Issues: Military Affairs

Senate Celebrates West Point Day

Rochester, NY - On Thursday, April 26th, the New York State Senate celebrated West Point Day. This annual celebration is held to honor all of those brave men and women who have served, and continue to serve our Country, both at home, and overseas. Thank you to all of our servicemen and women for their dedication and courage. Here I am pictured with retired Lieutenant Colonel Bill Larkin, who served 23 years on active duty in the United States Army, and is now my colleague in the Senate.

 

April 30, 2012
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SENATOR LARKIN WELCOMES THE LONG GRAY LINE TO THE STATE CAPITOL

The New York State Legislature Honors West Point

 Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), a retired Lieutenant Colonel who served 23 years on active duty in the United States Army, today hosted the sixtieth annual "West Point Day" at the New York State Capitol in Albany. 

 “I am deeply honored to represent the United States Military Academy at West Point in the New York State Senate,” said Senator Bill Larkin.  “The Academy has a long history of bringing out the best in individuals and the cadets visiting us today are shining examples of this successful tradition.  I applaud them for their dedication and commitment to our country and I thank them for their sacrifices,” said Larkin.

April 26, 2012
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SENATE CELEBRATES WEST POINT DAY AT THE CAPITOL

 

Legislation Would Help Veterans Get Jobs

 

The New York State Senate today welcomed cadets and staff from the United States Military Academy at West Point as part of an annual day of recognition. In honor of the celebration, the Senate passed several bills focusing on helping veterans obtain jobs and protect their rights.

April 26, 2012
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SENATE CELEBRATES WEST POINT DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Legislation Would Help Veterans Get Jobs

The New York State Senate today welcomed cadets and staff from the United States Military Academy at West Point as part of an annual day of recognition. In honor of the celebration, the Senate passed several bills focusing on helping veterans obtain jobs and protect their rights.

April 26, 2012
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SENATOR BALL’S VETERANS TRAVELING WALL STOPS AT CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL

 

Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y.  – (4/25/12) – On Tuesday, Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame was unveiled at Croton Harmon High School.

April 25, 2012
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Senator Kennedy Presents State Honors to Cheektowaga Veteran, Helps Connect Local Veterans to Support Resources at Outreach Event

Senator awards, posthumously, New York State Medal for Merit to Cheektowaga man who earned recognition in World War II but did not receive medal prior to passing

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, held an event Friday to help connect Veterans to the services and support they earned while serving our great nation. Over 200 Veterans visited Cheektowaga’s Pvt. Leonard Post V.F.W. Post to attend Senator Kennedy’s Veterans Outreach Fair and learn more about resources available to them.

April 20, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Room 124 CAP

May 22, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Abuse and Neglect

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Senator Roy J. McDonaldRoundtable: Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Abuse and NeglectPlace: Room 124, State Capitol Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Sharon Carpinello (518) 455-2381Round Table Participation by Invitation Only

Public Welcome to Attend

April 23, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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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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BUDGET TO CONTAIN $5 MILLION TO PROTECT FORT DRUM

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced that the new state budget that’s due to be enacted next week will include $5 million to help protect Fort Drum in a new round of military base closings.

March 22, 2012
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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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SENATE SEEKS $5 MILLION TO ‘SAVE’ DRUM

Budget Funding Would Be Used to Protect Post from BRAC Cuts

March 14, 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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Veterans (and spouses) Job Readiness Workshop April 27th

Veterans

Job Readiness Workshop

April 27, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Help Heal Our Veterans

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L.

March 12, 2012
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