Issues: Families

September 16, 2009
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SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS COMMUNITY TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG OR FACE INCREASED FINE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is reminding local residents of a law that went into effect last October, (Chapter 153 of 2008) that increased the maximum fine for non compliance with canine waste laws from $100 to $250 per violation.      Senator Golden, who supported the legislation which amended a law passed in 1986, was recently contacted regarding the problem of dog owners not cleaning up after their dogs.

September 16, 2009
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Serrano Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides Passes Senate

September 11, 2009

Senate Passes Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides

September 11, 2009
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Senate Acts To Improve Family Court System

21 New judgeships will ease overwhelming burden on system in crisis

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S5968/Sampson) that will protect families and children by updating the state’s Family Court system, creating 21 much-needed new Family Court judgeships.

September 10, 2009
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September 8, 2009
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Statement on the Passing of Legislator John J. Foley

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Suffolk County Legislator John J. Foley, father of State Senator Brian X. Foley. Legislator Foley passed away peacefully Monday while surrounded by his family.  He was 91.

September 8, 2009
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Sen. Foley Calls on Gov. Paterson to Sign Sex Offender E-Mail Notification Bill into Law

Sen. Foley and community advocates urge Governor Paterson to sign bill that would allow residents to receive instant e-mail alerts when a sex offender moves into their neighborhood

August 31, 2009
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Sen. Foley Announces $500,000 Grant to Build Spray Park in Brentwood

Timberline Park to become recreational destination for local residents

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

Analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Adopted Budget

August 31, 2009
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Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 31, 2009
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August 15, 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Statement by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery On The Federal Investigation of Four New York Juvenile Detention Facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the wake of a federal investigation into the administration and oversight of four secure juvenile detention facilities in New York, I am angered as well as saddened by the inhumane treatment of troubled youth, many of whom are living with mental illnesses.

August 28, 2009
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Senator Velmanette Montgomery Letter To Commissioner John B. Mattingly re: Day Cares

August 26, 2009

Commissioner John B. MattinglyAdministration for Children Services150 William Street 18th FloorNew York, NY 10038

Dear Commissioner Mattingly:

There were a number of concerns raised at our public hearing over the proposed closure of over 120 ACS day care classrooms, and the transfer of over 3,500 four and five year old children from subsidized child care to kindergarten. Thanks to federal stimulus funding, and the intervention of the City Council, those closures were averted.

August 26, 2009
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Serrano at Island Kids Celebration

Senator Serrano was on Roosevelt Island for the culmination of the Island Kids Summer Camp. The camp is for children ages 5 to 13, and its programming includes swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, culinary arts, and weekly field trips. This program offers partial and full scholarships to low-income families, who might otherwise not be able to participate. The 2009 season kicked off on July 7th, and there was an upbeat closing ceremony on August 26th.

August 26, 2009
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8/25/2009: Youth Detention Facilities

 

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SENATOR THOMAS K. DUANE

SENATOR VELMANETTE MONTGOMERY

SENATOR RUTH HASSELL-THOMPSON

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009

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August 25, 2009
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