Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMED “LEGISLATIVE CHAMPION” BY AUTISM SPEAKS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently named a “legislative champion” by Autism Speaks.

     Autism Speaks chose Senator Fuschillo for the honor for authoring New York State’s autism insurance reform law. The law will enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment. The law will save families with autism tens of thousands of dollars a year in out of pocket costs for autism treatment and therapies which many insurance companies refuse to cover. The law takes effect on November 1st.

May 3, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

I am gratified that the Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that the Senate's reapportionment plan is fair and complies with the State Constitution. 

Today's decision by the State's highest court upholds the addition of a 63rd Senate seat, consistent with the requirements of the State Constitution.  It was the Senate Democrats who wrongly dragged us into court and wasted taxpayer money pursuing this matter. 

This ruling comes on the heels of the Obama administration’s decision to preclear our reapportionment plan, after determining it complied with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

Finally, I am grateful that the Court of Appeals heard this important case on an expedited basis.

May 3, 2012
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Fontbonne Hall Academy Fleur de Lys Dinner Dance

Senator Golden with Fontbonne Hall Academy honored Carol Brady, Sister Dolores Crepeau, CSJ, Chief Joseph Fox, NYPD, Vincent Iannelli, Catherine Marinello and Diana Meringolo at the Fleur de Lys Dinner Dance May 2nd.

May 3, 2012
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Sen. Krueger's May 2012 Free Events List

Senator Krueger's May 2012 free events list is available here! You can download it from this page, or view it below.

File: 
LK May 2012 Free Events.pdf

May 3, 2012
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Senator Serrano Speaks at the HELP/PSI 2012 Graduation and Celebration of Accomplishments Ceremony

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano was invited to speak at the HELP/PSI 2012 Graduation and Celebration of Accomplishments Ceremony. The ceremony, which had approximately 500 attendees, was held at the Holiday Inn in Manhattan. HELP/PSI's health care facilities provide comprehensive medical, mental health, social work, and substance abuse treatment services to people living with AIDS. The annual HELP/PSI graduation and induction of honorees celebrates those who have completed the programs that all of the treatment facilities provide.

May 2, 2012
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Senator Lee Zeldin speaks with Victoria Mercouris recipient of the Girl Scouts Silver Award

May 01, 2012 -- Senator Lee Zeldin speaks with Victoria Mercouris recipient of the Girl Scouts Silver Award

May 2, 2012
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Volunteers plant 100 trees in LIC

The Queens Chronicle wrote about volunteers coming together to plant 100 trees at Queensbridge Park as part of the 5th annual "One Thing That's Green" event.

On Saturday morning (Earth Day) nearly 500 volunteers gathered at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City to plant 100 trees. Volunteers were of all ages dressed in jeans or workout clothes. There were piles of shovels, gardening gloves and wheelbarrows set up at each of the color-coded stations.

JetBlue Airways teamed with New York Restoration Project, the nonprofit that has partnered with the city to plant a million trees throughout the city by 2017, to put on the fifth annual One Thing That’s Green event.

 

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May 2, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN IMPROVES SCHOOL READINESS FOR NY CHILDREN

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation (S. 5650C) that would improve children’s school readiness by directing the New York State Commissioner of Education to evaluate and report on early childhood education in day care centers.

 

Senator Golden stated “I am proud to promote this legislation today because the millions of children in day care in our state deserve the best possible preparation for school. I hope the Assembly will pass this bill so that the Commissioner can prepare the study on how we can continue to improve on the great education of the students in New York”

 

May 2, 2012
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BONACIC: D.O.T. INDICATES THEY WILL LIKELY RE-BID EXIT 122 PROJECT; LEGISLATURE SEEKS TO PAY FOR WORK DONE TO DATE; SPEED UP RE-BIDDING PROCESS

State Senators  John J. Bonacic and William J. Larkin have introduced legislation, (S.7187/A.9944) to authorize payment for the work done to date on the Exit 122 project along Route 17 in Orange County, and has asked the State DOT to take steps to expedite the re-bidding of the contract so work can re-commence in the summer. 

 

May 2, 2012
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Running For The Cure

The Queens Gazette wrote an article about SHAREing and CAREing's second annual Senator George Onorato 5K Run, which Senator Gianaris and other elected officials attended.

SHAREing & CAREing held its second annual Senator George Onorato 5K Run, for adults and children, on April 22, at Aqueduct Race Track in Ozone Park.

 

This special event was held in honor of the senator in order to help raise funds to aid SHAREing & CAREing’s mission to help provide support and bring public awareness about one of the leading causes of death to women including breast and ovarian cancers.

Read the full article here.

May 2, 2012
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5.1.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

Senator Young Discusses Youth Leadership Recognition, Frewburgh HS Visit, Propert Tax Relief, Welfare Reform, Quicker Tax Returns

May 2, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Greets Hip-Hop Culture Pioneer

Senator Montgomery welcomes  Video Music Box creator Ralph McDaniels to the State Capitol.

May 2, 2012
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Senator Ritchie celebrates the Class D basketball champs Sackets Harbor Patriots by treating the boys to pizza

Senator Ritchie celebrates the Class D basketball champs Sackets Harbor Patriots by treating the boys to pizza.

May 2, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Pashley Elementary


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on May 2nd in Albany. The fourth grade students toured the Capitol and spoke to Senator Farley about his job.

May 2, 2012
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Qns. bridge shops sue city after multiple crashes

The New York Post reports on a lawsuit filed against the city by two store front owners who claim that faulty traffic planning has resulted in multiple incidents of cars plowing into their storefronts.

Two Queens shops shuttered after out-of-control cars plowed into their storefronts not once but twice — and within just nine days of each other — have filed a $1 million lawsuit, blaming a 59th Street Bridge exit ramp.

Espinal Caribbean Restaurant II had been open four years in Long Island City when the first crash happened in March 2011.

“It was a major setback and years of work evaporated,’’ owner Tony Espinal said. “But then the second crash!

May 2, 2012
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Pashley Elementary Students Visit With Senator Farley


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on May 2nd in Albany. The fourth grade students toured the Capitol and spoke to Senator Farley about his job.

May 2, 2012
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Senator Farley Greets Pashley Elementary


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on May 2nd in Albany. The fourth grade students toured the Capitol and spoke to Senator Farley about his job.

May 2, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS CRACK DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVERS

Bill Would Require Offenders to Take a Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course

 

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation (S.4740C), that would require certain drivers convicted of drunk driving to take a motor vehicle accident prevention course.

 

The bill requires drivers convicted of a drunk driving offense to take the motor vehicle accident prevention course if they have previously been convicted of drunk driving, or refuse to take a chemical test, or have accumulated more than six points on their license.

 

May 2, 2012
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