Issues: Families

First Public Assistance Grant Increase In 19 Years Now In Effect

The first increase to the basic public assistance grant in nearly two decades took effect on July 1, 2009, providing more aid to individuals and families struggling in poverty during this unprecedented economic downturn. The public assistance grant will be raised again in each of the next two years, resulting in a cumulative 33 percent increase by July 2011.

July 2, 2009
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Youth Leadership: Sen. Foley Honors 2009 Youth of the Year Nominee Derrick Rountree

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) honored the 2009 Youth of the Year Nominee Derrick Rountree. Derrick has been an integral part of the Bellport Area Boys and Girls Club. He is a budding leader in the 3rd Senate District who has made a difference through his volunteer activities in the Boys and Girls Club.

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June 8, 2009
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Senator Sampson Says June Is Time For Beaches, Barbeques – And Safety

 SENATOR SAMPSON SAYS JUNE IS TIME FOR BEACHES, BARBEQUES – AND SAFETY

COMMON SENSE SAFETY TIPS ENSURE FUN IN THE SUN THIS SUMMER

 

June means beaches, barbeques, and cool dips in the pool. June is also National Safety Month, and Senator Sampson has put together a list of sun safety tips to remember this summer.

June 6, 2009
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2009 Woman of Distinction, Julie Dent, speaks at the June 2, 2009 event alongside Senator Dilan who nominated Ms. Dent based on her community involvement and work in early childhood and elementary education.

Julie Dent, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, is the proud mother of New York City Police Officer Christopher Dent. She loves spending quality time with her grandchildren. Julie's father passed away when she was very young. He was a loving, strong but gentle man who loved his wife and children. Julie enjoyed growing up with her sisters and brothers, who were her best friends.

June 5, 2009
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Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Newborns From Flu

Bill requires flu vaccine access in hospitals with neonatal intensive care units (Albany, NY)- Today, the New York State Senate passed legislation (S3911A) that would require any hospital with a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to offer flu vaccine to the parents and anticipated caregivers of newborns currently in the NICU. 

June 1, 2009
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June 1, 2009
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June is Dairy Month: Aubertine Urges NYers to Recognize, Thank Dairy Farmers

Multi-billion dollar economic engine faces hard times with milk prices well below cost of production

WATERTOWN (June 1, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today urged all New Yorkers to recognize the important role our dairy farmers play in our state’s economy and the everyday lives of its citizens, as we celebrate June as Dairy Month in New York with parades and other events commemorating the industry’s impact.

June 1, 2009
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Protecting our Children from Drug Law Offenders

Protecting the most vulnerable members of our society is of the upmost importance to me. That is why I am advocating for a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by legislation that was passed earlier this year. The enacted legislation would allow courts to seal the criminal records of certain drug felons when they complete drug court, so there will be no record of their conviction when they apply for employment.

May 29, 2009
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Sen. Foley Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Central Islip Little League

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May 21, 2009
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Sen. Foley at Central Islip Little League

Sen. Brian X. Foley helped kick-off another season for the Central Islip Little League. Sen. Foley threw the ceremonial first pitch and greeted children and parents from throughout Central Islip.

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May 21, 2009
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Senator Valesky is Guest Reader at Pig Out On Reading Event in Morrisville

Senator Valesky served as a guest reader to a 5th grade class at Edward R. Andrews Elementary School in Morrisville. After reading the book "Moses the Cat," students engaged the Senator in a Q&A about his life, his work in the Legislature and why education is important.

May 21, 2009
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Legislators and Human Rights Activists Hail the Passage of Legislation to end Barbaric Practice of Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009) Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290-A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor.  The “Anti-Shackling Bill” is sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Nick Perry  (D-Brooklyn). 

May 20, 2009
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SENATOR ALESI SUPPORT STUDENT LITERACY AND LEARNING WITH SUMMER READING PROGRAM

ALBANY, NY – Senator Alesi wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer with the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program, “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

May 20, 2009
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Legislators and Human Rights Activists Hail end of Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009): Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290- A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor. The announcement was made at the State Capitol in Albany, New York.  The “Anti-Shackling Bill” is sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Nick Perry  (D-Brooklyn).  Their bill prohibits state and local correctional authorities from using restraints on a pregnant female inmate who is being transported for childbirth, during labor and delivery, and in post-natal recovery.

May 20, 2009
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5/20/2009 Senator Montgomery News Conference “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290- A/A.3373-A)

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009): Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290- A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor. The announcement was made at the State Capitol in Albany, New York.  

May 20, 2009
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Join In The Dutch And African Celebration Of Pinkster At The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum!

 

COME CELEBRATE BROOKLYN'S HISTORY!

Enjoy the music of Dion Parson’s 21st century band, listen to the tales of Brooklyn’s past by the Brooklyn storytellers, explore the history of the Dutch and African-Americans in New York City and rediscover the oldest house in New York City, the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum!

May 18, 2009
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SENATOR MAZIARZ HOSTED CHILD SAFETY DAY

            Senator George Maziarz hosted a free Child Safety Day on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his district office, located at 2578 Niagara Falls Boulevard (the “Boulder Commons” plaza) in the Town of Wheatfield.  The event ran from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

May 18, 2009
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