Frank Skartados http://wamc.org en Skartados, Barrett Say MTA Parking Rate Hike Is Unfair http://wamc.org/post/skartados-barrett-say-mta-parking-rate-hike-unfair <p></p><p></p><p>ALBANY – Hudson Valley Assembly Members Frank Skartados (D, Milton) and Didi Barrett (D, Hudson) have expressed their concern over a rate hike at Metro-North train station parking lots.</p><p>The two lawmakers wrote to MTA and Metro-North officials saying the hikes are unfair to families, especially those struggling to make ends meet.</p><p>They said the rate hike and an earlier recent one, “create an unfair burden for Hudson Valley families who rely on the MTA,” said Barrett.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:57:45 +0000 Hank Gross 70224 at http://wamc.org Skartados, Barrett Say MTA Parking Rate Hike Is Unfair Beacon prison funding in state budget http://wamc.org/post/beacon-prison-funding-state-budget <p>ALBANY – The just-adopted state budget includes funds to help redevelop the Beacon Correctional Facility, the women’s prison the governor targeted for closure.</p><p>A total of $6 million has been placed in the spending plan to aid in redevelopment of the property, said Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D, Milton), who represents Beacon.</p><p>“In the days and weeks ahead I am looking forward to be working with the Beacon officials as well as the Empire State Development Corporation to ensure that these funds are used to develop the facility to its fullest potential,” Skartados said.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:32:33 +0000 Hank Gross 60996 at http://wamc.org Beacon prison funding in state budget They Say the Plans are Ambitious and Important http://wamc.org/post/they-say-plans-are-ambitious-and-important <p>State Senator David Carlucci, an Independent Democrat, represents the 38<sup>th</sup> district, which includes a large part of Rockland County, and a small piece of Westchester. Part of his district was hit by Hurricane Sandy, and he says he was all for what the Governor had to say when it comes to improving emergency response and preparedness.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:39:42 +0000 Allison Dunne 55414 at http://wamc.org