Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator DeFrancisco Meets with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured in Albany with students from Elmcrest Elementary School. The class toured the Capitol on June 5, 2012.

June 12, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Resolution to the 2012 Pole of the Year Award Recipient

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Charlie Hollis with a Senate Resolution, on June 9, 2012, during the 2012 Polish Festival in Syracuse.  Mr. Hollis was named "Pole of the Year" for his many civic activities that have improved the quality of life in Central New York.

June 12, 2012
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Sen. McDonald Honors Mary Jean Coleman with Suicide Prevention, Advocacy and Leadership Award

Senator Roy McDonald honors Mary Jean Coleman, M.S.W. as the reipient of the Edgar Francis (Eddie) Reed Suicide Prevention, Advocacy and Leadership Award. Mrs. Coleman is the National Director of Field Programs and the Regional Director for Upstate New York for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, she is a dedicated advocate helping individuals in need along with spreading awareness about suicide prevention.

June 12, 2012
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Senator Gianaris Honors Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. on Italian-American Day

Here is a Youtube video of Senator Gianaris speaking on the Senate floor honoring one of New York City's great leaders, former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Sr.

June 12, 2012
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO COMBAT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

 

Albany, N.Y. – (6/12/12) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson) has announced a new agreement on a comprehensive prescription drug reform bill that will help make our state a national leader in curbing prescription drug abuse.

June 12, 2012
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Senate Passes Legislation to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

In response to the escalating problem of prescription drug abuse, the state Senate today passed legislation that would make significant changes to the way prescription drugs are distributed and monitored in New York State.

The bill (S7637), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and Senator Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, includes “real time” prescription tracking to provide more information to doctors and pharmacists, in an effort to prevent deaths from abuse and overdoses of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers.

June 12, 2012
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Senator Martins and Assemblywoman Schimel Participate in League of Women Voters Forum

The League of Women Voters of Nassau County held a forum at the Port Washington Library with New York State Senator Jack M. Martins and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel recently. The League extended an invitation to both legislators who were happy to hold the forum during which members of the League and the public were invited to ask any questions they chose.

The members of the League and the public asked numerous questions on many important issues related to state and local government. Issues addressed included LIPA’s response to power outages, property taxes, hydro-fracking, gambling and local issues. Upon completion of the forum, the two lawmakers received an ovation.

June 12, 2012
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June 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

BY

STATE SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

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With A Committee Like That…

You should know that the Committee to Sell – I mean to Save New York - has invested more than $17 million in selling out - I’m sorry – in saving New York. The Committee has been selling Governor Cuomo’s popularity to the people of New York State to the point where he consistently receives 70% approval ratings.

June 12, 2012
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FROM ADDABBO'S CONSTITUENT FILES: TEAMWORK SAVES HOWARD BEACH RESIDENT FROM MAIL FRAUD

Sweepstakes Scheme Used Irish Postage, Los Angeles-Based Company, Phony Processing Fee Check Drawn on Oregon Bank  

 

June 12, 2012
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Senator Golden to Host Metrocard Van

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

August 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Golden to Host Metro Card Van

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

July 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator McDonald honors Glen Liebman as the Inaugural Recipient of the Thomas P. Morahan Leadership Award

Senator McDonald discusses a New York State Senate Resolution establishing the Thomas P. Morahan Annual Leadership Award in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. Glen Liebman was recognized as the inaugural recipient of the award, on Wednesday, May 30, for his dedication to education the public about mental illness and mental health. Mr. Liebman serves as the CEO of the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS).

June 11, 2012
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SENATE PASSES “I-STOP” TO REDUCE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

In response to the escalating problem of prescription drug abuse, the State Senate today passed legislation that would make significant changes to the way prescription drugs are distributed and monitored in New York State.

The bill (S7637), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and Senator Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) includes “real time” prescription tracking to provide more information to doctors and pharmacists, in an effort to prevent deaths from abuse and overdoses of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers.

June 11, 2012
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