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Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Bill Larkin meet with Brigadier General Theodore Martin at West Point

NYS Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, along with Senator Bill Larkin, recently met with Brigadier General Theodore Martin, Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy, during a recent tour of the Academy.

August 8, 2011
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LARKIN LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW


Local Bills Pertaining to Newburgh and The Wallkill River

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that two pieces of local legislation have been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

 

August 5, 2011
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Senator Bill Larkin Helps To Open The New Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Unit At St. Luke's Hospital

Senator Bill Larkin joins with members of the St. Luke's family to open the new Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Unit at St. Luke's Hospital.  (Photo provided by St. Luke's Hospital)

August 1, 2011
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NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame Honoree William Stratis and his wife Joyce with Senator Bill Larkin

NYS Senator Bill Larkin presents a framed photo and biography to William and Joyce Stratis on the occasion of Mr. Stratis being nominated to the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame for his outstanding military service.

July 27, 2011
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LARKIN HONORS LOCAL VETERAN FOR HIS SERVICE


William Stratis Named To The NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has nominated William Stratis to the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.

 

"It is an honor and a privilege for me to have nominated Bill Stratis to the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame," said Larkin. "His dedication to the veterans of the Hudson Valley, coupled with the sacrifices he made during his time in the military, make him an outstanding addition to the Hall of Fame and an inspiration to all," said Larkin.

 

July 27, 2011
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Senator Bill Larkin addresses the Pine Bush High School Leadership Academy

Senator Bill Larkin speaks to the participants of the Pine Bush High School Leadership Academy during their recent summer program.

July 25, 2011
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SENATE PASSES HISTORIC PROPERTY TAX CAP LEGISLATION

Bill Also Provides for Mandate Relief

The New York State Senate today passed historic property tax relief legislation that enacts a cap on the growth of local property taxes.

The bill (S.5856), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, will cap school and local government taxes to less than two percent or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is lower. Mandate relief is also included, with $127 million in savings to local governments, in addition to the creation of a Mandate Relief Council to identify and repeal unsound, unduly burdensome laws and regulations.

June 27, 2011
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LARKIN STILLBIRTH LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

NYS Senator Bill Larkin speaks on the Senate Floor in support of his legislation establishing a Certificate of Still Birth.

 

June 16, 2011
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LARKIN STILLBIRTH LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C,Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation which will direct the Department of Health to establish a "Certificate of Still Birth" which can be issued upon request to families suffering a stillbirth.

 

"To families who have suffered this terrible loss, the Certificate of Still Birth will help them to begin the healing process," said Senator Larkin. "My heart goes out to everyone who has endured this tragedy and I hope this acknowledgment of their stillbirth will allow them a form of closure during this difficult time."

 

June 16, 2011
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SENATE PASSES MTA PAYROLL TAX REPEAL

Removing Payroll Tax Burden Will Help Businesses Create Jobs

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.5596A/ A.8193A) to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax, easing an enormous financial burden that has caused job losses and hurt businesses across the downstate region. The bill, which has strong support from business organizations including the Business Council of New York State and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, is sponsored by Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Senator Bill Larkin (R,C - Cornwall-on-Hudson) and other Senators representing the 12-county MTA region.

June 15, 2011
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Senator William Larkin, Jr. Honors 2011 Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee

Senator William Larkin, Jr. recognizes Sergeant William O. Stratis of the US Army on his induction into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

June 15, 2011
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SENATOR LARKIN HONORS LOCAL VETERAN

 

 William G. Stratis Nominated to the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

 

Today, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has nominated William G. Stratis to the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame for his dedication and sacrifice to his country.

 

"Bill Stratis is a veteran's veteran," said Senator Bill Larkin. "His sacrifices on behalf of our country and the ordeals he has gone through in service to our country are an inspiration to all of us and I am honored to call him a friend."

 

June 14, 2011
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William O. Stratis

William O. Stratis was born on May 25, 1926 in Newburgh, New York.  After growing up and attending school in Newburgh, he graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in June of 1944 with honors.  In August of 1944 he reentered military service and took Infantry Basic Training at Camp Croft in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Mr. Stratis saw combat in Europe, France, Belgium and Germany.  He was captured and taken Prisoner of War while in Germany and was held for over two months at Stalag 6a in Hemer Germany near Dortmund.

June 9, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR BUS DRIVERS

  Bill Addresses Recent Incidents of Dangerous Bus Drivers with a

History of Criminal Driving Convictions

 

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), that would help ensure bus safety and crack down on so-called "terror" bus drivers. The bill requires bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. The legislation aims to improve safety for bus passengers following a string of bus crashes caused by dangerous bus drivers with a history of criminal driving convictions.

June 2, 2011
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Coach Bob Hurley joins Bill Kaplan and Senator Bill Larkin at the Newburgh Armory

Coach Bob Hurley is the basketball coach at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.  Coach Hurley has over 1000 career victories and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

May 31, 2011
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Deirdre Glenn Honored as 2011 Woman of Distinction

Deirdre Glenn, Senator Bill Larkin's honoree for the Senate's 2011 Women of Distinction Celebration, joins Senator Larkin in reviewing her biography after the ceremonies in Albany.  Ms. Glenn was honored for her outstanding contributions to the Newburgh community. 

May 25, 2011
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SENATOR LARKIN HONORS LOCAL WOMAN AT STATEWIDE EVENT


Deirdre Glenn Selected as 2011 "Woman of Distinction"

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today honored Deirdre Glenn of Newburgh, NY at a special ceremony held in Albany as one of the NYS Senate's 2011 "Women of Distinction."

 

May 24, 2011
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Students Inside Albany Shadow

NYS Senator Bill Larkin speaks with 2011 Students Inside Albany Shadow, Jessie, concerning the real property tax cap legislation in New York.

May 19, 2011
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