William J. Larkin Jr.'s Press releases

SENATOR LARKIN ANNOUNCES CORRECTION OFFICER EXAM SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

Application Deadline is September 13, 2010

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) joined with the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) in announcing the new exam date for persons interested in becoming a correction officer. Under the auspices of the NYS Department of Civil Service, the exam will be held on October 16, 2010. The deadline for filing an application is September 13, 2010.

 

August 13, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS PROVIDE VOTES TO PASS PROPERTY TAX CAP

 


 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), along with his Senate Republican colleagues, today unanimously supported legislation to enact a property tax cap, leading the way for its passage despite a lack of support from a quarter of the members of the Senate Democratic Conference.

"Taxpayers across the state have been crying out for real property tax relief," said Senator Larkin. "This property tax cap is a first step towards helping homeowners, particularly senior citizens, stay in their homes. I urge the Assembly to pass this legislation immediately and ease the burden on struggling homeowners throughout New York."

August 3, 2010
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LARKIN SPONSORS BILL TO ALLOW GANG COURTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

 


Response To Increased Law Enforcement Activity


    Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has introduced legislation, along with Senator Brian Foley of Suffolk County, to establish a pilot program for gang courts in both Orange and Suffolk counties.

June 18, 2010
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Senator Larkin Honors Anthony Zippo


Nominates Him to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Bill Larkin (R,C-Cornwall-on-Hudson) has nominated Anthony Zippo, Director of the Orange County Veterans Service Agency, for inclusion in the Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame. Mr. Zippo was nominated for his outstanding dedication to the veterans of Orange County, and throughout the entire Hudson Valley.

June 2, 2010
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LARKIN OUTRAGED AT INCREASED TAXES AND FEES


This Is Not The Way To Keep New York's Parks Open

Senator Bill Larkin (R, C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) condemned the passage of today's bill increasing taxes and fees on businesses under the guise of keeping New York's parks open. The proposal, which was negotiated behind closed doors by New York City Democrats in the wee hours of the morning, calls for unprecedented hikes in fees and taxes on both large and small businesses across the state.

 

May 28, 2010
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LARKIN CALLS FOR ACTION ON YOUTH DETENTION FACILITIES

 


Joins other Senators in calling for the resignation of OCFS Commissioner Gladys Carrion


 

 

May 26, 2010
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THE LONG GRAY LINE MARCHES TO ALBANY

 State Senate Honors West Point

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), a retired Lieutenant Colonel who served 23 years on active duty in the United States Army, today hosted the fifty-eighth annual "West Point Legislative Day" at the New York State Capitol in Albany.

April 29, 2010
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SENATE DEMOCRATS REJECT REPUBLICAN EFFORT TO ENACT PROPERTY TAX CAP, PROVIDE REAL RELIEF FOR MIDDLE CLASS TAXPAYERS

 

 

Senate Democrats today unanimously voted down a Republican-sponsored amendment that would have enacted a property tax cap, prevented school districts from raising local tax levies this year, and provided middle-class taxpayers across the State with relief from soaring property taxes.

 

April 27, 2010
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The Anti-Gun Agenda

Sixteen bills have been identified by sportsmen’s advocates as key to Albany’s anti-gun agenda. I oppose all of these bills, and will work to defeat them so that the rights of gun owners are preserved.

April 19, 2010
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN AND SENATE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL “HOMEOWNER PROTECTION AND PROPERTY TAX REBATE ACT” TO PROVIDE NEW YORKERS WITH TAX RELIEF THIS YEAR

 


 

Major Tax Cut Initiative Would Provide Property Tax Rebate Check for Every Middle-Class Taxpayer, Cap Property Taxes, Put in Place Mandate Relief;

Usher in Economic Freedom for Taxpayers

 

March 15, 2010
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LARKIN REMINDS HOMEOWNERS TO APPLY FOR STAR BY MARCH 1ST

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) is reminding homeowners that the deadline to apply for the (Basic and Enhanced) STAR property tax exemption is March 1, 2010.

Basic STAR, which exempts $30,000 of a home’s value from school taxes, is available to all New Yorkers who own and live in their home. Assuming you do not move, you only need to apply for this exemption once.

February 17, 2010
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SENATORS LEIBELL & LARKIN OPPOSE SODA TAX

Governor’s Tax Proposal Could Cost Thousands of Jobs In Hudson ValleySenator Vincent Leibell (R-C-I, Patterson) and Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) said today they will fight the soda tax proposed by Governor David Paterson because it would cost consumers almost half a billion dollars and could cause the loss of thousands of jobs in the Hudson Valley.

February 9, 2010
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LARKIN WELCOMES SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN TO ALBANY

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) joined sportsmen and women from around the state at the inaugural Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day in Albany on Wednesday, January 12th. The event was organized to highlight the large impact hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation contribute to New York's economy. It is estimated that over $1 billion is spent in New York in pursuit of these activities.

 

January 14, 2010
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LARKIN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEANDRA'S LAW

Today, the Senate passed landmark legislation drastically increasing the penalty for any person who drives intoxicated with a child passenger. Two recent fatal incidents involving intoxicated drivers with child passengers have highlighted the need for stronger measures to prevent or punish persons who drive intoxicated with children as passengers.

November 18, 2009
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Larkin Attends Inaugural Meeting Of BiPartisan Delegation Of Hudson Valley Senators

In an effort to ensure the Hudson Valley is fairly represented in all legislative matters, local Senators have formed a bipartisan delegation to make sure the needs and concerns of residents are heard in Albany.

This new delegation, which will be co-chaired by Senators Thomas Morahan and Jeffrey Klein, will ensure that legislative leaders have a firm understanding of what is important to the Hudson Valley when addressing legislative and budget issues.

October 26, 2009
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Senator Larkin Cosponsors Legislation To Repeal Utility Tax Increase

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) cosponsored legislation that would repeal a new tax on utilities included in the 2009-10 state budget.

Senate Bill 6132 would repeal a new law that went into effect July 1st requiring individuals and businesses to pay a 2% New York State Mandated tax for gas and electric utilities. The money from this tax will be sent directly to the state's general fund.

September 30, 2009
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Democrats Target Sportsmen With Higher Fees - $22 Million Hit To Upstate Economy

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today spoke out about increased fees for hunting and fishing licenses.

"As sportsmen prepare for the upcoming hunting and fishing seasons, many are beginning to realize that almost every sporting license has increased significantly since last year," said Senator Larkin. "The license fee increases were included in this year's disastrous state budget, put together in secret by Governor Paterson and the Legislature's Democratic majorities."

September 30, 2009
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Larkin Calls For A Freeze On Funding For ACORN And Their Affiliates

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today called for a freeze all state funding for ACORN and their affiliates until Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes completes his investigation of the Brooklyn ACORN office and their questionable activities.

September 30, 2009
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Senator Larkin Pleased Rural Ulster Preservation Company Will Receive Over $1 Million In Federal Stimulus Money

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that Rural Ulster Preservation Company in Kingston has received $1,019,242 in funding from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). The funds are being provided by OTDA's Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

September 30, 2009
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Larkin Happy Postal Service Intends To Reissue Purple Heart Stamp In The Future

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) was pleased to receive a letter from the United States Postal Service (USPS) confirming their intent to reissue the Purple Heart stamp as postal rates change.

Senator Larkin had originally contacted the Postal Service requesting that the Purple Heart stamp be issued as a "forever stamp" to avoid the difficulties that arise when postal rates are increased. While the reply he received back from USPS does not commit to the "forever stamp" it does express their intent to reissue the stamp should rates increase.

September 30, 2009
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