(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate today voted to confirm the appointments of Mr. Mark Cohen as a Judge on the Court of Claims, and Mr. Dennis Rosen as Chairman of the State Liquor Authority. Mr. Cohen has served as Judge on the Court of Claims since 2006. Prior to serving as Judge, Mr. Cohen served as the Chief Counsel for the New York State Office of Homeland Security for five years. From 1976 to 2001, he worked in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Mr. Cohen holds a law degree from Hofstra Law School, and a BA from Columbia College.
State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced that the Senate has approved legislation that provides for additional family court judges throughout New York State, including one additional family court judge for Westchester County. Senate bill 5968 was approved with bipartisan support.
"It is time to move on from this failed experiment. And while President Obama’s proposal represents an improvement over the current military commission system, it’s still no substitute for the U.S. federal courts."
The COPS Office is accepting applications for the 2009 COPS Secure Our Schools Program (SOS). This grant program provides funding to local governments to assist with the development of school safety resources.
(Albany, NY) – Today, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was advised by New York State’s Chief Administration Judge, Ann Pfau, that five justice courts in the 35th Senate District have been awarded grants under the State’s Justice Court Assistance Program. Justice Courts in the town of Mount Pleasant and the villages of Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Pleasantville, and Tarrytown will receive these grants to undertake renovations, purchase equipment to improve their operations and make their facilities more secure.