Issues: Veterans

ADDABBO, MILLER SET FREE VETERANS JOB READINESS WORKSHOP FOR

Queens, NY, April 18, 2012 – With the return of our military men and women from overseas deployments, and while there is still high unemployment in Queens and New York City, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller have set a Veterans (& Spouses) Job Readiness Workshop for Friday, April 27

April 18, 2012
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April 18, 2012
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WNY Veterans: Join Us Friday, April 20 for Event Planned to Connect You to Support You’ve Earned in Service to Nation

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, announced that he is holding an event to help connect Veterans to the services and support they earned while serving our great nation. Senator Kennedy’s Veterans Outreach Fair will be Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pvt. Leonard Post V.F.W. Post at 2450 Walden Ave. in Cheektowaga.

Senator Kennedy invites Veterans from throughout Western New York to attend the event. Because space is limited at the Pvt. Leonard Post V.F.W. Post, all who would like to attend are asked to RSVP by calling Senator Kennedy’s office at 716-826-2683.

April 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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April 17, 2012
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ADDABBO AND MILLER MEET WITH NEW YORK AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS, PLEDGE CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR NEEDS AND CONCERNS OF VETERANS

Senator and Assemblyman Given Citations in Appreciation of Legislative Efforts

 

April 16, 2012
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ADDABBO AND MILLER MEET WITH NEW YORK AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS, PLEDGE CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR NEEDS AND CONCERNS OF VETERANS

Senator and Assemblyman Given Citations in Appreciation of Legislative Efforts

 

April 16, 2012
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Penfield Judge Patricia Marks named 'Woman of Distinction'

Penfield, N.Y. —

Judge Patricia Marks of Penfield, interim president and CEO of Veterans Outreach Center, has been selected as a 2012 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.” 

April 16, 2012
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Senator Martins Introduces Bill to Assist Veteran-Owned Businesses

In an effort to assist veterans from New York State in establishing businesses, New York State Senator Jack M. Martins has introduced a bill in the New York State Senate (S.6627) to promote the participation of veteran-owned businesses in the performance of state contracts.

Under Senator Martins’ bill, three percent of all contracts from state contracting agencies would be awarded to veteran-owned businesses, ensuring that certified, veteran-owned businesses be given the opportunity to participate in the performance of state contracts. A veteran-owned business is described an a business enterprise that is at least 51 percent owned by a veteran who is a resident of New York State and has served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces.

April 13, 2012
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April 12, 2012
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Senator Lanza Joins Assemblyman Mike Cusick, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council Members to Reform Veterans Property Tax Exemption

 

 

 

 

Lanza & Cusick Sponsor Legislation, proposed by Speaker Quinn, to Redefine the Veterans Property Tax Exemption 

April 11, 2012
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Turner Pushes To Help Veteran-Owned Businesses Encourages NY State Legislature To Pass Veteran-Owned Business Bills

 

New York – Congressman Bob Turner (NY-09) sent letters to Senator John Defrancisco, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and New York State Senate Finance Committee ranking member, Liz Krueger, urging them to pass S6819, The Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Act and S6818, The Service Connected Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Act, both of which were introduced by Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I - Brooklyn) on Monday, March 26th, in Albany.

 

April 9, 2012
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Seward Invites Nominees For Veterans' Hall Of Fame

ONEONTA, 04/09/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today invited local residents to nominate veterans from their community whose service on behalf of our nation designates them worthy of induction into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

“The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life,” said Senator Seward.  “Their meritorious service to our nation deserves the special recognition that only a hall of fame can provide, as a fitting expression of our gratitude and admiration.”

April 9, 2012
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Governor Cuomo in Syracuse to Discuss Budget

I was pleased to join Governor Cuomo in discussing budget accomplishments for Central New York. Click the link for more details.

File: 
Gov Cuomo CNY Budget Presentation.pdf

April 5, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Addresses 2012 State Budget In Video Message

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) speaks to the taxpayers and families of Western New York concerning the just enacted 2012 State Budget.

April 4, 2012
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State Passes Fiscally Responsible Budget That Respects Taxpayers

Budget Comes Early, Controls Spending and Holds The Line On Taxes

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan hailed the 2012 state budget today as lawmakers approved the spending plan ahead of the April 1st deadline, marking the second consecutive year New York State will enact an on-time budget.

“Passing a second on-time budget in as many years is indicative of the larger progress we’ve seen lately in Albany. Just as late budgets were once a symbol of dysfunction, on-time budgets are symbolic of continued progress,” the Senator said. “Even more important than passing an on-time budget, is that we passed a fiscally responsible budget that respects New York’s taxpayers and keeps the State moving forward.”

April 3, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STATE BUDGET FUNDS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER PROGRAM TO HELP VETERANS

Expansion of Veterans’ Healthcare Training Initiative will Help Better Train Healthcare Professionals to Meet the Needs of Combat Veterans

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the recently approved state budget contains new funding to help provide improved care for veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions. Almost one in three returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are affected by these illnesses.

April 2, 2012
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Senators Zeldin and McDonald Secure Funding for PFC Joseph Dwyer Program

Peer to Peer Pilot Program Targeted to Assist Veterans Suffering from PTSD and TBI

Sayville, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) announced today that the New York State Senate, Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo, approved funding for the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program, a pilot program for four counties, including Suffolk County, to help returning veterans cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by offering a Peer to Peer mentoring program.

April 1, 2012
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Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on 2012-13 State Budget

Governor Cuomo released the following announcement on March 27, 2012:

The Budget continues the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks, limits spending growth to two percent or below for the second year in a row, and launches the New York Works Task Force to invest billions of dollars to rebuild the state's roads, bridges, parks, and other infrastructure and create tens of thousands of jobs.

March 29, 2012
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Press Conference: Senator Lee Zeldin to Announce the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program

WHO: Senator Lee Zeldin, Veterans and members of the John P. Jennings Veterans’ Advisory Panel

WHAT: Announcement of the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program for treatment of Veterans with PTSD and TBI

WHERE: Smith-Wever American Legion Post #651, 23 Foster Ave, Sayville, NY 11782

WHEN: Sunday, April 1st, 2012, AT 1:00 PM

Ronkonkoma, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will be announcing the creation of the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program, on Sunday April 1st, 2012, at 1:00 PM.

April 1, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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