Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Nine from Central and Northern New York Recognized

Senator Patty Ritchie honored women from Central and Northern New York for their contributions to their community at her “Women of Distinction” ceremony in Watertown Thursday.

June 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC BILL TO GIVE COUNTIES RELIEF ON JAIL MANDATE

Senate Passes Legislation Removing Requirement that Counties Maintain Jail; Allows Counties to Share Long Term Costs of Jail Construction 

June 6, 2012
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Senate Passes LaValle Bill to Restore STAR Rebate Checks

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), that would restore the STAR property tax rebate program. The bill (S7447) would provide $202 million in property tax relief to senior citizens in the 2012-13 school year and $1.2 billion in property tax relief to middle class families starting in 2013-14.“The STAR  program  provides  help  to homeowners who are struggling to pay local property taxes,” Senator LaValle said. “With homeowners  also facing difficulties keeping their homes because of the current troubled economy, it is more important than ever to  reinstate  the  STAR Rebate Program.”

June 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO RESTORE STAR PROPERTY TAX REBATE CHECKS

$202 Million in Property Tax Relief For Seniors;$1.2 Billion for Middle Class Families in ’13-14

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), that would restore the STAR property tax rebate program. The bill (S7447) would provide $202 million in property tax relief to senior citizens in the 2012-13 school year and $1.2 billion in property tax relief to middle class families starting in 2013-14.

 

June 6, 2012
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Senator Rivera Releases Results of Post Office Usage Survey In Northwest Bronx

Bronx, NY - State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) today, released the results of a survey of post office usage conducted in the Northwest Bronx. The neighborhoods that were surveyed include Bedford Park, Norwood, Fordham and the Kingsbridge Heights area. The survey was conducted in response to the Van Cott and Botanical Gardens being placed on the list of post offices being considered for closure in the Bronx.

Click here to see the final results of the survey

June 6, 2012
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IN THE NEWS - STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE: Staten Island's Cusick and Lanza hail prescription drug registry legislation

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With prescription drug abuse carving an ever-widening and deadly swath through communities across the country, including Staten Island, top state lawmakers today announced agreement on groundbreaking legislation, pushed by two borough lawmakers, aimed at eradicating the scourge.

The legislation, spearheaded by Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island) and state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), creates a Prescription Monitoring Program registry, to be known as the PNP, that doctors would have to consult before issuing a prescription for controlled substances such as oxycodone.

Pharmacists would also have to report it to the registry each time they dispense such drugs.

June 6, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO CREATE THE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), following the State Senate’s passage of S5226A today that enacts the child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention act, has issued the following statement:

Senator Golden stated, “I cosponsored this bill passed by the New York State Senate today to make it so that internet predators will no longer have access to our children in New York without the severest of penalties attached. For too long these predators and perverts have had access through the internet to pry on our children, and we have comprehensive legislation to bring them to justice. I call upon my colleagues in the State Assembly to pass this bill this legislative session so we may protect our children from these child predators."

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SENDS MESSAGE TO DEADBEAT PARENTS: NEW YORK STATE WANTS YOU

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that legislation he sponsored in New York State Senate, S. 1987, that will create a deadbeats most wanted list website to locate those in arrears of child support of more than $10,000 has passed.

The legislation would require the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to compile, disclose and publish at regular intervals a deadbeats most wanted list of individuals who are in arrears of their child support obligations under a court administrative order.

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS JOHAN SANTANA UPON MAKING NEW YORK METS HISTORY

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is announcing that his colleagues in the New York State Senate have approved a resolution, J. 5140, congratulating Johan Santana of the New York Mets upon the occasion of pitching the first no-hitter in their 51 year history totaling 8,019 games.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “New York Mets history was made at Citi Field this week. Thousands of baseball fans cheered every pitch by Johan Santana as he pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history. It was a great achievement for the ace pitcher, the Mets organization, and all fans, and this moment in baseball history is today recognized by the New York State legislature.”

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO MAKE NEW YORK STATE A NATIONAL LEADER IN FIGHTING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced a landmark agreement on a comprehensive prescription drug reform package that will make New York State a national leader in curbing prescription drug abuse.

 

June 5, 2012
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SENATE PASSES "CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT"

The New York State Senate today passed the “Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Act” (S5226A), sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee.

June 5, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS ROOSEVELT CHILDREN’S ACADEMY STUDENTS FOR COLLECTING 1,500 POUNDS OF FOOD TO HELP FAMILIES IN NEED

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited the Roosevelt Children’s Academy to thank students for lending a helping hand to families in need.

     The students collected 1,500 pounds of food for a food drive Senator Fuschillo is sponsoring in conjunction with Long Island Cares: the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The food collected by the students will be used by Long Island Cares to help serve the over 300,000 Long Islanders who don’t know where their next meal is going to come from.

June 5, 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

Caesar’s Wife Should Not Only Be Pure…

You should know that back in time, when the world was run by Roman Emperors, the Emperors could do no wrong. They were supposed to be some kind of celestial beings, to the point that even their feces were supposed to never stink. Even their wives were supposed to be perfect… not only pure, but have an appearance of purity.

June 5, 2012
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Senate Democratic Conference Continue Push on Women’s Health and Pay Equity

Host Women’s Health Forum and Push Hostile Amendments to Force Senate Republican Action

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Conference today continued a sustained push on important women’s issues including women’s health and workplace equality. The Senate Democrats hosted a public forum on the issue of women’s health organized to discuss legislation sponsored by members of the Democratic Conference which the Senate Republican Majority has refused to move out of committee and bring to the floor for a vote. Health professionals and advocates joined Democratic Senators to discuss the issue of women’s health and the bills currently awaiting Senate action.

June 5, 2012
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ADDABBO & OZONE TUDOR CIVIC MARK OZONE PARK’S 130th MILESTONE

Queens, NY, June 4, 2012NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo presents Frank Dardani, President of the Ozone Tudor Civic Association, with a proclamation from the New York State Senate honoring the community of Ozone Park on its 130th Anniversary. To celebrate the anniversary, Addabbo sponsored a pizza party for the residents attending the civic meeting.

 

June 5, 2012
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ADDABBO VOTES TO PASS LEGISLATION TO CRACK DOWN ON SLUMLORDS AND ILLEGAL HOUSING

Queens, NY June 4, 2012 -- In order to crack down on illegal housing arrangements that can lead to overcrowding, serious safety issues, and burdens on municipal resources, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) recently voted to support legislation (S.4285B) that would permit on-site inspections of suspicious advertised housing opportunities.  

June 5, 2012
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ADDABBO’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S RECENT POSITION ON THE PROPOSED RESORTS WORLD CONVENTION CENTER

Queens, NY, June 5, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), released the following statement today regarding Governor Cuomo’s recent remarks to the press on the proposed new Resorts World Convention Center and the reported collapse of negotiations with Genting:  

June 5, 2012
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