Bonacic Announces Restoration of Vlt Aid to Sullivan County

John J. Bonacic

March 22, 2011

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), announced today that Sullivan County would receive a portion of VLT aid, according to a three way agreement between the Assembly, Senate and Executive Chamber, the measure requires final approval in the budget by the legislature. 

The agreement would restore funding in the budget for three municipalities in Sullivan County. The agreement would provide $188,000 to the Village of Monticello; $408,000 to the Town of Thompson and $199,000 to Sullivan County for a total of $795,000. The process started with the Senate including this measure in their one house budget. Now, the General Government Conference Committee needs to sign off on the final three way agreement. 

“This was a priority issue for me. All host communities should be treated fairly,” said Senator Bonacic. “I recognize the importance of these funds to the local communities.”



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