Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- 57th District) has announced that schools in her district will receive a record amount of aid in the state budget, totaling $660,009,425  or a 3 percent increase.

This amount reflects a $19.3 million increase from last year’s budget.

Senator Young said the enacted budget provides record funding for New York State schools of $26.7 billion. The overall, year-to-year increase in school aid is over $1 billion and double the increase of virtually every other area of the budget.

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2018-19 state budget that achieves key objectives to promote affordability, opportunity, and security for hardworking taxpayers. The final budget maintains fiscal discipline by keeping within the self-imposed two-percent spending cap and closes a $4.5 billion deficit, while also preventing billions of dollars in new taxes and fees to protect taxpayers and encourage economic growth.

(Albany, NY)- State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced today that he has successfully worked to secure at commitment from the New York State Department of Transportation for $5 million for the development of an implementation plan for improvements of the Route 17 corridor in Orange and Sullivan counties.

Sexual Assault Defense Training

In recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) is once again bringing back his Sexual Assault Defense Training workshop for the third year. A self defense expert will teach you how to fend off an attacker and the NYPD will provide safety tips. There will also be resources to help victims. This event is open to women and men. Learn how to protect yourself.

(Albany, NY) – New York State Senator Chris Jacobs (60th SD) announced the passage of the 2018-2019 New York State Budget, noting that the $168.5 billion spending plan represents much needed fiscal discipline while strategically investing in programs and initiatives that will grow the state’s economy and improve the quality of life for residents of Buffalo and Western New York.

Senator Elaine Phillips, in partnership with the Workforce Development Institute and local women business leaders and employers, will be hosting an “Avenue of Opportunities,” career event to provide pathways to successful careers for women on Long Island. The free program, being held April 12 at Belmont Park, will provide an opportunity to learn from and connect with women leaders in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy/Utilities, Building Trades, Child Care and more.

GENEVA – Senator Pam Helming today announced that the State Senate unanimously passed legislation that she co-sponsors to require New York State to study the link between Lyme and tick-borne diseases and mental illnesses. As Senate Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources and a member of the Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, Senator Helming has made supporting additional research of these diseases a top priority.

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2018-19 state budget that achieves key objectives to promote affordability, opportunity, and security for hardworking taxpayers. The final budget maintains fiscal discipline by keeping within the self-imposed two-percent spending cap and closes a $4.5 billion deficit, while also preventing billions of dollars in new taxes and fees to protect taxpayers and encourage economic growth.

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