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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of August 11, 2014 ~ 'Use the settlement wisely'

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, "Use the settlement wisely"

August 11, 2014
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE SENIOR ID PROGRAM

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a FREE Senior ID Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on August 13, 2014.

August 13, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship

Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and EntrepreneurshipChair: Senator Martin J. GoldenPublic Meeting: Follow up Roundtable to discuss Future in Computer and Video GameDevelopment in New YorkPlace: Marine Academic Center Rotunda, Kingsborough College,2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Robert Herz (315) 243-6865Media Contact: Robert Herz (315) 243-6865

September 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON EDUCATION REPORT

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON EDUCATION REPORT

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement after the recent report from the Alliance for Quality Education and Opportunity Action on the inequities in state education funding:

“New York State can no longer push this issue aside. Our antiquated system of funding public education has not been working for a long time. It’s not working for our children or for the taxpayers.

August 8, 2014
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MALLIOTAKIS, GOLDEN ADD MORE DATES TO ‘YOGA IN THE PARK’

(***Photo Caption***) Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Sen. Marty Golden take part in Yoga in the Park.

 

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Sen. Marty Golden (R,C,I-South Brooklyn), are announcing plans to host two additional yoga classes with Yoga in Bay Ridge in September. The series of events, which started in June, have been so successful that the lawmakers decided to extend the program through the end of the summer weather.

 

The complete remaining schedule of free classes are held at Shore Road Park (enter at 79th Street and Shore Road), is as follows:

 

Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00pm

Saturday, August 30th at 9:00am

Monday, September 8th at 6:30 pm (added date!)

August 8, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Ribbon Cutting for Geddes Federal Savings in Syracuse

On August 8, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in a ribbon-cutting event for a new Geddes Federal Savings branch, located at 2208 West Genesee Street in Syracuse. The Geddes Federal Savings and Loan Association is celebrating 65 years of business. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Board Chairman Daniel Mathews and President/CEO Brian Dumond.

August 8, 2014
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Free Naloxone Training Sessions To Be Offered

Twelve New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) in communities across the State will offer training sessions on opioid overdose prevention. Participants will learn how to recognize an overdose, what to do during an overdose, how to provide rescue breathing during an overdose and how to administer Naloxone. Upon completion of the training, participants will be certified to administer naloxone and will receive a free naloxone rescue kit. The training sessions, as a part of New York State’s efforts to help those struggling with opioid and heroin addiction, are free and open to the general public and first responders.

August 8, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Summer Concert in the Village of Meridian

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with the Diana Jacobs band at the Village of Meridian Park on August 6, 2014 - part of the free Music in the Park concert series this summer.  The concert series is sponsored by Stewart Lang Memorial Library.  Senator DeFrancisco also helped secure a state grant for the event. 

August 8, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Summer Reading Certificates at White Branch Library

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was happy to pass out congratulatory certificates to children who completed the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program at White Brach Library in Syracuse, on August 6, 2014.  Senator DeFrancisco also delivered coloring books and spoke about the importance of continuous reading. 

August 8, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at Baldwinsville Library

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco had a great time reading to children at the Baldwinsville Library on August 7, 2014.  Senator DeFrancisco has been reading stories, delivering educational coloring books, and presenting certificates to children at various local libraries throughout the summer, as part of the 2014 New York State Senate Summer Reading Program. 

August 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Chats with OFA Picnic Participants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley enjoyed chatting with picnic participants at the annual Fulton County Office for the Aging event held on Aug. 7th in Gloversville.

August 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Fulton County OFA Picnic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley enjoyed participating in the annual Fulton County Office for the Aging Picnic on August 7th in Gloversville.

August 8, 2014
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Second Round of Public-Private Partnership to Prepare Students for High-Skill Jobs Announced: High School Students can Earn College Degrees at No Cost and be First-in-Line for Jobs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new round of funding available to continue the nationally recognized P-TECH model, which prepares students for highly-skilled jobs by bringing together public school districts, major employers, and institutions of higher education. Through partnerships created by this program, high school students study under an industry aligned curriculum, earn an associate degree at no cost to their families, and are first in line for jobs with participating companies upon graduation.

August 7, 2014
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NYC & COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS BEACHES IN STATEN ISLAND AS THE NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD X NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE

Family-Friendly Beaches, Attractions and Restaurants Along the Staten Island Shore Ready to Welcome New Yorkers and Visitors for Summer Fun

August 7, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT REGARDING PLANNED MARCH ON VERRAZANO NARROWS BRIDGE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement regarding the announcement by Reverend Al Sharpton of the National Action Network to lead a march across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge on Saturday, August 23rd:

 

August 7, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & MAYOR SCHWARTZBERG ANNOUNCE DOT STUDYING SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON NORTHERN BOULEVARD IN ROSLYN ESTATES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Village of Roslyn Estates Mayor Jeffrey B. Schwartzberg announced that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is studying safety improvements along Northern Boulevard in Roslyn Estates. 

August 7, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA BILL EXPANDING THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, to better protect children by adding school coaches to the the field of professionals required to report suspected abuse to authorities. This bill, (S.4751B/ A.421C) will also require coaches who currently hold or apply for a temporary coaching license or professional coaching certificate to complete two hours of training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.  

August 6, 2014
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The Undocumented Need Not Apply

As reported by the Village Voice:

"The more educated they are, the better it is for our workforce," says State Sen. Jose Peralta, a Democrat from Queens. "It's better for the city's economy, it's better for the state economy. It's better for everyone."

Peralta was a prime sponsor of the New York DREAM Act, voted down 30 — 29 by the state Senate earlier this year. 

For full article, click here.

August 6, 2014
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'NASCAR returns to Watkins Glen' ~ Read more on this weekend's Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

Read more on the observer-review.com, "NASCAR returns to Watkins Glen"

From the Star-Gazette, "10 Storylines for Cheese-It 355 at The Glen"

For more details on the weekend's full schedule, visit Watkins Glen International at theglen.com

August 6, 2014
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