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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of March 24, 2014 ~ 'Responding to heroin's rise'

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, "Responding to heroin's rise"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the March 23rd Corning Leader] 

March 24, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on the Capitol Pressroom

Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on the Capitol Pressroom today at 11:06 AM.

WHAT: Interview on the Capitol Pressroom

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Click here to listen LIVE!

March 24, 2014
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Pet Food Drive

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) is joining with Long Island Cares in sponsoring a pet food drive to help animals in need.

     “Anyone who has a dog or cat knows that they are not just animals; they become part of the family. When a family falls on hard times, having to give up their pet and place it in a shelter can be devastating for both them and the animal. This program will help support Long Island Cares’ efforts to help ensure that pets can stay in their homes, with their families, where they belong,” said Senator Martins.

March 24, 12:00 AM - April 30, 12:00 AM
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SENATOR MARTINS & LONG ISLAND CARES SPONSORING PET FOOD DRIVE TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) is joining with Long Island Cares in sponsoring a pet food drive to help animals in need.

     “Anyone who has a dog or cat knows that they are not just animals; they become part of the family. When a family falls on hard times, having to give up their pet and place it in a shelter can be devastating for both them and the animal. This program will help support Long Island Cares’ efforts to help ensure that pets can stay in their homes, with their families, where they belong,” said Senator Martins.

March 24, 2014
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SEN. BALL, LARKIN & MAZIARZ TOUR BIOMASS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANT

Montgomery, N.Y.  – 03/22/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Senator Bill Larkin (R,C – Cornwall-on-Hudson) Senator George Maziarz (R – Newfane), Chairman of the New York State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, and other officials toured the Taylor Biomass Energy located in Montgomery, NY on Friday afternoon.

The tour was a follow-up to the sustainable energy community briefing that Senator Greg Ball hosted in December to examine biomass energy and its prospects for creating good paying jobs throughout New York State.

March 22, 2014
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LOHUD: VETERANS TO GET 6% OF NY BUSINESS CONTRACTS

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State leaders today to enact a law that would award six percent of state contracts to businesses owned by disabled veterans.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said the initiative is more robust than the federal program, which pledges three percent of contracts to businesses of veterans disabled during their service.

March 21, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON & LOCALITIES URGE MORE STATE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING IN BUDGET AFTER HARSH WINTER

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

SENATOR GIPSON & LOCALITIES URGE MORE STATE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING IN BUDGET AFTER HARSH WINTER

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam), local Highway Superintendents and representatives today urged New York State to include more infrastructure funding for municipalities in the 2014/15 State Budget and a greater commitment from New York State to address infrastructure needs.

March 21, 2014
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GOLDEN ADVOCATES FOR NEW LAW TO CURB BANK CARD FRAUD

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the Senate Banks Committee, this afternoon was joined by merchant leaders, including Robert Howe, President of the Third Avenue Merchants, at a press conference announcing legislation he has sponsored (S. 6551-A) which would require credit cards issued to New York State residents to be equipped with smart chip technology.

 

Senator Golden also spoke about the recent rash of credit card and debit card fraud which has impacted a significant number of local residents. Golden was joined by Dimitri Akhrin, the President of the Bank Associates Merchant Services, who spoke about the effects that such fraud has on retail profit, and preventive measures.

 

March 21, 2014
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Brooklyn State Senator says tax credit bill good for everyone

New York’s Catholic leaders have joined with top politicians and union chiefs to make a major push to pass a new law that’s designed to help schools – both public and parochial. Currents correspondent Konrad Aderer has been following the story for several days now and spoke with a state senator from our diocese.

 

http://netny.net/currents/video/brooklyn-state-senator-says-tax-credit-b...

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Members of Clifton Park Community Church

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from area churches at the annual convention of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms in Albany on March 18th. Senator Farley meets with members of the Clifton Park Community Church.

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets Rexford's Faith Baptist

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from area churches at the annual convention of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms in Albany on March 18th. Senator Farley discusses issues with members of the Faith Baptist Church of Rexford.

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Issues with Ballston Center ARP

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from area churches at the annual convention of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms in Albany on March 18th. Senator Farley greets members of the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets with Fonda Church Representatives

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from area churches at the annual convention of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms in Albany on March 18th. Members of the Saving Grace Baptist Church, along with Pastor Wade L. Prime, meet with Senator Farley.

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets with Northville Group

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from area churches at the annual convention of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms in Albany on March 18th. Members of the Baptist Church of Northville, under the director of Revs. Richard Klueg and George Hopper, meet with Senator Farley.

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Hears Constitutional Concerns

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from area churches at the annual convention of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms in Albany on March 18th. Members of the Adirondack Baptist Church in Gloversville meet with Senator Farley and discuss their concerns.

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets New Yorkers

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from area churches at the annual convention of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms in Albany on March 18th.Senator Farley greets Nathan Petersen of Adirondack Baptist Church of Gloversville.

March 21, 2014
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