Senate committee approves Hornbeck nomination

Betty Little

February 24, 2010

CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: February 23, 2010

ALBANY - The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, under pressure from Gov. David Paterson's Office, voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of Peter Hornbeck to the state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners, over the objections of Sen. Betty Little and other senators.

The controversial appointment still has to be approved by the Finance Committee and the full Senate before it becomes final. If he's approved to the APA board, Hornbeck would replace Commissioner Art Lussi, a Lake Placid hotelier.

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