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Senator Bill Larkin Comments on the 2012-2013 State Budget

Senator Bill Larkin comments on the Senate's budget resolution and the impact it will have on the state budget negotiations.

March 13, 2012
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SENATOR LARKIN ANNOUNCES 2012 NEW JOBS-NY JOB CREATION PLAN

Plan Would Create Jobs, Cut Taxes and Control State SpendingJobs Proposal Will Be Included in Senate Budget Proposal

 Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced details of the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan that includes significant tax relief to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs, measures to ensure fiscal responsibility and control state spending, as well as other reforms and incentives to make New York more economically competitive.  The plan will be included in the Senate budget resolution to be acted on next week.

March 8, 2012
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LARKIN LEGISLATION FOR GENERAL PETRAEUS PASSES SENATE

Bill Would Designate Route 218 For Local Son

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation, Senate bill S.1506, to designate Route 218 from Route 9-W to the United States Military Academy at West Point in honor of General David H. Petraeus.

March 6, 2012
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NEWBURGH LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

Larkin Bill To Allow City To Establish An Administrative Tribunal Approved by Senate

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that legislation; Senate bill S.3959, to allow the City of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal for parking infractions has been passed by the Senate and sent to the Assembly for action.

March 5, 2012
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SENATOR LARKIN ANNOUNCES EARTH DAY CONTEST

Statewide Earth Day Poster Contest Promotes Environmental Awareness

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today called for local student entries for the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest, a statewide competition that encourages student awareness of environmental issues.

March 2, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO REPEAL MASSIVE MANDATE ON BUSINESS

Wage Theft Prevention Act Is A Mountain of Costly, Useless Paper

 The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.6063A), sponsored by Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, to repeal the notification provisions of the Wage Theft Prevention Act, a massive, costly mandate on every employer in the state. 

 “I fully support this legislation and hope that the Assembly sees fit to pass this bill immediately,” said Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson).  “It will give our businesses, particularly our small businesses, relief from this costly paperwork burden and will go a long way towards making New York more competitive when attracting new private sector jobs.”

February 29, 2012
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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 both the Basic and the Enhanced STAR property tax exemption is March 1, 2012.

Basic STAR is available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the owners’ total income is less than $500,000.  Basic STAR works by exempting the first $30,000 of the full assessed value of a home from school taxes.  Generally, homeowners only need to apply for this exemption once.

February 21, 2012
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LARKIN LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

Bill Will Allow Farm Wineries To Sell Wine At Roadside Farm Markets

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed Senate bill S.4241-A, which authorizes the sale of wine produced by farm or special wineries or micro-wineries at licensed roadside farm markets. 

February 13, 2012
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Senator Larkin Welcomes Students From Mount Saint Mary College To Albany

Students from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh traveled to Albany to discuss financial aid issues and the state budget with Senator Larkin.

February 9, 2012
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LEGISLATION ALLOWING TOWNS TO SET LOCAL SPEED LIMITS PASSES SENATE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that legislation he has cosponsored passed the New York State Senate today.  Senate bill, S.547, introduced by Senator Betty Little, would allow towns throughout New York State to set the maximum speed limit on roads within their jurisdiction.

February 7, 2012
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LARKIN NAMED TO SENATE BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEES

Work Begins Immediately To Ensure an On-Time Budget

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has been asked to serve on both the Health and Mental Hygiene Budget Subcommittees in the Senate.  These subcommittees review the Governor’s budget proposals and report to the full Conference with recommendations on key issues in those areas. 

“This is a tremendous honor for me,” said Larkin.  “The areas of Health and Mental Hygiene are important to my constituents and I feel it’s imperative to have their voices heard during budget negotiations.  I am anxious to start our in-depth review of the budget language and look forward to working with Governor to achieve an on-time budget,” said Larkin.

February 2, 2012
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Senator Larkin Receives Recognition From the Military Order of The Purple Heart

The Military Order of the Purple Heart awarded a commemorative picture to Senator Bill Larkin for his personal leadership and dedication in the pursuit of the Purple Heart Forever Stamp.  It was presented to him by members of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Board of Directors - Jim Kulisek, Andrew Komonchak, William Kaplan, and Richard Lay.

February 1, 2012
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SENATOR LARKIN VOTES TO APPROVE HISTORIC EXPANSION OF DNA DATABANK – KEY MEASURE TO HELP SOLVE CRIMES, COMBAT SEXUAL PREDATORS

Launches “Join the Fight” Online Petition at www.larkin.nysenate.gov

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the State Senate has approved legislation to implement the largest expansion of the State’s DNA databank since it was first created in 1994.  The expansion would help law enforcement close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims, and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing additional crimes.

The Senator also launched a new “Join the Fight” online petition at www.larkin.nysenate.gov, to garner public support for the proposal, and help ensure that it becomes law this year.

January 31, 2012
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Let's Keep NY Safe -- Join the Fight

Sign the Petition Below in Support of a Powerful Crime-fighting ToolExpanding the DNA databank will empower law enforcement, provide j

January 31, 2012
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NEWBURGH LEGISLATION MOVES OUT OF SENATE COMMITTEE

Larkin Bill To Allow City To Establish An Administrative Tribunal Heads To The Senate Floor

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that legislation, Senate bill S.3959, to allow the City of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal for parking infractions has been voted out of the Senate's Local Government Committee and sent to the Senate floor to await action by the full Senate.

January 30, 2012
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SENATOR LARKIN NAMED TO NEW LIBRARY COMMITTEE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has been named to the new Senate Select Committee on Libraries.  The committee is a 19-member bipartisan body that is authorized to conduct meetings, conferences and public hearings, to gather information and to make recommendations on library-related legislative proposals.

"I am thrilled to be a member of this new committee," said Senator Larkin.  "Libraries have always been extremely important to me and I am excited to have this opportunity to serve on a committee devoted exclusively to their needs.  I look forward to working with my local libraries to ensure their voices are heard on this new committee," said Larkin.

January 27, 2012
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