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Apr 27, 2006 — State Senator Betty Little from Queensbury was one of the lawmakers voting to override Governor Pataki's vetoes yesterday. She has been a close ally of Pataki, a fellow Republican. Speaking with Brian Mann, she says the rift between top GOP leaders is troubling. Go to full article
Apr 12, 2005 — State senator Betty Little wants to create a vast tax relief zone for the six million-acre Adirondack Park. Empire Development zones offers incentives to growing businesses, including income tax credits and relief on property taxes. The program would affect dozens of towns and villages. Senator Little spoke with Brian Mann. Go to full article
Jan 21, 2005 — Affordable housing has become a hot button issue in the Adirondack Park. The problem is most severe in resort towns like Lake George, North Creek, Lake Placid and Old Forge. But a booming vacation home market is squeezing middle class families across the park, pushing average home prices past the $200,000 mark. Go to full article
Aug 12, 2004 — Local towns and school districts in the Adirondacks and Catskills will share $1.9 million in tax relief under the new state budget. The money will reimburse communities in St. Lawrence, Franklin, and Essex Counties for property tax breaks on land used for timber production. For more on this and other aspects of the new state budget, David Sommerstein spoke with State Senator Betty Little, a Republican from Queensbury. She says Governor Pataki has supported $3.3 million in property tax reimbursements. Go to full article
Jun 23, 2003 — The state Assembly failed to act on a bill that would have ratified the St. Regis Mohawks? 1993 compact for its Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in Franklin County. A Court of Appeals decision recently invalidated the agreement. Go to full article
Jun 17, 2003 — The state Senate passed a bill on Monday that makes some forms of hazing a felony. The legislation was crafted by North Country Senator Betty Little this spring after the death of an 18-year-old student at SUNY-Plattsburgh. Go to full article
Apr 25, 2003 — State Senator Betty Little, of Queensbury, tells Brian Mann what it was like to be the mom of a Navy pilot flying over Iraq. Lieutenant Commander David Little is a pilot on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, the last of the three carriers that participated in the air war over Iraq. Go to full article
Mar 24, 2003 — Dozens of families in the North Country have loved ones serving in Iraq. With the first reports of deaths and injuries, these are difficult days. State Senator Betty Little and home-maker Sandra Babson - both from Glens Falls - spend long hours watching CNN and checking their email for messages. Babson's daughter Laura is a Lieutenant in the Army stationed in Kuwait. Senator Little's son, David, is a navy pilot flying missions from the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. The women spoke over the weekend with Brian Mann. Go to full article