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Majority Press Releases

Date

Title

 

2016

   
May 23, 2016

Legislator Welcome News of Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project Application Withdrawal 

May 4, 2016 Rensselaer County Selected by State for Four Farmland Protection Projects; Brings Total to 5,000 Acres Protected
April 22, 2016 Legislature to Sponsor Spring Electronics Recycling Event on April 23 
April 21, 2016 Legislators Welcome News of Controversial Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project Suspension
March 25, 2016 Legislature to Sponsor Spring Electronics Recycling Event on April 23
March 15, 2016 Legislature Seeks Expanded Insurance Coverage for 3-D Mammograms
March 10, 2016 Kinder Morgan Project Should Be Cancelled, As Opposition Grows and Questions Remain Unanswered
March 8, 2016 Majority Reacts to 2016 State of the County Address
March 2, 2016 Expanded Compressor Station List Shows Need for County to be Granted Intervenor Status
February 25, 2016 Legislators Call for New Round of FERC Hearings After List of Compressor Station Sites Expands to Nine
February 9, 2016 Legislators Remain Opposed to Compressor Station Project; Nine Locations Now Being Considered in Schodack and Nassau
February 9, 2016 Legislature Donates to Mohawk Hudson Animal Shelter
February 1, 2016 Legislature Generates Nearly $200,000 in Savings in 2015
January 27, 2016

Legislature Welcomes News of Regeneron Expansion Shows Value of Sewer Infrastructure Improvements

 

2015

December 15, 2015 County Legislature Mourns Passing of Ralph Vartigian Served from 1989 to 2001, Including Majority Leader
December 1, 2015 Rensselaer County Legislature Approves 2016 Budget; Fifth Consecutive Budget to Stay Under Tax Cap
November 23, 2015 Legislature Approves County Version of Drinking Water Bill at Special Meeting; Law Supported by Residents
November 10, 2015 Legislature Introduces New Version of Drinking Water Bill; Proposed Law Praised by Residents
October 16, 2015 Legislature Receives Proposed 2016 Budget; Fifth County Budget to Remain Under Tax Cap
October 13, 2015 Legislature Continues Fight Against High-Pressure Gas Pipeline and Compressor Station
September 22, 2015

Legislature and EMC to Sponsor Electronics Recycling Event on October 3

August 5, 2015 Legislators Mourn Passing of Dr. Marco Silvestri of Hudson Valley Community College
June 3, 2015 Legislators Concerned About Proposal to Locate Gas Compressor Station in Nassau
May 20, 2015 Rensselaer County Receives Another Positive Independent Financial Audit
April 29, 2015 Legislators Renew Calls for New Safety Measures and Signage to Redirect Tractor Trailers
April 21, 2015

Volunteers Recognized at Van Rensselaer Manor

April 21, 2015

Brownell and Legislature Congratulate New Eagle Scouts Nicholas Despart and Timothy Shupe

April 21, 2015 New Plaque Added at Rensselaer County Hall of Heroes
April 21, 2015

Twin Town Baseball Opens for 2015 Season

April 21, 2015

 Electronics Recycling Event Sponsored by Legislature and EMC a Success

April 21, 2015 Legislators Congratulate New Eagle Scouts Scott Gundrum Jr. and Eric Snyder
April 16, 2015 Legislators and Merola Team Up to Seek Increased Share of DMV Revenue to Offset County Costs 
April 16, 2015 Legislators Continue to Seek State Funding for Needed Infrastructure Work
April 14, 2015

Legislature Asks State to Enact State Stolen Valor Law to Protect Veterans and Families

April 14, 2015

Legislators Approve Resolutions Opposing Pipeline Project as Now Proposed; “Not a Good Deal” for County

April 9, 2015 Legislators Continue to Seek State Funding for Needed Infrastructure Work 
April 8, 2015 Legislators and Merola Team Up to Seek Increased Share of DMV Revenue to Offset County Costs
April 7, 2015 Legislature Seeks State Stolen Valor Law to Protect Veterans and Families
April 2, 2015

Legislators File Resolutions Opposing Pipeline Project as Now Proposed; “Not a Good Deal” for County

April 1, 2015 Annual County Trout Stocking Ushers in Spring
April 1, 2015 Legislators Provide Support for Hudson Valley Community College Girls Softball
March 16, 2015 Legislature and EMC to Sponsor Electronics Recycling Day on April 11
March 16, 2015 Savings on Electrical Costs at County Sewer District in 2016-2017 Projected
March 11, 2015 Legislature to Vote to Request Restoration of Troy Water Service
March 10, 2015 Legislators React to 2015 State of the County Address 
March 9, 2015 Legislature to Vote to Request Restoration of Troy Water Service
March 2, 2015

Legislature Seeks Public Forum in County on Proposed Pipeline Project

February 23, 2015

Regeneron 2014 Job Creation Demonstrates Worth of Infrastructure Improvements by Legislature

February 13, 2015

Legislature Votes to Continue Farmland Protection Work

February 12, 2015

Legislature Provides Support to Sullivan-Jones VFW Post in Poestenkill

February 11, 2015

County Legislature Supports Bond Refinancing Expected to Save Taxpayers $1.2 Million

February 11, 2015

Legislature Votes for Settlement of 2011 Route 7 Tractor Trailer Accident Costs

February 9, 2015 Legislature Provides Funding Support to Poestenkill Public Library
February 5, 2015

Walsh Encourages Family to Submit Names for Monthly Honor a Deceased Veteran Ceremony

February 2, 2015 Public Forums on Major Gas Pipeline in Southern Rensselaer County Scheduled
January 15, 2015

New Television Donated to Manor Residents by Legislators

January 15, 2015 Legislature Makes Holiday Donation to Animal Shelter
January 13, 2015

Resolutions Approved for Replacement of County Route 111 Bridge Over Hoosic River

January 13, 2015 Cost-Saving Shared Services Agreements Approved by County Legislature
 

2014

December 9, 2014 Legislators Remain Concerned Following Latest State Route 7 Rollover in Hoosick
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esolution Adopted by Legislature 18 at Dec. 9 Meeting
December 9, 2014 New County Insurance Contract Approved by Legislature Cost for Policy Remains Lower Than 20 Years Ago
December 8, 2014

Legislators Remain Concerned Following Latest State Route 7 Rollover in Hoosick

December 2, 2014

Rensselaer County Legislature Adopts 2015 Budget and Fourth Consecutive Spending Plan to Stay Under Tax Cap

December 1, 2014

Rensselaer County Legislature to Consider Adoption of Proposed 2015 County Budget Tonight