Issues: Families

2010 Summer Reading Program

As the school year draws to a close, students naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from books! It is important, though, to keep school age children in the mindset of learning. For this reason, the New York State Senate has partnered with the New York State Library to offer you the 2010 Summer Reading Program, a fun and exciting way to keep students in the fourth through sixth grades reading while on break through the summer months. This year's theme is "Make a Splash...Read!"

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May 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 512 LOB

May 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 710 LOB

May 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senate Majority Works to Reform Antiquated Matrimonial Laws

Today, the Senate Democratic Majority held a hearing on matrimonial law reform, hosted by Senate Majority Conference Leader, John L. Sampson and Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chairwoman, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee and Chairwoman, Majority Task Force on Domestic Violence.  The hearing focused on :

May 6, 2010
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State Senator Liz Krueger Suggests Urges New Yorkers to Use Mother’s Day As a Reminder to Schedule Mammograms

For Immediate Release | May 4, 2010

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

(New York, NY) - This year on Mother’s Day, when we take the time to honor the women who have done so much to care for others, State Senator Liz Krueger urges us to remind these same women to take care of themselves by getting regular mammogram screenings. Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death for woman, and while many women schedule regular screenings – including self examinations – more than 41,000 women die annually from this disease.

May 4, 2010
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Sen. Foley Leads Community Effort to Clean up Graffiti in Brentwood

Joined by volunteers from all walks of life in Brentwood, State Senator Brian X. Foley led the effort to clean up graffiti from public and private property in the neighborhood. Senator Foley’s office worked with a local civic group, Brentwood Residents Against Violence Every Day (BRAVE), to organize the start of a concerted effort to rid the community of graffiti. 

May 2, 2010
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Senator Montgomery's Agenda to Save Young People's Lives

Senator Montgomery’s Agenda to Save Young People’s LivesExcerpt from Urban Agenda columnBy David R.

April 30, 2010
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Town of Greece Plans Arbor Day Tree Planting

Tree Planting will be in memory of Hunter Thomas Resch

Greece Supervisor John Auberger announced that plans are underway for the Town’s 2010 Arbor Day Tree Planting. This year a tree will be planted in memory of Hunter Thomas Resch, a 7 year old resident of the Town of Greece, who was a Cub Scout and attended Paddy Hill Elementary. Hunter was killed earlier this year in a tragic murder-suicide.

The tree planting will take place at the Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd., on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.

April 30, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI SPONSORS RIGHT TO LIFE LOBBY DAY IN ALBANY

4/27/10

SENATOR STACHOWSKI SPONSORS RIGHT TO LIFE LOBBY DAY IN ALBANY

 Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), today sponsored the New York State Right To Life Committee’s 2010 Lobby For Life Day in Albany. 

 A bi-partisan, multi-faith and multi-cultural gathering of approximately 150 members of the statewide Right To Life Committee convened in Albany to listen to legislative leaders speak in support of the Committee’s positions before members proceeded to meet with state representatives.   

April 27, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 512 LOB

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April 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 710 LOB

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April 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY STORMS

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like homeowners and businesses that suffered damages due to the severe storms, which occurred March 12 through 30, to be aware they may be eligible for low interest Physical Disaster and Economic Injury loans.  Application deadlines are June 18, 2010 for Physical Damage and January 19, 2011 for Economic Injury.

April 23, 2010
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Healthcare Coverage For Foster Children

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2010

Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-3531

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY HELPS IMPROVE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

Study will monitor system to secure adequate health and behavior health services

April 22, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week of April 19th: Senate Majority Passes Earth Day 2010 Agenda And More

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.

 ‘Earth Day 2010 Agenda’

April 22, 2010
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Seward Joins The 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Walk In Catskill

CATSKILL, 04/18/10 – At the start of the second annual Autism Awareness Walk, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes at his request, an $8,000 senate grant toward operating expenses for the Autism Connection of Greene County.

April 19, 2010
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Town Hall - Middle Village

Come discuss the issues that concern you and that affect your everyday life with Senator Addabbo at this town hall meeting.

May 20, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Senator Duane Rallies with Elected Officials, Advocates to Oppose Plan to Charge Homeless for Shelter

Proposed Policy Would Create Steeper, Longer Path Out of Homelessness

Elected Officials Support Legislation to Prohibit Charging Homeless for Shelter

April 15, 2010
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