Issues: Miscellaneous

BONACIC: D.O.T. INDICATES THEY WILL LIKELY RE-BID EXIT 122 PROJECT; LEGISLATURE SEEKS TO PAY FOR WORK DONE TO DATE; SPEED UP RE-BIDDING PROCESS

State Senators  John J. Bonacic and William J. Larkin have introduced legislation, (S.7187/A.9944) to authorize payment for the work done to date on the Exit 122 project along Route 17 in Orange County, and has asked the State DOT to take steps to expedite the re-bidding of the contract so work can re-commence in the summer. 

 

May 2, 2012
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Running For The Cure

The Queens Gazette wrote an article about SHAREing and CAREing's second annual Senator George Onorato 5K Run, which Senator Gianaris and other elected officials attended.

SHAREing & CAREing held its second annual Senator George Onorato 5K Run, for adults and children, on April 22, at Aqueduct Race Track in Ozone Park.

 

This special event was held in honor of the senator in order to help raise funds to aid SHAREing & CAREing’s mission to help provide support and bring public awareness about one of the leading causes of death to women including breast and ovarian cancers.

Read the full article here.

May 2, 2012
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5.1.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

Senator Young Discusses Youth Leadership Recognition, Frewburgh HS Visit, Propert Tax Relief, Welfare Reform, Quicker Tax Returns

May 2, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Greets Hip-Hop Culture Pioneer

Senator Montgomery welcomes  Video Music Box creator Ralph McDaniels to the State Capitol.

May 2, 2012
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Senator Ritchie celebrates the Class D basketball champs Sackets Harbor Patriots by treating the boys to pizza

Senator Ritchie celebrates the Class D basketball champs Sackets Harbor Patriots by treating the boys to pizza.

May 2, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Pashley Elementary


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on May 2nd in Albany. The fourth grade students toured the Capitol and spoke to Senator Farley about his job.

May 2, 2012
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Qns. bridge shops sue city after multiple crashes

The New York Post reports on a lawsuit filed against the city by two store front owners who claim that faulty traffic planning has resulted in multiple incidents of cars plowing into their storefronts.

Two Queens shops shuttered after out-of-control cars plowed into their storefronts not once but twice — and within just nine days of each other — have filed a $1 million lawsuit, blaming a 59th Street Bridge exit ramp.

Espinal Caribbean Restaurant II had been open four years in Long Island City when the first crash happened in March 2011.

“It was a major setback and years of work evaporated,’’ owner Tony Espinal said. “But then the second crash!

May 2, 2012
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Pashley Elementary Students Visit With Senator Farley


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on May 2nd in Albany. The fourth grade students toured the Capitol and spoke to Senator Farley about his job.

May 2, 2012
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Senator Farley Greets Pashley Elementary


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on May 2nd in Albany. The fourth grade students toured the Capitol and spoke to Senator Farley about his job.

May 2, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS CRACK DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVERS

Bill Would Require Offenders to Take a Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course

 

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation (S.4740C), that would require certain drivers convicted of drunk driving to take a motor vehicle accident prevention course.

 

The bill requires drivers convicted of a drunk driving offense to take the motor vehicle accident prevention course if they have previously been convicted of drunk driving, or refuse to take a chemical test, or have accumulated more than six points on their license.

 

May 2, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LANZA’S BILL TO PROHIBIT NY FROM FUNDING CIVIL TRIALS FOR TERRORISTS

The Senate gave passage yesterday to  Senate Bill S.3871, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, which would prohibit New York State, or its local governments, from funding any civilian trials of enemy combatants for acts of terrorism in federal courts located in New York.

 

May 2, 2012
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Senator Serrano Commemorates "I Love My Park Day" in the State of New York

Pictured above: Senator Serrano and Senator Little present "I Love My Park Day" Resolution to Robin Dropkin, Executive Director of Parks & Trails New York.

May 2, 2012
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LaValle Legislation Passes Senate

New York  State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I – Port Jefferson) reports that several of his bills were passed in the  New York State Senate this week and now await action by the Assembly.

LaValle said the bills passed this week:

May 2, 2012
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Watkins Glen High School art students are finalists in a national shoe design contest sponsored by Vans -- we can show our support -- online voting ends on May 3rd

It's just been brought to my attention that art students from Watkins Glen High School are finalists in a national shoe design competition sponsored by Vans.

We can all show our support by voting online -- and please vote now if you can, because voting ends tomorrow, May 3rd.

Find out more and share your vote here. 

May 2, 2012
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RITCHIE ‘TOWN HALL’ DRAWS 2,000 OSWEGO RESIDENTS

State Senator Answers Constituents’ Questions on Taxes, Schools, More

May 2, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS SENATE EFFORTS TO KEEP KIDS SAFE FROM SEX OFFENDERS

Albany - Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today voted to approve a package of bills in the New York State Senate to help keep our children, our schools and our communities safe from dangerous sex offenders.

The bills, all of which passed the State Senate today, include legislation that would:

· Prevent individuals from being able to legally change their names in order to evade legal process or obligation;

· Make it a felony for certain sex offenders who fail to register or report a change of address;

· Require sex offenders to disclose whether their residence is within ½ mile to an elementary or secondary school;

May 2, 2012
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SENATOR YOUNG VOTES FOR LEGISLATION TO PREVENT SEX ABUSE

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced the passage of legislation that aims to prevent sexual predators from gaining access to potential victims and to assist law enforcement in tracking the offenders’ locations.

“Today, the Senate passed eight bills that, among other initiatives, increase the amount of information collected and disseminated about sexual offenders, change the reporting requirements for the Sexual Offender Registration Act (SORA), and addresses the recidivism rates among sexual offenders. Predators are released into society on a daily basis, and every piece of legislation is critical in protecting our children and communities,” Senator Young said.

May 1, 2012
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