Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Gianaris speaks at announcement for the construction of a new public school in Woodside

Senator Gianaris speaking at a press conference announcing the School Construction Authority's purchase of space in Woodside to construct a new public school, which is welcome news for the neighborhood.

February 16, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL DEMANDS SWIFT PASSAGE OF STATEWIDE CHILD SAFETY ZONE LAW

 

***February 17th at 12:00 p.m.***

APPLAUDS CARMEL POLICE AND PUTNAM COUNTY FOR UPHOLDING CHILD SAFETY ZONE LAW.

February 15, 2012
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Niagara and Orleans County Youth Bureaus visit Albany

Members of the Niagara and Orleans County Youth Bureaus recently visited Albany to discuss their programs with Senator Maziarz.  Meghan Lutz (Niagara County Youth Bureau), Thomas G. Johnston (Niagara Falls), Sean O'Brien (Niagara Falls), Senator Maziarz, Katie Richardson (Kendall), Marisa Hanlon (Kendall), Jocelyn Sikorski (Orleans County Youth Bureau).

February 15, 2012
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Senator Breslin Fights to Bridge the Gap in Crime Detection

Calls for the Inclusion of Microstamping in the Upcoming Budget Proposal

(Albany, NY) – Senator Neil D. Breslin (D – Delmar) along with his fellow Senate Democrats and Assemblymembers, family members who have lost loved ones to gun violence, advocates and law enforcement, joined forces at the State Capitol to urge the State Senate to include microstamping in this year’s budget proposal. Microstamping, which connects shell casings from crime scenes to the first purchaser of a weapon, would provide law enforcement with a critical tool to solve gun crimes. Microstamping has passed the Assembly several times, but so far the Senate has been unwilling to approve it.

February 15, 2012
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February 15, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND APPOINTED TO SERVE ON SENATE LIBRARY COMMITTEE

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) proudly announced today that he has been appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries. This 19-member bipartisan body was established by the Senate this year and signifies the importance of our libraries in our state’s education system.

February 15, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

BY

SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

(718) 991-3161

Senator Dean Skelos should create a Senate Committee to investigate Senator Mark Grisanti.

There are too many versions of what happened the night of February 10, 2012 in the Seneca Niagara Casino. It is being reported that Senator Mark Grisanti was involved in an altercation that resulted in his wife being injured.

There is another story floating around where many people are claiming that Senator Grisanti threw the first punch and that he hit a woman. If this is so, these are very serious accusations.

February 15, 2012
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2.14.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

February 14, 2012 -- Senator Young Discusses Hosting the Future Farmers of America Tour at the Capitol, St. Bonaventure HEOP Tour, Health Care Issues & Mandate Relief

February 14, 2012
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Senate Passes Legislative Resolution Proclaiming February 7, 2012 as Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Senator Montgomery praises the Senate's passage of Legislative Resolution proclaiming February 7, 2012 as Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in New York State.

February 14, 2012
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Senate Passes Resolution Proclaiming February 7th, 2012 as Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

Senator Montgomery praises the Senate's approval of a resolution proclaiming February 7, 2012 as Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

February 14, 2012
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TEENAGE DRUG ABUSE AND BULLYING IN OUR SCHOOLS TO HIGHLIGHT TOWN HALL DISCUSSION

Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a town hall meeting on teenage drug use and school bullying, on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at I.S. 201 located at 8010-12th Avenue in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden will discuss legislative efforts to curb drug abuse and bullying in our schools, as well as moderate two panel discussions to address these topics, both followed by a question and answer period.

***Panel 1: Drug Use and Abuse Among New York’s Youth***

*Dr. Bradford Goff, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences at Lutheran Medical Center

*Joseph A. Piraino, Supervising Detective Investigator, Kings County DA’s Office

February 14, 2012
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UCCA Holds Annual Breakfast

The Queens Gazette wrote an article about the United Community Civic Association's annual breakfast, where executives and elected officials gathered to discuss various regional issues.

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its third annual Legislative/Executive Breakfast on February 3. Civic and community leaders, community board representatives, major commercial, industrial and hospital chief executive officers and administrators were invited to speak on various topics from the city budget, hydrofracking, garbage pick up, education and quality of life issues.

 

February 14, 2012
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