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Happy New Year from Senator Farley

 

 

As we depart 2011 and head into 2012, New York State continues to make real progress in reducing spending, cutting taxes and helping businesses create new jobs.

In fact, one big accomplishment – tax cuts for middle-class taxpayers -- will go into effect on January 1, 2012.

This new law will reduce tax rates on middle class taxpayers to their lowest levels in more than 50 years. About 4.4 million middle class taxpayers will receive a total of $690 million in personal income tax relief.

December 27, 2011
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

El año 2011 ha sido uno de altas y bajas para nuestra comunidad, hemos tenidos escandalos políticos, el presupuesto del Gobernador Andrew Cuomo que practicamente aniquilo programas y servicios a los mas necesitados en nuestra comunidad. El matrimonio entre hombres con hombres y mujeres con mujeres fue impuesto a nuestra gente, un curriculum de educación sexual introducido en las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de New York por el Alcalde Michael Bloomberg y la eliminación del uso de las Escuelas Públicas por parte de las Iglesias para dar cultos y servicios al Dios del Cielo….fueron entre tantas cosas los acontecimientos más importantes del año 2011.

December 27, 2011
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December 27, 2011
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SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM SENATOR MICHAEL GIANARIS

"There has been much to celebrate in western Queens this holiday season, and I have enjoyed participating in all the wonderful traditions commemorated here. As we gather with friends and family during this festive time, I am proud of all that we have accomplished this year and look forward to continuing that work in the new year. I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and hope that all are able to make merry this time of year.

To those celebrating today, Merry Christmas!"

 

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December 27, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of December 26, 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..."

December 27, 2011
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Average Life Expectancy in New York at a Record High!

(Bronx, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today for a press conference at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx to announce that New Yorkers are now living longer and are healthier. It was reported that New Yorkers born in 2009 could live to 80.6 years, a record high and increase of almost three years since 2000. The average New Yorker's life expectancy is also higher than the national average of 78.2 years.

December 27, 2011
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SANTA “NO TAX” CLAUSE, SENATOR BALL, SUPERVISOR SCHMITT AND COUNCILWOMAN MCDONOUGH DELIVER DEATH OF THE CONDO TAX IN CARMEL

 

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Brewster, N.Y. – (12/22/2011) – The residents of Pulte Homes in Carmel got an early Christmas present, Thursday, when Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Santa Claus showed up with the gift of tax relief.

During a legislative update at Pulte Homes last week, residents told Senator Ball that they were worried about a tax hike because of a possible condo tax. So, Senator Ball returned to Pulte Homes Thursday night along with Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt, Carmel Town Councilwoman Suzanne McDonough and Santa Claus to pledge that they would fight the condo tax.

December 26, 2011
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SENATOR BALL PLEDGES TO SECURE FUNDING FOR YORKTOWN SENIOR CENTER DURING HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/26/2011) –The Yorktown senior community got more than a visit from Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) at their annual holiday celebration— they got a commitment from Senator Ball that he will work to secure at least $100,000 in funding, which they never received from the Dormitory Authority for ongoing renovations to the Yorktown Senior Center.

The center offers nutrition programs, home meals, grocery shopping, a wellness program, medical transportation and a multitude of classes for the seniors who walk through its doors.

December 26, 2011
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BALL APPLAUDS ALBANY’S YEAR OF PROGRESS

 

by Art Cusano

ALBANY, NY – State Senator Greg Ball spent his four years as a state Assembly member railing against the establishment, but in his first year in the Senate the Republican from Patterson found to his surprise both major parties are actually working together.

December 26, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH BUCHANAN SENIORS

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/23/2011) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) celebrated the holidays with Buchanan seniors at their annual Christmas Party, which was held at the Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant on Tuesday.

December 23, 2011
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SENATOR BALL SINGS CAROLS FOR THE VETERANS IN MONTROSE

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/23/2011) – The sounds of “Frosty The Snowman” and “Jingle Bells” filled the halls of the Montrose Veteran’s Association Hospital on Wednesday when Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and his district office team sang Christmas carols to the Veterans.

December 23, 2011
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Westlake High School Students Feature Senator in Documentary

Two students from Westlake High School, Josh Yamuder and Dennis Collen, recently interviewed Senator Stewart-Cousins for a film they are producing about the military draft in the United States. The documentary will present a range of opinions about the draft from public officials, veterans and the students themselves. When completed, it will be entered into the CSPAN StudentCam Competition, a nationwide video contest that encourages students to “think about issues that affect our communities and our nation.” Senator Stewart-Cousins said a draft is acceptable under certain circumstances, but added that young people should be encouraged to voluntarily serve the country, whether in the military or otherwise.

December 23, 2011
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Team Adams Hosts Holiday Open House

Senator Adams and Team Adams hosted their annual Holiday Open House at the district office in Brooklyn.  Elected officials, community leaders and neighbors were in attendance sharing holiday cheer!

December 23, 2011
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Senator Adams Hosts Holiday Open House

Senator Adams and Team Adams hosted their annual Holiday Open House at the district office in Brooklyn.  Elected officials, community leaders and neighbors were in attendance sharing holiday cheer!

December 23, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: TAX CUTS AND PROPERTY TAX CAP HIGHLIGHT NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT JANUARY 1ST

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents that middle-class tax cuts and a property tax cap are among the new laws taking effect on January 1, 2012. Also among the new laws are new roadway safety measures, improved coverage for cancer treatments, and new protections to prevent underage smoking.

     The laws taking effect on January 1st include:

December 23, 2011
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December 23, 2011
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December 23, 2011
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Happy Holidays!

During this busy holiday season, I hope you are finding the time to gather with family, friends and those you care about to celebrate and share.I also want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your representative in the State Senate.Over the past year, we've made real progress in our effort to turn New York around. We’ve cut taxes on businesses and middle class families, taken steps to help create jobs, and worked together to help make life in our community just a little better.In the New Year, please know that I will be here and ready to assist you. Please contact my office if you ever need my help.Happy holidays!Sincerely,

Owen H. Johnson

December 23, 2011
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