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Senatpr Parker Passes Resolution Commemorating the 47th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday"

March 27, 2012

Senator Parker passed J3789 Commemorating the 47th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday". 

On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights demonstrators marched 54 miles from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama.  The demonstrators organized to promote black voter registration and challenge the killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson, who had been killed by an Alabama state trooper three weeks earlier while trying to protect his mother at a civil rights demonstration.  For 100 years after Emancipation laws, intimidation tactics, and violence prevented African-Americans from going to the polls.

April 3, 2012
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State Passes Fiscally Responsible Budget That Respects Taxpayers

Budget Comes Early, Controls Spending and Holds The Line On Taxes

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan hailed the 2012 state budget today as lawmakers approved the spending plan ahead of the April 1st deadline, marking the second consecutive year New York State will enact an on-time budget.

“Passing a second on-time budget in as many years is indicative of the larger progress we’ve seen lately in Albany. Just as late budgets were once a symbol of dysfunction, on-time budgets are symbolic of continued progress,” the Senator said. “Even more important than passing an on-time budget, is that we passed a fiscally responsible budget that respects New York’s taxpayers and keeps the State moving forward.”

April 3, 2012
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: POUND RIDGE’S ROGALIN NAMED WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

 

by Bob Dumas

POUND RIDGE, N.Y – Wilma Rogalin, a longtime Pound Ridge resident renowned for her advocacy for women in the business world, her involvement in Republican politics, and for her community volunteerism, was honored posthumously by her inclusion into state Sen. Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame during a ceremony last week.

April 3, 2012
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DAILY LEWISBORO: TWO LEWISBORO WOMEN HONORED FOR VOLUNTEERISM

 

by Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Two Lewisboro women have been honored with their inclusion into state Sen. Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame at a ceremony last week.

April 3, 2012
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WESTCHESTER.COM: SPRING CHECK UP SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY – Hudson Valley Hospital Center and NYS Senator Greg Ball are offering seniors the perfect opportunity to take care of their health with a “Spring Check Up” Senior Health Fair on April 20 at the Muriel Morabito Community Center in Cortlandt Manor.

April 3, 2012
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ADDABBO: BUDGET BREAK ON CROSS BAY BRIDGE TOLLS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR RESIDENTS

Queens, NY, April 3, 2012 – At the end of State Budget negotiations, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), announced that Governor Cuomo has included in his 2012-2013 Budget a bridge toll discount for Rockaway and Broad Channel residents who have been paying tolls to cross the bridge that connects them to the rest of Queens.

April 3, 2012
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FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VISITS THE BRONX

PRESS RELEASE

April 3, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

VISITS THE BRONX

Bronx, NY – The Hon. Hipolito Mejia, Ex-President of the Dominican Republic and now again a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, in the next presidential election to take place on May 20th of this year in the Republic, will visit the Bronx to participate in a community meeting with Pastors and Elected Officials of the County and city.

April 3, 2012
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EX-PRESIDENTE DOMINICANO VISITARA EL BRONX

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

3 de Abril del 2012

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

SENADOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

EX-PRESIDENTE DOMINICANO VISITARA EL BRONX

Bronx, NY – El Hon. Hipolito Mejia, Ex-Presidente de la República Dominicana y nuevamente candidato a la Presidencia de la República en las proximas elecciones Presidenciales a llevarse a cabo el 20 de Mayo del presente año en la República, visitará el Condado del Bronx para tener un Encuentro Ministerial y Comunal con Pastores y Oficiales Electos del Condado y la Cuidad.

April 3, 2012
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Senate Republican Conference Votes Down Six Pieces of Legislation Which Would Provide Aid and Opportunities to New Yorkers

Health Care Exchange Legislation Would Ensure Better Insurance Options and Protection for Many Currently without Coverage

DREAM Act and Increased Foundation Aid Would Provide Greater Access and Resources for New York’s Education System

April 3, 2012
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Senator McDonald Explains PTSD Program Funding in the 2012-2013 State Budget

Senator McDonald explains the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program to help returning combat Veterans cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by offering a Veteran-to-Veteran peer counseling pilot program.

McDonald joined with Senator Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in including $800,000 of funding for the program in the Senate's one house budget which eventually became part of the 2012-2012 State Budget.

The program will be implemented in the Counties of: Jefferson, Saratoga, Suffolk and Rensselaer.

April 2, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE - City re-instates yellow bus service to Staten Island 7th-, 8th-graders

Published: Monday, April 02, 2012, 2:03 PM    

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- After a three-year legal battle, the city will be re-instating yellow bus service for seventh- and eighth-grade students on Staten Island, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced today.

Walcott was joined by a host of borough officials as he made the announcement during an afternoon press conference at Laurie Intermediate School in New Springville.

Students who were eligible for the bus service prior to the city's decision to yank it will be eligible once again.

Walcott cited the city's newly-granted exemption from the "like circumstances" clause of the State Education Law as the city's reason for providing the service again.

April 2, 2012
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