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July 31, 2014
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July 31, 2014
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SENATE REPUBLICANS DELIVER BIG BUDGET SAVINGS TO HARD-WORKING NY TAXPAYERS, NEW EXPENDITURE REPORT SHOWS

Total Chamber Spending Nearly $7 Million Under Budget; Offers Sharp Contrast to Previous Free-Spending Democrat Majority    

Senate Republicans have delivered big budget savings to hard-working New York taxpayers over the last year - - bringing total chamber spending in at nearly $7 million under budget.

The figures were released today as part of the Senate’s most recent public Expenditure Report, which details all aspects of actual spending within the chamber for the six-month period from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014.   

“Our responsible leadership of the New York State Senate continues to be very beneficial to hard-working taxpayers and their families.  Since 2011, we’ve made a conscious effort to do more with less and placed increased scrutiny on all of our expenditures.  As a result, we’re spending less and returning to taxpayers more of their hard-earned money,” Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos said.

July 31, 2014
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Join The Effort To Revitalize New York

Recently, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his Senate Republican colleagues to launch a bold and expansive plan to allocate over $3 billion in settlement funding secured against French bank BNP Paribas for its repeated violations of United States sanctions.  This comprehensive investment plan will ac

July 30, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Serves as Emcee During the 2014 Jazz and Wine Festival

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured introducing Marcus Johnson - Traci during the 2014 Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival, located at Syracuse's Clinton Square on July 26th. Senator DeFrancisco has been a longtime supporter of the annual event. 

July 30, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes the 40th Anniversary of the Radisson Community Association

On July 24, 2014, Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Lynn Tanner with a legislative resolution to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Radisson Community Association.

 

 

July 30, 2014
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The Quid Pro Quo of Politics

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

 

The Quid Pro Quo of Politics

You should know that in politics, there is something known as quid pro quo. In some form or another, this strategy is used by elected officials to negotiate business, positions, agendas, and personal interests - in exchange for political favors.

You should know that this practice of political negotiations is seen by the law as a criminal, corrupt and illegal. Therefore, anyone who is caught committing this act is taking the risk of ending up wearing a striped uniform, and living in a 6 foot by 8 foot cell in prison.

July 30, 2014
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PUTNAM DAILY VOICE: Lowering Cost Of Living In Putnam Is Key Priority For State Sen. Gipson

Check out this feature in the Putnam Daily Voice about my efforts in the State Senate representing parts of Putnam County and our work ahead.

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- When he's shopping the stores in Cold Spring or hiking in Putnam, State Sen. Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck), is often approached with voters about one issue: lowering taxes.

Gipson is in his first term in a district that covers Putnam Valley, Kent and Phillipstown.

"For way too long it just hasn't been affordable to live in the Hudson Valley," Gipson said. "We need to lower the cost of living." 

July 30, 2014
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SENATOR SKELOS' FREE CHILD & SENIOR ID PROGRAM

On Tuesday, August 5th, I will be hosting a Free Child & Senior I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program will take place from 10am - 1pm at the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream Pool, located at A.J. Hendrickson Park - 123 Merrick Road in Valley Stream.

August 5, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR DEAN SKELOS’ & SENATOR JACK MARTINS FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Senator Dean G. Skelos and Senator Jack Martins are partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure. Senator Skelos and Senator Martins have arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center come to Elmont on Thursday, August 7th, from 10am to 6 pm at the Clara H. Carlson School (235 Belmont Boulevard, Elmont). DFS staff members will be on hand to speak individually with homeowners about their situation and:

August 7, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Falsificación de identidad en NY (Parte 3)

Según ha informado Telemundo 47:

Liz González y el equipo de Telemundo 47 Responde investigan la cruda realidad de este negocio clandestino en la ciudad de Nueva York.

Para el vídeo completo, haga clic aquí.

July 28, 2014
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MAHOPAC, YORKTOWN AND SOMERS BUSINESSES DONATE TO LOCAL DISABLED VETERANS HOME

Pawling, N.Y. – 07/28/2014 – Businesses from throughout Mahopac, Yorktown, Somers and the entire Hudson Valley area have donated their goods and services to “welcome home” a local service-connected disabled veteran. Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has teamed up with Purple Heart Homes and the community to make renovations and improvements on Vietnam War Veteran Private Dan Flanigan.

Senator Ball and Purple Heart Homes are currently working to upgrade the home of Private Daniel Flanigan, a 100 percent service-connected disabled Vietnam Veteran who lives in Pawling. Construction on Private Flanigan’s house kicked off June 14th with the demolition of his front porch.

July 28, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of July 28, 2014 ~ 'Broadband comes to rural New York'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, 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..."

This week, "Broadband comes to rural New York"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the July 27th Corning Leader]

July 28, 2014
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Immigration Should Not Be the Only Issue on Our Agenda

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

Immigration Should Not Be the Only Issue on Our Agenda

You should know that Paul the Apostle in his letter delivered to the Galatian believers instructed them to: "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men especially unto them who are of our household." Galatians 6:10

July 27, 2014
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Senator Martins Annual 3 on 3 Classic

Highlights from the annual Senator Martins 3 on 3 classic, which was held at Dutch Broadway School in Elmont.

July 25, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS READS TO CHILDREN AT BRYANT LIBRARY IN ROSLYN

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently served as a guest reader to children at the Bryant Library in Roslyn.

     Senator Martins read “10 Things I Can Do To Help My World” by Melanie Walsh. The book teaches children about simple steps they can take to help protect the environment and make the world a better place.

     Senator Martins is pictured as he reads “10 Things I Can Do To Help My World” to kids at the Bryant Library in Roslyn.

July 25, 2014
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STATE SENATOR GIPSON COMMENDS NEW U.S. DOT SAFETY MEASURES FOR OIL TRAINS

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATE SENATOR GIPSON COMMENDS NEW U.S. DOT SAFETY MEASURES FOR OIL TRAINS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) lauded the U.S. Department of Transportation for proposing new safety measures for the transportation of crude oil. In May of this year, Senator Gipson issued a letter to federal representatives urging the federal government to take “immediate, concrete and substantial action to protect our communities, our environment and our economy from the very real and ongoing risks of crude oil transportation on railways, specifically along the Hudson River.”

July 25, 2014
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ADDABBO SWEARS IN NEW OFFICERS OF THE FOREST HILLS VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS

Forest Hills, NY (July 25, 2014) – State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.

July 25, 2014
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