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Eldred Central School District salutatorian Joseph Santoro, left, poses with valedictorian Kimberly Gonzalez and honored student Isabella Pizzo and state Sen. John Bonacic.

Bonacic honors students

ALBANY, NY — Sen. John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) recently honored high school valedictorians, salutatorians and honored students from 18 high schools in the 42nd senate district at his annual “Excellence in Education” event in Albany.

Funding for widening Route 17

ALBANY, NY — When the New York State Legislature finalized the state budget on March 31, one of the elements was $5 million that will go to pay for environmental and design activities for Route 17. Specifically, the money will be used for a project that will expand the highway to three lanes in each direction.

NY State budget highlights

ALBANY, NY — Lawmakers in Albany approved a $168 budget on March 31, squeaking in before the April 1 deadline. High among Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s goals for the budget were elements that would soften the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed in December 2017, which ended the full deduction of state and local taxes from federal tax payments.

Cuomo pushes early voting

ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has advocated for early voting in the past, but this is the first time he’s suggeesting spending state money for it.  In an amendment to his proposed budget, Cuomo on February 12 added $7 million to the Fiscal Year 2019 Executive Budget to pay for early voting in every county in New York.



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