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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES NEARLY 100K JOBS AVAILABLE NOW ON JOBS EXPRESS

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that more than 96,000 jobs are currently available and listed on the State’s Jobs Express website (www.jobs.ny.gov). The site sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance.

New businesses and job listings are added every day. Throughout the month of April 2014, there were more than 73,000 new job openings listed on Jobs Express – a 22 percent increase from April 2013 – and more than 78,000 unique website visitors. More than 7,100 businesses posted a new job order on the site in April 2014. Businesses using the site fulfilled nearly 55,000 job orders in April 2014.

June 5, 2014
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE CHILD ID PROGRAM

On Friday, June 13, 2014, I will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, will take place from 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. at the Rockville Centre Public Library, located at 221 North Village Avenue in Rockville Centre.  

June 13, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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A lifetime of service: Fort Johnson woman receives Senate Liberty Medal

Thursday, June 05, 2014

 By CASEY CROUCHER

 Not just anyone can be nominated for New York State's Liberty Medal, Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk said Wednesday afternoon.

"The Liberty Medal is presented for exceptional valor and dedication on behalf of the people of upstate New York," said Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg. "It's the highest honor to present to citizens."

That's why Gyneth Elaine Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge was honored with the prestigious award at the Century Club.

Tkaczyk nominated Ko-Talmadge, and the Senate approved the nomination in the form of a resolution.

June 5, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES EFFORTS TO GET FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS OUT OF NYS EDUCATION SYSTEM

For Immediate Release: June 5, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES EFFORTS TO GET FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS OUT OF NYS EDUCATION SYSTEM

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam), joined by educators from Dutchess and Putnam counties, announced a legislative initiative that would end the State Education Department’s reliance on Pearson, a for-profit foreign-based corporation, for student testing and teacher certification. The legislation was inspired by Senator Gipson meeting with educators and parents who continually cited their serious concerns with Pearson’s service as part of the many issues facing New York State’s public education system. The announcement was held at the Arlington Teachers' Association office.

June 5, 2014
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HOMELAND SECURITY CHAIRMAN BALL: PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE ENEMY FROM WITHIN?

Brewster, N.Y. – 06/05/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement:

June 5, 2014
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Concerts in the Park

SWB Parks Task Force

Concerts In The Park

June 5, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Edinburg's Sixth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Thomas Moore’s sixth grade class from Edinburg Common School on June 3rd when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

June 5, 2014
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Walmart is Welcome Here

What You Should Know

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

Walmart is Welcome Here

You should know that in the June 4, 2014 edition of the New York Post, there is an article written by James Covert titled "City Council members rip Walmart’s charity of ‘dangerous dollars.'" The article states: "More than half the members of the City Council have fired off a letter to Walmart demanding that it stop making millions in charitable contributions to local groups here."

June 5, 2014
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SENATE PASSES ANIMAL PROTECTION BILLS

Measures to Protect Pets, Endangered Species Mark Animal Advocacy Day

The New York State Senate today marked the 4th annual Animal Advocacy Day at the Capitol by passing bills to protect animals from harm and cruelty.  Animal Advocacy Day brings together lawmakers, law enforcement and hundreds of pet owners and advocates to raise awareness of the need to protect pets and people from violence. 

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Fishkill Tax Relief Town Hall

 

Enjoyed having another constructive conversation with members of our community at my Tax Relief Town Hall in the Village of Fishkill. Stay connected for our next Town Hall coming soon.

June 4, 2014
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Welcome The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse to Poughkeepsie!

 

Wonderful to join The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse at the opening of their new building in the City of Poughkeepsie. I was proud to secure a $100,000 Economic Development Grant for its construction earlier this year. This is a special organization in our community and I look forward to their continued work in their new home.

June 4, 2014
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Honoring the legacy of Rosa Parks

 

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, I was honored to be part of the REAL Skills Network's 1st Annual Rosa Parks Benefit in the City of Poughkeepsie, and celebrate the legacy of Rosa Parks with her family and members of our community.

June 4, 2014
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