(DEPEW, NY) Today’s edict by Governor Spitzer providing New York State Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens is problematic, a complete disregard for homeland security, and should be a concern for all New Yorkers.
(DEPEW, N.Y.) New York State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY will receive a $150,000 grant to facilitate implementation of two energy efficiency projects.
"The Roycroft Campus is without question a historical jewel right in our backyard," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "These state financial resources will provide energy-saving improvements that will provide significant savings and allow this impressive facility to run efficiently and effectively for the foreseeable future.
(ALBANY, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today The New York State Senate today approved legislation (S.5826a), that provides for a one year extension of the Power for Jobs and Energy Cost Savings Benefits programs. The legislation will provide for these low-cost energy programs to continue without a break and will be extended to June 30, 2008.
"Employers throughout western New York depend on the Power for Jobs program and the Energy Cost Savings Benefits program in order to remain competitive in the world marketplace," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
ALBANY, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today The New York State Senate today approved legislation (S.5908), that would reauthorize the state’s Article X law that applies to the siting of major electric generating facilities to help meet the demand for power by residents and businesses in New York State. The law expired on January 1, 2003.
"New York is lagging when is comes to building new power generating facilities compared to many of our neighboring states," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
This letter is in response to Ms. Robin Ringler from the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, who portrayed Senator Dale M. Volker as not supportive of police officers and only representing gun dealers. I would not have responded to Ms. Ringler’s complete false allegations against the Senator and myself. However, the vindictiveness and the angry tone, coupled with a complete disregard for the truth, compels me to respond and set the record straight.
First, to make political points at the expense of the truth is a sad reflection on her part. I personally met with Ms.
(ALBANY, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today announced that the western New York dairy farmers will receive financial aid made available in the adopted 2007-08 New York State Budget, via the New York State Dairy Assistance Program. The purpose of the fund
is to make up for record low dairy prices during the 2006 calendar year.
"Agriculture continues to be a pivotal segment of our state’s economic fabric, and we must continue to do all that we can to nurture, grow and support their positive impact to our region and state," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
(ALBANY, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that The New York State Senate today unveiled the Upstate Now agenda, a comprehensive job creation and economic growth plan that will transform and revitalize the upstate economy, generate billions of dollars in new investment, and create thousands of new jobs for New Yorkers.
"The Upstate economy must be our top priority--period," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "We must not continue the rhetoric of saying we must improve the upstate New York economy.
(ALBANY, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers.
"Time and time again, the decision that capital punishment may be used in extreme cases is an option that residents of New York State deem appropriate," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "Certain crimes are themselves so horrific that they are an attack on the very foundation of our nation. In these extreme cases, the appropriate legal action may be capital punishment.
(ALBANY, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that The New York State Senate has passed a bill to double the size of direct property tax rebate checks for senior citizen homeowners. The bill (S.5742) would return about $200 million to our State’s senior citizens.
(Depew, NY) Listening to their handlers and paid lobbyists, New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, continues to resort to disinformation and spin when it comes to the justifiable use of the Death Penalty. Time and time again, the decision that capital punishment may be used in extreme cases is an option that residents of New York State deem appropriate. Certain crimes are themselves so horrific that they are an attack to the very foundation of our nation. In these extreme cases, the appropriate legal action may be capital punishment.
(Albany, N.Y.) With four police officers shot in New York in the last two weeks, including three in the last 24 hours, Senator Dale M. Volker and members of the Senate Majority Conference today called on Governor Spitzer to push the State Assembly to pass legislation that would enact the death penalty for people who kill police officers and a bill that would reinstate New York’s death penalty law.
State Senators from Western New York today challenged their colleagues from the opposite end of the state to a friendly wager over the victor of the first round in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Long Island lawmakers quickly accepted the challenge. Losers agreed to wear their opponent's team's official jerseys in the halls of the State Capitol.
"This is our turn -- our time," declared Senator Dale M.Volker (R, Depew), representing a united front of Western New York Senators, including Senators George D.
Albany, NY - Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that a broad coalition of public health organizations have issued memoranda in support of a bill designed to stop the illegal sale of cigarettes in New York State.
The American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and American Stroke Association submitted formal statements of support.
(DEPEW, NY) Today, together with Presidents and CEO’s from local nursing homes, Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew), assailed the massive cuts to hospitals and nursing homes that have been proposed by Governor Spitzer in his Executive Budget. The devastating impact, if enacted, will take more than $1.2 billion from hospitals and nursing homes across the State, and significantly negatively impact the quality of care in western New York.
A recent vote in the State Senate pertaining to the Governor’s Health Care cuts were unanimously rejected by the State Senate Republican Majority.
(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that The New York State Senate unveiled a new three-point budget transparency and accountability plan that is designed to ensure greater openness, performance, and responsiveness in State government.
"Our residents demand accountability from their government, and the State Senate is addressing this matter head on," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "The State Senate has for several years publicly disclosed salaries and expenses of each senate member and their staffs.
(Depew, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that The New York State Senate passed a small business and manufacturing assistance plan (S.1456), that targets the biggest concerns that hold back small businesses from growing and creating new jobs. The plan would provide $590 million in assistance in the first year and almost $1.3 billion in tax relief and assistance to small businesses when fully implemented after three years.
I realize that there has been a great deal of criticism about the State Legislature’s decision, pursuant to the New York State Constitution, to name an independent comptroller. The concept that naming Thomas DiNapoli was "business as usual" or status quo was ridiculous. The members of the State Legislature decided, as was their right, to in effect overrule their respective leaders and the Governor.
I have always taken my responsibility to my constituents very seriously. I realize that there are some who would prefer an aristocracy rather than a democracy.