john bonacic

By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 2:11 pm
Great piece in the Times Herald-Record today on the debate over how New York State should count prisoners. Currently, they're counted where they're imprisoned, not where they're originally from, a practice that artificially inflates upstate districts with... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 - 11:44 am
Does every county in upstate New York really need its own jail? In Sullivan County, whose jail is falling apart and has been partly shut down by the state, legislators don't think so--and state senator John Bonacic agrees. The senator just introduced... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 - 5:35 pm
Over at Breathing Is Political, Liz Bucar has an account of a recent Delaware River Basin Commission hearing on proposed gas drilling, in which several Pennsylvania business owners said their plans were on hold because of the uncertainty surrounding... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 12:49 pm
The DEP issued a press release yesterday touting a new $5.2 million computer system that will allow the agency to do more advanced data modeling of the reservoirs. The goal: better water quality, and less flooding. (Hopefully the two go together.) When... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 2:59 pm
State senator John Bonacic is stirring populist ire against the MTA payroll tax. "The MTA is virtually useless to the overwhelming number of Orange County residents, and the MTA tax amounts to taxation without transportation," said Bonacic, whose... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 - 2:18 pm
Flanked by local officials at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation, State Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch call on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to fire watershed inspector general Philip Bein. (Left to right: Hamden... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 - 10:34 am
Ask not on whom the budget axe falls; it falls on thee. Paterson's proposed budget contains deep cuts across the board, and it's drawing howls of protest from affected agencies. The Times-Union has a roundup. State Senator John Bonacic, whose district... Read more


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