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2012 Legislative Session Survey

Dear Friend,

The 2012 New York State Legislative Session is fast approaching. Job creation and strengthening our economy remain my top priorities and there is no doubt that this will be a major focus of  our discussions and planning in Albany.

 Last year, The Senate Majority  closed a $10 billion budget deficit without raising taxes or fees and worked closely with Governor Andrew Cuomo to enact a two percent property tax cap and other economy strengthening building blocks. We need to do more in 2012.

November 17, 2011
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Senator Maziarz speaks to Medina Masons

Senator George Maziarz was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Medina Lodge #336, Free and Accepted Masons.  He addressed the gathering after dinner and spoke about current state issues including the property tax cap, hydrofracking, and economic development.

November 17, 2011
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Senator Golden's Town Fair

Senator Golden’s

Town Fair

will be held on

Thursday, December 1st

At 7pm

At Holy Family Home

1740 84th Street

FDNY will be distributing Smoke Detectors.

There will be additional agencies available for one on one dialogue, followed by a Town Hall, question and answer period.

For more information, please call 718-238-6044

December 1, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Majority Senators Farley and Maziarz Join Tedisco, Amedore to Sponsor New College Coaches and Professionals Reporting Act

New legislation to help protect children from the kind of horrific abuse alleged to have occurred at Penn State was officially introduced today in the Legislature by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I Schenectady-Saratoga), Assemblyman George Amedore (R,C,I-Rotterdam), and majority Senate members Senator Hugh Farley (R,C,I-Schenectady), and Senator George Maziarz (R,C-Newfane). 

November 17, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of November 13, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

November 17, 2011
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SEAFORD RESIDENTS MEET WITH SENATOR FUSCHILLO DURING HIS “MOBILE OFFICE HOURS”

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks with constituents during his mobile office hours at the Seaford Library.

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today held Mobile Office Hours at the Seaford Library, where he met individually with residents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues.

“It was great to be able to sit down one-on-one with Seaford residents, speak with them about their concerns, and provide assistance if they needed it. I thank everyone who took the time to come to the Library and meet with me today," said Senator Fuschillo.

November 16, 2011
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New Flood Recovery Resources Now Available

ONEONTA, 11/16/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today alerted residents and business owners who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee of additional flood recovery resources now available. “I have joined Governor Cuomo and members of the Upstate Storm Recovery Task Force in meeting with those devastated by Irene and Lee and appreciate the continuing effort from state agencies to assist those in need,” said Senator Seward. 

“The initial storms were devastating but the ongoing recovery is just as daunting.  As families and business owners make life-altering decisions they need to know what specific government support is available to help them rebuild. 

November 16, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK’S SEXUAL ABUSE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Bill Would Create E Felony Charge for Failing to Report Sexual Abuse of a Child Abuse to Law Enforcement

November 16, 2011
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Listen live to today's public hearing on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is currently conducting the first of its four public hearings on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.

Listen live to today's hearing in Dansville, New York from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

November 16, 2011
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR STORM VICTIMS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IRENE AND TROPICAL STORM LEE

Additional Housing, Business and Infrastructure funds available following tour by Upstate Storm Recovery Task Force Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by his Cabinet, announced additional resources for storm victims following a tour by the Upstate Storm Recovery Task Force of the areas affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee."This summer, our state suffered from two natural disasters that devastated communities across New York," Governor Cuomo said. "I recently deployed the Upstate Storm Recovery Task Force to assess the most pressing concerns on the ground and report back so we can coordinate on providing additional resources where they are most needed." $3 Million for Rebuilding Main Street Businesses

November 16, 2011
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November 19, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS MANDALAY STUDENTS FOR COLLECTING CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Mandalay Elementary School in Wantagh to thank students for participating in his “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program. Mandalay’s students collected nearly 100 cell phones for the program.

“Mandalay’s students did a terrific job. The nearly 100 cell phones they collected will go a long way in helping bring soldiers and sailors a little closer to their loved ones back home. I thank them for their help and congratulate them on a job well done,” said Senator Fuschillo.

November 16, 2011
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November 17, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WHAT A GREAT COMMUNITY WE LIVE IN!

Letter to the editor:

What a great community we live in! On Saturday November 12th we hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for over 600 Veterans at the Mahopac Fire House. Let me be perfectly blunt: we could not have done it without the outpouring of community support from local businesses, organizations and hundreds of volunteers.

November 16, 2011
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2011 HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

 

With the Holiday season upon us, I would like to invite you to join me in lending your support to my 2011 Holiday Food Drive. 

November 16, 2011
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FREE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER ORIENTATION

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF STATEN ISLAND OFFERS FREE HOME BUYER ORIENTATION

NHS of Staten Island will prepare you for homeownership and empower you to make smart decisions throughout the entire process. NHS's certified counselors will coach you through home purchase and provide you with:

Personalized Comprehensive Credit and Budget Analysis

December 5, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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BUY A SOLDIER DINNER

The U.S. Army’s 436 TC Battalion’s Family Readiness Group is planning its next Family Day for Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield.

A number of soldiers from the battalion have recently returned from serving overseas or will soon be deployed, and the event will present an opportunity for them to spend an enjoyable, much-deserved day with their families.

The organization’s goal is to ensure that no soldier pay for the event. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person.

November 15, 2011
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State Senator Adriano Espaillat Express “Full Support” for Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Occupy Wall St. Movement

(New York, NY) – This morning, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement in support of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and the ongoing Occupy Wall Street Movement.

November 15, 2011
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