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Larkin Veterans’ Buyback Bill Passes Senate

 

Albany, NY - Senator Bill Larkin (R, C – Cornwall-On-Hudson) announced today that Senate Bill S4124 passed the Senate unanimously.  This legislation will allow all honorably discharged veterans who are members of a Public Employee Retirement System within New York State to purchase up to three years of service credit for time served in the military.

May 27, 2015
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Senator Bill Larkin Honors Local Veteran

Donald Bernstein Inducted Into the Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) nominated Donald Bernstein from Highland Mills, NY to the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Albany.

May 22, 2015
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May 21, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

We also helped enact the state’s Property Tax Cap – a landmark measure which has proven to be one of the most successful tax relief initiatives in State history.  Over the past four years the property tax cap has saved hardworking homeowners across the state more than $7.6 billion.

May 21, 2015
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2015 Veterans' Hall of Fame

Senator Bill Larkin speaking to the veterans and their families during the New York State Senate's 2015 Veterans' Hall of Fame Ceremony.

May 21, 2015
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2015 New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

Senator Larkin speaking with his 2015 honoree, Donald Bernstein, COL, USA, (Ret)

To read Colonel Bernstein's biography please visit  http://www.nysenate.gov/story/donald-bernstein

May 21, 2015
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Youth-in-Government Class Visits Albany

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Youth-in-Government class recently traveled to Albany to tour the Capitol and meet with local legislators including Senator Larkin.  

May 21, 2015
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Donald Bernstein

Colonel Donald Bernstein is a decorated military veteran with many educational accomplishments. He has served his community and his nation throughout his entire life, and even following his military career, Mr. Bernstein has been dedicated to supporting others and honoring our veterans. 

May 19, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: To examine initiatives and determine best practices for job skill training and re-training programs, and provide recommendations to foster workforce development in New York State

Senate Task Force on Workforce DevelopmentChairs: Senator Jack M. Martins and Senator George AmedoreSponsor: Senator Bill LarkinMeeting:To examine initiatives and determine best practices for job skill training and re-training programs, and provide recommendations to foster workforce development in New York StatePlace: Kaplan Literacy Center, Newburgh Armory Unity Center,321 South William Street, Newburgh, New York Time: 11:00 A.M.Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265Media Contact: Brian Maher (845) 567-1270ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 4, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Joan Kaplan

Joan Kaplan, an accomplished public servant and community advocate, heads up the Elaine and William Kaplan Family Foundations. The Foundations have aided in countless projects that have benefi ted the greater Newburgh Area, and Ms. Kaplan’s work is well-recognized and respected in her community and beyond. 

May 13, 2015
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SENATOR LARKIN & ASSEMBLYMAN SKOUFIS PAY TRIBUTE TO CADETS DURING WEST POINT DAY IN ALBANY

Senator Bill Larkin (R,C – Cornwall-On-Hudson) and Assemblyman James Skoufis (D – Woodbury) paid tribute to a group of cadets both men and women from the United States Military Academy at West Point during the 63rd annual West Point Day on Wednesday May 6th, held in the New York State Capitol in Albany. 

A reception took place at Senator Larkin’s Albany Office in the Capitol Building.  A group of cadets, Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Superintendant and other officers from West Point were honored in the Senate and Assembly chambers.

May 11, 2015
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2015 West Point Day Remarks

Senator Larkin addressing the West Point delegation during the 2015 West Point Day celebration held at the Capitol in Albany.

May 7, 2015
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May 6, 2015
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR BILL LARKIN SUPPORTING EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN

Albany, NY - Senator William Larkin (R-C Cornwall-on-Hudson) issued the following statement on the State Assembly’s decision to follow the Senate’s lead in passing legislation ensuring of equal pay for equal work.

“This year, the Senate demonstrated our commitment to equal pay for equal work by passing Senate bill one on the very first day of session” Larkin said.  “Senate bill one, ensures that hardworking women in the Hudson Valley have the opportunity to earn the same wage as their male counterparts and ensure that equal pay for equal work is finally a reality in New York.”

Larkin noted that other planks of the Senate’s Women’s Equality Agenda which have already passed the Senate have not yet been taken up by the Assembly.

April 28, 2015
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April 28, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS

Legislation Will Aid in Job Creation and Promote Economic Growth

for New York’s Most Rural Communities

 

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will help New York farmers grow their businesses. The bill (S2250) sponsored by Senator William Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), would connect farmers to Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs), giving them additional resources to promote economic growth and increase job creation.

 

April 21, 2015
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National Library Week

April 12th-18th is National Library Week.  Please visit your local library to explore the numerous programs and services they have to offer.  

To find a library near you, please use the following link: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/libs/publibs/ 

April 16, 2015
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