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Senator Volker Secures $500,000 For Wyoming County Hospital

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has secured $500,000 for the Wyoming County Hospital. These new state funds will complement financial investments made by Wyoming County to continue accessible and affordable outstanding health care services to the Wyoming County community.

"Wyoming County Hospital, although a rural health care facility, is one of the finest health care providers in the region, and thousands of Wyoming County residents depend upon their outstanding services for their health care needs," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

August 11, 2006
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $50,000 For Community Action Of Wyoming County

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that he has secured $50,000 to support Community Action of Wyoming County’s center-based childcare program. Senator Volker secured these funds as part of the adopted 2006-2007 state budget.

"In today’s world, there is a critical need for quality childcare and this $50,000 state grant will allow Community Action of Wyoming County to move forward with their plans for a new home for their childcare program," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

August 11, 2006
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Senator Volker Secures $50,000 For The Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has secured $50,000 for Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center. These state funds will be utilized for a new barn roof and electrical upgrades for their facility.

"Horses are natural therapeutic tools," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "Studies show that during a therapeutic riding session, the horse’s action relaxes and stimulates unused muscles, builds muscle tone, and improves balance, coordination and joint mobility.

August 11, 2006
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Senator Volker Secures $50,000 For Livingston County Youth Court

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has secured $50,000 for the Livingston County Youth Court. These state funds will be used by the Livingston County Youth Court for the continuation of their implementation of a long-lasting diversion program for those young people who may come in contact with the criminal justice system.

"The Livingston County Youth Court Program is a specialty court that works collaboratively with drug court, Domestic Violence Court, courts for mental hygiene, probate court and other juvenile courts," said Senator Dale M.

August 10, 2006
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Senator Volker Secures $600,000 For Livingston County

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has secured $600,000 for Livingston County. These state funds will be used by Livingston County to upgrade infrastructure improvements to meet the demand for the new Barilla Pasta manufacturing facility located in Avon, Livingston County.

"Barilla Pasta locating their new manufacturing facility in Avon was a tremendous victory for Livingston County and the entire State of New York," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

August 10, 2006
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Senator Volker Secures $125,000 For State University Of New York At Geneseo

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has secured $125,000 for the State University of New York at Geneseo’s Lockhart Gallery. These state funds will be used by the university to better preserve its art collection.

"The State University of New York at Geneseo continues to be one of the finest university's in the entire nation," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

August 10, 2006
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Senator Volker Secures $500,000 For F.f. Thompson Hospital

ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has secured $500,000 for F.F. Thompson Hospital. These new state funds will complement financial investments by F.F. Thompson and from significant donations from the community to allow for the new Hawks Emergency Department, Polisseni Family Diagnostic Imaging Department and other critical clinical needs at F.F. Thompson Hospital.

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August 9, 2006
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Senator Volker: Your Property Tax Rebate Is Coming This Fall

Senator Dale Volker today listed the actual amounts of property tax relief rebate checks that will be sent to area homeowners this Fall. The checks are the centerpiece of the Senate's effort to provide real property tax relief to homeowners this year.The values of homeowners' school property tax rebate checks were calculated by the state Department of Taxation and Finance, and vary based on the tax rates of individual school districts. Rebate checks will average between $156 to $181 in the four counties -- Erie, Livingston, Ontario and Wyoming -- represented by Senator Volker.

August 9, 2006
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $1.2 Million For Canandaigua-bristol Joint Water District

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew), today announced that he has secured $1.2 million as part of the Senate and Assembly Budget Agreement for the Canandaigua and Bristol Joint Water District. This joint water district will serve the residents and businesses in some areas within the Towns of Bristol and Canandaigua located in Ontario County.

Certain residents of the Towns of Bristol and Canandaigua suffer from habitual, frequent and persistent loss of private water supplies.

August 9, 2006
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Senator Volker Secures $50,000 For The Gorham Free Library

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has secured $50,000 for the Gorham Free Library within the adopted 2006-2007 New York State Budget. These state funds will be utilized by the Gorham Free Library to create "The Children’s Room Program."

"The Gorham Free Library is a significant public asset to the Gorham community and is used by young and old alike," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "From normal functions of lending books and other materials, the Gorham Free Library is committed to serving as a lifelong center for learning.

August 9, 2006
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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces Empire Zone Designation For Wyoming County

(Depew, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced the creation of a new Empire Zones for Wyoming county.

July 27, 2006
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Senator Dale M. Volker Congratulates Longtime Staff Member Jane Malone On Her Retirement

(DEPEW, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today congratulated his longtime and trusted staff member, Jane Malone, on her retirement from the State Senate. Mrs. Malone has worked for the State Senate, for Senator Dale M. Volker, for the past 32 years focusing on constituent services for the 59th Senate District.

July 20, 2006
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Tax Cuts--the Untold Story

The truth must be told. New York State has cut more taxes in the last 12 years than any other state in the nation and more is on the way. What?, taxes in New York are decreasing? My answer to this is simple--YES. State taxes on both residents and businesses, combined have been slashed by over $120 billion. What most people are upset with are their school property taxes, which are outside the control of the State Legislature as these budgets are drafted by their local School Boards and passed by their residents.

July 20, 2006
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Senator Volker Secures $10,500 For The Pike Public Library

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has secured $10,500 by the Pike Public Library within the adopted 2006-2007 New York State Budget. These state funds will be utilized for the Pike Library for renovation of their building which was built in the 1840’s.

"The Pike Public Library is the cornerstone of the community and is used by young and old alike," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

July 14, 2006
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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces Kathleen Balus As New York State Senate Women Of Distinction Award Winner Of The 59th S.d.

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that Kathleen Balus has been awarded the 2003 New York State Senate Women of Distinction Award for the 59th Senate District for their contributions to enriching their communities. Kathleen Balus resides in the Town of Sardinia, Erie County and is the President and Founder of Pioneer Credit Recovery.

June 21, 2006
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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces Passage Of Criminal Justice Package

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced with members of the State Senate passage of several important criminal justice bills that will toughen our laws to protect innocent New Yorkers, punish criminals and make our communities more safe. The agreements will expand the state’s DNA databank, eliminate the statute of limitations for rape victims and increase penalties for drivers who flee police officers.

"This legislative session has been extremely successful on the criminal justice front," said Senator Dale M.

June 21, 2006
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Senator Volker Passes "city Of Buffalo Historic Preservation Tax Credit"

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has passed the "City of Buffalo Historic Preservation Tax Credit" bill. Senator Volker’s legislation would ensure funding for potential historic rehabilitation projects found within Buffalo and western New York.

"The City of Buffalo has a tremendous history of industry, finance and innovation. Likewise, we have many historical buildings that are of notable architectural importance that have seen better days," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

June 16, 2006
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Senator Volker Announces Senate Passage Of Child Protection Legislation

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed a package of legislation to ensure the welfare and well-being of children by making improvements to child protection services and increasing penalties for crimes committed against children.

"Unfortunately, on a daily basis, violent cases of abuse and neglect against children are happening all too often," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

June 16, 2006
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State Senate And State Assembly Urges "time Out" On Federal Passport Plan Impacting Western And Northern New York

Both the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly have gone on record in supporting a delay being considered by Congress for implementing a requirement that travelers of all ages, including U.S. citizens, produce a passport or other equivalent form of identification when crossing the border from Canada into the United States.

The legislative resolutions sponsored by Senator Dale M.

June 15, 2006
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Senator Dale M. Volker Passes Legislation To Expand Hunting Using Rifles On Southern Tier

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today passed legislation that will expand hunting, with the use of rifles on the Southern Tier. The bill would allow Chemung, Steuben and Yates counties to use rifles for hunting deer and bear.

"Last year, we passed legislation that would allow several counties located on the Southern Tier to use rifles for the hunting of bear and deer," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "Last year’s bill has proven to be a tremendous success. For several years, the growth in the population of deer in the Southern Tier have been profound.

June 14, 2006
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