ALBANY - State Sen. Betty Little has been reappointed as chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee for the 2013-14 legislative session.
Little, a Republican from Queensbury, has chaired the committee for the last two years.
"I'm very happy to be reappointed given the tourism industry's importance to the North Country economy," she said in a press release. "Governor Cuomo's executive budget includes new funding for tourism promotion, which is great to see and I look forward to learning more about this proposal in an upcoming budget hearing.
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman administers the oath of office to state Sen. Betty Little in the Senate Chamber in Albany on Jan. 9. Little represents New York’s 45th Senate District, which includes Warren, Essex, Franklin, Clinton counties and parts of St. Lawrence and Washington counties.
"New York's diverse inventory of cultural, historical, natural and recreational assets is second to none. Promoting them through paid advertising is costly but study after study shows that it's an investment with a great return."
Little has also been appointed to the Consumer Protection, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction, Education, Environmental Conservation, Finance, and Judiciary committees.