Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Young Sponsored Iran Divestment Legislation, Expected to Pass Monday

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - Olean), sponsor of a bill that would bar companies that invest in Iran’s energy industry from doing business from state and local businesses in New York, expects the legislation to pass Monday.

The Iran Divestment Act of 2012 (S5197-A), which also has support in the Assembly, is modeled after similar legislation in California. It directs the Office of General Services to create a list of people, corporations and other organizations with investments of more than $20 million in the Iranian energy sector. Those on the list would be excluded from bidding on government contracts.

January 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

          Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo helps a child pick out a toy from the over 2,000 toys collected through his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

          New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today helped put smiles on the faces of Winthrop Hospital’s child patients by delivering over 2,000 toys collected through his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive. Representatives from the Nassau County Sheriff Officer’s Association, Laborers Local 66, and Local 1298, all of whom participated in the program, joined Senator Fuschillo in delivering the toys to the hospital.

January 6, 2012
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The 35th Annual Three Kings Day Parade!

Senator Serrano today celebrated Three Kings Day with El Museo del Barrio at their 35th annual Three Kings Day parade in the streets of East Harlem. The annual celebration brings together local school groups, families, community organizations, and elected officials from all over New York City.“It is always a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful tradition,” said Senator Serrano. “El Museo del Barrio does a terrific job at ensuring that the parade gets better and better each year. It is important that we continue to pass down this tradition and teach younger generations about our heritage and roots. The camels, live music, dancing, puppets, and parranda make this an enjoyable experience for everyone in the East Harlem community.”

January 6, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending January 8th, 2012

A Happy New Year to you and your entire family! Here is the first Community Connection for 2012. In this week's issue, information regarding 2011 Income Tax Forms, Skylark opens in Rochester, and some of the events coming up this week around the 56th Senate District. Click the link below to read this week's edition in full-screen.

January 6, 2012
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Congratulatory Letter to Archbishop Timothy Dolan

January 6, 2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Archdiocese of New York

1011 First Avenue

New York, New York 10022

Dear Archbishop Dolan:

On this Feast of the Three Kings, I join with New Yorkers to celebrate the news that you have been selected to serve as a Cardinal in the Catholic Church.

I heard you say in a television interview that you are “honored and humbled” by this inspired choice of Pope Benedict XVI and as one who considers you a friend, I would like you to know that New York is blessed by this choice.

In the great spirit of interfaith unity, I look forward to your years of leadership in New York and I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

January 6, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Archbishop Timothy Dolan is an inspiring spiritual leader who has devoted his life to the Catholic Church and to improving the lives of New Yorkers of all faiths.  His elevation to Cardinal is a well deserved recognition of his faith, service and leadership.  He is a good friend and I look forward to working with him as he continues his outstanding service to the Catholic Church.

January 6, 2012
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Senator Farley Announces Renovated Hall of Governors Now Open to the Public

It was my pleasure to be a part of the ribbon cutting for the Capitol renovations and improvements on January 4th. The renovations and new displays are very impressive. I suggest if you are planning a trip to Albany or a tour of the Capitol, you should include these displays on your itinerary. Click here for more information and a virtual tour of the new exhibits: http://hallofgovernors.ny.gov/

January 6, 2012
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Statement by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos

Archbishop Timothy Dolan is an inspiring spiritual leader who has devoted his life to the Catholic Church and to improving the lives of New Yorkers of all faiths.  His elevation to Cardinal is a well deserved recognition of his faith, service and leadership.  He is a good friend and I look forward to working with him as he continues his outstanding service to the Catholic Church.

January 6, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Announces New Laws For The New Year Including Property Tax Cap And Middle Class Tax Cut

    To help keep the residents of the 2nd Senate District informed, Senator Flanagan is highlighting some new state laws are in effect as of January 1, 2012.  Of particular importance to many in our area, Senator Flanagan is proud that both the middle class tax cut that will reduce tax rates for millions of hardworking taxpayers and the two-percent property tax cap will go into effect and start providing taxpayers with much needed tax relief.

January 6, 2012
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Internship Opportunity at the New York Aquarium (Deadline Mon. Jan. 9)

Curious about career opportunities in marine biology?

Interested in learning more about ocean conservation,

and about what you can do to protect our local marine

environment? Then, join us this winter for the Teens

in Conservation Program’s Careers in Aquatic

Research and Education (C.A.R.E.) Program at the

New York Aquarium!

January 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ALARMED BY SAFE SEX WEB VIDEOS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement in response to the safe sex web videos, created by Community Health Network, made possible by funding from the State Health Department:

 

“I believe that such an improper advertisement, paid for by the New York taxpayers, should be shown only in age appropriate high school classroom settings. The fact that this video is available for people of all ages to view on the internet is alarming.

 

In this day and age, it is dangerous to indirectly advocate for safe sex. This campaign has the potential to confuse our youth and encourage them to actually engage in unsafe sex.

 

January 6, 2012
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Committee Meeting: New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education to Decide if Legislation to Stiffen SAT Security Should Include an Increase in Criminal Penalties for Those Found Guilty of Cheating.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education will hold a committee meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM in room 807 of the legislative Office Building, Albany, NY.  Committee members will discuss the SAT cheating scandal, SAT security and a possible increase in criminal penalties for those found guilty of cheating on the standardized test.

From the meeting notice:

“The Committee will meet to discuss the SAT cheating scandal with a focus on whether or not legislation to increase SAT security should include an increase in criminal penalties for those found guilty of cheating.”

January 10, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: SAT CHEATING: New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education to Decide if Legislation to Stiffen SAT Security Should Include an Increase in Criminal Penalties for Those Found Guilty of Cheating.

For Immediate Release:

January 6, 2012

Media Advisory

 

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education will hold a committee meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM in room 807 of the legislative Office Building, Albany, NY.  Committee members will discuss the SAT cheating scandal, SAT security and a possible increase in criminal penalties for those found guilty of cheating on the standardized test.

From the meeting notice:

January 10, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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