Bonacic: Budget Conference Committees Commence

John J. Bonacic

March 16, 2006

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that he has been appointed to serve on the Environmental/Agriculture/Housing Budget Conference Committee and the Transportation Budget Conference Committee.

"I am pleased to serve on these Committees that are charged with addressing crucial budget items that are important to the people of the 42nd Senate District, such as affordable housing, preserving open space, and promoting agriculture," stated Senator Bonacic.

Senator Bonacic said his budget priorities have been and will continue to be:

*Increased aid for education;

*Access to quality, affordable health care;

*Adequate funding for our hospitals and nursing homes;

*Access to affordable housing and senior housing; and

*Preserving the environment.

The Committee meetings are underway and are open to the public. Anyone interested in attending, may contact my Albany office at (518) 455-3181.

"I encourage everyone to attend these meetings if they possibly can, as State government action impacts all New Yorkers," concluded Senator Bonacic.