Issues: Miscellaneous

LANZA, MALLIOTAKIS CONTINUE FIGHT TO EXPAND TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Today, State Sen. Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I – Staten Island/Brooklyn) held a press conference in the New York State Capitol highlighting the need to expand New York’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to help middle-class families with the growing expense of higher education.

March 2, 2015
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Senator Sanders Presents a FREE "Women in Power" Worshop

State Senator James Sanders Jr. will present a free "Women in Power" workshop on Saturday, March 14, as part of Women's History Month.  It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 122-05 Smith Street in Jamaica.

March 14, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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BILL COSPONSORED BY FUNKE SETTING TERM LIMITS ON LEGISLATIVE LEADERS PASSES SENATE

Legislation holds Senate President, Assembly Speaker, Senate Minority Leader, Assembly Minority Leader, and committee chairs to terms of no more than eight years.

March 2, 2015
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Living Word Academy Visits Albany

On February 26, 2015, students from Living Word Academy toured the Capitol and met with Senator John A. DeFrancisco.  

March 2, 2015
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O'Mara seeking nominations for Senate's 18th Annual 'Women of Distinction' tribute ~ March is Women's History Month

Elmira, N.Y., March 2—March is Women’s History Month and State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) announced today that he is seeking nominations for the Senate's 18th annual "Women of Distinction" program to honor local women making outstanding contributions to area communities.

March 2, 2015
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DYCD Begins Accepting Applications for New York City's Summer Youth Employment Program - City Residents Ages 14-24 May Apply for Lottery Until Friday, April 10

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced that DYCD will accept applications for the 2015 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) from Monday, March 2 through Friday, April 10, 2015. SYEP, the nation’s largest summer youth employment initiative, provides New York City young people between the ages of 14 and 24 with up to six weeks of entry-level experience at worksites in all five boroughs. Participants are selected by lottery for the program, which runs from July 6 through August 15.

March 2, 2015
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July 11, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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May 27, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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May 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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April 29, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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April 20, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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March 6, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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March 5, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Patrick Spence as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Patrick Spence of the Clifton Springs Fire Department. Congratulations Patrick and thank you for your service and dedication to Clifton Springs and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Patrick and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

 

March 2, 2015
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2015 Constituent Questionnaire

As your representative in the New York State Senate, I believe we can make New York a better place for our families to live and work. To best represent your needs and interests, I need your input.

March 2, 2015
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Senator Skelos' Pet Food Drive Challenge

As an animal lover, it is my pleasure to once gain take part in the Annual Pet Food Drive Challenge in partnership with Baxters Pet Pantry of Long Island Cares.

March 1, 9:00 AM - March 31, 5:00 PM
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of March 2, 2015 ~ 'Heroin and meth still in the news'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Heroin and meth still in the news"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the March 1st Corning Leader]

March 2, 2015
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Senator Farley Notes March 2nd Is Read Across America Day

As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) notes Monday, March 2nd, is the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, which encourages people to read to children. This annual event is held around the anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel).

"What better way to honor this children’s author than to read to a child," Senator Farley said.

February 28, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST TO FOCUS ON ENDING BULLYING IN OUR COMMUNITY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the theme of his annual “State Senator for a Day” essay contest will focus on raising awareness regarding the wrongs of bullying in our schools and in the community. Senator Golden has invited the participation of local school students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades to write an essay, of no more than 150-200 words, that begins with the phrase, “If I were a State Senator, I would stop bullying in our community by…”.

February 27, 2015
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