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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces New State Law To Allow Hunting In The Southern Tier

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that Governor George E. Pataki has enacted his bill into law (S.918), which would allow sportsmen to hunt deer and bear in the southern tier counties with rifles.

"This new law is a common sense approach to humanely thinning out our deer herds, stopping the spread of Lyme Disease in many Southern Tier counties and allows sportsmen and sportswomen to have enhanced opportunities in participating in our cultural heritage," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

August 31, 2005
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Consumers Need To Know-prescription Drug Prices To Be Posted On-line And Free Credit Checks Now Available

They say that information is key to making informed decisions. Well, today New Yorkers have two new programs that will allow them to comparison shop for their prescription drugs on-line as well as get a free credit report from the "Big Three" national credit agencies.

During this past legislative session, a little known bill passed both Houses of the State Legislature, and was signed into law by Governor Pataki, that will require prescription drug prices to be posted online to give consumers easy access to the drug price list.

August 24, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces Medicaid Savings For Western New York

(Albany, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced substantial savings under the first two years of the State’s historic cap and takeover of the local share of the Medicaid program.

Under the new Medicaid cap -- which the State Senate and the Governor fought for in this year’s State Budget -- counties and New York City will realize a cumulative total of $6.5 billion in savings over the next five years, beginning in 2006.

August 24, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $10,000 For The Bliss Rescue Squad

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that he has secured funding in the amount of $10,000 within the adopted 2005-2006 New York State Budget, for the Bliss Fire Department Rescue Squad to purchase personal protective gear for Bliss Rescue Personnel when they answer fire and emergency calls.

"The Bliss Fire Department Rescue Squad consist of thirty members who are all volunteers and sacrifice an enormous amount of their time and energies to assist their neighbors who rely upon emergency services," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

August 10, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $35,000 For Western New York Council On Occupational Safety And Health

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that he has secured funding in the amount of $35,000 within the adopted 2005-2006 New York State Budget, for the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH) to improve workers safety and assist businesses with lowering their Worker’s Compensation costs.

"There is an enormous demand for preventative and occupational safety and health services for our workers in Western New York," stated Senator Dale M. Volker.

August 8, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces New State Law Making Prescription Drug Prices Posted On Internet

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced a new law that will require prescription drug prices to be posted online to give consumers easy access to the drug price list, allowing them to electronically comparison shop for prescription drugs on the Internet and help senior citizens save money.

"I am grateful to Governor Pataki for signing this legislation into law as it will profoundly improve competition amongst pharmacies, drug stores, and other venues where individuals purchase their prescription drugs.

August 5, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Applauds The Elimination Of Vicarious Liability In New York

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today applauded the United States Congress for actions taken to eliminate New York’s outdated vicarious liability law that has driven up the cost of leasing a car in New York and threaten manufacturing jobs affiliated with the auto industry.

"For the past several years, the State Senate has passed legislation to eliminate the vicarious liability law in New York State, only to see no action taken in the State Assembly to address this anti-consumer and anti-job creation statute," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

August 3, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $30,000 For The Depew-lancaster Boys & Girls Club

(Albany, NY and Depew, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that he has secured $30,000 to support the Depew-Lancaster Boys & Girls Club. Senator Volker secured these funds as part of the adopted 2005-2006 State Budget.

"The Boys & Girls Club of Depew-Lancaster have been administering programs and services to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

July 21, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $15,000 In State Funds For Wyoming County Sheriff's Department

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that he has secured $15,000 for the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department. This state grant will assist in the funding for a "Youth Officer" position with the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office. The "Youth Officer" position will act as a liaison between the youth of Wyoming County and the legal system. Senator Volker secured these state funds as part of the adopted 2005-2006 State Budget.

"Adolescence is always a pivotal time in a young persons life.

July 19, 2005
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Senator Volker, Senator Rath, Senator Stachowski, Senator Brown, Assembly Majority Leader Tokasz, & Assemblyman Hoyt Announce Funding For Buffalo Zoo

(Albany-Depew-Buffalo) Today, several members of the Western New York Legislative Delegation announced $100,000 for the Buffalo Zoo. These state funds will be utilized for a complete upgrade of their computer system. The funding was secured by the Western New York Legislative Delegation as part of the adopted 2005-2006 State Budget.

"The Buffalo Zoo has been a tremendous part of our western New York community for many decades, and it continues to be a key component of our economic and cultural fabric," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

July 13, 2005
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Senator Volker, Senator Rath, Senator Stachowski, Senator Brown, Assembly Majority Leader Tokasz, & Assembyman Hoyt Announce Funding For Buffalo Zoo

(Albany, NY) On Wednesday, July 13th at 10:00 AM, Senator Dale M. Volker, Senator Mary Lou Rath, Senator William Stachowski, Senator Byron Brown, Assembly Majority Leader Paul Tokasz and Assemblyman Sam Hoyt will announce state funding that they have secured as part of the adopted 2005-2006 State Budget for the Buffalo Zoo.

All Media is welcomed to attend and participate in Question and Answers following the presentations.

July 12, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $15,000 In State Funds For Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that he has secured $15,000 for the reimbursement to the Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency. These state funds secured by Senator Volker were in response to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s mistake in overcharging oversight costs relating to the voluntary cleanup of the Almor site on South Main Street in Warsaw.

July 8, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $10,000 In State Funds For Livingston County Clerks Office

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that he has secured $10,000 for the Livingston County Clerk’s Office to complement an ongoing technological improvements to their filing system. Senator Volker secured these state funds as part of the adopted 2005-2006 State Budget.

"The Livingston County Clerk’s Office continues to make smart and cost-effective investments in technology so as to improve their record keeping responsibilities and protect Livingston County taxpayers," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

July 8, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $5,000 In State Funds For Arcade Little League

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that he has secured $5,000 for the Arcade Little League for the purchase of baseball equipment for all 13 little league teams. Senator Volker secured these state funds as part of the adopted 2005-2006 State Budget.

"As a father, and now a proud grandfather, I know how sports can play a positive role in a child’s development," said Senator Volker. "Organized sports, often instills in our children good sportsmanship, coping skills, playing and working within a team environment and keeping healthy habits that last a lifetime.

July 8, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures State Funds For Wyoming County Probation Department

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that he has secured $4,329 for the purchase of six bullet proof vests and additional safety equipment for the Wyoming County Probation Department. Senator Volker secured these state funds as part of the adopted 2005-2006 State Budget.

"Probation Officers are on the front lines in making sure that those previously incarcerated in county and local correctional facilities, who are now residing in the community are obeying our laws, staying out of trouble and leading productive lives," said Senator Volker.

July 8, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $55,000 For Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that he has secured $55,000 to assist in the construction of a new playground at the Cayuga Heights Elementary School located in the Village of Depew. Senator Volker secured these state funds as part of the adopted 2005-2006 State Budget.

"Parents, teachers, administrators and the children who are part of the Cayuga Elementary School have shown outstanding commitment and dedication to raise funds for a new playground for their school and community," said Senator Volker.

July 7, 2005
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Senator Volker Announces Funding For Several Organizations In Wyoming County

Senator Volker’s Availability for TOMORROW--Friday July 8th

(Albany, NY) On Friday, July 8th, Senator Dale M. Volker will announce state funding that he secured as part of the adopted 2005-2006 State Budget for several organizations located throughout Wyoming County.

All Media is welcomed to attend and participate in Question and Answers following the presentations.

July 7, 2005
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Senator Volker Announces Funding For Cayuga Heights Playground On Como Park Boulevard

(Albany, NY) On Thursday, July 7th, Senator Dale M. Volker will announce state funding that he secured as part of the adopted 2005-2006 State Budget for the Cayuga Heights Elementary School Playground located on 1780 Como Park Boulevard in Depew.

All Media is welcomed to attend and participate in Question and Answers following the presentations.

July 6, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker & Assemblywoman Sandra Lee Wirth Secures $15,000 For Elma Conservation Club

(Depew, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) and Assemblywoman Sandra Lee Wirth (R-C, Elma) today announced that they have secured $15,000 in state financial assistance for the Town of Elma. The funds will assist in the construction of a walkway to make the shoreline of the Elma Conservation Club’s Lake handicapped accessible.

June 30, 2005
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Senator Dale M. Volker & Assemblywoman Sandra Lee Wirth Secures $35,000 For The East Aurora Boys & Girls Club

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) and Assemblywoman Sandra Lee Wirth (R-C, Elma) today announced that they have secured $35,000 to support the East Aurora Boys & Girls Club so as to address certain facility upgrades and ensure that the operational needs of this organization remain viable.

"The East Aurora Boys & Girls Club has been a positive and steadfast resource for our young people for decades," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

June 30, 2005
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