Issues: Families

Senator Krueger Talks Health Exchanges

The Bipartisan Pro-Choice Caucus wants to make sure women still have quick access to family planning and other services once the Affordable Healthcare Act is fully in place. As caucus founder Senator Liz Krueger explains, their concerns is connected to the state-level health insurance exchanges.

October 26, 2011
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Senator Krueger & Pro-Choice Caucus Push Obama Admin On Care Inclusion

Fifty-four Assembly members and senators have signed on to a letter circulated by the Bipartisan Pro Choice Legislative Caucus urging the Obama administration to interpret the health care reform law such that state-level health care exchanges include all family planning essential community providers in their networks.

The letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Donald Berwick, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, notes wait times increased most significantly – up to 70 days in the Boston area – for women’s health care providers when Massachusetts implemented its version of health care reform. The lawmakers don’t want to see that replicated here in New York.

October 26, 2011
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Erin Merryn's Law would mandate child sex abuse education

SYRACUSE, N.Y. --"My innocence was killed, my childhood was taken. My voice was silenced. And I lived in that silence," Erin Merryn said.

Merryn says starting when she was six, she was sexually abused by a neighbor, then at 11 by an older cousin.

October 26, 2011
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Senators Valesky, Klein, Bring Erin Merryn's Law To NY State

Measure Aimed at Stopping Child Sexual Abuse; Catching Predators

October 25, 2011
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Senator Krueger Introduces Guide on Regulations Associated With Employing a Nanny & Other Full Time Domestic Workers

Dear Community Members,

Many of my constituents have chosen to hire full time nannies or other domestic workers for their families. Some people are unaware, however, that when they hire domestic workers, they become employers, subject to the same rules and regulations of the Federal and New York State governments as any other employer and business. These regulations can be incredibly complex and are difficult to navigate even for a professional accountant.

File: 
Senator Krueger's Nanny Guide

October 25, 2011
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Public Hearing: Review of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) EarlyLearnNYC Proposal

Nov. 16 Senate Standing Committee on Children and FamiliesChair: Senator Diane J. SavinoPublic Hearing: Review of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) EarlyLearnNYC ProposalPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Barbara O’Neill (518) 455-2405Media Contact: Barbara O’Neill (518) 455-2405ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

November 16, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Intimate Partner Violence

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2011

Contacts: Bryant G. Gaspard (Huntley) | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Guillermo Martinez (Rivera) | martinez@assembly.state.ny.us | (518) 455-5844

Lawmakers: High Rates of Domestic Violence Hurts Adolescents, More Needs to be Done to Protect Women

Senator Shirley L. Huntley & Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera call for passage of legislation that will reverse increasing rates of violence against women

October 20, 2011
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Announcement from NYS Senator Eric Adams...Install cameras in all NYC school playgrounds

 

Install cameras in all NYC school playgrounds

 

Please visit Change.org and sign this petition

October 17, 2011
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Join Operation TBOC

Do you feel unsafe in your own community?

 

Are you fed up with the increased crime activity in your community?

 

Are you annoyed with the excessive amount of litter on the street?

 

Are you discouraged about the future of your community?

 

THEN...become a part of OPERATION TBOC, Take Back Our Community!

 

October 17, 2011
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Senator Huntley Fall Newsletter

View the Full Fall Newsletter or click on the PDF link below.

 

File: 
Senator Huntley Fall Newsletter (final).pdf

October 13, 2011
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EEE ROUNDTABLE MOVES TO OSWEGO SCHOOL OFFICE

11 A.M. Forum Bringing Top Experts On Deadly Disease

The location of State Senator Patty Ritchie’s Senate Roundtable on Eastern Equine Encephalitis on Thursday has been moved to the Oswego City School District Office at 120 East First Street.

The 11 a.m. forum, sponsored by the Senate Committees on Agriculture and the Senate Health Committee, was originally scheduled for the Oswego County Legislative Chambers. It was moved to provide more seating.

Top state and local experts on the deadly mosquito borne disease will discuss how New York State can better coordinate and improve efforts to monitor and control potentially deadly outbreaks of the disease in Central and Northern New York.

October 12, 2011
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L & R Meats Ribbon Cutting

This past weekend, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at L & R Meats, located at 774 Jay Street in Rochester. Best wishes to Lou and your entire staff as you continue to serve the Rochester community!

October 12, 2011
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Long Island City dog run groomed

Queens Courier wrote about Long Island City's improved Vernon Blvd. Dog Run. Hailed as "the Rolls Royce of dog parks," this renovated run will benefit the pet-loving community of western Queens.

A place to meet and socialize is important for members from all Queens communities – even four-legged ones. That is why elected officials and community leaders transformed a once “ruff” looking dog run into one that canines will agree is through the “roof.”

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October 11, 2011
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Refurbished Vernon Boulevard Dog Run Opens In Long Island City

NY1 did a story on the newly renovated the Vernon Blvd. Dog Run in Long Island City. Senator Gianaris spoke and participated in its ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday.

Click here to watch the full video.

October 11, 2011
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P.S./I.S. #48 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

News Ffrom New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 11, 2011

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*PRESS ADVISORY*

P.S. /I.S #48 RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

(Jamaica, NY) The William Wordsworth School-P.S. /I.S. #48 moved into a new building last month. The five story structure boasts a state of the art auditorium, library, science resource room, art studio, science labs, gymnasium and a fully equipped cafeteria/kitchen. Presently, the building services grades Pre-K-5 and is inclusive of District 75.

October 14, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM FIRE

This year’s theme for National Fire Prevention Week is “Protect Your Family From Fire.” As a proud grandfather of eight, I know how important it is to follow the advice of fire safety experts. I always check the working order of my home’s smoke detectors, minimize the use of potential fire hazards, such as candles, and I like to plan and practice a fire escape route with my family. Simple steps like these can help save lives.

Sadly, every year numerous fires devastate homes, businesses and families throughout Central New York. My thoughts are always with the victims as they try and recover. I also commend all of the brave firefighters, who work daily to protect the lives and properties of residents in my district.

October 11, 2011
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Prescription For Change

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2011

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*PRESS RELEASE*

New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley Moves Toward A

"Prescription for Change"

Focuses on Improving Critical Healthcare Services In Southeast Queens

October 7, 2011
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Unity at Brower Park

On Wednesday, September 28th, Senator Adams, Save Our Streets (S.O.S.), Crown Heights Mediation Center and concerned community members gathered together at Brower Park and created a human chain of hands encircling the park as a gesture of community, unity and care.  Senator Adams was one of the speakers to speak out against the recent shootings, and to stress the importance of making Brower Park as a safe space for all residents

October 3, 2011
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