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Bendett Secured $20,000 in Legislative Aid for Kinderhook Memorial Library

Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) is proud to announce he secured $20,000 worth of legislative aid funding for the Kinderhook Memorial Library. With this funding, the library hopes to make some much-needed green energy upgrades, including installing...

Bendett: A Reduction in Foundation Aid Would Spell Disaster for Upstate Schools and Beyond

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“It’s truly unfortunate and concerning that Gov. Kathy Hochul has proposed to alter or even revoke the ‘hold harmless’ provision from Foundation Aid, which will reduce the state’s financial commitment to many schools. Taking away this provision...

Bendett: Our State Budget is All Over the Place

“There were some parts of Gov. Hochul’s budget presentation that I agree with. We need to focus more on securing our health care system and building our state reserves. However, her plan to direct billions for migrant aid in New York City seems absurd...

Bendett Inspired by State of Rensselaer County

“Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin’s State of the County address yesterday was a hopeful reminder of what is possible for the rest of our counties in Assembly District 107 and the rest of our state. Prioritizing infrastructure and roadway...

Bendett: Fentanyl Epidemic is an Out-of-Control Bipartisan Issue We Cannot Ignore

Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) attended a press conference in Albany on Monday to support legislation that will help combat drug crimes as well as the raging fentanyl epidemic in New York state. Bendett is hopeful the incredible turnout seen...

Bendett: Hochul’s State of The State is a Decent Start, But Will Her Plans Deliver?

“While Gov. Hochul is on the right track with certain plans of action, we need to fill in the gaps and consider the fine details. Directing necessary spending for education, health care and small business support needs to be well-thought-out and region-specific...

Bendett: Fentanyl Epidemic is an Out-Of-Control Bipartisan Issue

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“The fentanyl epidemic stretching across our state and country is spiraling out of control, and it’s our duty to the families and children in our communities to put a stop to it. As a father, nothing is more important than keeping my children safe—with...

Bendett: Big Plans for New Legislative Session

“As we kick off the new year, I will be advocating for our families, businesses and communities in rural New York. Now more than ever, New Yorkers want their elected officials to fight for safety and affordability. The holiday season might be over but...

Bendett: Enrollment in New York’s Public Schools is Down and Test Scores Remain Low — Let’s Work Together to Find Solutions

Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) was surprised to see an article by the Times Union claiming that in New York state and others across the country, public school enrollment has remained reduced even after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic that...

Bendett: Thousands of Dollars Wasted on Thrown-Away Migrant Meals — Where Will the Neglect End for New York Families?

Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) was shocked by a recent article from The New York Times claiming New York City has spent tens of thousands of dollars to pay for meals for undocumented migrants through the use of DocGo, a medical services company...
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