Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR GOLDEN, ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS, AND THE OFFICE OF THE KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ADDRESSES THE ONGOING ISSUE OF GRAFFITI

Brooklyn – Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), joined with Assemblywoman Malliotakis, and the office of the District Attorney Charles Hynes, today addressed the ongoing issue of graffiti in our neighborhood. 

November 7, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol" -- for the week of November 7, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

November 7, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS BIRCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR COLLECTING OVER 500 CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Birch Elementary School in Merrick to thank students for collecting over 500 cell phones for his “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program.

“Birch’s students did an absolutely unbelievable job. The over 500 phones they collected will go a long way towards enabling our soldiers and sailors to stay in touch with their loved ones back home. I thank them for their efforts and congratulate them on a job well done,” said Senator Fuschillo.

November 7, 2011
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Senator Serrano Supports Little Sisters of the Assumption and the National Diaper Bank Network

Senator Serrano and Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito visited The Little Sisters of the Assumption organization for their press conference with Huggies today. The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), a non-profit organization raising awareness for the need of affordable diapers, and Huggies have partnered up to donate and distribute 12 million diapers to 12 cities across the United States to families in need during the holiday season. The Little Sisters of the Assumption in East Harlem received a donation of 100,000 diapers.

November 7, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMED “CHAMPION OF SAFER STREETS” BY TRI-STATE TRANSPORTATION CAMPAIGN FOR WORK ON COMPLETE STREETS LAW

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently honored by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign at their 2011 Annual Benefit.

Senator Fuschillo, along with Wantagh resident Sandi Vega and AARP, were chosen as the organization’s 2011 “Champions for Safer Streets” for their work on New York State’s Complete Streets Law. Senator Fuschillo sponsored the law in the Senate. Mrs. Vega, whose 14 year old daughter Brittany was killed while crossing Sunrise Highway last year, and AARP joined Tri-State Transportation Campaign in strongly advocating for the law.

November 4, 2011
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Senator Montgomery receives "A" Rating by New Yorkers for Better Libraries

Senator Montgomery received an "A" rating by the New Yorkers for Better Libraries in recognition of her support of library issues during the 2011 Legislative Session.

The legislation considered in compiling this rating included:

File: 
A Rating from Libraries.pdf

November 4, 2011
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FEMA Extends New York Deadlines to Register for Disaster Assistance

ALBANY, N.Y. – At the request of New York state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the registration deadline for anyone who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee this summer.Those affected by either storm now have until Dec. 15 to register for federal disaster assistance.“We've extended the registration deadline for people who – for whatever reason – have not had the opportunity to register for assistance,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr. “The goal is to ensure all eligible Irene and Lee survivors have the chance to seek assistance.”

November 4, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR IRAN DIVESTMENT LEGISLATION

     Majority Leader to Sponsor Bill in Senate, Will Move for Early Passage Next Session

 Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today announced he will sponsor legislation known as the Iran Divestment Act of 2012 and will move for Senate passage of the bill early next year.

 

November 4, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending November 6, 2011

In this week's issue, a little history about Veterans Day, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust expands with the opening of their newest location in Greece, and some of the great events taking place this week to honor our veterans. Click on the link at the bottom to read the Community Connection in full-screen.

November 4, 2011
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November 17, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT DRIVE TO SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS AND TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kick off of his annual holiday troop drive and is asking the community to once again show its gratitude for our soldiers and support our heroes this holiday season. Senator Golden is also announcing his partnership with the Toys for Tots campaign and is asking residents to consider donating new, unwrapped, toys to brighten the holidays for military children.

 

November 4, 2011
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Statement from Senator Neil D. Breslin on the Ratification of the PEF Contract

“I am pleased to learn that the Public Employees Federation (PEF) approved the most recently negotiated contract, thus averting thousands of layoffs. The failure to approve this contract would have had a profoundly negative impact on Albany County. During these challenging economic times, we must all share the pain and sacrifice. I applaud PEF for their willingness to work with the Governor to reach an agreement that will help move New York forward.”

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November 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Receives State Library Award

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was honored to receive the 2011 Ex Libris Award from the organization New Yorkers for Better Libraries in recognition of his leadership on library issues.

"By supporting libraries, we are supporting our youth, our families and our communities," Senator Farley said. "I am proud of my commitment to New York libraries."

"Libraries are a place of lifelong learning," Senator Farley said. "Librarians inspire our youth and invite them to discover an adventure on every shelf. Libraries also help the public access vital information for a variety of uses and many people use libraries to help further their education. Librarians and their staff provide valuable services to the public."

November 4, 2011
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The Tax Cap - It's Law

Dear Friend:

Right now, cities and counties across New York State are writing next year's budget...and deciding how much in local property taxes families should pay.

New York's historic tax cap was signed into law earlier this year by Governor Cuomo.  New York State actually reduced State spending this year.  Now, local officials have their turn.

In October, I met with many local officials across the four counties of our Senate District.

Some officials are looking for loppholes in Governor Cuomo's new tax cap law - loopholes fought for by the speical  interests to allow spending to grow and grow, even as families are concerned about making ends meet.

November 3, 2011
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