Issues: Constituents Corner

Rents Through The Roof?

Thousands of East Siders could see their rent double or triple if rent regulation expires

By Megan Finnegan

New York City already has a notoriously high cost of living, but if current rent-regulation laws expire June 15, tens of thousands of Upper East Siders may face astronomical increases in their rents that could push them to the outer boroughs or even out of the state.

While many tenant advocates say it’s unlikely lawmakers will let this happen, they and other Democrats are pushing for a rent-reform package that will not only renew but also strengthen current laws, and hope that it passes as part of Governor Cuomo’s budget package.

March 10, 2011
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Statement Regarding Recent Lady Gaga Emails

"We have received approximately 600 emails, which represent positions on both sides of the issue. We intend to respond to each and every email that we have received on this matter as we do with every piece of correspondence that comes into our office."

- Doug Curella, Chief of Staff and Spokesman For Senator Mark Grisanti

March 7, 2011
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Statement on Lady Gaga Remarks

“Lady Gaga is a terrific world renowned performer, entitled to her opinion. That is why our country is so great because you have the opportunity to have your voice be heard, and reach out to your local representatives. But Senator Grisanti has already reached out to Outspoken Equality, and is meeting with them next week.

 

Additionally, I have personally met with the Outspoken for Equality in Albany, and we had a very informative and constructive conversation. We look forward to learning more about their issues and concerns with regards to Same-Sex Marriage.”

 

March 5, 2011
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Senator Martins Honors Guinness Record Holder, Philanthropist

On Friday, March 4, Senator Jack M. Martins honored a Mineola resident who has kicked his way to notoriety. But what it even more impressive than Craig Pinto’s knack for kicking field goals is his desire to help others.

Pinto, 33, was diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease, a digestive condition that is triggered by the ingestion of gluten, which can damage the small intestines. After Pinto was diagnosed, he decided he would try to help others who have the same disease.

On October 10, 2010, Pinto participated in a charity event in Bethpage for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. He would kick 717 field goals from 40-yards out within a 12-hour period, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Squadron to Host Third Annual 25th Senate District Community Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2011

All Community Members Invited to Attend Convention at St. Francis College on Sunday, March 13th

New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron announced an open invitation today to his third annual 25th Senate District Community Convention, a gathering intended to elicit input on legislative and community priorities from residents of the community.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Grisanti Strongly Opposed to Bicycle License Legislation

Chairman of State Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee calls proposal ‘outrageous’

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) issued a statement today strongly opposing proposed legislation that would require every bicycle in New York State to have a license plate.

March 1, 2011
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March 1, 2011
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Sen. Grisanti Meets with Small Business owners in North Buffalo

Today, Senator Grisanti met with small business owners from Buffalo to discuss issues that impact day-day operations of  their businesses.

"Some of the major concerns that I am hearing is the increase in government regulation, which needs to be stopped so these small businesses can operate efficiently and put more back in their pockets and into the community, not back in Government,” said Sen. Grisanti.

February 25, 2011
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Senator Grisanti Meets with The Future Leaders of Western New York

Senator Grisanti met with roughly 40 people from "Leadership Buffalo"in his Buffalo District office and spoke with them about what his plans are for the 60th District, reducing the budget and education.

"Three years ago I would have never thought that I would be a State Senator, but here I am today proudly serving the people of Western New York, you can do anything that you want to do", Sen. Grisanti explained to the group. "Always follow your dreams and don't give up," continued  Sen. Grisanti.

February 24, 2011
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Watch Senator Krueger on NY1's Inside City Hall

Last night, Senator Krueger joined NY1′s evening political show, Inside City Hall. She discussed everything from the budget to redistricting reform.

Watch Senator Krueger on Inside City Hall here!

February 24, 2011
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Senator Krueger's Free Events List: March 2011

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 26:  March 2011

 Please note: This schedule is subject to change – it is recommended that you call ahead to confirm these events.

Tuesday 3/1/11

12:00 PM NYPL for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza :Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium ( 212) 642-0142

Music: Dixieland Jazz

 

12:00 PM Central Park, Outside the Dairy Gift Shop, mid-Park at 65th Street, 212-794-4064

Walking Tour: Views from the Past Tour

 

3:00 PM Health Advocates for Older Adults, 316 East 88th St. 212-980-1700

Exercise: Tai Chi

 

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Ave., 1-212-340-0833

File: 
Free Events List - March 2011.pdf

February 22, 2011
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Newest state senator fields questions, outlines Albany plans during Listening Tour

Friday, February 18, 2011

Niagara Falls residents spoke out on a host of issues — from taxes and education to budget cuts and Medicaid — and state Sen. Mark Grisanti was listening.

It was the third stop of the newly elected senator’s Listening Tour. He met with constituents across Niagara and Erie counties to hear what they’d like to see done in their communities.

Grisanti, who met with around 50 residents on Thursday at the American Legion Post No. 1142 on Buffalo Avenue, said he was hoping to discuss their concerns, issues and do his best to address or advocate for them in Albany.

February 19, 2011
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Senator Martins Meets With Girl Scouts of Nassau County

Senator Jack M. Martins met with the Girl Scout of Nassau County to discuss issues that are important to the Scouts.

February 16, 2011
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Senator Krueger Raises Alarm on Threat to Women’s Rights and Rallies Colleagues Around Support for Planned Parenthood

For Immediate Release | February 16, 2011

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) With mounting evidence that Congress is embarking on a crusade against women’s reproductive rights, including efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood, Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) is working with Senate leadership and advocates to build a coalition in support of Planned Parenthood and against anti-choice legislation.

As a sign of unity, Senator Krueger gathered 22 of her colleagues to sign a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for him to drop his war against Planned Parenthood and women’s reproductive health.

February 16, 2011
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