Issues: Miscellaneous

Marcellino Conducts Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today  held a Virtual Town Hall meeting to provide an opportunity for residents of the Fifth Senatorial District to interact with Senator Marcellino through a chat-room style format, and the response was incredible.

December 14, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE DECISION TO DELAY AND REVIEW PROPOSED CLOSINGS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the decision of the United States Postal Service:

 

"I believe that the United States Post Office is acting wisely in holding off on closing any post offices or postal stations until the United States Congress completely reviews the agency's operations.

 

There is no denying that the budget of the United States Postal Service must and should be reviewed, but it must be done in a way that will have the least impact on the customer. It would be wrong for them to make haphazard decisions so to reduce their deficit, such as closing post offices, which would have long term consequences for the average American.

 

December 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS CUT THE RIBBON ON MERRICK SMALL BUSINESS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and local officials to help cut the ribbon on one of Merrick’s newest small businesses, A-1 Transmissions.  

December 14, 2011
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2012 Legislative Session Survey

Dear Friend,

The 2012 New York State Legislative Session is fast approaching. Job creation and strengthening our economy remain my top priorities and there is no doubt that this will be a major focus of  our discussions and planning in Albany.

 Last year, The Senate Majority  closed a $10 billion budget deficit without raising taxes or fees and worked closely with Governor Andrew Cuomo to enact a two percent property tax cap and other economy strengthening building blocks. We need to do more in 2012.

December 14, 2011
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Senator Honors Dobbs Ferry High School Football Team

Senator Stewart-Cousins presented a proclamation to the Dobbs Ferry High School Varsity Football Team to recognize their achievement as the Class C New York State Champions. The Senator presented the award at a victory parade and celebration in honor of the team on Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry. She then joined Mayor Hartley Connett and trustees for the community Christmas tree lighting.

December 14, 2011
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Senator Meets with Roosevelt High School Skills USA Team

Senator Stewart-Cousins recently met with the Roosevelt High School Skills USA Team and their teacher Mr. Frank Leonetti to discuss proposed legislation that would prohibit smoking in State parks. Skills USA is a national organization that helps high school and college students develop leadership and career skills. The Roosevelt team has been working on a project to raise money and awareness about cancer research. They requested the meeting with Senator Stewart-Cousins as part of their project and also organized “A Walk to Support the Fight Against Cancer” which will take place at 10:30 AM on December 17 at the Roosevelt High School Athletic Field. Their work will culminate in June at the Skills USA National Leadership Conference, where they will share their experiences with other Skills USA Teams around the country.

December 14, 2011
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SENATOR BALL RECEIVES BUSINESS COUNCIL’S HIGHEST GRADE IN 2011 VOTERS’ GUIDE REPORT

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/14/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) received the highest grade in the 2011 Voters’ Guide, which was recently released by The Business Council of New York State. The Voters’ Guide measures New York State legislators’ commitment to improving the state’s economic climate and performance by scoring their support for key business legislation during the 2011 session.

December 14, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL DEMANDS FORENSIC AUDIT OF MTA ACCOUNTING PRACTICES

***MEDIA ADVISORY******December 15th at 10 a.m.***

SENATOR GREG BALL DEMANDS FORENSIC AUDIT OF MTA ACCOUNTING PRACTICES

December 14, 2011
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Senator Gianaris with members of DOG LIC

Senator Gianaris with Perrin Salat, Tiffani Minatel and Stephanie Rodousakis of DOG LIC at a recent holiday party.

December 14, 2011
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Senator Michael Gianaris attends Community Board 2's District Service Cabinet Meeting and Holiday Breakfast.

Senator Gianaris speaking with attendees of Community Board 2's District Service Cabinet Meeting and Holiday Breakfast.

December 14, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO SHARES THIS HOLIDAY VIDEO

To help get you in the holiday spirit, I offer you this video of Handel - Messiah Hallelujah Chorus. 

December 13, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO’S SIGNING OF LEGISLATION DESIGNED TO PROTECT NEIGHBORHOOD PHARMACIES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the former Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today is applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing a bill, prohibiting health insurance companies from requiring prescriptions be filled by mail order pharmacies, into law.

Senator Golden, a co-sponsor of S. 3510-B, stated, “I applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing into law a bill that allows consumer choice and protects the future of what we have come to know as our local drug store. I am proud to have supported this legislation in the State Senate and to have worked with local pharmacies to see this become law.

December 13, 2011
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What you should know

Dominicans in New York to recognize the work of the Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz on behalf of the Dominican Community

By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

How grateful, proud, and privileged I feel that I have been chosen as one of the persons to be recognized during the 24th Anniversary of the Comite del Dominicano en el Exterior!

Mr. Maximo Padilla, President of the Comite del Dominicano en el Exterior (CODEX-the Committee of Dominicans Abroad) has announced the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of the organization which will include a banquet to be held next Sunday, December 18th , starting at 8: 00 p.m. in one of the Grand Ball rooms of the Astoria World Manor, located at 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Queens, NY.

December 13, 2011
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DRESSED FOR SUCCESS BUSINESS ATTIRE FASHION SHOW

 

Senator Greg Ball sits down and talks with Norma Hawley (top) and Josely Millington at the Dress for Success Fashion show.

 

December 13, 2011
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LOHUD: BUSINESSES HAIL RELIEF FROM MTA PAYROLL TAX

 

Written by: Ken Valenti

The easing of the transit-supporting payroll tax will bring relief for small businesses and private schools in the Lower Hudson Valley.

December 13, 2011
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Senator Michael Gianaris meets with Global Kids in his district office.

Senator Gianaris meets with Global Kids youth leaders from Long Island City High School to discuss climate change and environmental policy.

December 13, 2011
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