Issues: Families

2015-16 State Budget Supports Important Programs

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) says the $142-billion 2015-16 state budget provides critical funding to important state programs while controlling the size and cost of government.  The state’s fifth consecutive on-time budget keeps spending within a two-percent cap, increases aid to education, rejects tax increases and provides property tax relief for homeowners.  The spending plan also includes funding for regional assets such as Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the NFTA and Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

April 1, 2015
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Collins Center Family Health & Safety Fair

Free Admission

Blood Donations

Free Services

Free Screenings

April 18, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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West Seneca Family Health & Safety Fair

Free Admission

Blood Donations

Free Services and Screenings from the following providers or vendors:

 

Alzheimer’s Association of WNY

Bakery Victory Dental Center

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Boy scouts of America

Cancer Services of Erie County

CERT

Curves of West Seneca

D’Youville -

ECC – Nursing School

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

Elder Care Solutions

Girl scouts of WNY

April 25, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Gallivan Announces Agreement to Keep WNY Children's Psychiatric Center Open

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces that as part of a new state budget, an agreement has been reached to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca open for at least another year.  The state had proposed closing the center and moving adolescent patients to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

March 30, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN HOSTS 20TH ANNUAL EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST AND MAGIC SHOW

Klein Participates in Bronx and Westchester Easter Egg Hunts – Celebrating the Spring Season with Hundreds of Children and Families

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by more than 300 Bronx children and families, held his 20th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show at Villa Barone Manor in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx on Saturday, March 28th. Bronxites of all ages enjoyed a free breakfast, fun-filled magic show, build-a-bunny workshop, face painting and an appearance by a very special guest: the Easter Bunny.

March 30, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Calls for Paid Family Leave

Senator David Carlucci hosted a press conference on Friday, March 27th at the “Just for Kids Daycare” center calling for the legislature and Governor Cuomo to include paid family leave in the 2015 New York State budget.

In New York State, only twelve percent of all workers are provided with Family Leave Insurance (FLI) from their employers. Additionally, over 40% of employees nationwide qualify for unpaid leave through the national Family and Medical Leave Act. This leaves many families with an impossible choice between being able to take care of their newborn, or be able to earn the income they need to make ends meet.

March 27, 2015
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Recognizing Kinship Caregivers

Today, I joined kinship caregivers and kinship advocates in announcing that September 2015 will be Kinship Care Month in New York. We are fortunate to live in a state that is among the leaders nationwide in recognizing kinship caregivers for stepping up to raise at-risk youth. I applaud all those who take the time to give New York's children the care, attention and love they need to become healthy adults.

March 24, 2015
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THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET BUDGET EQUITY XXIII

PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE BUDGET 2015-2016 BY THE NEW YORK STATE BLACK, PUERTO RICAN, HISPANIC, AND ASIAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS

File: 
BPRHA Budget Equity 2015.pdf

March 20, 2015
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Minute with Marchione: “World Down Syndrome Day”

State Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon), Chair of the Senate’s Local Government Committee, announced passage of her legislative resolution recognizing March 21, 2015, as “Down Syndrome Awareness Day” for New York State. Senator Marchione’s resolution was passed unanimously during yesterday’s Senate Session and was opened up to all of her colleagues for co-sponsorship. Senator Marchione also spoke on her resolution during today’s Session.

“Down Syndrome is more than just an issue for me; it’s personal. My great-nephew, Nathan, has Down Syndrome. He is a wonderful, incredible boy and one of the bright, shining lights of our family’s life. It is in Nathan’s name that I am proud to sponsor this resolution and promote this important cause,” Senator Marchione said.

March 19, 2015
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Senate Makes Fashion Statement For World Down Syndrome Day

ALBANY, 03/18/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today joined his colleagues in the state senate in recognizing the tenth anniversary of “World Down Syndrome Day” and called on the governor to proclaim March 21, 2015 as “Down Syndrome Awareness Day” in the State of New York.

March 18, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE SPEAKS WITH ALBANY COUNTY SHERIFF CRAIG APPLE

Senator Amedore speaks with Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple before a Capitol press conference on March 16th, 2015 announcing legislation that would expedite access to CPS records when law enforcement are investigating a missing child. 

March 17, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle’s Statement on the Assembly’s Passage of Anti-human Trafficking Legislation

“I am pleased that the Assembly has passed the anti-human trafficking legislation that the Senate has approved for the last two years.  This is one of the bills in an important package of legislation that is crucial to protecting and empowering women.   

March 17, 2015
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Senate Gives Final Passage to Bill Expediting Investigations of Missing Children

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation that would expedite access to critical information in missing child cases. The bill (S3520A), sponsored by Senator George A. Amedore, Jr.

March 16, 2015
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Senate Republican Budget Plan Creates Property Tax Rebate & Eliminates GEA

The New York State Senate Republican Majority approved a budget plan Thursday that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, increases aid to education and eliminates the Gap Elimination Adjustment.  It also makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure.

March 16, 2015
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CAUCUS PUSHES 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION PRIORITIES

“Meeting the Needs of Minority Communities during this Budget Season 

New York, NY – The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus led by Chair Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, outlined the major priorities from their annual report “The People’s Priorities 2015”. Standing in support with them was New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), Hunger Action, American Heart Association, YMCA, and other labor unions, advocacy groups, and clergy. The Caucus formally announced their agenda which ensures that the budget and other pieces of legislation positively affect and provide equal access for low income and minority communities. 

March 12, 2015
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IDC invests in hardworking New York families in State Senate one-house budget resolution

Senate resolution includes key IDC proposals for infrastructure upgrades,  job growth, affordable housing, college affordability and paid family leave

Albany, NY — As the State Senate Coalition announced its $139.7 billion one-house budget resolution on Wednesday, State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the members of the Independent Democratic Conference unfurled key achievements for New York’s hardworking families.

March 11, 2015
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New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative (Public Hearing) on Criminal Justice Reform

Joint – Assembly Standing Committee on Codes
Chair: Assembly Member Joseph Lentol
Assembly Standing Committee on Judiciary
Chair: Assembly Member Helene Weinstein
and New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus
Chair: Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubry
Public Hearing: Criminal Justice Reform
Place: Hamilton Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Juan Gabriel Genao (518) 455-4313
Media Contact: Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 11, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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DYCD Begins Accepting Applications for New York City's Summer Youth Employment Program - City Residents Ages 14-24 May Apply for Lottery Until Friday, April 10

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced that DYCD will accept applications for the 2015 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) from Monday, March 2 through Friday, April 10, 2015. SYEP, the nation’s largest summer youth employment initiative, provides New York City young people between the ages of 14 and 24 with up to six weeks of entry-level experience at worksites in all five boroughs. Participants are selected by lottery for the program, which runs from July 6 through August 15.

March 2, 2015
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Seward Bill Part Of Senate Package To Protect Children, Victims From Sex Offenders

ALBANY, 02/26/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced senate passage of a comprehensive package of legislation to protect children and victims from sex offenders.  A bill sponsored by Senator Seward (S.3926) would bar sex offenders who are on parole, probation, or conditionally discharged from being upon the premises of any day care facility.

February 26, 2015
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