Issues: Miscellaneous

Cuomo and G.O.P. Quiet So Far on Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants

By JOHN ELIGON
Published: March 7, 2012

ALBANY — With immigration still a contentious issue around the country, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Republican lawmakers have maintained a noticeable distance from New York State proposals that would make financial aid available to illegal immigrants at colleges and universities.

March 9, 2012
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SENATOR BALL JOINED CARMEL SENIORS FOR LUNCH

 

Carmel, N.Y.  – (3/8/12) – On Thursday, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) surprised the Carmel Senior Citizens at their daily lunch with a large cake from Brewster Pastries.

March 9, 2012
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BALL MOVES OFFICE TO MT. KISCO FOR THE MORNING

 

Mount Kisco, N.Y.  – (3/8/12) – On Thursday, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) rolled into Mount Kisco, with Team Ball on hand, to meet with residents and to discuss issues and concerns of the Mount Kisco community.

March 9, 2012
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Senator Serrano Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Workshop in the Bronx!

Senator Serrano and the American Red Cross in Greater New York today sponsored an Emergency Preparedness Workshop in the Bronx. The event was co-sponsored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Díaz, Jr. and Highbridge Community Life Center. Attendees learned how to create a family disaster plan, build and maintain a supply kit, and keep loved ones safe and informed during times of disaster.The event, which took place as part of Highbridge Community Life Center’s Literacy Zone, provided local residents with a free interactive CD that can be used to create a customized evacuation plan and other tools that will help any family get prepared in case of an emergency.

March 9, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS SEAFORD CHAMBER FOR PARTICIPATING IN FIRST-AID SUPPLY DRIVE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently thanked the Seaford Chamber of Commerce for participating in his first-aid supply drive.

     Chamber members collected several boxes full of bandages, gauze pads, cotton balls, peroxide, and antiseptic ointments as part of the drive. A number of chamber members also opened up their businesses to serve as drop-off points where residents could bring items to donate.

     All items collected through the first-aid supply drive will be donated to the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN), which serves families in need throughout our communities.

March 8, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ISSUES CONSUMER ALERT WARNING STATEN ISLANDERS OF THE "GRANDPARENT SCAM" & REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT TOMORROW’S SPECIAL EDUCATION FAIR

Tomorrow, Friday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m. Senator Lanza will be hosting his Annual Special Education Fair bringing over 50 groups together to share information about city, state and local programs designed to help children and adults with special needs. The fair will run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

March 8, 2012
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FRAUD COSTS NY PRAISES CUOMO, LAWSKY FOR TACKLING NO-FAULT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD HEAD-ON

Governor and Superintendent Vow to Crack Down on Medical Mills

 

NEW YORK, NY March 8, 2011 – Fraud Costs NY – a statewide coalition of elected officials law enforcement, business groups and community groups committed to reforming New York’s broken no-fault auto insurance system - today praised Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin M. Lawsky for vowing to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud by attacking it at the crux of the problem and targeting unscrupulous medical mills and crooked doctors.

 

March 8, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Commemorates International Women’s Day, Calls for Stepped up Fight Against Domestic Violence

NY State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) marked International Women’s Day by recognizing the countless contributions of women throughout the world. He also called on a renewed commitment to fighting the scourge of domestic violence.

Senator Adriano Espaillat said:

“International Women’s Day is an excellent opportunity to recognize the countless contributions of women in the United States and around the world. Whether through their leadership in the areas of arts, science, academia, athletics, business, and government, or through their everyday acts, all of us have been shaped by extraordinary women in our lives. One way we can demonstrate our gratitude to all women is to come together and work to end domestic violence in our society.

March 8, 2012
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March 8, 2012
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LANZA, CUSICK & A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN DETAIL I-STOP PLAN TO ADDRESS RX DRUG CRISIS PLAGUING STATEN ISLAND


Law Enforcement, Elected Officials & Medical Professionals Join Forces In Support Of L.anza’s Online, Real Time Database To Track Prescription Narcotics

 

“I-STOP” Legislation Would Crack Down On Abuses Like ‘Doc-Shopping’ And Rx Forgeries

 

March 8, 2012
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CHAT WITH SENATOR MARCELLINO

Senator Carl L. Marcellino is inviting residents to participate in an online Virtual Town Hall he will be holding on Friday, March 23rd  from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The interactive event will be held on Senator Marcellino’s website.

March 8, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Greg Ball 3/7/12

Mar 07, 2012 -- Senator Greg Ball discusses Veteran Cemeteries, Peekskill Parade and BBQ, WOD, Eagle Fest, The Bull, Sgt. DiCaprio Fundraiser

March 7, 2012
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THE PATCH: VIRGINIA REDERER HONORED AS WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

 

By Liz Giegerich

The Village of Buchanan and New York State Senator Greg Ball honored Buchanan resident Virginia Rederer as a 40th Senate District Woman of Distinction Monday night.

March 7, 2012
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2012 NEW JOBS-NY JOB CREATION PLAN

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced details of the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan that includes significant tax relief to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs, measures to ensure fiscal responsibility and control state spending, as well as other reforms and incentives to make New York more economically competitive.  The plan will be included in the Senate budget resolution to be acted on next week.

Highlights of the Senate Republican job creation plan, which is supported by statewide business organizations, including the Business Council of New York, Unshackle Upstate and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, include:

March 7, 2012
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