in the United States Army and as a member of the New York State Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, I strongly oppose the plan by Governor Spitzer to grant New York State driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.
The driver’s license is the basic identification document for nearly everyone in America.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), Kingston Mayor, James M. Sottile partners of Armor Dynamics Inc., and officials at the City of Kingston Office of Economic and Community Development will hold a groundbreaking today to announce construction of the new Armor Dynamics facility in Kingston.
Tuesday, October 30, 20074:00 PMKingston Business ParkCorporate Drive
Directions: The new Armor Dynamics site is located past the Alcoa Fastening Systems facility. Enter Kingston Business Park and proceed up the hill.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today reacted to Governor Eliot Spitzer’s modified proposal to give New York State driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.
Senator Larkin said, "The Governor's new alien license plan still won't keep us safe. Governor Spitzer has made an abrupt U-turn on his plan to provide New York State licenses to illegal aliens. However, he is still insisting that they receive legitimate licenses.
Senator William Larkin and Mayor James Sottile are pleased to announce the commencement of construction of the Armor Dynamics Inc. facility at the Kingston Business Park. A major component of this project is a $1,000,000 grant obtained by Senator Larkin as part of the project financing.
Armor Dynamics is in the business of developing and manufacturing an innovative, composite armor material called Magmacore™, an extremely adaptable technology for use in the production of armor systems including: vehicle armor, security shields and other products.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the New York State Senate last night passed legislation that would increase workers’ compensation benefits for private hospital workers, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) or paramedics who were dispatched to Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the New York State Senate has passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State driver’s license or non-driver identification card.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has obtained state grants for two local organizations that serve young people in Kingston.
The senator announced today that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ulster County, Inc. has been awarded $20,000 so that the organization can keep up with the demands of a growing program and continue to match young people in need with caring adults who will serve as mentors in these children’s lives.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today reminded potential police academy candidates that the December 1, 2007 deadline is fast approaching.
"The opportunity to take the entrance examination for the position of NY State Trooper comes around just once every four years," said Senator Larkin. "We need good candidates. Don't miss this opportunity if you have been considering a career in law enforcement."
State Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the State Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering will hold its second of three public hearings to examine the future of the State Racing Franchise.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced state funding from the Renew and Rebuild New York Transportation Bond Act of 2005 will be delivered to two area airports.
"This funding will support much needed infrastructure and security projects at both the Orange County Airport and the Kingston-Ulster Airport," said Senator Larkin. "They are good investments for our region’s aviation industry."
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the State Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering will conduct three public hearings to examine the future of the State Racing Franchise.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has secured a $105,000 state grant for the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center located in the City of Newburgh.
The funding will be put toward the design and construction of a new state-of-the-art facility for the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, a federally qualified health center and state licensed diagnostic and treatment center serving more than 16,000 patients and their families.