Issues: Education

Arc of Monroe Expands Job Path Program

I was pleased to join the Arc of Monroe as they announced exciting details to expand their successful Culinary Career Prep, which is part of its Job Path Program. This program trains individuals for a career in the food services industry by providing them with classroom and hands-on training. Way to go Arc of Monroe!

January 23, 2015
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Senator Venditto Participates in Old Mill Road Elementary School's Reading Day

North Merrick, NY- New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently had the opportunity to participate in the North Merrick Union Free School District's reading day at Old Mill Road Elementary School as a guest reader to Mrs. Kiderman's 1st Grade Class.

Senator Venditto read "Brave Irene" by William Steig to the class. The book teachers children about courage, determination, relationships, and responsibility in the face of adversity. Senator Venditto also talked with the 1st Graders about his job as a New York State Senator and the importance of public service.

Senator Venditto is pictured above with Mrs. Kiderman's 1st Grade Class.

 

January 23, 2015
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Breakaway Senate Dems unveil 'Invest New York' policy agenda

BY KEN LOVETT, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, January 19, 2015, 1:48 PM

The breakaway group of five Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a 15-point policy agenda for the new legislative session that includes a call to give localities like New York City the power to set their own minimum wage rates.

Other proposals in the "Invest New York" package would be the creation of an education investment tax credit that private and parochial schools have been pushing for years, a $400 million school construction trust fund, and various housing initiatives.

January 23, 2015
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A call to action for the education of our children

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

First Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 -3:46 p.m.

To the editor:

January 23, 2015
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Hoylman Criticizes Senate GOP Education Bill

Hoylman: Education Investment Incentives Act is nothing more than a corporate giveaway

January 23, 2015
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Hoylman Criticizes Senate GOP Education Bill

Senator Hoylman calls the GOP "Education Investment Incentives Act" what it is - a corperate giveaway that undermines public education and the seperation between church and state. 

January 23, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Respondes to State of the State Address & Budget Presentation

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) was in Albany for today’s State of the State Address and budget presentation by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  This was the fifth State of the State message Senator Gallivan has received since taking office.

January 22, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill to Provide Tax Credits for Donations to Public & Private Schools

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the New York State Senate has passed a bill (S.1976) which would provide a tax credit for donations made to public and private schools in New York, including charter schools.  Gallivan co-sponsored the legislation, which would also provide tax credits for certain expenses incurred by parents who educate their children at home and qualified educators who purchase materials and supplies for classroom use.

January 22, 2015
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BUDGET MUST REFLECT THE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES

Statement from Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address and Executive Budget Proposal:

 

“We need to keep our eye on the ball, and the primary focus during budget negotiations should be jobs, jobs and more jobs. I was happy to hear the Governor speak about small business tax relief and expansion of broadband in rural areas because both of the initiatives will bring us more opportunities. Distribution of economic development funds must benefit rural areas to ensure that every region of the state gets the attention it needs and deserves. There shouldn’t be winners and losers when it comes to job growth.

 

January 21, 2015
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OFA STUDENTS, FACULTY JOIN RITCHIE AT CAPITOL FOR STATE OF THE STATE AND BUDGET ADDRESS

Students from Ogdensburg Free Academy traveled to the State Capitol Wednesday, joining lawmakers for Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address and State Budget presentation. 

January 21, 2015
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR PATTY RITCHIE ON GOVERNOR’S 2015-16 BUDGET PRESENTATION

I was pleased to hear Governor Cuomo emphasize issues that are priorities for me—making critical investments in our education system, supporting small business owners, creating jobs and keeping more money in the pockets of hardworking New Yorkers.

January 21, 2015
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SENATE PASSES EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT TO GIVE PARENTS MORE OPTIONS IN THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION

Measure Provides New Tax Incentives to Offer Parents More Educational Choices

January 21, 2015
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Senate Passes Education Investment Tax Credit to Give Parents More Options In Their Child's Education

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that helps give parents more choice in the education of their child.

January 21, 2015
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Invest in infrastructure projects with $5 billion windfall

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

Later today, Governor Andrew Cuomo will present his 2015 State of the State Address, along with the release of the 2015-16 Executive Budget.  In the coming days and weeks, I will be going over the Executive Budget proposal with a fine-tooth comb. Generally, my priorities are pushing for more broad-based tax relief, spending restraint and initiatives to spur private-sector job creation.  

 

The budget won’t be the only agenda item for this year’s Legislative Session.  The State Legislature must answer another important question: What should New York do with the over $5 billion windfall from numerous bank settlements?

 

January 21, 2015
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JOHN BONACIC REGARDING EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

I join my fellow Republicans in the Senate to urge Governor Cuomo to include the Education Investment Tax Credit in his Executive Budget to send a strong signal that in New York, every student deserves access to a first-class education and the limitless opportunities that come with it.  And rather than being forced to simply lower their expectations, parents whose children are trapped in failing schools should have real options when it comes to furthering their child’s education and securing their future.

January 20, 2015
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Independent Democratic Conference Launches 2015 Policy Agenda

“INVEST NEW YORK”

IDC Unveils 15 Innovative Investments that will Create Long Term Stability, Security and Sustainability for all New Yorkers

Proposals Invest in New York Workers, Students, Seniors and Families and Support a Significant Expansion in New York State Schools, Housing, and Communities

January 20, 2015
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