Issues: Miscellaneous

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Adams

S4250-2011: Increases the term of office of members of the legislature to 4 years; limits statewide elected officers and legislators to 3 consecutive 4 year terms S5319-2011: Requires the use of identification numbers for filing tax documentsS5371A-2011: Authorizes conductors and motormen to carry tasers or electronic stun guns during the performance of his or her dutiesS5480-2011: Requires health education to be taught in high schools regarding the abandoned infant protection program

September 20, 2011
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Rally Against Rep. Mica's Plan For A 30% Reduction In Transportation Funding

Amalgamated Transit Union local 726 President Angelo Tanzi (left in blue golf shirt) stands with his bus driving members, Councilman Vincent iginzio, and State Senator Diane Savino in Staten Island's rally to save transit funding from draconian cuts.  Representative and transportation chairman John Mica (Florida) has put forth a plan to drastically cut transportation funding by at least 30%. The "Don't X Out Public Transit Campaign Kicked off nationwide today.  on Staten Island 35% of the express buses would disappear under the Rep. Mica plan.

September 20, 2011
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TEDISCO, FARLEY INTRODUCE NEW BILL TO HELP FLOOD VICTIMS REBUILD HOMES, BUSINESSES

 State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco are introducing new legislation that would eliminate state sales tax on essentials for victims of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee.

The sales tax credits are for moving expenses (renting a truck, placing belongings in storage) and for replacing sump pumps, furnaces, refrigerators, washers, dryers, dehumidifiers, boilers, furniture, construction materials and clothing. Governor Cuomo recently announced that NYSERDA will be offering rebates for replacement of some household appliances.

September 20, 2011
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How to Start a Business and Stay in Business

The St. Anselm Workforce Ministry in Partnership with

The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation

Presents…

“How to Start a Business

and Stay in Business”

· An informative FREE event for professionals looking to start their own business or expand an existing business.

· An opportunity to profit from the vast experiences of

successful business owners including:

· Sheila Brody: The Green Spa & Wellness

Center

· Brian Coleman: Greenpoint Manufacturing

& Design Center (GMDC)

· Rob Long: Yellow Hook Grille

· Bina Valenzano: The Book Mark Shoppe

When: November 3rd, from 7:00pm (promptly) – 9:00 pm

November 3, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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2011 Greentopia Festival

On Saturday, September 17th, Senator Robach had the honor to help kick-off the inaugural Greentopia Festival at High Falls in downtown Rochester. Businesses and organizations showcased products and programs that help restore the planet, promote green living – even save consumers some money. Greentopia is a festival of ideas that empowers everybody to create positive change on the planet we call home. Senator Robach was also proud to sponsor the essay contest, which awarded scholarships to four local students. For more information on the festival, visit http://greentopiafestival.com/.

September 20, 2011
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Holy Cross Re-Opening Mass Celebration

On Friday, September 16th, Senator Robach had the privilege to join Bishop Matthew Clark of the Diocese of Rochester for the re-opening mass at Holy Cross in Charlotte. The school closed in 2008, but re-opened this September, welcoming back students in grades K through 6. I wish all the best to the students and staff of Holy Cross for a successful school year. Holy Cross is where Senator Robach attended grammar school.

September 20, 2011
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2011 Rochester Walk to Defeat ALS

On Saturday, September 17th, Senator Robach had the honor to speak with, and visit with, participants prior to the start of the 2011 Rochester Walk to Defeat ALS at Ontario Beach Park. For more information on the great work that the ALS Association of Upstate New York does in our community, click http://webuny.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=UNY_homepage to visit their website. Great job to all those who took part in this year's walk to raise money for this important cause!

September 20, 2011
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Senator's McDonald and Gallivan Propose Medicaid Relief Proposal

 

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-Erie), Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) conducted a press conference Monday in Albany to outline a plan to structurally reform the cost administration of New York State’s Medicaid system by incrementally transferring full responsibility for funding the $44 billion program to the State -- gradually eliminating the local share traditionally paid by county governments. 

September 20, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: HALDANE SCHOOL CHECK PRESENTATION

Senator Ball Secures $150,000 for Athletic Field Renovations

September 19, 2011
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SENATOR VALESKY NAMED TO TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

Bipartisan panel to identify savings, eliminate wasteful spending, streamline bureaucracy

Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has been named to the revamped New York State Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency, a bipartisan panel charged with uncovering waste, inefficiency and mismanagement throughout state government.

September 19, 2011
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LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS: Skelos: LI will thrive, thanks to technology

Skelos: LI will thrive, thanks to technology

By Dean Skelos

For decades, Long Island’s economy was dependent on the aerospace industry until it crumbled and our economy recessed. Rather than bemoan the loss of jobs and people, many of us envisioned a stronger economy built on high-tech and biotech industries using Long Island’s wealth of scientific and entrepreneurial talent. Now, Nassau and Suffolk counties are home to many growing companies and thousands of new jobs.

September 19, 2011
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State Farm Insurance Donates $20,000 to Staten Island 1st Responders

Senator Diane Savino Lauds State Farm Insurance Company for donating $10,000 to the all volunteer Port Richmond Crisis Emergency Response Team or CERT and the all volunteer Metropolitan Fire Company for their efforts assisting NYPD, FDNY and Staten Island residents in need during Hurricane Irene.  Metro Fire Dept.

September 19, 2011
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KLEIN TO CO-CHAIR TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

 

Lawmaker tapped to head renewed, bipartisan effort to identify savings,eliminate wasteful spending, streamline bureaucracy

September 19, 2011
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Press Statement about the Parkside Project Design Competition

The Parkside Project

This autumn, neighbors and business owners are coming together to hold a contest for the best plan to redesign Parkside Avenue, located in the 20th district.  Special honorary mentions will be awarded for the best entries by children and teens. For the full rules, further information and application forms are available at www.theparksideprize.org.  

Senator Adams’ statement in response to the Parkside Prize:

September 19, 2011
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O'Mara and Palmesano hold community meeting later today in Corning

Corning, N.Y., September 22—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) reminded area residents today that they will hold a community meeting later today at Corning City Hall.

September 19, 2011
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