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Senator Larkin, Assemblymen Skoufis and Zebrowski, announce funding to repair Palisades Parkway

Senator Bill Larkin (R-Cornwall) alongside Assemblymen James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) and Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that over $10 million in critical state funding has been secured to repair the north section of the Palisades Interstate Parkway after years of neglect. Additionally, Route 6 will be resurfaced between Route 293 and the Palisades Parkway later this year.

July 13, 2015
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SENATOR LARKIN PASSES NEW VETERAN’S SERVICE CREDIT BILL

The New York State Senate today passed new legislation (S5937) dealing with service credit for our veterans. This bill is different from the previously passed legislation (S4124) which passed the Senate unanimously earlier this session.

The previous bill had an appropriation of $31.5 million and this bill has an appropriation of $24.8 million. According to the Assembly sponsor of this bill, the $24.8 million estimate was provided by the division of the budget.

“I will continue to do all that is asked of me in support of this legislation,” said Senator Bill Larkin (R,C – Cornwall-On-Hudson). “Regardless of where and when our veterans have served they are owed this debt of gratitude.”

June 17, 2015
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SENATOR LARKIN’S ANNEXATION OVERSIGHT BILLS PASS IN THE SENATE

“I am pleased that we have passed my annexation oversight bills today in the Senate. We desperately need more appropriate oversight on annexations that could have such a significant impact on our region.  The passage of these bills have been my top priority throughout this entire process and I never stopped fighting on behalf of my constituents.  The Assembly will now be tasked with sending these bills to the Governor’s desk for his signature.  I urge Governor Cuomo to sign these bills into law as soon as possible.”

June 16, 2015
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June 5, 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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Fort Drum Visits Albany

Senator Bill Larkin and Senator Tom Croci, Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, discuss issues pertaining to Fort Drum with Major General Jeffrey Bannister, Fort Drum's Commander, during his trip to Albany.

June 2, 2015
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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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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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