The Hudson Valley is one of the most progressive areas in the State, particularly in the way we view the environment. Residents of Dutchess and Columbia counties take pride in the scenic beauty of the Hudson River, the vast farmlands and the local products from the dairy farms, fruit orchards and award winning vineyards. Senator Saland has sponsored several measures over the years which promote local products and attract visitors to our wine trail.
Senator Saland has worked closely with environmental groups like Scenic Hudson to foster environmentally friendly economic growth. Senator Saland has lent his support to numerous environmental projects and secured $6,113,661 to improve the local environment and promote the region’s agricultural industry.
Senator Saland has listened to his constituency on environmental matters. When residents expressed concern that the State Assembly had passed a measure to impose a mandated cost on homeowners amounting to several hundreds of dollars to test their private well water, he listened. Senator Saland came up with a fair and balanced measure that achieves the desired goal of testing private wells while sparing homeowners of the high cost associated with the tests. Senator Saland is working to ensure that the public is aware of the potential problems of private well contamination and has crafted a beneficial proposal without imposing mandated costs on homeowners.
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An opinion letter cannot do justice to what Sen. Steve Saland has provided to victims of domestic violence or those who work by their side to counsel them and prosecute their offenders. Sen. Saland deserves our deepest gratitude and acknowledgment. As a retired New York state Supreme Court justice I am proud to support Sen. Steve Saland’s re-election campaign.