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Butler: Comptroller Report Supports My Concerns over Lack of Transparency and Checks and Balances in Governorís Budget

ďState Comptroller DiNapoli shares my concerns over the governorís budget, which gives the executive more and more power over how the state spends money. The more the governor is allowed to circumvent the Legislature on matters of the budget, the...

February 15, 2018
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New York Education Investment Must Focus On The Needs Of All Students

I am convinced that New York has some of the best and brightest students in the nation. However, New York State is constantly making a challenge out of their education. Reviewing the governorís budget proposal, I am pleased to see a school aid...

February 13, 2018
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Mohawk Valley Nine Holds Initial Meeting Of 2018


The Mohawk Valley Nine, a bipartisan coalition of state legislators representing Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, held its initial caucus meeting of the year earlier this week. The meeting touched on a wide range of topics, including...

February 8, 2018
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Butler: Governorís Mismanaged Economic Development Spending Must Have Oversight

Over the last several years the governor has made big promises to the people regarding his many economic development programs. However, they have cost taxpayers billions of dollars and cost the state billions in potential tax revenue. The governorís...

February 6, 2018
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Butler Votes No On Majority Legislation Providing Free College Tuition To Illegal Immigrants

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C,I,Ref-Newport) today voted against a measure proposed by the Assembly Majority aimed at giving free college tuition to illegal immigrants in the state. The Dream Act alone would cost an estimated $27 million....

February 5, 2018
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