Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Grisanti Sponsors Bill to Prevent Blackouts on Cable TV

Senator Mark Grisanti is co-sponsoring legislation to amend the public service law in relation to requiring negotiation of fair terms between cable television franchisees and competing independent cable channel.

“In Western New York we are not able to watch Buffalo Sabres hockey games on television if you have Time Warner Cable due to these unfair negotiations,” said Senator Grisanti. “Since terms cannot be reached we want the public service commission to amend the law so that the parties must conduct an arbitration.”

Time Warner Cable has been negotiating with MSG for over a year, but no deal has been reached to bring MSG’s networks and the Sabres game back to Time Warner Cable customers.

February 7, 2012
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A potentially lifesaving message - Give Blood

The American Red Cross needs to collect 22,000 units of blood each weekday and around 15,000 units each weekend to meet patient needs. In fact, someone needs blood every two seconds, every day, 365 days a year.

For a list of upcoming blood drives, or for a donation facility near you, click below for the Red Cross website. Just type in your zip code on the right hand side and it will give you locations in your area: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood

Your blood donation could potentially save someone’s life… and it’s a truly great way to show that you’ve got a big heart!

February 7, 2012
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NEW YORK STATE CELEBRATES GIANTS' SUPER BOWL VICTORY WITH CHAMPIONSHIP LICENSE PLATE

Super Bowl XLVI Plate Commemorates Victory

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI victory license plate to honor the championship team.

The plate, available for both passenger and commercial vehicles registered in New York, features the NFL Giants' Big Blue NY logo with the words "Super Bowl XLVI Champions" as well as the official Super Bowl XLVI logo. An image of the custom license plate is available at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/GiantsSBXLVIb.jpg

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO APPROVE A PACKAGE OF SCHOOL BUS BILLS

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday joined the New York State Senate in passing a series school bus bills that will ensure child safety and enhanced communication.

Senator Golden stated, "As a former New York City Police Officer, I am proud to have voted to approve legislation which passed the State Senate that will improve school bus safety in New York. It is not only important that we provide the children of our City and State the opportunity to excel in school, but we must guarantee that they get to and from school safely. I encourage my colleagues in the Assembly to approve these bills so that we can ask Governor Cuomo to sign them into law this year."

February 7, 2012
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Murderer, Rapist Edward Kindt Eligible for Parole February 13; Senator Catharine Young Urges Public to Help Keep Kindt Behind Bars

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) is once again calling on residents of her district to pursue an urgent letter-writing campaign to the New York State Parole Board to help keep Edward Kindt behind bars when he becomes eligible for parole this month. At 15-years-old, Kindt was convicted of raping and brutally murdering Penny Lea Brown, of Salamanca, on Mother’s Day 1999 while she was jogging on a trail with her two dogs.

February 7, 2012
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Senator Diaz’s Statement on the Senate Vote to Allow Worship Services in Public Schools

February 6, 2012

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz has issued the following statement in response to today’s New York State Senate vote in favor of allowing worship services in public schools when schools are not in session:

“Today the New York State Senate voted 55 to 7 in favor of legislation to permit public schools to allow worship services in schools when school is not in session.

February 6, 2012
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SENADO APRUEBA LEY A FAVOR DE LAS IGLESIAS

6 de Febrero del 2012

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Para Públicación Inmediata

Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

SENADO APRUEBA LEY A FAVOR DE LAS IGLESIAS

Por votacion de 55 votos a favor y 7 en contra el Senado de NewYork acaba de aprobar la Ley Numero S6087-A, introducida por el Senador Republicano Martin Golden y que autoriza a las Iglesias a continuar rentando los auditorios de las escuela publicas para conducir servicios religiosos.

February 6, 2012
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2/6/12: Senator John Bonacic Comments on S.3099A

Senator John Bonacic sponsored legislation aims to stiffen penalties for passing a stopped school bus.

February 6, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

The government is cutting social services for the poor, to the elderly they are reducing their meals and closing their senior centers, they are cutting our children’s education and turning their backs on the needy… all of this to balance the state’s budget.

My dear reader, you should know that all these aberrations are happening to the poor in our communities and the governor continues to cut their services. At the same time there are certain institutions that receive billions of dollars at the expense of the suffering poor.

February 6, 2012
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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

A los pobres el gobierno les corta los servicios, a los ancianos le cortan las comidas y les cierran los centros de recreación diaria, a los niños le cortan la educación y al necesitado le dan la espalda…todo esto a nombre de balancear el presupuesto del Estado.

Usted amado Lector, debe saber, que mientras todas estas aberraciones le suceden a los pobres en nuestras comunidades y el gobernador le corta los servicios, como dije anteriormente, hay personas recibiendo millones de dolares a costa del sufrimiento de los pobres.

February 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC SPONSORED LEGISLATION

        Legislation aims to stiffen penalties for passing a stopped school bus

February 6, 2012
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GOLDEN: STATE SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION ALLOWING USE OF SCHOOLS FOR WORSHIP

Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 6087A, which allows religious institutions to use public school buildings for worship services during non-school hours, has passed the New York State Senate.

Senator Golden stated, “The New York State Senate has today approved an important piece of legislation on behalf of thousands of people of faith who call New York City home. My colleagues and I who supported this bill have taken a stand to protect the First Amendment rights of those who wish to embrace one of our Nation’s founding principles, that of the freedom of religion.”

February 6, 2012
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BALL SPONSORED BILL TARGETING CREDIT CARD FRAUD BY TERRORIST PASSES SENATE FLOOR

 

Albany, N.Y. – (2/6/12) – On Monday, February 6th, the New York State Senate voted to enforce stricter penalties on criminals providing financial support for terrorist organizations through credit card fraud and money laundering.

February 6, 2012
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ADDABBO BILL TO PREVENT UNWARRANTED HARASSMENT BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES CLEARS SENATE

Queens, NY, February 6, 2012 --  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced that his legislation (S.1242)  to protect New York residents from unfounded harassment by government agencies has been approved by the full New York State Senate.   

February 6, 2012
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New York State Celebrates Giants’ Super Bowl Victory with Championship License Plate

Super Bowl XLVI Plate Commemorates Victory

 

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI victory license plate to honor the championship team.

 

The plate, available for both passenger and commercial vehicles registered in New York, features the NFL Giants' Big Blue NY logo with the words "Super Bowl XLVI Champions" as well as the official Super Bowl XLVI logo. An image of the custom license plate is available at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/GiantsSBXLVIb.jpg

 

February 6, 2012
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ADDABBO VISITS RICHMOND HILL SCHOOL FOR LOCAL RED CROSS SAFETY PROGRAM

Queens, NY, February 6, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), visited students and staff at PS 273 in Richmond Hill in late January for a special program conducted by the American Red Cross (ARC) of Greater NY.  The ARC’s representative, Christian Jimenez,  presented the Scrubby Bear Program (see photos).

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR BALL SECURES $2,000 GRANT TO FUND ANNUAL PAWLING FD VENISON DINNER

 

Pawling, N.Y. – (2/4/12) – On Saturday, February 4, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined the Pawling Fire Department for some homemade venison!  The Pawling FD’s annual venison dinner turned out department staff and their families for a night of dinner and much deserved downtime.

February 6, 2012
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