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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON RECENT NYS SETTLEMENTS

For Immediate Release: August 21, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON RECENT NYS SETTLEMENTS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s recent settlements, including today's announcement of a multi-million dollar settlement from Bank of America for wrongful mortgage practices.

August 21, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in the New York 4-H United Healthcare "Pedal Power" Event

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured pedaling a specially-made stationary bike equipped with a blender to make fruit and vegetable smoothies -- at the New York State Fairgrounds on August 21, 2014.  The initiative is the result of a partnership between 4-H Youth Development and United Healltcare to teach individuals and families about the importance of healthy eating and regular excercise.  

August 21, 2014
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ELECTED OFFICIALS ASK PARKS DEPARTMENT TO LIGHT THE UNISPHERE GOLD IN SEPTEMBER FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has authored the attached letter, with his colleagues in federal, state and city government, to Parks Commissioner Mitchelll asking his support and participation in the Empire Go Gold campaign, to light up the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park in Corona, Queens.

 

In addition to Senator Golden, the letter is signed by Congressman Michael G. Grimm, Assemblyman Alec-Brook Krasny, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, City Councilman Vincent J. Gentile and City Councilman Eric Ulrich.

 

August 21, 2014
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Klein and Cohen Announce $325,000 for Renovations at Riverdale Neighborhood House

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx) announced Thursday that the Riverdale Neighborhood House (RNH) will receive $325,000 in state capital and municipal grants to modernize and upgrade the facility. Much of the funding will go towards upgrading the electrical and cooling systems in Riverdale Neighborhood House’s main building which was built in 1938. These much needed upgrades, some of which are the first to occur since the early 20th century, will help modernize Riverdale Neighborhood House and make it more energy efficient.

August 21, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS CORPS TRAINING ONLINE

Online training gives New Yorkers basic knowledge of how to prepare themselves for disasters and emergencies

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the Citizen Preparedness Corps training is now available in a condensed version online. This training takes the basics of the in-person Citizen Preparedness Corps training course and allows people to view a shortened version on their computer or mobile device.

August 20, 2014
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What's the Difference Between Governors Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, and Rick Perry?

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

What's the Difference Between Governors Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, and Rick Perry?

You should know that there is an old saying: “You can indict a ham and cheese sandwich.” This means that the level of proof needed to indict a defendant might not be very high. It also means that the power and resources available to the prosecutors may be so strong that they can crush anyone who gets in their way.

August 20, 2014
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Changes in State law seek to help economy, offer better services to seniors

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

As I outlined in my column in July, the 2014 Legislative Session could be characterized as productive, especially when considering many of the new policies to lower New York’s heavy tax burden.  

 

Additionally, two bills which I sponsored in the State Senate will also help to keep New York moving forward.  I have been working to usher these two initiatives through the legislative process for the past eight months. Here is an update on the progress made for both proposals:

 

First, Senate Bill No. 7196B corrects a wrong in the State tax code, in an effort to help New York manufacturers expand their business and create more jobs.

 

August 20, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: August 2014

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for August is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.

File: 
Community Bulletin - August 2014

August 19, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Grand Opening Celebration for Zounds Hearing of CNY

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Zounds Hearing of CNY.  The new business, located on Erie Boulevard in DeWitt, held a grand opening celebration on August 18, 2014.  

August 19, 2014
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An Open Letter to New York from NYS Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos

In 2011, when Republicans regained control of the New York State Senate, the previous Democrat majority had run up a staggering $10 billion deficit.  New York City Democrats were fresh off of raising 124 taxes and fees to the tune of $14 billion - - including the job-killing MTA payroll tax, an onerous new tax on energy, and elimination of the important STAR property tax rebate checks for seniors and homeowners.

August 19, 2014
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo to Hold Tuesday Morning Press Conference At Site of Homeless Evictions

For Immediate Release

August 18, 2014

By: Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

 

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo to Hold Tuesday Morning Press Conference At Site of Homeless Evictions

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:30AM at 941 Intervale Avenue in the Bronx to protest the 24-hour eviction of the building's residents who have been residing there in a "cluster" homeless shelter.

August 18, 2014
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A Tragic Death in Our Senate Family

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161A Tragic Death in Our Senate FamilyYou should know that on Friday, August 15, 2014, while we were all busy in my District Office taking care of the public, a phone call came for my Chief-of-Staff, Helen Jacome to let her know about the tragic death of her 25-year old son, Brian.  Brian Jacome was killed at work doing regular elevator maintenance in a 15-story building in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that housed 150 apartments for elderly and disabled individuals.

August 18, 2014
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Lyme Disease Brochure

Know the facts about Lyme Disease and other Tick-borne illnesses

Read the attached brochure!

August 18, 2014
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Shrek the Musical

Presented by the Narrows Community Youth Theater.

Please view the attached pdf for details!

August 18, 2014
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August 20, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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August 19, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Farley Salutes Empire State Aerosciences Museum

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Citation to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville, NY, on August 12th, honoring the museum’s 30th anniversary. Senator Farley also toured the facility and saw two new exhibits, the World War I and Space Rover displays. He also had the pleasure of meeting members of the 109th Airlift Wing, based out of Stratton Air National Guard Base in Schenectady, that participated in the Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

The Senator’s Citation is as follows:

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging significant milestones in the distinguished histories of its esteemed entities; and

August 18, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of August 18, 2014 ~ 'Living up to a promise on mandate relief'

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, "Living up to a promise on mandate relief"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the August 17th Corning Leader]

 

August 18, 2014
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