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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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Military Voting

NYS Senator Bill Larkin comments on legislation which would allow more time for military absentee ballots to be mailed and counted in special elections.

May 18, 2011
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Legislative Redistricting

Senator Bill Larkin speaks concerning the issue of legislative redistricting.

May 18, 2011
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Stewart Air National Guard Base Announcement

Senator Bill Larkin comments on the Air Force announcement on placing the new C-17 Globemaster transport planes at the 105th Air Guard Base located at Stewart Airport.

May 18, 2011
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Senate Veterans Committee Press Conference

Senator Larkin speaks during a press conference held by the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.

May 18, 2011
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New York's On Time State Budget

Senator Bill Larkin comments on New York's budget process.

May 18, 2011
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West Point Day 2011

Senator Larkin speaks on the Senate floor during the 2011 West Point Day in Albany. 

May 18, 2011
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Homeland Security Funding Press Conference

Senator Larkin joins New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Greg Ball, Senator David Carlucci and Senator Martin Golden at a press conference calling on the federal government to restore New York's homeland security funding which is currently slated for a 50% reduction.

May 18, 2011
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LARKIN OUTRAGED AT HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING CUTS BY FEDS


Federal Budget Plan Harms New York

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) joined New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, in denouncing Washington's attempts to reduce New York's homeland security funding in the federal budget proposal. New York is slated to see a reduction of $186 million in homeland security funding should the cuts go through.

 

May 18, 2011
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Senator Bill Larkin Welcomes Firefighters From Kingston And Newburgh To Albany During Their Annual Lobby Day

Firefighters from Kingston and Newburgh were in Albany to discuss their legislative priorities with local Legislators.  They met with Senator Bill Larkin for a review of their top issues, which included the Triborough Amendment.

May 17, 2011
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STILLBIRTH LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE


BILL WOULD ALLOW NEW STATE CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE STILLBIRTHS

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate passed legislation he is sponsoring, Senate bill S.3111, which would allow for the New York State Department of Health to issue a "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth."

 

"This legislation recognizes the ordeal which parents go through during this difficult experience," said Larkin. "It is a way for them to acknowledge the baby and the event that occurred at a formal level. They may even include the stillborn child's name on the certificate if they so desire," said Larkin.

 

May 17, 2011
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Deirdre Glenn

Deirdre Glenn has spent the majority of her career helping others. Returning to Newburgh after her professional obligations led her to Pittsburgh, New York City and Dublin, her abiding commitment to her community has improved the lives of countless individuals and has made the greater Newburgh area a better place to live.

May 11, 2011
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U.S. Postal Service Makes Purple Heart Stamp "Forever"

An effort to honor military heroes that began in the New York State Senate 11 years ago has now resulted in the U.S. Postal Service announcing that the Purple Heart postage stamp has been classified as a “Forever” stamp, ensuring that it will continue in circulation. 

April 13, 2011
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STAR Q&A

The School Tax Relief Program, or STAR, was sponsored by the New York State Senate to provide a partial exemption from school property taxes for New York State residents who own homes. Since it was enacted in 1997, STAR has saved homeowners more than $21.5 billion. Now that STAR is fully implemented, more than three million homeowners will save nearly $4.7 billion this year.

For more information, click here for my STAR Q&A brochure.

April 5, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals


" Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act"

 

 

The New York State Senate passed legislation today (S.3901), that would limit protests at military funerals. Called " Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act," the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

March 14, 2011
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