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SENATE REPUBLICANS LAUNCH BOLD PLAN TO INVEST OVER $3 BILLION BNP BANK SETTLEMENT TO KEEP STATE MOVING FORWARD

Accelerates Tax Relief, Rebuilds Infrastructure to Create Jobs, Helps Schools; Rolls Back Economic Damage Caused by Senate Democrats 

 Senate Republicans today launched a bold and far-reaching plan to invest over $3 billion from the BNP Paribas bank settlement, return money to hardworking taxpayers and keep New York State moving forward.  This comprehensive and fiscally responsible budgeting approach will accelerate planned tax cuts to give New Yorkers the relief they need and deserve as soon as possible, make key infrastructure investments to create new jobs across the state and provide historic assistance to local schools and property taxpayers.

 The Senate Republican's plan, which follows the recent announcement of two major credit rating upgrades for the state, is designed to further strengthen New York's overall fiscal integrity. Given the one-time, non-recurring nature of the settlement funds, the plan avoids wasteful, new and recurring expenditures. Instead, the plan makes long-term investments in New York's infrastructure, while also prudently accelerating scheduled tax reductions and spending commitments.

July 7, 2014
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SENATE REPUBLICANS LAUNCH BOLD PLAN TO INVEST OVER $3 BILLION BNP BANK SETTLEMENT TO KEEP STATE MOVING FORWARD

Senator Farley (R, C – Schenectady) and fellow Senate Republicans today launched a plan to invest over $3 billion from the BNP Paribas bank settlement. This comprehensive and fiscally responsible budgeting approach will accelerate planned tax cuts to give New Yorkers the relief they need and deserve as soon as possible, make key infrastructure investments to create new jobs across the state and provide historic assistance to local schools and property taxpayers.

July 7, 2014
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SENATOR GALLIVAN TO HOST NONPROFIT BUSINESS SUMMIT

JULY 23RD EVENT WILL BE HELD AT HOUGHTON COLLEGE IN WEST SENECA

 

July 7, 2014
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Senator Skelos' Free Community Skin Cancer Screening Program

Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be sponsoring a free community skin cancer screening program this Friday in Long Beach.. 

July 11, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Annual 4th of July 5k in Brighton

I had a great time volunteering at the annual 4th of July 5k race in Brighton. It was a beautiful morning for the race and congratulations to everyone who completed this fun 5k!

July 7, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of July 7, 2014 ~ 'Don't take it for granted'

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, "Don't take it for granted" 

July 7, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON GOV. CUOMO SIGNING BILL TO MEMORIALIZE BRIDGE IN PUTNAM VALLEY IN HONOR OF DISABLED VETERANS

For Immediate Release: July 3, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON GOV. CUOMO SIGNING BILL TO MEMORIALIZE BRIDGE IN PUTNAM VALLEY IN HONOR OF DISABLED VETERANS

PUTNAM VALLEY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo signing legislation A8224A/S5974A, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball and Assemblymember Sandy Galef. Senator Gipson was a co-sponsor of the bill. The legislation designates the bridge on Bryant Pond Road crossing the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley as the "Disabled American Veterans Memorial Bridge.”

July 3, 2014
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL, BUCHWALD TEAM UP TO HONOR STATE’S POW/MIA VETERANS

By Lewisboro Ledger

State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C, I–Patterson) and Assemblyman David Buchwald (D–White Plains) recently teamed up to help pass a bill that will “require local governments to display the Prisoners of War and Missing in Action (POW/MIA) flag when it is provided to the municipality by a local veterans organization,” according to a press release from Mr. Buchwald.

The legislation, which was authored by Mr. Buchwald in the Assembly before being sponsored by Mr. Ball in the Senate, will now be sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for approval.

July 3, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS SENATOR BALL’S BILL TO NAME HUDSON VALLEY BRIDGE IN HONOR OF DISABLED VETERANS

Albany, N.Y. – 07/03/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has announced that today Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a piece of legislation that will designate a bridge in the Hudson Valley to honor local disabled veterans.

The legislation (S5974A/A8224A) will designate the bridge span on Bryant Pond road, crossing the Taconic state parkway, in Putnam County as the “Disabled American Veterans Memorial Bridge.”

July 3, 2014
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July 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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July 10, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SENATOR GREG BALL SECURES $60,000 TO COMBAT HEROIN ADDICTION IN SCHOOLS

Brewster, N.Y. – (7/03/14) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has secured $60,000 of state funding to combat opioid and heroin addition in local schools. The New York State Legislature recently approved the funding for Peers Influence Peers Partnership, a non-profit aimed at providing opportunities for youth to use their influence with their peers to make healthy life style choices.

“The epidemic of heroin addiction plaguing our communities must be confronted head on. It is sickening to read and hear of the countless deaths in our community. It is crucial to get to the kids before it is too late,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I’m excited to have secured this funding for Peers Influence Peers Partnership, so they can get active in our schools and teach our students about the dangers of these substances to help combat this epidemic.”

July 3, 2014
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THE COURIER: GREG BALL'S FAREWELL DINNER BENEFITS DISABLED VETERAN

By: ERIC GROSS

Like him or hate him, State Senator Greg Ball did it his way!

Ball, who will be leaving office at the end of the year after serving for a decade in Albany, hosted a farewell dinner last week in Mahopac that benefited a disabled Vietnam veteran’s home renovations.

July 3, 2014
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Abrazo Dominicano In New York

Cordially Invite You To Celebrate“Abrazo Dominicano In New York”

July 25, 7:00 PM - July 26, 1:00 AM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF 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 8th when Head Over Heels and special guests play Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

 

The series of fourteen concerts will feature an array of musical acts, Alive N Kickin’, Carl Thomas, Frankie Marra and His Band, and a special “Irish Night on Shore Road” featuring the Canny Brothers.

 

July 2, 2014
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REPORTING A NATURAL GAS LEAK

The City of New York has begun a public awareness campaign to urge residents to call 911 -and not just their utility - if they smell gas. Previously, residents who smelled gas were often told to call their gas utility or dial 311, the city's information hotline.  Now, any calls to 311 reporting gas will be transferred to the 911 emergency line, automatically triggering a fire department response. 

 

If you suspect a natural gas leak:

Leave the area immediately and go to a safe location

Do not try to locate the source of the leak  

Do not do anything that could cause a spark and ignite the gas: 

July 2, 2014
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Senator Farley Reflects on New York's Role in the Birth of This Nation

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, State Senator Hugh T. Farley reflects on the birth of this nation and New York State's role in the development of our nation.

Independence Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

"As one of the original 13 states, New York played a key role in helping construct the freedoms and rights we all appreciate as Americans," Senator Farley said.

July 2, 2014
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