Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR BALL SAYS “SHOW ME THE COVERAGE”

This is a battle between big insurance companies and hardworking New Yorkers who purchase premium health insurance policies only to find that they were stiffed with the bill during their time of need.

January 12, 2012
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Iran Divestment bill passes State Senate

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate earlier this week passed the Iran Divestment Act of 2012 (S5917A), prohibiting companies that provide goods, services or credit worth $20 million or more to Iran’s energy industry from entering into or renewing state and local government contracts.

“It is important that the State take the necessary steps to prevent awarding government contracts to private companies with ties to Iran,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  “The actions by Iran’s tyrannical government – its nuclear weapons program and support for terrorist organizations – continue to pose a threat to our national security.  The Iran Divestment Act of 2012 sends a strong message that the country’s actions are unacceptable.”

January 12, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: Schneiderman Prescription Drug Database Bill Gets Bipartisan Support - NY DAILY NEWS

Schneiderman Prescription Drug Database Bill Gets Bipartisan SupportBY Ken Lovett - NY PostJanuary 11, 2012 11:53 AM

January 12, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL MEETS WITH WESTCHESTER ROTARY CLUBS

 

Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. – (1/12/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) was the guest speaker at Tuesday night’s Rotary Club Meeting at the Cortlandt Colonial. The main focus of the conversation was the economy, accomplishments over the past year in Albany and the controversial process of Hydraulic fracturing.

January 12, 2012
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Statement by Senator Carlucci on the Two Year Anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti

“Today, on the two year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that rattled Haiti, we mourn and pray for those that were lost in that terrible event.

January 12, 2012
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Questions and Answers About the Senator Jack Martins 3-on-3 Basketball Classic and Events Taking Place on July 14th

Question:  When does my tournament form have to be in?

Answer:  A half hour before your division time tips-off on July 14th.

January 12, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS LOCAL RESIDENTS FOR DONATING OVER 1,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO HIS HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo visits the Massapequa Library to thank Director Janis Schoen (left) for participating in his holiday food drive. They are joined by Stacey Careri of Island Harvest.

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today thanked local residents for donating over 1,000 pounds of food as part of the holiday food drive he sponsored with Island Harvest.

        The over 1,000 pounds of food collected through the program will be used by Island Harvest to help the over 283,000 Long Islanders affected by hunger.

January 12, 2012
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Listen to Senator O'Mara's January 11th interviews on WHCU's "Morning Newswatch" and WLEA's "Newsmakers"

On Wednesday, in interviews with Ithaca's WHCU radio and Hornell's WLEA, Senator O’Mara discussed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent State of the State address and next week’s unveiling of the governor’s proposed 2012-2013 New York State budget.

Listen to WHCU's "Morning Newswatch."

January 12, 2012
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Senator Gianaris discusses MTA issues at a Sunnyside town hall

Senator Gianaris speaking at a Sunnyside town hall, hosted by Councilmember Van Bramer, focusing on MTA issues affecting the neighborhood.

January 12, 2012
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Senator Serrano Attends the Unveiling of the New American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Senator Serrano today attended the unveiling of the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculptures, and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The opening of the New American Wing is in the final stage of a multiple stage project, and the new wing depicts colonial and early federal period arts, as well as nineteenth and early twentieth century showcases.

January 12, 2012
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January 11, 2012
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Senator Avella Honors Local Hero

Senator Tony Avella issues a legislative resolution honoring retired combat veteran William D. Costello, this afternoon.

In honor of Memorial Day, Senator Avella, D-Bayside, invited William D. Costello, a retired construction worker from VFW Post 4787, to receive a Legislative Resolution from the State of New York commemorating his service to the country

Costello was drafted at 18, now 86, recalls the morning of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy as a rifleman in the Army’s 4th Infantry 20th Armored Division.

“We woke up at 9 am, put our packs on, and by 10 am we were down the net and into the landing craft,” recalls Costello.

Armed with an M1 Garand rifle, Costello spent 196 days on the line.

January 11, 2012
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ADDABBO'S STATEMENT ON THE END OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING PROPOSAL

Queens, NY, January 11, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) released the following statement  in support of  today’s City Hall rally calling for a ban on hydrofracking in New York State:

January 11, 2012
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Pol, residents demand DOT repair broken curbs

Queens residents have had their hopes for safe sidewalks curbed by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Senator Tony Avella recently united with perturbed residents from northern and eastern Queens – who have suffered with broken curbs in front of their homes for years – to demand the DOT “accelerate” their sidewalk repair program.

January 11, 2012
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Martin Luther King, Jr. 2012 Greetings

On January 16, 2012, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. I extend warm greetings to my African-American brothers and sisters and all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.

On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was taken from us, much too quickly and much too violently. Yet, the manner in which he left us is not what I wish to dwell on today. Rather, I believe it is important to reflect on the lessons he left us, the lessons of his life and the lessons of his legacy.

January 11, 2012
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