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Senator Montgomery Presents Pen Certificate to NYC's Nurse Practitioners

Senator Montgomery presents nurse practioners from NYC with a pen certificate commemorating the enactment of the 2011 Montgomery law that authorizes nurse practitioners to sign death certificates.

March 28, 2012
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Brooklyn to honor the commitment and dedication of Parent Coordinators

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March 28, 2012
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THE JOURNAL NEWS: PRIVATE-SCHOOL BUSING FACES FORK IN ROAD

Written by: Michael Risinit

How far school buses will travel to bring students to private schools may become one of the next tugs of war in Albany as the region’s top education officials have suggested reducing the distance and some lawmakers want to increase it.

March 28, 2012
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Senator McDonald Discusses the 2012-2013 New York State Budget

"I think the public has been the driving force, the nineteen and a half million people said no more we're not going back to those old days of August budgets that didn't balance and I'm proud to be apart of this team."

March 28, 2012
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Senator John Bonacic comments on the 2012-13 New York State Budget

Senator John Bonacic comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget.

March 28, 2012
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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN G. SKELOS INVITES NOMINEES FOR VETERAN’S HALL OF FAME HONOR

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today invited local residents to nominate veterans from their community whose service on behalf of our nation designates them worthy of induction into the New York State Veteran’s Hall of Fame.

This on-line Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.

“The Senate takes this opportunity to honor the brave men and women who serve our nation and protect our freedom as members of the military, said Senator Skelos.  “The Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to all who serve, but also singles out for special recognition those whose sacrifices and service have helped make our nation and our community better places to live.”

March 28, 2012
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Senator Martins on 'Your Voice': Budget Again Will Not Raise Taxes or Fees

On the Internet show, "Your Voice," Senator Jack M. Martins spoke about the state budget, which again doesn't raise any taxes or fees. In additon, the Senator spoke about the legislation that was recently passed in the Senate to crack down on auto insurance fraud, efforts to rename the Roslyn Viaduct in honor of William Cullen Bryant, supporting local businesses and his participation in the Somos Spring Conference Mock Legislative Session.

March 28, 2012
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Frewsburg Central School District Visits the Capitol

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young addresses high school students from Frewsburg Central School. The students traveled over six hours to tour the Capitol and visit session on Tuesday.

March 28, 2012
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Gianaris Bill Opposes Police Quotas

The Queens Gazette reports on a new bill proposed by Senator Gianaris, which opposes Police Department quota requirements.

Addressing a very sensitive area of police-public relations, state Senator Michael Gianaris has proposed a bill opposing Police Department quota requirements.

 

“The use of quotas puts undue pressure on our police force and results in too many unwarranted arrests and tickets,” Gianaris explained as he released the legislation.

 

“Raising the penalty for the imposition of quotas would deter the practice and ensure that police activity is conducted for public safety first and foremost,” the Astoria lawmaker added.

 

March 28, 2012
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Photo of the Week

 

 Senator Malcolm A. Smith Photo of the Week

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March 28, 2012
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Photo of the Week

 

 Senator Malcolm A. Smith Photo of the Week

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March 28, 2012
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DAILY SOMERS: SOMERS' THELMA BARLOW TO BE HONORED BY GREG BALL

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. – Thelma Barlow recently got a call from Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy’s office, telling her she was about to be nominated to state Sen. Greg Ball’s roster of 40th District Women of Distinction.

March 28, 2012
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What You Should Know

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

BY

STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ

Hunts Point: Here Comes Jeff Klein…Watch Out Gianaris!

You should know that the idea of creating a balanced, independent, powerful, decision making four-amigo group was born in the minds of Senators Carl Kruger and Pedro Espada. They saw the opportunity of creating a powerful, relevant and influential group that everyone would go to in order to get their support and backing. Personal demands, problems and ambitions derailed what was supposed to be an innovation never seen in New York State politics.

You should also know that Senator Jeff Klein took the idea and studied the amigos’ mistakes and personal problems. He then perfected Carl’s and Pedro’s ideas to the fullest.

March 28, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Enjoys a Performance in Albany from the Ramsdell Middle School Junior Eagles

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with the Ramsdell Middle School Junior Eagles.  The band from Jordan-Elbridge Schools performed in the Concourse as part of NYS School Music Association - Music in Our Schools Month. 

March 28, 2012
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What You Shoul Know

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

BY

STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ

Hunts Point: Here Comes Jeff Klein…Watch Out Gianaris!

You should know that the idea of creating a balanced, independent, powerful, decision making four-amigo group was born in the minds of Senators Carl Kruger and Pedro Espada. They saw the opportunity of creating a powerful, relevant and influential group that everyone would go to in order to get their support and backing. Personal demands, problems and ambitions derailed what was supposed to be an innovation never seen in New York State politics.

March 28, 2012
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3.27.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Catharine Young talks about sales tax exemption, the 2012-13 budget, agriculture, roads, bridges and St. Bonaventure Basketball.

March 27, 2012
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Gallivan Introduces "Scaffold Law" Reform Bill At Albany Press Conference

Joined By Supporters, Gallivan Seeks To Make New York Friendlier to Job Creation and Economic Growth

March 27, 2012
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West Islip High School Student Christopher Wilson Hosts Blood Drive

Senator Owen H. Johnson and Assemblyman Phil Boyle joined Christopher Wilson at a Blood Drive and Fundraiser he hosted on March 3, 2012 at the Babylon Masonic Lodge No. 793 in Babylon.  Over 113 pints of blood and $5000 were collected for Good Samaritan Hospital.Christopher, a Junior at West Islip High School, hosted the blood drive to repay the community for the kindness and support he received after serious injuries he sustained when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Barberry Road and Montauk Highway while walking to school on the morning of October 24, 2011.  Christopher required 7 pints of blood in order to save his lower leg and is currently recuperating from his numerous injuries.

March 27, 2012
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SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG PLEASED WITH REINSTATEMENT OF SALES TAX “EXEMPTION”

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) is applauding the restoration of a long-awaited state sales tax exemption for all clothes and shoes less than $110.

Sales tax varies by state with New York setting its state sales tax at four percent. Counties receive at least an additional three percent of sales tax. The state will now exempt its portion of the sales tax, which Senator Young said has been in place for far too long.

March 27, 2012
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