Senator Valesky Named Commencement Speaker at Morrisville State College

(Morrisville, NY – April 2013) State Sen. David J. Valesky will address Morrisville State College students during the college’s 102nd commencement ceremony May 18 at 1 p.m. in the recreation center.

Valesky, who represents the 53rd Senate District, comprised of Madison County and parts of Oneida and Onondaga counties, was elected to the New York […]

Chairman Comments on State Budget

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 29, 2013) Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John M. Becker issued a statement on the New York state spending plan last week.

“Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget is a prudent plan that restrains spending, caps taxes and makes some important progress in mandate relief,” Becker said. “Further, we deeply appreciate the […]

Valesky to Present Jan. 5

(Cazenovia, NY – Jan. 2013) Sen. David J. Valesky will visit Cazenovia Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m., in the Community Room of the Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St., to speak about issues facing the state Senate and the state of New York. After his remarks, he will answer questions from the audience.

This […]

Valesky to Present Jan. 5

(Cazenovia, NY – Jan. 2013) Sen. David J. Valesky will visit Cazenovia Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m., in the Community Room of the Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St., to speak about issues facing the state Senate and the state of New York.

After his remarks, he will answer questions from the audience.

This […]

PCD Thanks Community for Support

To the Editor:

(Hamilton, NY – Oct. 2012) On behalf of the Partnership for Community Development and the Festival Committee, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the recent Great Chocolate Train Wreck Festival such a tremendous success.

We are especially grateful to all of the volunteers who took time out of their […]

Valesky Statement on Executive Budget Presentation

Sen. David J. Valesky (D – Oneida)

“I was glad to see Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo include some of issues I believe are priorities for Central New York in his executive budget, including increasing aid to high-need school districts, mandate relief and spurring job creation. While I am still learning about the details of the […]

Locals Respond to State of the State Address

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2012) Sen. David J. Valesky (D – Oneida): “I look forward to continuing to work with Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo to enact the priorities outlined in the State of the State today, including stimulating job creation, enacting meaningful mandate relief and repairing our infrastructure.

“I believe that with the governor’s leadership, we […]

Just in Case: Towns Initiate Process to Override State’s Property Tax Cap

By Martha E. Conway

(Madison County, NY – Oct. 2011) Town boards around the county are in budget mode, struggling with a new formula to calculate levies after exempting a fraction of their retirement contributions. That formula was intended to counter the impact of retirement contributions on spending plans that must comply with a 2-percent […]

Medicaid Takeover is Key to Lowering Local Property Taxes

 

Madison County Board of Supervisors

By John M. Becker

(Wampsville, NY – Oct. 2011) When the state legislature and the governor enacted a 2-percent property tax cap earlier this year, they pledged to provide mandate relief that would allow local governments and school districts to provide property tax relief.

So far, they have […]

Democrats Meet to Hear Valesky and Support Candidates

 

 

Among those present at the meeting Sept. 20 in Chittenango were from left Assemblyman Bill Magee (Nelson); Hamilton candidates Chris Rossi, Eve Ann Shwartz and Dominick Pangallo and Sen. David J. Valesky (Oneida).

Madison County Democratic Committee

(Town of Sullivan, NY – Sept. 2011) The Madison County Democratic Committee was convened for […]

Valesky Named to Task Force on Government Efficiency

(Oneida, NY – Sept. 2011) Sen. David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has been named to the revamped state Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency, a bipartisan panel charged with uncovering waste, inefficiency and mismanagement throughout state government.

He had previously served on the Task Force, which until recently had only operated during the 2010 Legislative […]

Valesky-Sponsored Legislation Passes

Encouraging Purchase of Local Products

(Oneida, NY – June 2011) The state Senate recently passed legislation co-sponsored by Sen. David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would require state agencies to purchase food products grown in New York state.

“This legislation provides an excellent opportunity for New York to leverage one of its best assets: our […]