Issues: Federal Programs

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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NEW MEDICAID FRAUD SCAMS HIGHLIGHT URGENT NEED TO FIGHT BACK

Senate Republicans Recommend Reforms To Stop Medicaid Fraud That’s Driving Up Local Property Taxes

Albany- New reports today of Medicaid fraud scams in New York City highlight the urgent need to stop Medicaid fraud and abuse that is driving up state and local spending and property taxes, Senator Marty Golden said.

March 30, 2010
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Pres. Obama's State of the Union

I am hoping to hear the President talk tonight about supporting our middle-class; people are struggling and the government has an obligation to focus on putting people back to work and helping families make ends meet. I’d also like to hear him present a strategy for creating good-paying jobs, and express a commitment to working with us to bring jobs to New York.

January 27, 2010
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Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010
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State Senator Ruben Diaz Criticizes Lack of State Representation in Newly Created Museum of The American Latino

New York State Senator Ruben Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus today sent a letter to Congressman José Serrano requesting that he review the lack of state representation in the recently created National Museum of the American Latino. 

January 7, 2010
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Senador Diaz Critica Falta de Representación en Nuevo Museo Nacional del Latino

El Senador Ruben Díaz, Presidente del Caucus Puertorriqueño y Latino del Senado de Nueva York, envió una carta al Congresista Jose Serrano pidiendo que investigue la falta de representación del estado en la comisión del nuevo Museo Nacional del Latino Americano.

January 6, 2010
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U.S. CENSUS is Hiring Again for positions that start in 2010!

U.S. CENSUS is Hiring Again for positions that start in 2010!

They are recruiting for:

Census Takers Crew Leaders Crew Leader Assistants Recruiting Assistants Census Clerks

Positions can be full or part-time depending upon need and hourly pay ranges from approximately $14.00 per hour to over $20.00 per hour depending upon position.

November 10, 2009
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American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA Stimulus Bill)

ARRA Bill
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September 3, 2009
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Federal Transportation Funds Available

ONEONTA, 07/28/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced applications are being accepted to help local governments fund “shovel ready” transportation projects.

"Local governments are struggling to keep property taxes down while maintaining their transportation and infrastructure systems,” said Seward.  “Our upstate economy depends on well maintained highways to attract new companies and help existing businesses grow.  Quality of life issues and the safety of our residents are also at stake.”

July 28, 2009
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