Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO’S PET PROTECTION BILL

Measure Makes the Theft of Dogs or Cats A Felony

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.

April 18, 2012
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LOHUD: SEN. GREG BALL SPONSORS ‘PUPPY MILL BILL’

 

I would like to thank state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, for his constant support of animal rights and the fair treatment of animals. I have known Sen. Ball since he was an assemblyman.

April 18, 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

 

Time to Retire for Some Members of Congress

You should know that there are some people who believe that the time has come to inject new blood, energy and ideas into the United States Congress.

 

In the City of New York, there are some Members of Congress who, according to some people, have been serving for too long.  Here is a list of the entire New York Congressional Delegation:

April 18, 2012
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LaValle Awarded Humane Society of The United States Humane Legislator Award

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I-Port Jefferson) was awarded the Humane Society of The United States Humane State Legislator Award today for his commitment to animal friendly legislation in New York State.

April 18, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HONORS PUTNAM COUNTY YOUTH AT AWARDS DINNER

 

Mahopac, N.Y.– 4/18/2012— Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined the Putnam County Youth Bureau to honor eighteen youths from across Putnam County at the 27th annual Putnam County Youth Awards Dinner held at Mahopac Golf Club.

April 18, 2012
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New York State at High Risk for Brushfires - State Ban On Residential Brush Burning In Effect Through May 14

Senator Lanza urges all New Yorkers to take extra caution in the coming weeks, as dry weather conditions have increased the likelihood of wildfires across the State. As a result of lower amounts of snow this winter and the lack of substantial rain this spring, the wildfire danger across New York is much higher than usual. Current weather forecasts predict higher-than-average temperatures and substantial winds, elevating the risk to a very high danger.

April 18, 2012
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LIC High says no to closure

The Times Ledger reports on the rally held outside Long Island City High School, where students, parents, teachers, and elected officials gathered to protest the proposed closure and "turnaround" of the school.

More than a hundred students, teachers and supporters stood out on the steps of Long Island City High School Monday afternoon to protest the proposed closure of the institution.

 

“This is not something that we want and we’re not going to let it happen without a fight,” said state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), an alumnus of the school.

 

April 18, 2012
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SENATOR BALL’S ADVISORY COUNCIL TRAVELS TO ALBANY TO FIGHT FOR PARENTS CHOICE ON EDUCATION

 

Citizen’s Advisory Council to lobby in Albany

Somers, N.Y. – (4/18/11) Over 50 members of Senator Ball’s Citizens Advisory Council are traveling to Albany this morning to lobby against a mandate relief item that could lead to the demise of private and parochial schools across the Hudson Valley.

April 18, 2012
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Sen. Klein Launches Cyberbully Education Tour

Organizes Three Events To Educate Parents, Teachers and Students

April 18, 2012
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JetBlue moves to Queens Plaza

The Times Ledger talks about JetBlue's move to a new office located in Long Island City's Brewster Building. Senator Gianaris joined other elected officials at the ribbon-cutting of the new corporate office.

Two long-awaited changes came to Queens Plaza last week as the recently completed park near 29th Street was named “Dutch Kills Green” and airline company JetBlue opened its new Long Island City office a few blocks away.

 

“What a terrific day in the ongoing renaissance in the Queensboro Plaza area,” state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said. 

 

Read the full article here.

April 18, 2012
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Sex Attack Suspect Sought

The Queens Gazette investigates the recent attack on a 30-year old woman in Sunnyside by a man who is suspected to be involved in similar attacks in Jackson Heights.

Queens detectives are trying to determine if a man who stalked and groped a 30-year-old Sunnyside woman early Sunday morning, is the same suspect sought in connection with a series of recent attacks in Jackson Heights.

 

The victim in the Easter Sunday attack told investigators the man followed her when she exited a nearby No. 7 train at about 5:45 a.m. on April 8.

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April 18, 2012
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NEWS 12: SOMERS PARENTS FIGHT FOR SCHOOL BUS RIGHTS

 

(04/18/12) SOMERS - Some parents in Somers are traveling to Albany this morning to fight for school bus rights for their kids.

April 18, 2012
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Albany Busing Talking Points

Albany Busing Talking Points (download below)

April 17, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO HELP TAXPAYERS

On New York State’s tax filing deadline, the state Senate today passed legislation that would expedite payment of income tax refunds and simplify STAR property tax relief filings for senior citizens.

 

A bill sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) ensures prompt payment of a state income tax refund. Traditionally, the state Department of Taxation and Finance has held returns requesting refunds for up to two months, starting from when taxpayers file their return to when they may actually see the refund. 

 

April 17, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PRISON SENTENCES FOR PERSISTENT VIOLENT OFFENDERS

“Three Strikes and You’re In”

 

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would keep the most dangerous, violent, repeat criminals behind bars and out of our communities.

 

The bill (S.1539), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-C, Rockville Centre),  requires persistent violent felony offenders be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.  This bill recognizes that persistent violent offenders are most likely to commit violent crimes again and would ensure that violent, recidivist criminals are permanently prevented from posing a danger to society.

 

April 17, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST MOBILE LEGAL HELP CENTER - FREE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS FOR STATEN ISLANDERS

In last year’s state budget Senator Andrew Lanza helped to secure funding for a Mobile Legal Help Center which will which will be available to Staten Islanders on Monday, April 23rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his office located at 3845 Richmond Avenue.

April 23, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Spring into Fun with Senator Marcellino at the 9th Annual Health & Fitness Fair

Saturday, May 19th Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay will be the home to over 100 exhibitors as they demonstrate their specialties.

April 17, 2012
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DAILY SOMERS: WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS DEFEND SCHOOL BUSING

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. – A busload of concerned Westchester residents will head to Albany on Wednesday to demand their right to public busing for private school students.

April 17, 2012
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