Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATE PASSES BILL TO REPEAL MASSIVE MANDATE ON BUSINESS

Wage Theft Prevention Act Is A Mountain of Costly, Useless Paper

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.6063A), sponsored by Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, to repeal the notification provisions of the Wage Theft Prevention Act, a massive, costly mandate on every employer in the state.  

February 29, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO ALLOW CONTINUED USE OF LEVER-STYLE VOTING MACHINES

Significant cost savings to local school districts, villages and special districts

The New York State Senate today passed a mandate relief bill that would allow school districts, special districts and villages to permanently continue using lever voting machines in their respective local elections, sponsored by Senator Jack Martins (S. 6296). This legislation would remove the 2012 sunset of provisions that would allow the ability to use the lever voting machines. 

February 29, 2012
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SENATE FORECASTS $355 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL STATE REVENUES

Funds Should Be Used For Tax Relief or State Reserves – Not New Spending

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos and members of the Senate Majority Conference today released a revenue forecast by the Senate Finance Committee that estimates additional General Fund revenues, above the Executive’s projection, of $290 million in 2012-13, and  $65 million more than the Executive’s estimate for state fiscal year 2011-12. 

The revenue projection, based on an economic forecast by the Senate’s nationally recognized fiscal consultants, IHS Global Insight, shows that the total two-year General Fund revenue surplus is $355 million. 

February 29, 2012
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February 29, 2012
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SENATE EXPENDITURE REPORT SHOWS REPUBLICAN MAJORITY SAVING TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Spending Reduced $7.8 million in Last 6 Months, Down $11.1 million in Just One Year 

       The Senate’s Republican Majority has reduced Senate spending by $7.8 million over the last six months and $11.1 million in the last year alone, saving hardworking taxpayers millions of dollars while creating a leaner, functional and more efficient state government. 

     These figures were released today as part of the Senate’s biannual expenditure report, which is similar to reports produced by the U.S. Congress.  The report provides a line-by-line account of actual Senate spending for the period of April 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011, which totals $40.2 million. 

February 29, 2012
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SENATE TO REPEAL MASSIVE MANDATE ON BUSINESS

Wage Theft Prevention Act Is A Mountain of Costly, Useless Paper

The New York State Senate will act today on legislation (S.6063A), sponsored by Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, to repeal the notification provisions of the Wage Theft Prevention Act, a massive, costly mandate on every employer in the state.  

February 29, 2012
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Senator Rivera Hosted Black History Month Celebration, Honored Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson

Bronx, NY – State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF – Bronx) hosted a Black History Month celebration in conjunction with St. Joseph Church on Saturday, February 25, 2012.  Working together with community partners such as St. Joseph Catholic Church and the South Bronx Job Corps Culinary Program, Senator Rivera hosted a celebration that included the honoring of State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, words from a guest speaker, comedian Baratunde Thurston, author of How to be Black, and performances by Nene Ali (spoken word), Aquila Knight, who sang the Black National Anthem and Warriors for Christ Praise & Worship Dance Ministry from Creston Avenue Baptist Church in the 33rd Senate District.

 

February 29, 2012
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METROCARD VAN SCHEDULED TO STOP AT SENATOR GOLDEN'S OFFICE MONDAY

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, March 5, 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 Metro Card 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.

March 5, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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February 28, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION HONORING NORTH BELLMORE EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring North Bellmore resident Matthew Murphy for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

     “Only a select few ever achieve what Matthew has; the rank of Eagle Scout. Matthew’s years of hard work, dedication to scouting, and community service make him more than worthy to hold scouting’s highest rank. I congratulate him on earning this honor and am pleased that his accomplishment was recognized by the New York State Senate,” said Senator Fuschillo.

February 28, 2012
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SENATOR BALL NAMES MAHOPAC HS STUDENT AS CHAIRMAN OF STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Mahopac, N.Y.  – (2/27/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) named Mahopac High School senior Brian Reilly as the Chairman of his Student Advisory Committee.

February 28, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at Community Awards Ceremony for Black History Month

Senator Gianaris was proud to speak at Councilmember Van Bramer's Community Awards Ceremony for Black History Month at the Jacob Riis Center.

February 28, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR EXTRAORDINARY BROOKLYN WOMEN IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Brooklyn – As March is designated as “Women’s History Month”, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host two events to honor outstanding women who have made a difference in our community.

 

Senator Golden will honor Mary Douglas of Gerritsen Beach Cares and Resurrection Church, Theresa Samuelson of the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners, Public School 277 Parent Teacher Association Co-Presidents Margaret Foti and Joan Marie Peterson, and Ioanna Giannopoulos of Hellenic Public Radio Kosmos FM. These women will be feted at a ceremony to be held this Thursday, March 1, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the Cort Club located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

February 27, 2012
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March 9, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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March 9, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Recovering Unclaimed Funds

You may be entitled to some of the over $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.

For your protection, New York State law requires banks, insurance companies, utility companies, investment companies and many other businesses to surrender inactive accounts to the State. These accounts are known as "lost," "abandoned," or "unclaimed" funds.

February 27, 2012
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