Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Gianaris attends the UCCA Health Fair with Mount Sinai Hospital

Senator Gianaris with Mount Sinai Executive Director Caryn Schwab, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and UCCA President Rose-Marie Poveromo at the the UCCA Health Fair with Mount Sinai Hospital last Saturday.

June 2, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending June 3rd, 2012

In this week's Community Connection: details on the New Jobs-NY Job Creation Plan, which passed the Senate earlier this week, upcoming events around the community, and Monroe County opens its second dog park. You can read this week's community connection in full-screen by clicking on the link below.

June 1, 2012
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Monroe County Opens Second Dog Park

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to speak at the grand opening of Monroe County's second dog park. It is located at Ellison Park on Blossom Road. For more information on dog parks in Monroe County, click http://www.monroecounty.gov/parks-DogParks.php.

June 1, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Blasts Thruway Authority's Plan To Hike Tolls On Truckers

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) spoke out today against the New York State Thruway Authority’s recently announced plan to increase Thruway tolls 45 percent on commercial vehicles with three or more axles.

June 1, 2012
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LANZA AND CUSICK ANNOUNCE YELLOW SCHOOL BUS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

ALBANY- Senator Lanza and Assemblyman Cusick announced today that their legislation, S.6027/ A.8683 which will bring back yellow school bus service to 7th and 8th grade Staten Island students has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo, Chapter 42 of the laws of 2012.

June 1, 2012
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Activities Celebrating the Outdoors Slated for This Weekend

Enjoy the great outdoors this weekend as the area celebrates National Trails Day and Schenectady hosts a free fishing clinic.

June 1, 2012
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Senator Farley Honors Outstanding Schenectady Bands at NYS Senate

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of introducing the band students from Schenectady High School and its John Sayles School of Fine Arts to his colleagues at the New York State Senate on May 30th as he sponsored a Senate Resolution honoring their achievements at a recent music festival in Williamsburg, Virginia.

"These students are truly amazing," Senator Farley said. "Their dedication and accomplishments should be admired. They are an inspiration to their fellow students and their community," Senator Farley said.

June 1, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SENATOR JOHNSON AWARD SENATE LIBERTY MEDAL TO 5-YEAR-OLD HERO FROM AMITYVILLE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Senator Owen H. Johnson (R-Babylon) today awarded the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Grace Varley, a 5-year-old girl from Amityville, for heroically helping to save her younger brother’s life.

     “In a situation which could be very frightening for a young child, Grace showed remarkable poise, calm, and maturity. As a result of her quick thinking, she was able to get help for her brother and save his life. Grace is a true hero and I’m pleased to present her with this much deserved honor,” said Senator Fuschillo.

June 1, 2012
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SENATOR BONACIC STATEMENT ON THRUWAY TOLL INCREASE PROPOSAL

                    “Earlier this week, the New York State Thruway Authority Board voted to begin the process to implement a 45 percent increase on certain commercial tolls. Based on the economic impact this will have on New York’s businesses and families, they should reconsider their decision.

June 1, 2012
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BONACIC AND LARKIN: DEC KILLING JOBS IN NEW YORK

Senators Call Summit in Albany on DEC Wetlands Expansion Plan

State Senators John J. Bonacic and William J. Larkin, Jr. have requested that State DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens meet with them, local officials, and small business in Albany before the DEC continues any efforts to adopt and implement job-killing wetlands  maps and regulations.

June 1, 2012
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Celebrate New York's Museums May 31st - June 6th

I had the pleasure of supporting a New York State Senate Resolution today that officially kicks off the 1st Annual New York State Museum Week, which starts today, May 31st, and runs through June 6th. This week is a great time to visit and support local museums and enjoy the unique attractions our areas provide, ranging from historical homes to living history museums and cultural attractions. About a dozen museums and historic sites in my district are officially partaking in this event. For information on the overall week and participating museums, visit http://www.iloveny.com/summer/themes/museum-week.aspx My district also includes numerous treasures like the Johnstown Historical Society Museum.

May 31, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO ENCOURAGE ONLINE ORGAN DONATION

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to legislation (S6972), sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-C-I, Garden City), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, that would make it easier for New Yorkers to register online to become an organ donor.

 

"I continually stress the importance of becoming a donor because donating an organ is saving a life," Senator Hannon said. "This bill would make the process of registering for organ donation online more convenient by allowing donors to receive electronic confirmation of their registration and amend or revoke their registration online.”

 

May 31, 2012
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NEW YORK SENATE PASSES “NEW JOBS-NY” JOB CREATION PLAN

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) announced the state Senate passed a major jobs plan she co-sponsors that would create thousands of private sector jobs throughout the state.“The 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan would generate thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses, reducing energy costs, and enacting important fiscal reforms so we can help put more New Yorkers to work and make one state’s economy more competitive,” Senator Young said. Highlights of the plan include:

May 31, 2012
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BALL-PAULIN “HANNAH’S LAW” PASS SENATE FIGHT CONTINUES FOR LOCAL FAMILY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (5/22/12) – After a four year struggle with the legislature and insurance industry, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) has passed Hannah’s Law (S5034A) through the New York State Senate. The legislation is named after Yorktown resident, Hannah Devane. Hannah is a seven year old girl who suffers from eosinophilic esophagitis, a potentially fatal condition that makes it impossible for her to eat most foods.

May 31, 2012
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Senate Passes "New Jobs-NY" Job Creation Plan

The New York State Senate has voted on the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan.  The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive.  The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Lanza and Savino.

May 31, 2012
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SENATOR VALESKY ENCOURAGES VISITS TO CNY MUSEUMS DURING NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM WEEK

More than a dozen museums in Central New York will participate in the first ever New York State Museum Week May 31 to June 6, State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), announced. New York State is celebrating the diversity and richness of its museums by inviting residents and visitors alike to discover the fascinating worlds of art, photography, history, science, pop-culture and more during the inaugural celebration.

May 31, 2012
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'New York State Museum Week' underway locally, statewide

Elmira, N.Y., May 31—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) reminded area residents today that a number of regional museums and historical societies will be sponsoring special events and activities as part of the inaugural “New York State Museum Week” from May 31 to June 6, 2012.

“We’re fortunate that the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions are home to many of New York State’s exciting and finest museums and historical attractions.  They’re a foundation of our premiere tourism industry and the first annual ‘New York State Museum Week’ offers a new opportunity to showcase everything they offer,” said O’Mara.

May 31, 2012
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