Issues: Veterans

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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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR STATE SENATE VETERAN’S HALL OF FAME HONOR

Albany– Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) today is announcing that he is seeking nominations from local residents of veterans whose service on behalf of our nation designates them as an inductee of the New York State Veteran’s Hall of Fame

Senator Marty Golden stated, “The Senate takes this opportunity to honor the brave men and women who serve our nation and protect our freedom as members of the military. The Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to all who serve, but also singles out for special recognition those whose sacrifices and service have helped make our nation and our community better places to live.”

March 28, 2012
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Senator Zeldin Attends Smith-Wever American Legion Post's 6th Annual Women's History Month Celebration

Sayville, N.Y. - State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) attended the Smith Wever American Legion Post's 6th Annual Women's History Month Celebration this past Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Florence Evans Memorial Park in downtown Sayville. 

March 28, 2012
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American Legion hit with $4,900 in city fines

They paid their service to this country, but now a Queens veterans group said they are being harassed over fine print in the city’s health code. To read more click on the Daily News link below...

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-03-20/news/31217190_1_city-fines-american-legion-post-fine-print

March 27, 2012
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ADDABBO MEETS WITH NEW YORK AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS, PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR NEEDS AND CONCERNS OF VETERANS

Queens, NY March 26, 2012 -- NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs, recently joined American Legion veterans at a meeting in Albany to review and show support for the group’s 2012 State Legislative Program. 

March 26, 2012
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Senator Larkin Accepting Packages To Be Sent To The Wounded Warrior Project From Tiger Scout Christian Landrum.

Christian is a Tiger Scout from Vails Gate who earned his God and Country badge by putting together donations for twenty care packages for the Wounded Warrior Project.

March 23, 2012
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS ADVOCATE ASSISTANCE FOR RETURNING VETERANS OPENING BUSINESSES

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) will be joined by local veterans at a press conference to promote legislation that seeks to provide veterans with the same benefits awarded through the women and minority-owned business program. The event will be held outside the gates of the Fort Hamilton Army Base on 101st Street and Ft. Hamilton Parkway at 2:30 p.m on Friday, March 23, 2012.

WHO: Senator Martin Golden

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

Local veterans

WHAT: Press conference to promote legislation that seeks to provide veterans with the same benefits awarded through the women and minority-owned business program

WHEN: Friday, March 23, 2012

2:30 PM

March 22, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN TITONE'S 4th ANNUAL VIETNAM VETERANS’ DAY CELEBRATION - Sunday, March 25th

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone will join Veterans and elected officials at Tottenville High School at 1 p.m. this Sunday to recognize the sacrifices of those who served in the Vietnam War at their fourth annual Vietnam Veterans’ Day Celebration.

March 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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MAHOPAC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WELCOME SENATOR BALL’S TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME

 

Mahopac, N.Y. – (3/16/12) – The students at Mahopac High School welcomed Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame on Friday afternoon in Mahopac, NY. The wall pays tribute to the twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley, including Mahopac resident Retired Corporal Josef Tschinkel. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a Veteran and they were all honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony back in November

March 16, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Meets With New York American Legion Commander Michael Bowen Following Annual American Legion Breakfast

Albany- Following the American Legion’s annual breakfast at the State Capitol today, Senator Nozzolio met with New York American Legion Commander Michael Bowen of Waterloo and Legion Post 463 Commander Fred Percy of Ovid. They discussed a number of important issues relating to services and outreach for our veterans, including the ongoing operation of the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Seneca County, which Senator Nozzolio helped to create with support from Commander Bowen and other American Legion and V.F.W. leaders.

March 13, 2012
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SENATE PASSES 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

Gallivan: “Senate Plan Cuts Taxes, Reforms Medicaid, Protects Seniors and Schools.”

The New York State Senate voted to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution, continuing its focus on state spending, job creation, and structural reform to government.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends less than the Executive Budget. The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

March 13, 2012
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Free Veterans (and spouses) Job Fair - June 8th

Veterans (and spouses) Job Fair

sponsored by NYS Senator Joe Addabbo & NYS Assemblyman Mike Miller

Friday, June 8, 2012

10 AM to 3 PM

The Shops at Atlas Park

8000 Cooper Avenue

In the old Steinmart space. Lower level beneath the movie theatre.

Glendale, NY 11385

June 8, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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