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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO HELP UPSTATE DAIRY FARMS PASSES STATE SENATE

 

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO HELP UPSTATE DAIRY FARMS PASSES STATE SENATE

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced that on March 24, 2014, the New York State Senate passed legislation S.2192. Senator Gipson, Ranking Member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, was a co-sponsor of the legislation. The bill aims to remove the restrictions on bulk milk haulers that negatively impacts upstate dairy farms' ability to continue their important role of delivering milk in bulk to consumers in New York City and Long Island such as schools and hospitals.

March 26, 2014
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SENATE PASSES MANDATORY DWI TESTING AFTER SERIOUS ACCIDENTS

Chemical Tests Would Be Required If Injury or Death Occurs

 

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would help convict dangerous drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The bill (S1446), sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), would require testing drivers suspected of being under the influence when an accident occurs and results in serious injury or death.

 

March 26, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO PROTECT YOUNG CHILDREN FROM BEING LEFT UNATTENDED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement after his vote this afternoon to support legislation (S. 306), sponsored by Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola), that would create a penalty for endangering the welfare of a child in circumstances where a child is left unattended in a motor vehicle:

 

March 26, 2014
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Senator Bonacic At the Denton Presbyterian Church (New Hampton) For 175th Anniversary

Senator Bonacic with Marsha Tyrrell; County Legislator, Melissa Bonacic; and Rev. Peter Johnson from the Denton Presbyterian Church at the celebration of the church's 175th anniversary on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  

March 26, 2014
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Enroll in the NYS Donate Life Registry

To enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry, please click here.

March 26, 2014
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Senator Kennedy Statement on the Passing of Buffalo Bills’ Owner and Founder Ralph Wilson Jr.

Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, released the following statement following the passing of Buffalo Bills’ Owner and Founder Ralph Wilson Jr.

“Considered by many Bills fans as the father of football in Buffalo and across Western New York, Ralph Wilson’s passing marks the end of an era. Mr. Wilson will be remembered as an immense figure in our city’s history whose contributions extended far beyond the football field and deep into the roots of our community. Western New York would not be the same without Ralph Wilson Jr. and the Buffalo Bills.

March 25, 2014
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Recognizes Joshua Colas, Youngest African-American Chess Master in History

Once the resolution was read aloud, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins stood and spoke on Joshua Colas' accomplishments. The Senator listed his many awards in chess including his six national championships and his status a the top chess player in New York City as well as New York State. Senator Stewart-Cousins stated, "He inspires other youth... He is here because we're proud of him, because he is a role model." The Senator also discussed Colas' dream to attend MIT and the Senator hopes this resolution will help this dream come true. Senator Stewart-Cousins concluded, "We can't wait to see his next move."

March 25, 2014
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Senator Lanza Urges Constituents to Use IRS Free File for Online Tax Assistance & E-Filing

Taxpayers Making $58,000 or Less Can Visit www.IRS.gov/freefile to Prepare and E-File Federal Tax Returns with Free Software & Step-by-Step Help

March 25, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets With Catholic Conference Representatives

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from New York State Catholic Conference on March 19th in Albany. The group (left to right) included Peg Ellett of Community Maternity Services, Viviane Strain of Glenville, Bill Dever of Niskayuna, Deacon Miguel Fabian of Clifton Park, Aaron Howland of Catholic Charities of the Albany Diocese, and Deacon Gary Riggi of Scotia.

March 25, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Recognizes Beverly Johnson for her Leadership in Science, Technology & Engineering Education

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Beverly Johnson upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York 

March 25, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL & CNN HERO TO VISIT CHAPPAQUA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Brewster, N.Y. – 03/25/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, along with Purple Heart Homes Co-founders Dale Beatty (a 2013 top 10 CNN Hero) and John Gallina will visit students from Mr. Brian O’Connor’s 5th grade class at Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua on April 3rd at 1:15 PM.

Brian O’Connor, a middle school teacher at Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua, NY has built a lesson plan for his 5th graders about heroes and role models.  He has the students watch CNN Hero segments, then they discuss why individuals selected by CNN have become heroes and role models. He encourages the class to emulate their spirit by overcoming odds and obstacles to achieve a dream and make the world a better place.  Then he has his students write letters to selected heroes thanking them for what they do.

March 25, 2014
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Chatting with Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of chatting with Daniel Benes of Clifton Park when Mr. Benes stopped by the Senator’s Albany office on March 19th.

March 25, 2014
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SENATOR BALL AND PURPLE HEART HOMES SEEK COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO RENOVATE A HOME FOR LOCAL VIETNAM VETERAN

2013 Top 10 CNN Hero To Attend Kickoff Event

Brewster, N.Y. – 03/25/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will join Purple Heart Homes Co-founders Dale Beatty and John Gallina to introduce Vietnam Veteran Private Dan Flanagan to the community on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6 PM at the Patterson Fire Department. The event will be hosted to ask for help from professional trades and volunteers to renovate Private Flanigan’s home in Pawling, NY.

March 25, 2014
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Visiting with Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Lorrie Hosley and Julie Helms, both of Long Lake, when they traveled to the Capitol on March 19th and stopped in to see the Senator while in Albany. A native of Long Lake, Senator Farley enjoyed their chat about the Hamilton County area.

March 25, 2014
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God Hates Ugly - What About COLA?

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

 

God Hates Ugly - What About COLA?

 

The New York State 2014-2015 Budget is due on April 1st, and one more year will go by when the most dedicated, hard working people in the State will once again be ignored.

As you know, COLA means Cost of Living Adjustment, and as long as inflation, expenses and prices increase, living conditions get worse for those who don’t make enough money. They invented the COLA supposedly to help those hardworking men and women.

March 25, 2014
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Analysis: $40 Million That Gov. Cuomo Seeks from MTA Could Add Bus & Rail Service, Reduce Crowding and Waits, and Lessen Pressure on Fares

State Senator Martin Golden said, “I sponsored the Transit Funding Lockbox Act in the State Senate so to stand up for all those who ride the buses and trains and have been asked to pay more for less service. This legislation will guarantee that funds dedicated to support the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s commuter system, will actually be spent for such purposes and not get lost on the account of other State expenses. It is vital that this year's budget retains the $40 million for transportation purposes so to create greater financial integrity for the Metropolitan Transit Authority and end the days of simultaneous fare hikes and service reductions.”

 

 

 

NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign

Riders Alliance

 

March 25, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show this morning at 10:30 AM. Click here to listen LIVE! 

WHAT: Interview on The Brian Lehrer Show 

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Tuesday, March 25th 2014 at 10:30 AM

March 25, 2014
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Senator Mike Nozzolio Announces the Adoption of “Jobs for Heroes” Legislation

Provides New Business and Job Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veterans

March 24, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON'S STATEMENT ON THE SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS ACT PASSING SENATE

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON'S STATEMENT ON THE SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS ACT PASSING SENATE

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today issued the following statement on the State Senate’s passage of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, S.6865, which was co-sponsored by Senator Gipson. The legislation, which was recently agreed upon by Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders in both houses, would require six percent of state contracts be to service-disabled veteran owned small businesses:

March 24, 2014
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