William J. Larkin Jr.'s Press releases

Senate Racing Committee To Hold Hearing On The Impact Of Awarding The State Racing Franchise On Communities Surrounding Belmont Park

 

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.

September 28, 2007
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Senator Larkin Announces Funding For Regional Airports

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."

September 18, 2007
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The Senate Committee On Racing, Gaming And Wagering To Conduct A Series Of Three Hearings To Examine The Future Of The State Racing Franchise

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.

September 18, 2007
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Senator Larkin Secures $105,000 State Grant For The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center

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.

September 17, 2007
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Senate Committee On Racing, Gaming And Wagering To Meet In Albany On Future Of State Racing Franchise

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering will conduct a Committee Meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building in Albany, New York to discuss the future of the State Racing Franchise.

September 12, 2007
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Statement From Senator Bill Larkin, Chairman Of The Senate Standing Committee On Racing, Gaming And Wagering, On Today's Committee Meeting

"Today’s meeting was a good starting point in our examination of the future of the state racing franchise and the selection of the bidder which will ultimately manage that franchise.

September 12, 2007
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Senator Larkin Reminds Residents About Applying For Your 2007 Middle Class Star Rebate

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today reminded Basic STAR recipients of Orange and Ulster Counties that they must apply to the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance in order to receive their STAR property tax rebate check for the 2007-08 school tax year.

The Tax Department will be mailing application packets to Basic STAR homeowners in Ulster County the week of September 10th; and Orange County residents will start receiving their packets the week of September 17th.

August 31, 2007
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Senate Committee On Racing, Gaming And Wagering To Hold Public Hearing On Spitzer’s Recommendations For The Future Of The State Racing Franchise

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering will conduct its first of three public hearings on the future of the state racing franchise.

August 30, 2007
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Senator Larkin Brings $30,000 In State Grants To City Of Newburgh

In his efforts to obtain state funding for special projects in the City of Newburgh, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has successfully secured $30,000 in grants for the City to help promote local heritage projects.

Larkin was able to secure a $20,000 grant for the City to purchase a trolley so that it can continue to offer free guided tours of many of Newburgh’s historic sites for residents and visitors to enjoy. Currently, the City is renting a trolley for this purpose.

August 30, 2007
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Larkin Announces Meeting Of Senate Committee On Racing, Gaming And Wagering On September 12, 2007

 

The Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building in Albany, New York to review the Governor’s anticipated recommendation for the State Racing Franchise. Ultimately, the Legislature must select the next racing franchise to manage the race tracks at Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga by December 31, 2007.

August 30, 2007
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Senator Larkin Secures Funding For Cornwall

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced two state grants for both the Town and Village of Cornwall.

The Town of Cornwall Police Department has been awarded a $30,000 grant for the purchase of a secure photo identification system, new laptop computers for patrol vehicles and an automated external defibrillator.

August 27, 2007
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Senator Larkin Announces $20,000 State Grant For City Of Newburgh Senior Services

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced he has successfully secured state funding for a special project to assist seniors in the City of Newburgh.

August 16, 2007
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Larkin Announces $20,000 For Braeside Camp

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced he has secured a $20,000 state grant for Braeside Children’s Camp.

Funding will be used for necessary repairs, renovations and equipment purchases at the camp.

August 13, 2007
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Corrections Officer Exam Scheduled For October 27, 2007

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that a Civil Service exam for the position of Correction Officer Trainee will be given statewide on October 27, 2007. The application deadline for this exam is September 10, 2007.

August 10, 2007
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Larkin Bill To Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome Becomes Law

Legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) requiring inmates to be educated on the dangers of shaken baby syndrome (SBS) has become law in New York State.

July 26, 2007
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Governor To Decide Fate Of Military Family Relief Fund Bill

Legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that would create the New York Military Family Relief Fund will soon be sent to Governor Eliot Spitzer for his decision on the fate of the program.

The fund would give financial assistance to the families of New York residents who are members of the national guard, armed services reserves or militia and who have been called to active duty away from their homes for at least 30 days.

July 26, 2007
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Larkin Bill To Increase Age Of "juice Bar" Employees Becomes Law

Eighteen is now the minimum age for women working nude or topless in establishments not controlled by the State Liquor Authority according to a new law sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson).

July 20, 2007
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Senator Larkin Announces Funding For Domestic Violence Services

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that a $75,000 state grant has been awarded to Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. The grant will support LSHV’s Ulster County office in its efforts to represent victims of domestic violence.

Located on Hurley Avenue in Kingston, the organization provides free civil legal services to lower income individuals and families in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties. It helps local residents resolve non-criminal but urgent legal problems.

July 18, 2007
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Workers' Compensation Rates To Drop By Record 20.5%

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that rates New York businesses pay for workers’ compensation insurance will be reduced by more than 20.5% saving them about $1 billion in the 2007-2008 fiscal year. The rate drop stems from the historic reform of the Workers’ Compensation Law earlier this year.

Based on changes in the workers’ compensation law the Senate fought to enact this year, the New York State Insurance Department has ordered a 20.5% decline in workers’ compensation insurance rates for the fiscal year beginning July 15.

July 13, 2007
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Larkin Obtains Funding For Local Red Cross & Community Blood Services

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced he has successfully negotiated several state grants for several organizations that provide health and safety services to local residents.

July 12, 2007
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