Issues: Mental Health

SENATOR HOYLMAN PRAISES ASSEMBLY MEMBER DEBORAH GLICK FOR PASSAGE OF BAN ON LGBT ‘CONVERSION THERAPY,’ URGES GOP TO ALLOW VOTE IN SENATE

Hoylman: “The well-being of LGBT kids throughout New York continues to be threatened until the State Senate takes action”

April 29, 2015
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Ortt Encourages NFTA to Apply For Transit Grant Program

Funding Secured by State could Help Save Bus Routes and Paratransit Lines in Jeopardy of being cut

State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today is encouraging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to apply for a transportation grant program that would help keep fixed bus routes and Paratransit services from being cut.   

April 28, 2015
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Ortt Urges NFTA to Reconsider Proposed Cuts to Metro

Plan to Discontinue Bus Routes Would Have Adverse Effect on Paratransit System  

State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today is urging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to reconsider its proposed plan to discontinue some of its fixed bus routes, which would consequently impact its Paratransit service.

April 27, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities  Senator Robert Ortt, Chair  9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 29, 2015  Room 816 LOB

April 29, 9:30 AM - 9:36 AM
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Your Voice With Senator Rob Ortt

April 22, 2015 - Senator Ortt discusses the Regional Hockey Festival for Athletes and Vets with Disabilities, Funding for the Retention of District Military Bases and Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Counseling.

April 23, 2015
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Senator Ortt's Week in Review

Sen. Ortt discusses what he's been doing throughout his district. 

April 23, 2015
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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Public Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Set at NU

Co-Chairman of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Sen. Rob Ortt has announced one of the several open forums will take place at Niagara University on May 7. There, he and a panel of speakers will hear gather ideas from the public in order to strengthen legislation on the growing problem. Read more about the forum from The Buffalo News.

April 16, 2015
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Pawsitive for Heroes

Non-profit organization WNYHeroes stopped by Sen. Ortt’s office to talk about some of its successful programs, including the  “Pawsitive for Heroes” program where service dogs help veterans cope with PTSD, or any related mental health illness.   

April 14, 2015
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Senators Ortt, Young, Funke, and Croci Announce $4.6 Million in Additional Funding for Rape and Sexual Violence Programs

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, New York State Senators Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda), Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean), Rich Funke (R,C,I – Fairport), and Thomas Croci (R – Sayville) today announced that they succeeded in securing an additional $4.6 million in funding in the 2015-16 state budget to help victims of rape and sexual violence.

The Senators led a bipartisan group of members from the Republican and Independent Democratic Conferences in efforts to secure a total of nearly $6.5 million in state funding for rape crisis services for victims and programs that prevent sexual assault.

April 14, 2015
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Sen. Ortt Drops the Puck at Disabled Veteran’s Hockey Game

As part of the 11th annual USA Disabled Hockey Festival, State Senator Rob Ortt helped to kick off one of the games by dropping the puck onto the ice. The event honors our heroes and is organized by the Sled Hockey Foundation. The four day festival is reportedly the largest disabled hockey event of its kind in the world with more than 1,000 athletes from around the country playing a total of 147 games. Read more about the event and watch the news clip on TWCNews and WGRZ.

 

 

April 13, 2015
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Ortt: Budget Assists Mental Health, Disabilities

As Chairman, Ortt Sees Progress on Key Issues

State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) said this year’s state budget will assist those facing mental illness and disabilities. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Ortt said issues raised by individuals, families, and advocacy groups were central to his approach to the budget.

April 12, 2015
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Sen. Ortt Urges State to Reconsider Plan to Phase Out Sheltered Workshops

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and in support of the disability community and sheltered workshops in his district, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities to protect the workshops from closure. This is the full text of the letter Ortt sent last week to the Governor’s office and Kerry A. Delaney, acting commissioner of the OPWDD in Albany.

April 8, 2015
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Independent Living of Niagara County 2015 Policy Maker Event

Senator Ortt took time Saturday to listen to the needs of the disabled community at Independent Living of Niagara County. He was able to see first-hand the many empowered individuals living fulfilling, independent lives.

April 4, 2015
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Alzheimer's Association Receives Unprecedented State Grant

The Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter received a state grant of an unprecedented amount - $50 million over the next two years. The organization's executive director Leilani Pelletier (right) wanted to formally thank Senator Ortt at a press conference Friday.   

April 3, 2015
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SERINO ENSURES BUDGET DELIVERS FOR 41st

SERINO ENSURES BUDGET DELIVERS FOR 41st

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) proudly announced that the new State Budget for 2015-16 will include almost $5 million dollars in critical funding that will help hold the line on taxes in Dutchess County and support critical services for our some of our most vulnerable citizens.

March 30, 2015
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Your Voice With Senator Ortt

During this segment of Your Voice, Senator Ortt talks about medical marijuana, sex trafficking, mental health, and Fort Drum Day.

March 24, 2015
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March 19, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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Sen. Ortt Shares Concerns About Possible Psychiatric Merger

Sen. Ortt shared his concerns about moving children with mental health issues into the adult building at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Sen. Ortt’s viewpoints were highlighted on the Children’s Psychiatric Center of Western New York’s website. Read the Lockport Journal article by clicking on this link.

March 17, 2015
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