Issues: Constituents Corner

Senator Griffo Honors Local Woman of Distinction


Edie Carbone of Boonville Receives Recognition

(Albany) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo named Edna “Edie” Carbone the 2010 Woman of Distinction for the 47th Senate District at the 13th Annual Senate Women of Distinction ceremony last Tuesday night in Albany, honoring their outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for their communities and beyond.         

June 11, 2010

Senior Spotlight

Do you know an extraordinary Senior Citizen? Someone who has gone above and beyond to help enhance their community or a local organization. If so, he/she may be a perfect candidate for the Senior Spotlight Award, Senator Krueger’s new program to honor local Seniors whose presence light-up the community.

Our first Senior Spotlight Award shines on Lou Stallman. To see why Lou shines please visit:

To nominate a special senior please fill out the form below.

June 10, 2010

Ranzenhofer Names Kahn 2010 Woman of Distinction; Kenmore-East graduate, Amherst resident receives award

Albany, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has named Carrie Kahn the 2010 Woman of Distinction for the 61st Senatorial District, honoring her for her outstanding contributions to education in the community.

“It is an honor to name Carrie Kahn the 2010 Woman of Distinction.  Her commitment to education has enriched the quality of life in our community and beyond.  She truly is an excellent role model to many young women in Western New York,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.

June 1, 2010

Tenants and Landlords Criticize Paterson’s Rent Regulation Proposal

By Cara Buckley

Gov. David A. Paterson proposed changes to housing laws on Wednesday that would make it harder for landlords to lift apartments out of rent regulation but would also override a landmark pro-tenant court ruling so that it could not apply in future cases.

State Senator Liz Krueger, Democrat of Manhattan, criticized the governor’s attempt to allow developers receiving tax breaks to charge market rents. She said the proposal seemed to contradict the Legislature’s intent when it wrote the law regarding the tax benefits, known as the J-51 Program.

May 27, 2010


For Immediate Release | May 26, 2010

Katie Kincaid | | 646-784-0485


(Albany, NY) Each year, the New York State Senate honors a select group of outstanding women who make our world and our lives better. This year, for the 13th annual Women of Distinction celebration, Senator Liz Krueger recognized Mary Silver, who has tirelessly fought for issues impacting New York City Schools.

May 26, 2010

Seward Honors Oneonta "Woman of Distinction"

By Mark Boshnack

The Daily Star

ALBANY, 05/26/10 -- Years of service to her community have earned an Oneonta woman state recognition.

May 26, 2010

Joy Cousminer - 2010 Woman of Distinction

    Tuesday May 25, 2010 - Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. and the NYS Senate honored Joy Cousminer as one of several 2010 Women of Distinction in New York State.

    Joy Cousminer is President/CEO of Bethex Federal Credit Union, and one of its original founders.  She spearheads all strategic planning, daily management, marketing and more.

    She has received several awards over the years:

May 25, 2010

Honoring Mothers at JASA Senior Center

Press contact: Franck LaBoy 718.220.5480May 21, 2010: More than 105 seniors were present when New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. visited with senior moms at the JASA Senior Center located at 3880 Sedgwick Avenue. It was an enjoyable event, including an impromptu dance between Senator Espada and a 98-year-young lady, in celebration of the everlasting love and work of motherhood.

May 21, 2010

Making 3-1-1 Work For YOU!

“311” is a free service available via phone (3-1-1) and the internet ( that offers access to government services. Through 3-1-1 you can obtain information, report a problem and request services. To best utilize these services and ensure your requests and/or concerns are addressed, Senator Krueger has outlined, belwo and in the attached report, the best course of action to get the results you need.

Before You Call 3-1-1:

311 Tip Sheet Final[1].pdf

May 21, 2010

April 27, 2010 - Legislative Report with Senator Mike Ranzenhofer

Senator Mike Ranzenhofer gives his alternatives to taxes and fees, opposition to expand the State Environmental Quality Review Act, and defeating the farm labor bill.

May 19, 2010

Honoring Women of Distinction

You are cordially invited to join Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. as we honor several remarkable women who have given of themselves to the Bronx community.

Please RSVP, Ms. Torres at 718-652-4329

Flyer announcement is attached. Tell your friends!

May 22, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Congratulates Local Girl Scouts for Winning Bronze Award



On May 11, 2010, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) awarded Certificates of Merit to members of the Junior Girl Scout Troop 2694 and congratulated them on receiving the Bronze Award, the highest honor given to junior girl scouts.  The girls traveled to Albany as part of the New York State Girl Scout Legislative Network.

May 17, 2010

Aubertine UTV Bill Moves Out of Committee


Bill would redefine ATV in state law to make side-by-side vehicles legal up to 1,500lbs

ALBANY (April 27, 2010)—The New York State Senate Transportation Committee today moved legislation sponsored by Sen. Aubertine (S.4277) that would allow all-terrain vehicle riders to legally register and ride side-by-side ATVs on trail systems throughout the state.

The committee voted 16-1, meaning the bill—which has an Assembly sponsor—will be eligible for consideration soon on the Senate floor.

April 27, 2010

Senator Oppenheimer To Host Mobile Office Hours in New Castle and North Castle on Saturday, April 24th


Please join Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck)

as she hosts mobile office hours

Saturday, April 24th at the following locations:


New Castle

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Gail Patrick’s Cafe

31 South Greeley Avenue

Chappaqua, NY

April 19, 2010

Senator Dilan on Polish Air Tragedy

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan discusses a Senate Resolution he co-sponsored, expressing sorrow and sympathies to the people of Poland following an April 10, 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed 88 high-ranking members of the Polish government, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife. Dilan represents the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, home to the largest concentration of Poles and Polish-Americans in New York State

April 14, 2010
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