Issues: Miscellaneous

Gallivan: “Governor’s Budget is a Strong Start"

“Today’s budget announcement is a strong starting point from which to build upon last year’s accomplishments. The Governor’s proposal is a largely responsible plan that balances the budget through cuts in spending and consolidation of redundant government functions, while holding the line on taxes for individuals and businesses.

I was pleased to see the Governor recognize the unsustainable burden that Medicaid places on county governments and property tax payers, but it is my belief that Medicaid reform and mandate relief must go further and must come faster. Given the historic property tax cap, local governments and property tax payers need immediate relief and reductions of state imposed burdens.

January 18, 2012
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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS APPROVES HAUER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY COMMISSIONER

 

Albany, N.Y.– 1/18/2012— The New York State Senate unanimously confirmed Jerome M. Hauer as Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES).

January 18, 2012
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DAILY YORKTOWN: BALL BRINGS VETERANS WALL TO YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School students often learn the history of wars, but as they enter their school for the next week, they will be met with faces to remind them.

January 18, 2012
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Senator Catharine Young Attends Allegany Engine Company's Annual Dinner Dance

During Allegany Engine Company’s annual dinner dance on Saturday, January 14, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) commended Allegany Fire Department President Jim Wilson (center) and Allegany Fire Department Chief Rick Stady (right) for the service provided by the department, particularly in incidents on Union Street on September 22, 2011 and on Mediterranean Avenue on October 30, 2011. Senator Young also honored the Village of Allegany’s Department of Public Works Crew for its assistance in the incident on Union Street.

January 18, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BILL LARKIN

ON CONGRESSMAN MAURICE HINCHEY'S RETIREMENT

"It has been my honor and privilege to work with Maurice Hinchey for over 30 years," said Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson).  "His commitment and dedication to his constituents and the entire Hudson Valley has always been unparalleled.  Maurice and I have always worked well together and I will miss him as a colleague.  As a friend, I wish him all the best and a long and healthy retirement," said Larkin.

January 18, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PUT ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON FRACKING

 

Yorktown, N.Y. – (1/17/11) – The students at Yorktown High School welcomed Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame on Tuesday afternoon in Yorktown, NY. The wall pays tribute to the twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley who were honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony back in November. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a Veteran.

 “The Veterans whose faces grace this wall were nominated by their communities, hand-picked because they chose a path of courage, honor, integrity and bravery,” Ball said. “It is wonderful that the students in those communities now have the opportunity to learn about each of these Veterans and their amazing stories.”

January 18, 2012
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THE PATCH: YORKTOWN STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT SERVICE THROUGH VETERAN ‘WALL OF FAME’

 

By Plamena Pesheva

As Yorktown High School students enter the hallway for the next week, they will be greeted by a traveling exhibition called “The Veteran’s Wall of Fame,” which displays the names, photos and biographies of veterans in New York’s 40th District. 

School district representatives, high school students and Yorktown town officials attended the unveiling of the “Wall of Fame” Tuesday afternoon. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Napolitano emceed the ceremony; students led the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

January 18, 2012
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Cuomo's State Address May Touch On Budget Gap, Expanded Gambling

This NY1 video includes comments from Senator Gianaris on how Senate Republicans are attempting to submit an unconstitutional plan to add a 63rd Senate seat. 

Watch the video here.

January 18, 2012
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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS CONSIDER HAUER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY COMMISSIONER

Carmel, N.Y.-- 1/18/2012— On Wednesday, the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs will consider approving Jerome Hauer as Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

January 18, 2012
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR BALL REGARDING GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PROPOSED 2012 BUDGET

Brewster, N.Y.— 1/18/2012— “I am pleased with the Governor’s focus on job creation through public-private partnerships while leveraging private dollars to rebuild crumbling infrastructure, yet overall

January 18, 2012
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Parents from P.S. 234 angry over unusable school gym

The Queens Courier wrote an article about the delay in reopening P.S. 234’s school gym, which has many parents concerned. Senator Gianaris believes the handling of the situation is unacceptable.

Parents from P.S. 234 are exercising their voices in disapproval of the delay in reopening the school’s flood-ravaged gymnasium.The elementary school, located at 30-15 29th Street in Astoria, has been without a gym since September due to damage caused by severe rain storms. The flooding produced “bumps” in the gym floor and has prevented the facility from being used thus far this semester, prompting many parents to wonder whether their children are receiving the proper physical education.

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January 18, 2012
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News12: Senator Flanagan Discusses Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal

Senator John Flanagan (New York Senate) speaks to News12 about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal – January 17, 2012

January 18, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO RECEIVES AUTISM ADVOCACY AWARD FROM AUTISM SPEAKS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently honored by Autism Speaks for his tireless advocacy for individuals with autism.

Senator Fuschillo received Autism Speaks’ Autism Advocacy Award for authoring New York State’s autism insurance reform law. The law will enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment. The law will save families with autism tens of thousands of dollars a year in out of pocket costs for autism treatment and therapies which many insurance companies refuse to cover. The law takes effect on November 1st.

January 18, 2012
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SENATOR ADDABBO INSTALLS NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD OF PALO DEL COLLE SOCIETY IN HOWARD BEACH

Queens, NY, January 17, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) was invited to attend the January 7 meeting of the Palo del Colle Society in Howard Beach, and presided at the installion of the Executive Board members. 

January 18, 2012
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MICHAEL GIANARIS PRAISING SLA DENIAL OF LIC STRIP CLUB APPLICATION

“I am thrilled the State Liquor Authority stood with the Long Island City community today when it voted against the Gypsy Rose liquor license application. This neighborhood is no place for a sex-based business, and today’s vote brings us one step closer to ensuring the wholesome, family-friendly environment in which an increasing number of people live and work. It is clear the SLA takes community input to heart and I commend the board for today’s decision.”

January 18, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

I am very encouraged that the Governor has again proposed a budget that closes the deficit by reducing spending and without increasing taxes or fees, and includes plans for job creation, property tax relief and other reforms to make sure tax dollars are spent wisely. These are long held priorities of the Senate Republican conference.

January 18, 2012
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Statement by Senator Carlucci Regarding Governor Cuomo's Budget Address

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today offered the following statement regarding Governor Cuomo’s budget address to the state legislature:

January 17, 2012
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