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Video: Ranzenhofer comments on Williamsville East High School's national award for arts program

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has honored Williamsville East High School with a Joint Legislative Resolution for being named by the College Board as the Middle States  Regional winner and the National winner of the annual Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.

The school submitted the Collaborations and Connections program for consideration. The Collaborations and Connections program, founded in 2000, is built around the work of a guest poet whose own work inspires students to collaborate on poetry, music, dance and the visual arts.  The yearlong program brings together students from Buffalo and Williamsville to create a truly community-oriented experience. 

June 21, 2011
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DEMOCRATAS DEFIENDEN A LOS RICOS

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Junio 21, 2011

Para Publicacion Inmediata

 

DEMOCRATAS DEFIENDEN A LOS RICOS

Sorpresas te da la vida, la vida te da sorpresas, los Repúblicanos siempre han sido criticados por siempre defender los ricos y tirarle a los pobres, pero parece que la tortilla se ha virado y ahora son los Repúblicanos defendiendo a los pobres y los Demócratas defendiendo a los ricos y millonarios.

Las leyes de Protección y Estabilizacion del Control de Rentas del Estado de New York se han hecho con el proposito de protejer a los pobres, necesitados y todo aquel que no puede pagar una renta exhorbitante.

June 21, 2011
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Faith-Based Community Rallies for Rent Reform

Members of the clergy from Brooklyn and elsewhere throughout the City stand with Senator Montgomery and her colleagues in calling for the passage of the Omnibus Tenant Protection Bill that not only extends the rent laws but strengthens rent controls and tenant protections. Clergy members who rallied in support of the pro-tenant legislation include Bishop Fernando Rodriguez; Bishop Calixto Rodriguez; Apostle James Duncan; Rev. Dr. David Olivencia; Rev. Dr. Victor Collier; Rev. McKinley Johnson; Rev. Willie Stovall; Rev. Norita Love; and Pastor Jancie Liefmore. Senator Montgomery is also joined by (to the Senator's right, l-r) Senators Liz Krueger,  Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Martin Dilan.

June 21, 2011
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Ranzenhofer honors Williamsville East for National Award

Recognizes teachers with Resolution during Senate session

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has honored Williamsville East High School with a Joint Legislative Resolution for being named by the College Board as the Middle States  Regional winner and the National winner of the annual Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.  School teachers Dr. Stephen Shewan and John Kryder represented the school district at the State Capitol.

June 21, 2011
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Criticizes Democrats for Protecting the Rich

June 21, 2011

For Immediate Release

 

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Criticizes Democrats for Protecting the Rich

 

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement:

"Surprise, surprise … Dean Skelos and the Republican Party are protecting the poor and the needy while Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Democrats are protecting the rich.

 

June 21, 2011
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Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic

Free Admission for Music, sprinklers, Face Painters, Games, Prizes, Rides and More!

7 Live bands including Frankie Marra and His Band, Out of the Blue, The Ridge, The High Tides, Blues Circus, Windsor Terrors, and The Groove.

Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sausage, Drinks, Snacks, Ice Cream and more will be available for purchase.

For more information call 718-238-6044.

July 4, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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State Senator Rubén Díaz to the Media: Please Quote Me Correctly

June 21, 2011

Press Release

For Immediate Release

State Senator Rubén Díaz to the Media: Please Quote Me Correctly

 

Albany, New York- State Senator Rubén Díaz released the following statement:

“I am amazed at how quickly I have been misquoted in the press regarding the issue of gay marriage.

 

“The press took one phrase from my comment and as a result it has appeared in this morning’s newspapers completely out of context.

 

“For the sake of accuracy, this is what I said:

 

June 21, 2011
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Senate Passes Bill Calling for MTA Forensic Audit

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S4637)  co-sponsored by Senator David Carluucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that would commence a forensic audit of the public authority.

Under the legislation, the audit, which would be the first true top-to-bottom review of the MTA, would be conducted by an independent outside auditing firm and be paid for by the authority.

June 21, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation that will Eliminate the MTA Payroll Tax

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S5596A) co-sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will repeal the job killing MTA Payroll Tax.

“This is a job killing onerous tax that never should have been implemented,”  Senator Carlucci said.  “New York State needs to become much more business friendly, incentivizing businesses to open and operate here rather than chasing them out of state with oppressive taxes.  Eliminating this ill conceived tax will provide some relief to our overburdened small business owners.”

This legislation will phase out the MTA payroll tax, eventually eliminating it completely.  The phase out schedule is as follows:

June 21, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents the Skaneateles Boys Soccer Team with a Resolution Honoring their State Championship

Senator DeFrancisco Presents the Skaneateles Boys Soccer Team with a Resolution Honoring their State Championship

June 20, 2011
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, 6/17/11

Senator DeFrancisco talks about passing numerous bills in the last days of session including the Gold Alert, Pharmacy Co-Payments, Health & Fitness,  DNA Expansion Bill,  Rainy Day Cap, and the Veterans' Hall of Fame

June 20, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR PARTICIPATING IN ANIMAL FIGHTING

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced legislation that he co-sponsored (S3237-A) to increase penalties for those who have knowingly participated in animal fighting passed the New York State Senate. 

“The criminal organization and participation in the cruel activity of animal fighting unfortunately still takes place in New York State despite the penalties currently associated with it,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “This legislation would strengthen the current laws against animal fighting and ensure that anyone attending an animal fight would face tougher penalties. Without spectators, there would be no animal fighting.”

June 20, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO ALLOW PRIVATE AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES TO OFFER MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Patricia Ritchie (R-C, Heuvelton),  that would allow private air ambulance services to offer membership subscriptions to private air ambulance services.  This proposal would help ensure the continuation of air ambulance services in rural areas of New York State.

 

June 20, 2011
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Senate Passes Bill to Incentivize Repowering/Development at Port Jefferson Power Plant.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said a bill to provide an incentive for the remediation of the Port Jefferson power plant  and to create development of a new, state of the art facility on the site  passed the New York State Senate today.

“This bill would encourage the development of a new or repowered facility in the Village of Port Jefferson to replace the existing plant and restore it with a modern, efficient power source,” Senator LaValle said, adding “we want to encourage competition and reliable, clean, low-cost energy that will benefit all Long Islanders.”

June 20, 2011
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SENATE-APPROVED BILL WOULD ALLOW LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ‘PIGGY-BACK’ ON PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS

The New York State Senate today approved legislation (S.5525B), sponsored by Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury), that would allow local governments to cooperatively purchase, or piggy-back, on contracts already approved for other government agencies, including those of other states or the federal government.

 

The same terms and conditions of a contract already awarded would apply and there is a provision in the legislation to ensure that competitive bidding standards consistent with state law must have been used.  

 

June 20, 2011
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SENATE GIVES FINAL LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL TO “GOOD SAMARITAN” LAW

Bill Would Help Reduce the Potential for Fatalities From Drug Overdoses

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill that would help reduce the potential for fatalities caused by drug overdoses. The bill (S.4454B), sponsored by Senator John DeFrancisco (R-C-I, Syracuse), is known as a “good Samaritan” measure because it limits the use of evidence of illicit activity when an individual seeks treatment for someone experiencing an accidental drug overdose. 

 

June 20, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH FIXED SCHOOL TAX RATE FOR SENIORS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), that would establish a fixed real property school tax rate for seniors who are eligible for the enhanced STAR exemption, providing much needed tax relief to hundreds of thousands of seniors throughout New York State. 

 

June 20, 2011
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