Issues: Constituents Corner

Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - June 5

Senator Ranzenhofer talks about a new job creation plan, making college more affordable and a proposal to lessen the penalties for possessing marijuana.

June 8, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at press conference announcing the Voter Empowerment Act of New York

Senator Gianaris speaking at yesterday's press conference he held with Assemblymember Kavanagh and the Brennan Center announcing the Voter Empowerment Act of New York.

 

June 7, 2012
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Senator Martins Congratulates Port Washington's Newest Eagle Scout

Andrew Diffley reached the highest rank a Scout can achieve when he became Port Washington Troop 241’s newest Eagle Scout during an Eagle Court of Honor held on his behalf on Saturday, June 2 at the Flower Hill Hose Company.

Among the elected officials to attend the ceremony were Senator Jack M. Martins and North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross.

June 6, 2012
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Senator Carlucci, Assemblyman Zebrowski to Host Joint Mobile Office Hours this Saturday

Senator David Carlucci, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski to Host Joint Mobile Office Hours this Saturday

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Clarkstown) will be co-hosting Mobile Office Hours this Saturday, June 9th, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  The event will be held at the Pathmark in Nanuet, located at 195 East Route 59. This is a rare opportunity to meet with both statewide elected officials, who will be on hand to provide direct assistance to any local and statewide issues or concerns to residents.

June 6, 2012
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SQUADRON RESOLUTION CELEBRATES NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COALITION'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY AS PUSH CONTINUES FOR NY DREAM ACT

Squadron Joins Students, Advocates to Urge Passage of DREAM Act Before End of Session

ALBANY -- State Senator Daniel Squadron celebrated the 25th anniversary of the New York Immigration Coalition with a resolution adopted by the Senate yesterday, while urging passage of the New York DREAM Act before the end of the legislative session.

June 6, 2012
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SQUADRON WELCOMES GOVERNOR'S 'IN PLAIN VIEW' REFORM PROPOSAL, URGES SENATE PASSAGE

ALBANY -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement welcoming Governor Cuomo's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view, and urging his colleagues in the Senate to pass the reform before the end of the legislative session later this month:

June 4, 2012
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SENATOR SQUADRON TO HOST CELEBRATION FOR 'WOMAN OF DISTINCTION' KATHLEEN HENDERSON, JUNE 3 IN CARROLL PARK

State Senator Daniel Squadron will host a celebration in honor of Carroll Park Playground Associate and this year's 25th Senate District Woman of Distinction Kathleen Henderson, this Sunday, June 3rd, at 12:30PM during the park's annual Flea Market.

Senator Squadron was proud to honor Ms. Henderson as a Woman of Distinction in a ceremony at the State Capitol earlier this month, part of an annual celebration that recognizes outstanding women throughout the state.

June 3, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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SENATOR VALESKY ENCOURAGES VISITS TO CNY MUSEUMS DURING NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM WEEK

More than a dozen museums in Central New York will participate in the first ever New York State Museum Week May 31 to June 6, State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), announced. New York State is celebrating the diversity and richness of its museums by inviting residents and visitors alike to discover the fascinating worlds of art, photography, history, science, pop-culture and more during the inaugural celebration.

May 31, 2012
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New York Could Add 1 Million Voters in 2013

According to a report by New America Media, new legislation that would modernize New York state's voter registration system could add one million voters to the rolls. Senator Gianaris is the co-sponsor of the legislation.

An estimated one million potential voters could be added to New York state’s rolls should forthcoming legislation be enacted, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. State Sen. Michael Gianaris, the co-sponsor of legislation that would modernize New York’s voter registration system, said his bill “will make it easier for people to vote.” He said he plans to introduce the bill by early June at the latest and, if adopted, it would take effect in 2013.

 

May 29, 2012
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SQUADRON: DOT SET TO BEGIN DELANCEY STREET SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Delancey Street Working Group Leads to Quick DOT Action to Improve Dangerous Corridor

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron welcomed the news that the NYC Department of Transportation will begin making safety improvements along Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. DOT presented the new safety plan for the dangerous corridor earlier this year, a result of the Delancey Street Safety Working Group that was convened by Senator Squadron and his colleagues.

May 29, 2012
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May 25, 2012
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Are LIC parks being run down by high school kids?

LIC Spot wrote an article that discusses concern from parents over the inappropriate behavior of high schoolers taking place in Long Island City playgrounds. Senator Gianaris and other community leaders are working to solve the issue.

Over the last month or so, I’ve been approached by numerous parents who have been complaining about high school kids at our children’s playgrounds. A lot of them are complaining that these high schoolers have been “behaving belligerently” and have “no respect to our parks”. Many of them are “loud and obnoxious” and constantly using ”racist profanity” in front of children.

 

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May 24, 2012
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Senator Martins to Sponsor Safety Saturday in Westbury June 23

Senator Jack M. Martins will be sponsoring Safety Saturday at Westbury High School, 1 Post Road in Old Westbury, on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents are all welcome to attend to take advantage of the services offered.

Safety Saturday will include:

Shed the Meds – Anyone that needs to dispose of prescription drugs can bring them and they will be properly disposed of by the Nassau County Police Department.

Car Seat Safety Check – New York State Troopers will be on-hand to check to make sure your child car seat is properly installed so that your child receives maximum protection.

May 23, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - May 22

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the newly adopted pension reform law, one of his bills on the move in the State Legislature and honoring 61st Senate District constituents in the State Capitol.

May 23, 2012
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Senator Martins Congratulates Newest Eagle Scouts From Herricks

Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended an Eagle Court of Honor as Christopher Farrell, Christopher Trietsch and David Vespe of Boy Scout Troop 201 of Herricks reached the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank an Boy Scout can reach. Becoming an eagle Scout is a tremendous accomplishment as it takes years of hard work and perseverance. Senator Martins joined with Nassau County Clerk Maureen O'Connell, Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello and Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar in congratulating these fine young men.

May 23, 2012
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SENATOR BONACIC INDUCTS MAJOR WILLIAM H. PAYNE OF ULSTER COUNTY TO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator John Bonacic (R,C,I - Mt. Hope) honored  William H. Payne of  Ulster County as his 2012  Inductee to the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. 

May 23, 2012
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC HONORS JOANNE ROSENBERGER OF SULLIVAN COUNTY AS HIS 2012 WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I – Mount Hope) honored Joanne Rosenberger of Sullivan County as his 2012 Woman of Distinction at the New York State Senate’s 15th Annual Woman of Distinction Celebration in Albany this week. 

May 18, 2012
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SENATOR BONACIC AND SENATOR SEWARD WELCOME JUDGE CARL BECKER AND THE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE

Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I – Mount Hope) and Senator James L. Seward (R,C,I-Oneonta) welcomed Judge Carl Becker and the Rotary International Group Study Exchange students from Tawain in the Senate Chamber this week.

May 18, 2012
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC AND SENATOR BILL LARKIN WELCOME ULSTER COUNTY CLERK NINA POSTUPAK TO THE SENATE CHAMBER

Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I - Mount Hope) and Senator Bill Larkin (R,C - Cornwall-on-Hudson) welcomed Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupak to the Senate Chamber in Albany, this week. 

May 18, 2012
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