Issues: Health

The New York Times: Housing Subsidy Has High-Profile Foe

By CARA BUCKLEY

The mayor’s office is urging Gov. David A. Paterson to veto a bill that would offer greater rent relief to 11,000 New York City residents with H.I.V. or AIDS, saying the measure would tax the city’s strained budget.

May 4, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Urges All Women to Get a Mammogram This Mother's Day

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mammaroneck) today urged all women to give themselves the gift of peace of mind this Mother’s Day by scheduling an appointment for a mammogram. The Senator joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day mammography campaign.

May 3, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up Week Of April 26, 2010

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included long overdue protections for renters living with HIV/AIDS, new economic opportunities through changes in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, and changes to DEC’s management of migratory bird hunting seasons.

Providing Protections for Individuals with HIV/AIDS

April 29, 2010
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Senate Bill Protects Renters Living With AIDS Or HIV

The New York State Senate Democratic Majority passed overdue protections (S2664/Duane) for New York renters living in poverty with AIDS or HIV, by humanely limiting the percentage of household income which can be paid in shelter costs. The benefit applies to those who live in emergency shelter facilities or reside in housing which receives financial assistance.

April 28, 2010
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Senator Eric Adams Fights to Protect New Yorkers Living with AIDS or HIV

Senator Eric Adams Fights to Protect New Yorkers Living with AIDS or HIV

Legislation limits the percentage of household income towards shelter costs to 30-percent

April 28, 2010
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Senator Little Presents Resolution Proclaiming May Lupus Awareness Month

Senator Betty Little is pictured with (left) Upstate New York Lupus Alliance of America Executive Director Honi Kurzeja and (right) Janet Rucki, a dedicated volunteer for Lupus Alliance of America, in theWell of the State Legislative Office Building.

Senator Little was one of several speakers at a Lupus Awareness Day reception on Wednesday, April 28 to raise awareness about the disease and its impact on those afflicated and their families.

April 28, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI CALLS FOR MEASURE TO PROCLAIM MAY AS CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

4/27/10

SENATOR STACHOWSKI CALLS FOR MEASURE TO PROCLAIM MAY AS CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

In an effort to increase awareness of Celiac Disease and recognize those dedicated to fighting it, Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View), together with several of his colleagues, today called upon Governor David Paterson to proclaim May 2010 as Celiac Disease Awareness Month.

April 27, 2010
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Senate Passes Legislation to Cap Rent Share At 30% of Income for Poor New Yorkers with HIV/AIDS

Aligns NYC HIV/AIDS Service Administration with Other Rental Assistance Programs

(Albany, NY)-On Tuesday the New York State Senate decisively passed legislation, prime sponsored by Senator Thomas K. Duane, that would cap at 30 percent of income the rent contribution of people receiving housing assistance from the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA). 

 

April 27, 2010
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Senate Health Committee Moves Five Pieces of Legislation

Electronic Signatures for Organ Donation,

Right to Palliative Care Passed

April 27, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI SUPPORTS ‘EARTH DAY 2010’ ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA

     In support of “Earth Day 2010,” Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) voted to approve legislation which recently passed the State Senate designed to implement protections to reduce waste and pollution in New York State.

     “The actions we take today to protect our natural resources and our environment will have a direct impact on generations to come,” said Senator Stachowski.  “These measures will help safeguard our health and well-being and our overall quality of life.”

April 25, 2010
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Senator Addabbo with seniors at Forest park senior center in Woodhaven.

Free eye checkups were provided by the staff at Pearle Vision. There was also a lecture on eye health and a Q & A session afterwards.

April 23, 2010
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Senator Addabbo with seniors at Forest Park senior center in Woodhaven.

Seniors received free eye checkups from Pearle Vision staff. There was also a lecture on eye health and a Q&A session.

April 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 123 CAP

Agenda notes: The committee will consider the following nominations: Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MS: Member, Public Health Council, and Chair and Member, Minority Health Council. John A. D'Anna, MD, MPH: Member, Administrative Review Board for Professional Medical Conduct. Gordon W. Felt: Member, State Camp Safety Advisory Council. Lori V. Quigley, PhD: Member, Minority Health Council.

April 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR BONACIC PARTICIPATED IN A PANEL DISCUSSION AT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST

Senator Bonacic participated in a panel discussion at the American Cancer Society Legislative Breakfast on April 23, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Kingston, NY.

Pictured from left to right is Senator Bonacic, Neil Eisenberg, Sandi Cassese and keynote speaker, Daniel Sisto, President of the Healthcare Association of New York.

 

 

April 23, 2010
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April 21, 2010
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Senate Passes Landmark Environmental Legislation Sponsored by Senator Foley

Law will protect children by banning harmful pesticides from school fields and playgrounds

April 20, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Key Substance Abuse And Health Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed appointees to key boards today, including members to the Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, Visitors of the Capital District Developmental Disabilities Services Office, Visitors of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center, Visitors of the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office and Visitors of the Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office.

April 20, 2010
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