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Legislature Must Focus On Middle-Class Tax Relief, Education, Ethics

The last few weeks are always a flurry of activity, but amid the hustle and bustle of wrapping up session, we must remain focused on what matters – middle-class tax relief, supporting education, and strengthening ethics. There is no doubt that...

May 22, 2015
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Butler Votes To Extend Teacher Eval Deadlines, Seeks Further Education Reforms

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C-Newport) today voted in favor of extending the deadlines for teacher evaluations. The bill, A.7303-A, also would create more transparency related to Common Core testing. “Today’s vote is...

May 20, 2015
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Butler To Thruway Authority: Where Is The Tappan Zee Financial Plan?

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C-Newport) is calling on the Thruway Authority to release its Tappan Zee Bridge financial plan. On January 29, 2015, during budget hearings, the governor’s newly-appointed Thruway Authority Chairman, Bob Megna,...

May 20, 2015
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Public Officers Accountability Law Needed Now

The distracting turmoil of indicted leaders and convicted legislators has rocked the Capitol many times over. The public’s trust is broken, and the legislature must take a pointed, inward look at itself and adopt meaningful ethics reforms that will...

May 14, 2015
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Butler: Gov, Your Marketing Program Needs To Deliver Real Results

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C-Newport) is calling on the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) to adopt stronger measures of success for the governor’s marketing programs. Recently, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released an audit which calls into...

May 12, 2015
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