Issues: Miscellaneous

Klein Bill To Make Graffiti Vandals Clean Up Their Blight Passes Chamber

Legislation by Senator Jeffery D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), that would mandate convicted graffiti vandals to participate in clean-up programs as part of their sentence recently passed the State Senate.

June 8, 2011
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Senator Carlucci: Saving Taxpayer Dollars and Reducing Waste

The State Senate passed legislation (S4818A) sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will reduce state expenditures by eliminating requirements to provide free hard copies of the State Register to city, village and town clerks as well as state agencies and legislators.

 

The State Register is a booklet that lists rulemaking actions and other public notices and is updated weekly.  A free online version of the registry has been available since 2003.  Entities will be allowed to opt out of receiving a hard copy, but no entity wishing to receive the hard copy will be denied.

 

June 8, 2011
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Brooklyn Drivers Being Ripped Off By Organized Crime

RAMPANT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD PERPETRATED BY ORGANIZED CRIME – SIGNIFICANTLY HIKING THE PREMIUMS OF BROOKLYN DRIVERS – WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF A NEWS CONFERENCE FEATURING STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN (R-BROOKLYN) AND MEMBERS OF NEW YORKERS STAND AGAINST INSURANCE FRAUD (NYSAIF) ON THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH AT 1:00 IN FRONT OF SENATOR GOLDEN’S DISTRICT OFFICE.

NEW YORKERS PAY 53% MORE FOR AUTO INSURANCE THAN DRIVERS ACROSS AMERICA ON AVERAGE LARGELY DUE TO THE “NO FAULT INSURANCE” FRAUD CRISIS.

THE NEWS CONFERENCE WILL CALL FOR PASSAGE OF THE “FRAUD TAX BILL” TO CRACK DOWN ON ORGANIZED CRIMINALS DRIVING UP NEW YORK INSURANCE COSTS. THE BILL HAS THE SUPPORT OF LEADING NEW YORK STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.

June 9, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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“Abrazo Boricua” Honrara al Desfile Nacional de Puerto Rico y los Alcaldes de Puerto Rico

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

8 de Junio de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

“Abrazo Boricua” Honrara al Desfile Nacional de Puerto Rico

y los Alcaldes de Puerto Rico

El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz celebrara un banquete en honor al Desfile Nacional de Puerto Rico y los Alcaldes de Puerto Rico.

Este banquete, “El Abrazo Boricua en New York,” solamente por invitación, se llavará a cabo en el Restaurant Maestros, localizado en el 1703 Bronxdale Avenue en el Condado del Bronx este Jueves, 9 de junio de 8:00 pm a 1:00 am.

June 8, 2011
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“Abrazo Boricua” to Honor The National Puerto Rican Parade and The Mayors of Puerto Rico

PRESS RELEASE

June 8, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

“Abrazo Boricua” to Honor The National Puerto Rican Parade

and The Mayors of Puerto Rico

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz will be celebrating a pre-parade banquet in honor of the National Puerto Rican Parade and the Mayors of Puerto Rico.

This event, “El Abrazo Boricua in New York, by invitation only, will take place at Maestros Restaurant located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, on Thursday, June 9th from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am.

June 8, 2011
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Senator Golden's Job Fair

See attached for Job Openings and Agencies.

June 30, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."--for the week of June 6, 2011

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

June 8, 2011
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Serrano Thanks Governor Cuomo for Suspending Secure Communities

Tuesday, June 7, 2011Honorable Governor Andrew CuomoGovernor of New YorkState CapitolAlbany, NY 12224Dear Governor Cuomo:It is with great satisfaction that I extend my utmost gratitude for your decision to suspend the federal Secure Communities (S-Comm) program. Immigration reform starts at home, and although it is important to raise awareness and enact proactive policies, we must also curb any unjust practices that are taking placing here in New York. By suspending S-Comm, you have proven your dedication to the safety and well-being of our communities.  

June 7, 2011
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SENATE PASSES INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM

The New York State Senate today passed a constitutional amendment  that would give New Yorkers a more direct role in the legislative process by empowering them to enact and amend laws through initiative and referendum. The bill (S.709), sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester), increases the ability of New Yorkers to place an issue on a ballot for a public vote.

 

 “This proposal to establish a process of initiative and referendum in New York State is simply good government,” Senator Robach said. “It is the type of reform that my Senate colleagues and I have consistently fought for and will continue to support so that voters statewide can be given a more direct and effective voice with which to further New York’s democratic process.”

June 7, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH RESULTSNY.GOV WEBSITE

Website Would Increase Accountability of State Government Agencies

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.3657), sponsored by Senator  Joseph Griffo (R-C, Rome) to create a new website, ResultsNY.gov, that would enable the public to review the performance of government programs to see how effectively agencies are spending tax dollars.   People visiting the site could also submit their own suggestions and recommendations on how to stop government waste and reduce State spending. 

 

June 7, 2011
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KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR GETS “SENIOR EXPERIENCE” WORKING IN SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S OFFICE

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently invited Kennedy High School Senior Daniel Rabinowitz to spend several weeks working in his district office as part of the School’s “Senior Experience.” 

June 7, 2011
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO REDUCE MEDICAID FRAUD

Expands DA’s Ability to Prosecute Medicaid Provider Waste and Abuse

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said he voted for a bill (S.594) that passed the Senate on June 6 that implements a key recommendation of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and increases the prosecution of Medicaid waste and abuse while also bringing significant savings to the state and counties.

The legislation helps increase cost recoveries by allowing the state’s Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) to assist local district attorneys in prosecutions of Medicaid provider fraud.

June 7, 2011
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ADDABBO CO-SPONSORS BILL INCREASING PENALTIES FOR ANIMAL FIGHTING; VOTES IN FAVOR OF HUMANE ANIMAL BILLS

Queens, NY, June 7, 2011 –  NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., (D-Queens) announced the passing of animal rights legislation in the Senate as part of the 1st annual New York State Animal Advocacy Day on June 1.  Among the passed bills were S.946, S.3317 and S.3237, which was co-sponsored by Senator Addabbo.  The bill was in relation to increasing the penalties for those convicted of violating the prohibition of animal fighting.  Passing this day,

June 7, 2011
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Greece to Face Ecuador in Inaugural Soccer Match at Citi Field

The Epoch Times wrote about the June 7 Greece-Ecuador soccer match and the press conference announcing the match at Citi Field, which Senator Gianaris participated in.

Get out your vuvuzelas New York soccer fans, international soccer is right in your backyard! Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, will host its first-ever soccer match on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The national teams of Ecuador and Greece will face off in what should be an electric atmosphere.

Both the Greek and Ecuadorian communities are well represented near Citi Field. Queens County houses a robust population of Ecuadorians, the largest of any county in the U.S. Astoria, Queens boasts the largest population of Greeks outside of Greece.

June 7, 2011
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Taste of LIC

Profits from tickets and donations for Taste of LIC will benefitThe Chocolat Factory Theater in Long Island City.

June 7, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Legislative Update: June 6, 2011

Senator George Maziarz and Senator Mark Grisanti discuss their agenda and priorities leading up to the end of the Legislative Session later this month.

June 7, 2011
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO REDUCE MEDICAID FRAUD

Expands District Attorneys’ Ability to Prosecute Medicaid Provider Waste and Abuse

The New York State Senate today passed a bill that implements a recommendation of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and increases the prosecution of Medicaid waste and abuse while also bringing significant savings to the state and counties. Medicaid fraud is a significant cost to the state and this legislation (S.594), sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), helps increase cost recoveries by allowing the state’s Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) to assist local district attorneys in prosecutions of Medicaid provider fraud. 

June 6, 2011
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