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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION CREATING PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICTS PASSES THE SENATE

Bill creates public library districts in the Town of LaGrange and Village of Wappingers Falls

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) today announced his legislation creating the Grinnell Public Library District in the town of Wappingers Falls (S.7000), and the LaGrange Public Library District in the town of LaGrange ( S.5504B) has passed the Senate.

May 30, 2012
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SENATOR BALL’S STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL HOSTS MOCK LEGISLATIVE SESSION

 

Albany, N.Y. – (5/29/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) chartered a bus from his district office in Brewster to the New York State Capitol Building in Albany to host a legislative mock session with students from his Student Advisory Council.

May 30, 2012
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5.15.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

Your Voice with Senator Cathy Young with guest Norma Cummings, 2012 Woman of Distinction - May 15, 2012

May 30, 2012
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5.22.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

May 22, 2012 -- Senator Catharine Young discusses NYS Power, Veterans Hall of Fame, Woman of Distinction nominee Norma Cummings

May 30, 2012
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June 9, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured as he speaks with a parent during the free child car seat safety check program.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently partnered with the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board in sponsoring a free car seat safety check where parents could have their children’s car seats checked for proper installation. The program was held at John Burns Park in Massapequa Park.

May 30, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES FREEPORT BUSINESS OWNER PAUL CONTE ON EARNING NATIONAL RECOGNITION AS “DEALER OF THE YEAR”

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R- Merrick) along with Senator Kemp Hannon (R- Garden City), recently congratulated long-time Freeport business owner Paul Conte of Paul Conte Cadillac on being named “Dealer of the Year” by General Motors. Senators Fuschillo and Hannon presented Mr. Conte with a legislative resolution they sponsored, which was passed by the State Senate, in honor of the achievement.

May 30, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio was the keynote speaker for the Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing Graduation Ceremony

 

Geneva- I was the keynote speaker for the Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing’s 3rd graduation ceremony where I congratulated the graduates and praised them for their hard work and commitment to the field of nursing. The graduates will now become a part of the growing number of individuals employed in the health care profession.

Pictured are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Dr. Jose Acevedo; Dominic Fonte; Victoria Record; Dr. Gary Smith and numbers of the staff and students from the Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing.

 

May 30, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS AGREE TO LEGISLATION TO BETTER PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM INTRUSIVE AND UNWANTED TELEMARKETING

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement to pass legislation that will better protect New Yorkers from intrusive telemarketing tactics.The legislation would prohibit all telemarketers doing business in New York from delivering prerecorded messages by telephone call to customers without express consent from the recipient.

May 30, 2012
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Ridgewood school, PS 88, visits Senator Addabbo in Albany

Queens, NY, May 29, 2012 – Students, parents and faculty of Ridgewood's PS 88 visited Albany last week to learn about state government and enjoy the historic architecture of New York's capital city. Pictured are the visitors from PS 88 wit...h their district's State Senator Joe Addabbo (front, at left).Follow Senator Addabbo online at http://addabbo@nysenate.gov or on Facebook at 'Senator Joe Addabbo'.# # #-- Judy Close, Press SecretaryNYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.15th Senate District - Satellite Office66-85 73rd PlaceMiddle Village, NY 11379Ph: 718-497-1630

May 30, 2012
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ADDABBO INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS OF RICHMOND HILL SOUTH

Margaret Finnerty Begins 19th Year as President

May 30, 2012
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LaValle: Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families

The New York State Senate Majority Conference today outlined a plan to help middle-class families and students afford the rapidly increasing cost of a college education.  The Senate’s 2012 College Affordability Plan would help parents save for higher education for their children and give students and families access to low interest student loans, as well as clear information about the size of the loan debt they are taking on.

In addition, the plan would encourage young New Yorkers to stay in the Empire State to begin their careers by creating a new “Stay-In-New York” tax credit.

May 30, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Et Tu, Ruth?

There is a common assumption that politics is dirty, and that politicians cannot be trusted because they are liars, conniving hypocrites, back stabbers, and selfish people, always looking out for themselves, and always double-crossing those who trusted them and those who gave them opportunities and placed them in high positions.

You should know that history teaches us about many cases where people have been double-crossed through treasonous acts committed by those who they have placed their trust in.

May 29, 2012
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Gianaris seeks to halt feed additive

The Queens Chronicle wrote an article about Senator Gianaris' proposal to ban the chicken feed additive, Roxarsone, which has been linked to several diseases, including cancer.

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) announced Monday he has proposed a ban of Roxarsone (3-Nitro) and other drugs containing arsenic in chicken feed.

 

Roxarsone aids in making the appearance of poultry pinker because it causes the chicken’s blood vessels to grow unnaturally larger. The additive has been linked to several diseases, including cancer.

 

“This is a known cancer-causing agent that has no business being in our system,” Gianaris said.

 

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May 29, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS AGREE TO LEGISLATION TO BETTER PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM INTRUSIVE AND UNWANTED TELEMARKETING

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement to pass legislation that will better protect New Yorkers from intrusive telemarketing tactics.

The legislation would prohibit all telemarketers doing business in New York from delivering prerecorded messages by telephone call to customers without express consent from the recipient.

The Governor's legislation would also give authority to the Department of State to ban telemarketing companies that violate New York’s telemarketing laws from doing business in New York State.

May 29, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES METROCARD VAN SCHEDULES JUNE VISIT TO BROOKLYN OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to visit his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, June 4, 2012 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044

May 29, 2012
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