Issues: Families

KLEIN HOSTS EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST AND MAGIC SHOW

Senator Klein holds 15th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show

NEW YORK- On Sunday, April 11th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by more than 300 children from the Bronx and Westchester, held his 15th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show at Maestro’s in the Bronx. Families enjoyed a free breakfast, magic show, face painting and build-a-bunny workshop. The Easter Bunny also made a special appearance.

April 12, 2010
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ENCOURAGING FOOD DONATIONS DURING THIS DIFFICULT ECONOMIC CLIMATE

Act will Assist People in Need and Build Relationships Between Food Providers & Charitable Organizations

April 9, 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 13, 2010 Room 512 LOB

April 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Aubertine Bill Promotes Food Donations to Charities, Protects Restaurants, Farms From Worrisome Liability

Senate votes unanimously to pass food donation bill that limits liability for good faith donations

April 8, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Announces Reform Agenda to "Rightsize" Juvenile Justice System

Senator Montgomery announces her 2010 NYS Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda at a press briefing in New York City on March 19, 2010.

April 7, 2010
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Senator Montgomery' 2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

Click the pdf link below to view the Senator's 2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

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2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

April 7, 2010
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Westchester Herald: Senator Stewart-Cousins Informs Grandparent Caregivers About Financial Assistance Program

Westchester Herald (March 15, 2010)

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, in partnership with the Kinship Caregiver Program, is working to inform residents about financial assistance available to grandparents and other relatives raising children. The individuals currently enrolled in the program receive an average of $400 per month to care for a child and $150 for any additional children. However, due to limited awareness about this program, it is estimated that only 10% of New Yorkers who qualify for assistance apply to the program…

April 6, 2010
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Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010
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Senator Espada Urges New Yorkers to Stand up for Children During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and encourage communities to take a stand for the safety and well-being of our children and underscore our commitment to preventing and responding appropriately to incidences of child abuse.

April 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Room 710 LOB

April 7, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Urges New Yorkers to Stand up for Children During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 31, 2010
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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Legislation Empowering Families with Healthcare Decisions

Family Healthcare Decisions Act Passes After Being Stalled for 17 Years

March 30, 2010
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Senate Majority Committed To Saving Our Parks

Senate Democrats Preserve Recreational Facilities and Bolster Small Businesses

Today, the Senate Majority and advocates stood together in support of State Parks.

On Monday, the Majority Conference unanimously voted for a budget resolution which restored all $11.5 million of the Governor’s budget cuts to parks operations. If enacted, the cut would have resulted in the closure of 57 State Parks and reduced operations at an additional 22 State Parks.

March 24, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Vows to Fight Child Care Cuts! (3-17-10)

On Friday, March 12, 2010 in Brooklyn’s Boro Hall, Senator Velmanette Montgomery  met with child care advocates, parents, educators, and elected officials to  develop a response to Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to slash funding for child care and head start programs.     

The proposed cuts fall disproportionately on Brooklyn.      

March 17, 2010
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Senator Savino Introduces Bill To Protect Workers from Wage Theft

New York State Senator Diane Savino, New York State Assembly Member Carl Heastie, and the Coalition to Prevent Wage Theft & Protect Responsible Businesses stood in front of the SOHO location of Scoop NYC, a business that illegally withheld half a million dollars in overtime pay from workers to announce the introduction of comprehensive state legislation to reform the New York State Labor Law (S.7050/A.10163). The coalition is comprised of low-income workers, not-for-profit organizations, civic legal organizations, organized labor, and small businesses.

March 12, 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, March 16, 2010 Room 512 LOB

March 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Partners With AARP To Inform Grandparent Caregivers About Financial Assistance Program

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, in partnership with the Kinship Caregiver Program, is working to inform residents about financial assistance available to grandparents and other relatives raising children. The individuals currently enrolled in the program receive an average of $400 per month to care for a child and $150 for any additional children. However, due to limited awareness about this program, it is estimated that only 10% of New Yorkers who qualify for assistance apply to the program.

March 11, 2010
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March 9, 2010
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Sen. Foley, Small Businesses Rally to Protect Jobs, Oppose Wine Sale in Grocery Stores

On Saturday, March 6, 2010, State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by small business owners and activists in rallying against the governor’s proposal to sell wine in grocery stores. The measure, which is proposed as part of the governor’s budget, will costs thousands of jobs at small wine and liquor stores across the state and increase access to alcohol for underage drinkers.

March 8, 2010
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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, March 9, 2010 Room 710 LOB

March 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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