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LAVALLE: SENATE COMPLETES EARLY PASSAGE OF SECOND CONSECUTIVE STATE BUDGET

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I – Port Jefferson) said today that the the New York State Senate completed early passage of the state budget late last week. LaValle said the new budget reduces state spending, does not raise taxes and creates new private sector jobs. The state’s new fiscal year began April 1st.

“Since last year we have closed $13 billion in deficits --$10 billion last year and $3 billion this year -- without raising taxes and fees,” Senator LaValle said. “State government is living within the same two percent spending cap as local governments and school districts and we are doing it by controlling and reigning-in spending and reducing the size of government.”

2012-13 STATE BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

 

April 2, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO “SHED THE MEDS”

Residents can Safely Dispose of Expired or Unused Medications on April 21st at Brady Park

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), the Nassau County Police Department, and the Village of Massapequa Park are joining together for a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely disposal of unused or expired medications.

        The “Shed the Meds” program will be held between 9am and 1pm at Brady Park, located at 1000 Lake Shore Drive in Massapequa Park on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

April 2, 2012
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Listen to Senator O'Mara's April 2nd appearance on the WHCU (Ithaca) Morning Newswatch

Senator O'Mara joined WHCU's Geoff Dunn this morning on the WHCU Morning Newswatch to discuss the just-enacted New York State budget, and to look ahead at the remainder of the 2012 legislative session.

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April 2, 2012
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April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month in NYS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the honor of presenting Ladan Alomar of Centro Civico of Amsterdam with the New York State Resolution naming April as Child Abuse Awareness Month on March 27th at a Senate Session in Albany. The two are pictured in the Senate Chambers. Alomar was representing both Centro Civico and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an agency that is housed under her administration in Amsterdam.

April 2, 2012
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Students Shadow Senator Farley

Gabrielle Juers and Alexis Zalewski, both 10 grade students from Schalmont High School, shadowed State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) on March 27th in Albany as part of the League of Women Voters "Students Inside Albany Day."

April 2, 2012
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DAILY MOUNT KISCO: FORMER MAYOR NAMED MT. KISCO WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

 

by Liz Button

BREWSTER, N.Y. — Former Mount Kisco Mayor Patricia Reilly was among more than 30 local women honored Friday by Sen. Greg Ball (R-C-Patterson) for community service, as part of the senator’s inaugural Women of Distinction Hall of Fame ceremony.

April 2, 2012
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Senator Farley Meets With Rosendale Elementary Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Rosendale Elementary School on March 22nd when they came to the Capitol in Albany for a tour. The fourth grade students from Mr. Smith, Miss Mancini and Mrs. Meyer’s classes learned about State government and talked about the history of the State and the Capitol building with Senator Farley.

April 2, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Celebrates Grand Opening of John David Human Services Center

Senator Montgomery delivered congratulatory remarks at the grand opening of the John David Human Services Center operated by New York Therapeutic Communities, Inc.  The Center, located at 2071 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY, will   provide both residential and outpatient addictions rehabilitation services.

April 2, 2012
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Fuhgeddabout L.A.! New York's a booming mecca for TV and film these days

An editorial by the New York Daily News talks about the growing TV and film production business in New York City that has resulted from New York state's film tax credit. Senator Gianaris is a supporter of the film tax credit and helped bring it to fruition.

Think you’re in Hollywood? Think again.

 

These are just some of the stars filming on soundstages and streets not very far from where you live.

 

TV and film production is booming in New York City, prompting local studios large and small to increase their space to keep up with the demand.

 

April 2, 2012
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Do-good pol driven nuts

By DOUGLAS MONTERO

Last Updated: 1:28 AM, March 26, 2012

Even a powerful state senator is no match for the Department of Motor Vehicles.

State Sen. Ruben Diaz has gone through 17 months of DMV hell trying to get the title on a 20-seat passenger bus for the disabled that he wants to donate to a nonprofit in the Dominican Republic.

The hair-pulling drama began in October 2010, when the bus was given to the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, which Diaz (D-Bronx) heads. But the senator was unable to get the title because a defunct business in Missouri had a lien on the bus.

April 2, 2012
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Senator O'Mara welcomes Tompkins County high school students to the Capitol

CAPITOL STUDENTS--State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) welcomed two high school students representing Tompkins County to the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

In the photo above, Carolyn Eggleston (r.), an Ithaca High School senior, and Valerie Horn (l.), a freshman at Dryden High School, join Senator O'Mara on the rostrum in the historic Senate chamber.

April 2, 2012
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DAILY BEDFORD: BEDFORD 2020 CO-FOUNDER NAMED WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

 

by Liz Button

BREWSTER, N.Y. — Bedford 2020 co-founder Mary Beth Kass was among more than 30 local women honored Friday by Sen. Greg Ball (R-C-Patterson) for community service, as part of the senator’s first Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

April 1, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TO HOST MTA PAYROLL TAX FREEDOM DAY WITH OPEN HOUSE AND BBQ!

 

***Sunday, April 1st at 12 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – 3/26/12 – Ready for a burger and a hotdog, or two, three or four?!

March 31, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HONORS YORKTOWN WOMAN OF DISTINCTION AT DISTRICT WIDE HALL OF FAME

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (3/30/12) – Over 30 women from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. Among them was, Katherine Quinn is recognized for her distinguished volunteer service and civic commitment as a Woman of Distinction representing the Town of Yorktown, New York.

March 31, 2012
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