Issues: Miscellaneous

GALLIVAN SUPPORTS COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN

Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through: Increased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates; Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

Members of the Senate Majority Conference today outlined a plan to help middle-class families and students afford the rapidly increasing cost of a college education. The Senate’s 2012 College Affordability Plan would help parents save for higher education for their children and give students and families access to low interest student loans, as well as clear information about the size of the loan debt they are taking on.

May 17, 2012
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THE PATCH: HEALTH YORKTOWN RUN BENEFITS LOCAL SCHOOLS

 

by Rick Pezzullo

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Students in the Yorktown and Lakeland school districts were the real winners of the second annual Health Yorktown Health & Fitness 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park.

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO HONORS PATTI CATALDI AT THE 2012 NEW YORK STATE SENATE WOMEN OF DISTINCTION CEREMONY

In recognition of her extraordinary commitment to promoting women’s healthand community revitalization, Patti Cataldi of Webster is among the outstanding women across New York State who were honored at the 2012 "Women of Distinction" ceremony held today at the State Capitol. Patti, who serves as Chair of the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Board and is a member of the Webster Town Board, was nominated for this honor by State Senator Mike Nozzolio."It is an honor to present this important recognition to Patti Cataldi.

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR BALL & COUNTY EXECUTIVE ASTORINO ANNOUNCE NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME HONOREES

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Sunday, May 20th at 2:30 p.m.***

Grand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Senator Ball, County Executive Astorino and Assemblyman Castelli

May 16, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ACT

The New York State Senate today passed the Protection of People With Special Needs Act, which reforms and strengthens protections for more than one million state residents with special needs. The bill (S.7400), sponsored by Senator Roy McDonald (R-C-I, Saratoga), and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) twill enhance the safeguards for children and adults who are particularly vulnerable to abuse and neglect and receive care from New York’s human service agencies and programs.

 

May 16, 2012
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Kay Tomasi Recognized as Woman of Distinction

       Kay Tomasi, an historic preservationist and published author, was honored in Albany on Tuesday, May 15 as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.  Nominated by Senator Betty Little, Mrs. Tomasi was recognized for channeling her life-long love of history into community service that has enriched the lives of others and will benefit future generations.

May 16, 2012
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Senator Breslin Honors Rev. Debra Jameson for the Senate's Annual "Women of Distinction" Program

The Senate's 'Women of Distinction" program provides a special opportunity to honor women throughout our State.  The program was created as part of the Senate's celebration of Women's History Month.  "There are remarkable women in out midst whose lives, work or special accomplishments contribute to making our communities better, making our families stronger and serve as special examples to others," stated Senator Breslin. "I am honored to name Rev. Debra Jameson  as my 2012 'Women of Distrinction' recipient."

 

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AND SENATOR DIANE SAVINO HONOR STATEN ISLAND "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION"

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community

 

            Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Diane Savino will honor two Staten Island women whose outstanding work on behalf of the community made them deserving of special recognition by the state Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS HONORS IDA D’ANGELO AS 2012 WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) recently honored Ida D’Angelo, community leader from Valley Stream, as his 2012 Woman of Distinction.  Ida was honored with other notable women from across the state on May 15, 2012 at a reception in Albany.  

“I am proud to honor Ida D’Angelo as my 2012 Woman of Distinction,” said Senator Skelos.  “Ida is a pillar within the community of Valley Stream and has worked tirelessly over the past 50 years to help others and to improve the quality of life for all residents of our community.” 

May 16, 2012
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2012 Women of Distinction Awards

On Tuesday night, May 15th, I had the privilege to present Hilda Rosario Escher, president and CEO of Ibero American Action League, with a New York State Women of Distinction Award. As President and CEO, she is the voice of the Rochester Hispanic Community. Hilda focuses her efforts on strategic planning, developing leaders in her organization and being a change agent leading innovation. Since 1968 Ibero-American Action League has taken a leadership role in nurturing partnerships, services, and advocacy among the community to meet the needs of the Latinos in the Rochester area. Hilda has an extensive background in Human Services including: developmental disabilities, foster care, adoption, day care and employment and training services.

May 16, 2012
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The Senate Democratic Conference Held a Roundtable Discussion on Economic Issues Facing New York State Women

A call for Legislative Action to Confront Inequity in the Workforce

( Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D – Delmar) reported that the Democratic Conference this week held a roundtable discussion on the inequity women face in the work force. Experts and advocates participated in the roundtable discussion on legislation that would strengthen our state’s economy and promote workplace fairness.

Despite federal and state laws banning discrimination in employment and pay, it is clear that there are still wage differentials amongst employees within the same jobs or in jobs that require the same skills, responsibility, and working conditions.

May 16, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON COLLEGE HAZING

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to prevent the tragic injuries and deaths that can occur due to hazing at colleges and universities. The bill (S.1937), sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), would help cut down on hazing by strengthening a college or university’s enforcement authority and increasing awareness of the consequences of hazing, underage drinking, and illegal drug use.

 

“Hazing can create physical as well as emotional scars that may last a lifetime,” Senator LaValle said. “There is nothing ‘good-natured’ about hazing and it cannot be tolerated on our college and university campuses.”

 

May 16, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Presents Geneseo Woman With Prestigious Award

KATE KINGSLEY HONORED BY STATE SENATE AS “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) honored Kate Kingsley of Geneseo on Tuesday with one of the New York State Senate’s highest honors, recognizing her as a contemporary “Woman of Distinction” for volunteerism and devotion to her Livingston County community.

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES ROBERT LLOYD ON APPOINTMENT TO STATE’S AMISTAD COMMISSION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Robert Lloyd on being appointed to the Amistad Commission. Mr. Lloyd was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos at the recommendation of Senator Fuschillo.

     The Amistad Commission reviews state education curriculum regarding slavery and seeks ways to improve education about the history of slavery and its impact, along with the significant contributions made by African-Americans to the development of this country.

May 16, 2012
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Senator Farley Names Supreme Court Justice As Woman of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming Supreme Court Justice Ann Crowell as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a ceremony in Albany on May 15th.

"Judge Crowell is an amazing woman," Senator Farley said. "She made history in 2011 when she became the first woman to be elected to the Supreme Court in New York’s Fourth Judicial District, which covers eleven counties." She also served as president of the Saratoga County Bar Association and a board member of both the Capital District and Adirondack Women's bar associations. She is a graduate of Leadership Saratoga and the NYS Governor's Leadership Program. She is also a dedicated Hospice volunteer.

May 16, 2012
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