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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of April 16, 2012

Many state government watchers agree that 2011 was a pivotal year in New York.  But with the new year underway, the challenges remain great and a heavy workload still faces the Legislature. Senator O'Mara will continue to offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues throughout 2012, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

April 16, 2012
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NYS Resolution for William Annable

Senator Maziarz recently presented William Annable with a New York State Resolution honoring him for his 40+ years of public service and dedication to the Town of Hartland. 

April 13, 2012
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CHAIRMAN BALL FIGHTS FOR VETS, UNVEILS JOBS BILL FOR VETERANS

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Friday, April 27, 2012***

Enlists Support of Service Disabled Heroes

April 13, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending April 15, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, a job fair coming up at MCC, looking back at the march against violence, and upcoming events around the community. You can view this week's Community Connection in full-screen by clicking on the PDF link below.

April 13, 2012
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Senator Parker Demands that Cuomo Restore Funding to Community Organizations

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-21)

Contact: Ricja Rice ‌‌‌‌‌| rrice@nysenate.gov | 518-455-2580 ph |518-426-6843 fax

April 13, 2012
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LOHUD: REACTION TO CUOMO’S HEALTH EXCHANGE PLAN MIXED

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

As expected, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s newly issued directive establishing a statewide health care exchange has drawn a considerable amount of reaction from advocacy groups and lawmakers.

April 13, 2012
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NORTH COUNTY PUBLIC RADIO (AUDIO): GOV. ANDREW CUOMO ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES

 

(04/13/12) Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order to create a state health care exchange after the legislature failed to do so. The exchange is required by the new federal health care law. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has details.

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April 13, 2012
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YNN: CUOMO ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR STATEWIDE HEALTH EXCHANGE

 

By: Nick Reisman

ALBANY, N.Y. — As expected, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday unveiled his executive order creating a statewide health insurance exchange, a requirement of the federal health care that could be undone by the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 13, 2012
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WXXI NEWS (AUDIO): CUOMO ISSUES ORDER FOR HEALTH EXCHANGES

 

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Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order to create a state health care exchange, required by the federal health care reform law, after the legislature failed to act.

April 13, 2012
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO ORDERS CREATION OF NEW YORK HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE

 

By The Associated Press 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Thursday to establish a statewide health insurance exchange intended to reduce coverage costs for individuals, small businesses and local governments.

April 13, 2012
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NEW YORK TIMES: CUOMO ACTS TO ADVANCE HEALTH LAW IN NEW YORK

 

By THOMAS KAPLAN

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, stepping into the national debate over President Obama’s health care law, used his executive power on Thursday to carry out one of its critical features in New York after the state’s Republican lawmakers blocked legislation to do so.

April 13, 2012
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POLITICKER: GREG BALL SAYS CUOMO’S HEALTH EXCHANGE IS ‘SIMPLY NOT PRUDENT’

 

By Hunter Walker

Governor Andrew Cuomo overrode the State Senate Republican majority’s opposition to his Health Exchange with an executive order today, but at least one state senator is still fighting the plan — Greg Ball. Mr. Ball issued a statement blasting the exchange, which is part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul that’s being debated in the Supreme Court as a “large and expensive government program that may never get off of the ground.”

“Any rush towards enacting Obamacare is more political than reality,” Mr. Ball said.

Under President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act, states can receive federal funding for healthcare exchanges if they demonstrate they have a plan for an exchange that will be operational by January 1, 2014. States that do not set up their own exchange will be required to participate in a federal healthcare exchange program. Though the Supreme Court is currently considering the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, according to the governor’s office, federal funding for the exchanges has already been allocated and will not be affected by the Court’s ruling.

April 12, 2012
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Charlie Rangel y Adriano Espaillat con Ministros Hispanos de New York

Usted debe saber que, este fin de semana, la Iglesia Evangelica de la Ciudad de New York y el pueblo Cristiano se visten de Gala en la Celebración del Vigesimo Cuarto Banquete Anual de La Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York.

April 12, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Congressman Charles Rangel and Senator Adriano Espaillat

will attend Hispanic Ministers Banquet

You should know that this weekend many Evangelical Churches and their congregations, together with The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will join together to celebrate their 24th Annual Banquet.

April 12, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TO HOST FOLLOW UP MEETING ON STUDENT TRANSPORTATION ISSUE

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Monday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m.***

April 12, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL STATEMENT ON CUOMO’S HEALTH EXCHANGE

 

  Ball, “Obamacare Push Unwise”

“Any rush towards enacting Obamacare is more political than reality. The promise of federal funding is not without strings and the program itself will ultimately, if enacted, cost New York taxpayers billions of additional dollars that we do not have. Furthermore, with the fundamental constitutionality of the overall looming program in immediate question and the presidency hanging in the balance there is zero need to build an initial framework for a large and expensive government program that may never get off of the ground. We can and should make landmark reforms, including reigning in big insurance in New York, but moving forward now to enact Obamacare is simply not prudent.”

 

April 12, 2012
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