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Senator Lanza Announces Free Fishing Weekend in NY June 27-28

New Yorkers and Visitors Welcome to Explore State’s Vast Waterways and Fish without a License

Newly Designated Free Fishing Day Set for Veterans Day, November 11

June 26, 2015
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Statement from Senator Tim Kennedy on the Supreme Court’s Nationwide Legalization of Marriage Equality

“When New York legalized marriage equality in 2011, nobody could have imagined it would have spread nationwide in only four years. For me, affirming the right for two adults to express their love through the institution of marriage was one of the proudest moments I have had during my tenure in the New York State Senate, and I am thrilled that couples nationwide will have access to this fundamental right. The Supreme Court made the right decision both morally and legally, and today is a day to celebrate for the LGBT community and its allies. The fight for full LGBT equality is far from over, but victory has never been closer.”

June 26, 2015
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Statement by NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. on the Close of the 2015 New York State Legislative Session

Queens, NY (June 26, 2015) NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. made the following statement on the official end of the 2015 New York State Legislative Session, which closed down in the Senate at 11:55 p.m. on June 25th:

“Whether you want to call it ‘The Big Ugly,’ ‘The Big Lovely,’ or something in between, I think we can all agree that the end of the 2015 legislative session brought with it a number of successes and a number of failures, particularly with regard to the big ticket items that were the focus of such intense negotiations over the last week. 

June 26, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES PROTECTION FOR RENTERS AND HOMEOWNERS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate concluded the 2015 legislative session by voting to bring much needed protection for the renters and homeowners of his district.

Senator Martin J. Golden stated, “The Senate continues to fight to protect renters from unscrupulous landlords and alleviate financial burdens for homeowners. We must continue our efforts to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to quality affordable housing and provide real tax relief for homeowners.”

Senator Marty Golden joined his colleagues in the State Senate in supporting legislation that included the following protections for homeowners and renters in New York City:

June 26, 2015
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Release: Addabbo Legislation to Address Fire Hazards Associated With Cock Lofts in Residences Passes Senate

Queens, NY (June 26, 2015) In order to help out homeowners who have hazardous cock lofts in their residences that may present significant fire hazards, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. sponsors legislation (S.3005) that was recently approved by the State Senate to provide incentives for the removal of these dangerous structures. 

June 26, 2015
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FUNKE TO HOST FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT SATURDAY AT EASTVIEW MALL

Senator partners with Sunnking to host free & open-to-the-public event; Portion of recycling proceeds to support Bishop Kearney

 

June 26, 2015
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Watkins Glen International takes the checkered flag as 'Best NASCAR Track in America' ~ Thanks to everyone who voted!

Watkins Glen, N.Y., June 26--State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,I,C,-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,I,C-Corning) released the following statement after today's announcement that Watkins Glen International was victorious in USA Today's online competition to decide "America's Best NASCAR Track":

June 26, 2015
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State Senator James Sanders Jr. Pans End of Session Omnibus Bill; Says It Leaves Too Many Important Issues Unresolved

State Senator James Sanders Jr. Pans End of Session Omnibus Bill; Says It Leaves Too Many Important Issues Unresolved

June 26, 2015
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State Senator James Sanders Jr. Pans End of Session Omnibus Bill; Says It Leaves Too Many Important Issues Unresolved

(Albany, June 26, 2015) State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) expressed disappointment over the passage of an end of session multi-legislation or "omnibus" bill  that excludes key pieces of legislation, leaves critical reforms incomplete and fails to properly extend necessary programs that are essential to millions of New Yorkers. However, it is not a complete failure, as some minor wins were also included.

June 26, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, today has announced the complete lineup of summer concerts set to take stage in our local parks this Summer. The concert series kicks off on Tuesday, July 7th when Out Of The Blue play Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

The series of fifteen concerts will feature an array of musical acts including Head Over Heels, Carl Thomas, Generation Gap, Bobby Valli, and a special “Irish Night on Shore Road” featuring the Canny Brothers.

June 26, 2015
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Senator Venditto Congratulates the Wantagh Lady Warriors

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) visited with the Wantagh girls' 2015 Lacrosse Team and congratulated them on their first ever county championship! Senator Venditto presented each player with a New York State Senate Resolution passed by the entire State Senate congratulating them on their historic achievement. Congratulations girls!

June 26, 2015
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Senator Venditto Welcomes Silk Petals to the Amityville Community

New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa), recently attended the Amityville Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Silk Petals. Pictured here with Senator Venditto are owner Susan Stanton and her children.

June 26, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends the Street Renaming Ceremony in Honor of NYPD Inspector James Guida

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) attended the Street Renaming Ceremony of Merritt Ave In Massapequa. The ceremony was in honor of James Guida, a resident of Massapequa who was a NYPD Inspector. NYPD Inspector Guida tragically lost his battle with 9-11 related cancer last year.

June 26, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends the Massapequa American Legion Post #1066 Installation of Officers

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) attended the Massapequa American Legion Post #1066 Installation of Officers Brunch recently. Senator Venditto is pictured here with Commander Greg Green who was re-installed as Commander.

June 26, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends the Farmingdale Junior Soccer Club Scholarship Awards Ceremony

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) had the opportunity to attend the Farmingdale Junior Soccer Club Scholarship awards ceremony. Senator Venditto, a Soccer Club alumni, congratulated all the players and scholarship recipients.

June 26, 2015
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Senator Venditto Presents the 2015 Unidad Latina Businesswoman of the Year Award to Elizabeth Londoño-Minier

New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa), had the opportunity to congratulate and present the 2015 Unidad Latina Businesswoman of the Year Award to Elizabeth Londoño-Minier, owner of Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails in Massapequa Park.

The fifth annual Unidad Latina Conference at Molloy College. The Conference co-hosted with Molloy College and Círculo de la Hispanidad to help increase economic opportunities for the growing Hispanic communities in New York State.

June 26, 2015
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Senator Venditto Presents the 2015 Unidad Latina Excellence in Public Service Award to Freeport Trustee Jorge Martinez

New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa), had the opportunity to congratulate and present the 2015 Unidad Latina Excellence in Public Service Award to Freeport Trustee Jorge Martinez.

The fifth annual Unidad Latina Conference at Molloy College. The Conference co-hosted with Molloy College and Círculo de la Hispanidad to help increase economic opportunities for the growing Hispanic communities in New York State.

June 26, 2015
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Senator Venditto Honors Eagle Scout from Troop 192 in Bellmore

Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa) had the pleasure of congratulating John D'Avanzo from Troop 192 in Bellmore for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The rank of Eagle Scout is the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor and is achieved by less than 3% of Boy Scouts nationwide. Congratulations John!

June 26, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE ACTS ON BILL THAT PROVIDES $3.1 BILLION IN NEW PROPERTY TAX RELIEF, EXTENDS THE TAX CAP, AND IMPLEMENTS SIGNIFICANT EDUCATION REFORMS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate  acted on an end-of-session measure that will bring $3.1 billion in new tax relief to property owners, extend the existing property tax cap to deliver additional savings and create new jobs, improve affordable housing statewide, and continue the Senate’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that every child has access to a quality education.

June 26, 2015
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