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LEGISLATION BY SENATOR BILL LARKIN PASSES SENATE

Bill Would Allow Towns To Set Speed Limits

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that the New York State Senate has unanimously passed legislation (S3992) which would allow towns with a population of more than 25,000 to set speed limits on their own roads and highways.

April 28, 2014
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Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest: District 39

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 39th Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Max BorchertGrade 6Marlboro Middle School

April 17, 2014
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National Volunteer Week (April 6th - 12th) -- A Great Time To Get Involved

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week helps celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and is designed to highlight the enormous contributions that volunteers make every day.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, a clear reflection of the long and proud tradition of volunteerism in our nation.

April 4, 2014
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Senator Bill Larkin Announces Passage of the 2014-2015 New York State Budget

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced the passage of the New York State budget today.  Included in the 2014-15 budget are increases in school aid funding; CHIPS funding for roads; property tax relief for homeowners; and tax relief to businesses to spur growth and job creation. 

March 31, 2014
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF THE “SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS ACT”

Today, the New York State Senate passed legislation (S6865), cosponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), to facilitate the awarding of state contracts to disabled veterans. 

March 24, 2014
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Larkin Receives Legislator of the Year Award from the American Heart Association

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has been named Legislator of the Year by the American Heart Association.  Senator Larkin received the award at a ceremony held in Albany for his work on the Pulse Oximetry legislation.

March 19, 2014
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LARKIN NAMED TO NEW TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has been named to the new Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.  The task force was formed in response to the sharp rise in the use of these drugs across New York State.

March 17, 2014
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SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN BUDGET RESOLUTION

CUTTING TAXES AND CREATING JOBS A TOP PRIORITY

Funding for Marlboro Central School District Also Included

 

March 14, 2014
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BILL LARKIN ON THE CORNWALL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT HOURS DECISION

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) said:  “I am very pleased that St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital has decided to keep the Cornwall Emergency Department open 24 hours a day and not pursue an application with the Department of Health for a reduction in hours at this time.  While we are not out of the woods yet on this issue, I look forward to working with all parties to make sure the community and most importantly the patients are represented while the discussions concerning the Cornwall campus occur.”

March 12, 2014
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BILL LARKIN ON BOARD OF REGENTS VOTE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) said:  “Today, I voted no on all four of the Regents brought before us by the Assembly.  With the overwhelming concerns that have been raised with regard to the Common Core roll-out and its impact on students, parents, teachers and school districts, I felt it was necessary to send a message to the Board of Regents that things have to change and there needs to be more accountability when programs of this magnitude are introduced in our schools.  I hope the Board of Regents takes these votes seriously and begins to be more receptive to the needs of not only our students but everyone concerned about education in New York State.”

March 11, 2014
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LARKIN LEGISLATION FOR VETERANS PASSES THE SENATE

Creates the Crime of Cemetery Desecration of a Veteran

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that Senate bill, S.283, passed the Senate.  This bill creates a new class E felony crime for the cemetery desecration of a veteran cemetery plot, grave or burial place. 

March 4, 2014
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Bipartisan Federal, State and Local Leaders Commend First Step in Establishing Newburgh Port

 Newburgh City Council Votes 6-0 to Approve Conceptual Plan for Port in Newburgh

 Port Would Create Local Jobs, Invest in Newburgh 

January 31, 2014
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Senate Report: Cut Red Tape to Create Jobs in New York State

To make New York State more economically competitive, we all know we have to reduce taxes and control spending. But, we also need to focus on efforts to eliminate unnecessary red tape and regulations that stifle the private sector’s ability to create new jobs.

January 13, 2014
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January 9, 2014
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BUSINESS TAX CUTS, FAMILY TAX RELIEF, HEALTH CARE MEASURES AMONG NEW LAWS THAT TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses and manufacturers in New York will see a reduction in their state taxes as a result of new tax cuts that take effect on January 1, 2014. In addition, tax relief for hardworking, middle class families, new health care protections, legal casino gaming, and the START-UP NY economic development program are among the new state laws that take effect on New Year’s Day.

December 20, 2013
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LARKIN COSPONSORS LEGISLATION TO CHANGE COMMON CORE

New Senate Bills Reflect Input From Students, Parents and Teachers

December 18, 2013
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Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.

Sincerely,

December 6, 2013
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