Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be holding a hearing in Orange County on March 2nd to take public comment regarding the MTA’s proposed fare increases, service cuts, and the Ravitch Commission’s proposal to initiate a mobility tax (also known as a payroll tax) on businesses.  

New York State Senate Republicans today offered a comprehensive budget savings plan that spends less than the Executive Budget proposed, rejects $6.2 billion in taxes and fees proposed by Governor Paterson, implements a spending cap to restrain future spending growth and helps businesses create jobs to strengthen the State’s economy.

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that the United States Postal Service will reissue the Purple Heart Stamp at the First-Class Mail price of 44 cents beginning this May.  

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that his New Windsor and Albany offices have collected nearly 300 cell phones to be donated to the charitable group Cell Phones for Soldiers.  The donations provide free calling cards to American troops overseas.

Senator Bill Larkin recently announced the availability of nearly $1 billion in federal grants for law enforcement agencies to create and preserve jobs and to increase crime prevention efforts.  This funding has been provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and will be made available through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).   

Today, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced his opposition to Governor David Paterson’s proposal to raise taxes on utilities and the possibility of a commuter tax being included in the state’s budget.      

Today, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced his opposition to Governor David Paterson’s proposal to raise taxes on utilities and the possibility of a commuter tax being included in the state’s budget.      

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that language authorizing the offices of Town Clerk, Receiver of Taxes and Highway Superintendents to be changed to appointed positions through a permissive referendum has been taken out of the state’s budget. 

NYS SENATE MAJORITY TASKFORCE ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES REPORT
ON GOVERNOR SPITZER’S DRIVER’S LICENSE PLAN

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that she was included on the New York State Farm Bureau’s listing of Legislators included on their annual "Circle of Friends" list.
The award is provided based upon an individual lawmaker’s record of support for New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau.
 

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