Issues: Miscellaneous

Majority Leader Flanagan On New York Now

Majority Leader Flanagan (New York State) joins with host Casey Seiler to discuss the remainder of the Legislative session - May 24, 2015

May 28, 2015
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Remarks on Resolution Honoring Fire Chief Chris DePaoli For His Act of Bravery

“It’s not all of us who aspire to be heroes. It’s not all of us who devote as much time and attention to the little and big things in the communities we live in.” This quote by Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins concluded her address to the Senate chamber commending Irvington Fire Chief Chris DePaoli who has proven through his actions to be a great hero in his community. DePaoli, who is also a 30 year employee of the Irvington Parks Department, displayed a tremendous amount of courage when he spotted a man attacking a woman with a knife and did what he instinctively knew best as a first responder; he jumped out of his car, took his daughters baseball bat and stopped what would have been an otherwise fatal assault.

May 28, 2015
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Agrees With Me

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOWBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Agrees With Me  You should know that back on May 13, 2013 I wrote a What You Should Know Column titled "My Two Cents on Election Reform" and at the time, aside from the Legislative Gazette, no one cared too much about what I had to say.You should know that I am very glad that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced his "End New York Corruption Now Act" that includes some of the very same  recommendations that I wrote about in that article including ending outside income for lawmakers and extending their terms from two to four years.

May 28, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

May 28, 2015
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Jairam Hathwar of Painted Post reaches the National Spelling Bee semifinals ~ Competition resumes today at 10 a.m. on ESPN2 ~ Good luck Jairam! (UPDATED at 1:07 p.m.)

Jairam Hathwar of Painted Post has reached the seminfinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland.

The competition resumes this morning at 10:00 a.m. on ESPN2.

Read more in today's Corning Leader, "Hathwar advances to Bee semifinals"

And Star-Gazette, "Jairam reaches semifinals in National Spelling Bee"

May 28, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Nisky Superintedent

Senator Farley attends Niskayuna School Board Meeting on May 26th to pay tribute to retiring Superintendent John Yagielski. The Senator presented the Superintendent with a Senate Citation, recognizing him for his many years of exemplary service in the field of education.

May 28, 2015
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STATE SENATORS KLEIN, SAVINO, GOLDEN, PERALTA & ADDABBO GIVE COMMUNITIES A SAY IN SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS COMING TO TOWN

Albany, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today empowered neighborhoods across the five boroughs by passing legislation (S.4542a) compelling social service providers, like homeless shelters, to provide notification to local community boards and the City Planning Commission and requiring the CPC to hold hearings to gather local input. The CPC would rule on the siting of the facility.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senators Diane Savino (D- Staten Island/Brooklyn), Marty Golden (R-C-I/Brooklyn), Jose Peralta (D-Queens) and Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), responds to widespread outrage over lack of adequate notification when a social service provider suddenly moves into a neighborhood without any say from local community boards, associations or groups.

May 27, 2015
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Senate OKs Women's Suffrage Anniversary Commission

The State Senate today approved legislation that would create a New York State Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission.  The bill’s sponsor, Senator Betty Little, said the goal is to raise awareness of approval of a woma

May 27, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR CRIMES AGAINST FIREFIGHTERS AND RETIRED POLICE

The New York State Senate passed two bills to protect the first responders and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities. The bills would strengthen penalties for individuals who obstruct critical medical emergencies or assault retired police officers in acts of revenge.

Bill S2977, cosponsored by Senator Lanza, would make it a crime to intentionally obstruct a firefighter performing emergency medical care on a sick or injured person. Current law affords firefighters special protections while engaged in a variety of functions during the performance of their official duties. However, the law does not adequately protect firefighters performing emergency medical care. 

May 27, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Memorial Day Observances Throughout Central New York

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with members of the Boys Scouts at the Butterfly Garden in Liverpool on Memorial Day, 2015. The Scouts are from the Lowanne Nimat Lodge, Order of the Arrow - Scouting's national honor society, which is dedicated to cheerful service. They were serving as the color guard for the Memorial Day service.

 

 

May 27, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

May 27, 2015
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Senator Venditto's Car Seat Safety Check at the Bellmore Train Station

Check to Make Sure Your Child’s Car Seat is Safe!

New York State Troopers will perform free safety inspections to make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed and secured.

Properly installed age and size appropriate safety seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.

Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis.

Sponsored by Senator Michael Venditto & the New York State Police

To make an appointment, please call Senator Venditto’s office at 516-882-0630

June 27, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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