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SENATORS LEIBELL & LARKIN OPPOSE SODA TAX

Governor’s Tax Proposal Could Cost Thousands of Jobs In Hudson ValleySenator Vincent Leibell (R-C-I, Patterson) and Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) said today they will fight the soda tax proposed by Governor David Paterson because it would cost consumers almost half a billion dollars and could cause the loss of thousands of jobs in the Hudson Valley.

February 9, 2010
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Senator Larkin Welcomes Leptondale Elementary School to Albany

Leptondale Elementary School teacher Karen Psilopoulos, her fourth grade students and their chaperones toured the New York State Capitol recently and met with Senator Bill Larkin on the Million Dollar Staircase.

January 28, 2010
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Senator Larkin meets with Ulster County Sportsmen in Albany

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) joined sportsmen and women from around the state at the inaugural Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day in Albany on Wednesday, January 12th. The event was organized to highlight the large impact hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation contribute to New York's economy. It is estimated that over $1 billion is spent in New York in pursuit of these activities.

 

January 14, 2010
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LARKIN WELCOMES SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN TO ALBANY

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) joined sportsmen and women from around the state at the inaugural Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day in Albany on Wednesday, January 12th. The event was organized to highlight the large impact hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation contribute to New York's economy. It is estimated that over $1 billion is spent in New York in pursuit of these activities.

 

January 14, 2010
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LARKIN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEANDRA'S LAW

Today, the Senate passed landmark legislation drastically increasing the penalty for any person who drives intoxicated with a child passenger. Two recent fatal incidents involving intoxicated drivers with child passengers have highlighted the need for stronger measures to prevent or punish persons who drive intoxicated with children as passengers.

November 18, 2009
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Larkin Attends Inaugural Meeting Of BiPartisan Delegation Of Hudson Valley Senators

In an effort to ensure the Hudson Valley is fairly represented in all legislative matters, local Senators have formed a bipartisan delegation to make sure the needs and concerns of residents are heard in Albany.

This new delegation, which will be co-chaired by Senators Thomas Morahan and Jeffrey Klein, will ensure that legislative leaders have a firm understanding of what is important to the Hudson Valley when addressing legislative and budget issues.

October 26, 2009
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Senator Larkin Cosponsors Legislation To Repeal Utility Tax Increase

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) cosponsored legislation that would repeal a new tax on utilities included in the 2009-10 state budget.

Senate Bill 6132 would repeal a new law that went into effect July 1st requiring individuals and businesses to pay a 2% New York State Mandated tax for gas and electric utilities. The money from this tax will be sent directly to the state's general fund.

September 30, 2009
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Democrats Target Sportsmen With Higher Fees - $22 Million Hit To Upstate Economy

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today spoke out about increased fees for hunting and fishing licenses.

"As sportsmen prepare for the upcoming hunting and fishing seasons, many are beginning to realize that almost every sporting license has increased significantly since last year," said Senator Larkin. "The license fee increases were included in this year's disastrous state budget, put together in secret by Governor Paterson and the Legislature's Democratic majorities."

September 30, 2009
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Larkin Calls For A Freeze On Funding For ACORN And Their Affiliates

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today called for a freeze all state funding for ACORN and their affiliates until Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes completes his investigation of the Brooklyn ACORN office and their questionable activities.

September 30, 2009
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Senator Larkin Pleased Rural Ulster Preservation Company Will Receive Over $1 Million In Federal Stimulus Money

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that Rural Ulster Preservation Company in Kingston has received $1,019,242 in funding from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). The funds are being provided by OTDA's Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

September 30, 2009
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Larkin Happy Postal Service Intends To Reissue Purple Heart Stamp In The Future

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) was pleased to receive a letter from the United States Postal Service (USPS) confirming their intent to reissue the Purple Heart stamp as postal rates change.

Senator Larkin had originally contacted the Postal Service requesting that the Purple Heart stamp be issued as a "forever stamp" to avoid the difficulties that arise when postal rates are increased. While the reply he received back from USPS does not commit to the "forever stamp" it does express their intent to reissue the stamp should rates increase.

September 30, 2009
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DEMOCRATS’ DISASTROUS BUDGET CONTINUES TO PILE ON MORE TAXES AND FEES

Drivers Licenses & Registrations to Increase 25% on September 1st

 Every New Yorker that drives a car, a truck, a motorcycle, an ATV, or a boat will be paying more as the latest round of massive tax and fee hikes approved by Assembly and Senate Democrats in Albany takes effect next month.  This time their target is motor vehicle fees, most of which will go up 25 percent for virtually every type of vehicle New Yorkers use every day.

August 6, 2009
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LARKIN CALLS $850,000 GOLDEN PARACHUTE FOR TOP TRANSIT OFFICIAL ABSURD

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today expressed his outrage over a tentative agreement to give the presumed next MTA chairman, Jay Walder,

July 31, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN BLASTS RECKLESS PAY RAISES AND BLOATED BUREAUCRACY AT PORT AUTHORITY

Ranking Member of Corporations, Authorities Committee Demands Accountability

July 27, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN CALLS FOR HEARINGS ON GOVERNOR’S MTA NOMINEE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today called for the Senate to conduct expedited public hearings on Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to chair the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

July 21, 2009
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LOCAL LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY SENATOR LARKIN PASSES STATE SENATE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced the New York State Senate has passed several pieces of legislation he sponsored, S.1149-A, S.2737, S.5458, and S.5602.

July 20, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN ANNOUNCES $200,000 GRANT TO BE AWARDED TO INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. OF NEWBURGH

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that Independent Living, Inc.

July 16, 2009
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LARKIN BILL AUTHORIZING A FIVE PERCENT SURCHARGE ON HOTEL AND MOTEL OCCUPANCY BECOMES LAW

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that legislation he sponsored in the State Senate has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

July 16, 2009
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Letter On Bipartisan Senate Operating Agreement Sent To All Senators‏

A copy of the following letter regarding the details of a long-term, bipartisan Senate operating plan was signed by all members of the Repuiblican Conference and Senate President Pedro Espada and delivered today to all 62 members of the New York State Senate

July 7, 2009
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SENATOR LARKIN PLEASED MILTON HARVEST LLC WILL RECEIVE $741,470 FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN MARLBOROUGH

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) will be administering more than $48 million in federal low income housing tax credits and subsidies, of which nearly $7.5 million will go to projects throughout the lower Hudson Valley.  These low income housing tax credits and subsidies will be used to help co

July 6, 2009
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