Issues: Miscellaneous

DAILY SOMERS: BALL TO HOLD CONFERENCE CALL ON BUSING LIMITS

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. — Due to overwhelming public response to state Sen. Greg Ball’s position on private school busing, the telephone number for his planned conference call at 6 p.m. Wednesday has been changed to (559) 726-1200, access code 127034. The new number has the capacity to accommodate broader participation.

March 21, 2012
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New York State Continuing and Community Education

 

Senator Maziarz and Assemblyman Hawley recently honored Gloria Jasso as the “Student of the Year” recipient for the New York State Continuing and Community Education.  

 

March 21, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Flood Insurance

Senator John Bonacic discusses Flood Insurance.

March 21, 2012
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Landmark Legislation Signed Into Law

Dear Friend:

My colleagues and I in the New York Senate recently joined with Governor Cuomo and the Assembly to pass historic reforms with the approval of five pieces of critical legislation. The major elements include the passage of:

•    A sweeping pension reform plan that will save state and local governments over $80 billion over the next 30 years;

•    A constitutional amendment and legal statute that reforms the redistricting process in New York State;

•    An “all crimes” DNA databank bill, which reforms our criminal justice system to better protect New Yorkers and makes New York the first state in the nation to require DNA samples from anyone convicted of a felony or a Penal Law misdemeanor;

March 21, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $3.5 MILLION HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE REBATE PROGRAM: Rebates Are Available for High-Efficiency Refrigerators and Clothes Washers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the “Buy Green, Save Green NYS High-Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program” with $3.5 million in federal funds available to New York residents for the purchase of high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® refrigerators and clothes washers. The program began Monday, March 19.The funding is being provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program. Rebates of $350 will be available for high-efficiency refrigerators and $250 for high-efficiency clothes washers that meet Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) super-efficiency levels (tiers 2 and 3). Super-efficient appliances use significantly less electricity than the federal standard and are at the upper end of ENERGY STAR efficiency levels. Super-efficient clothes washers also use less water than standard washing machines. Visit www.cee1.org for more detail about super-efficient refrigerators and clothes washers.

March 21, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Marches in the Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco marched in the Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Organizers estimate that there were more than 50,000 people in attendance for the 30th annual parade. 

March 21, 2012
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SENATOR MALCOLM SMITH TO BE HONORED AT 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF BOY & GIRLS CLUB OF MT. VERNON

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2012

Contact: Tai White | taiwhite14@gmail.com | 718-454-0162(w); 917-683-1274(m)

March 21, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY SENATOR GOLDEN TO COMBAT GUN CRIMES

The New York State Senate today passed two bills, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), to combat gun crimes and enhance penalties for gun crimes that endanger children.

“As a former New York City police officer, I have seen first-hand the fear and devastation caused by criminals with guns,” Senator Golden said. “People who use force to terrorize and prey upon others must be punished to the fullest extent of the law. The bills I am proposing would make our laws strong enough to make use of a firearm in the commission of a crime unthinkable.”

March 21, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO COMBAT GUN CRIMES

 

The New York State Senate today passed two bills, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), to combat gun crimes and enhance penalties for gun crimes that endanger children. The bills approved by the Senate would strengthen the penalty for displaying a gun in the commission of a crime and lengthen the sentence for criminal sale or possession of a weapon at a residence of a child or in the presence of a child.

 

March 21, 2012
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Senate unveils historical "Women of Distinction" exhibit -- including tribute to Tompkins County, Civil War-era nurse

Albany, N.Y., March 21—The State Senate has unveiled its annual tribute to “Women of Distinction” from throughout New York State’s history in Albany today as part of the ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month.

March 21, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By

State Senator Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

(718) 991-3161

I am amazed at the double standard used by Governor Andrew Cuomo when he threatened the unions by saying “If you are linking political contributions to a specific vote, you might get a call from the Attorney General, the District Attorney or JCOPE.”

March 21, 2012
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CROTON-ON-HUDSON SELECTS LONG TIME RESIDENT AS WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. – (3/19/12) – During the Monday night’s village board meeting the Village of Croton-on-Hudson selected Rosalind Morrissey as their nomination for Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

March 20, 2012
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BALL, SPORTSMEN,“LOCK AND LOAD!” PLEDGE TO FIGHT MICROSTAMPING IN ALBANY

(Left to right: NRA representative Darin Goens, Mahopac resident Steve Clorofilla, NYSRPA President Tom King, Senator Greg Ball, Henry Lang and Carmel resident Nick Castellano.)

March 20, 2012
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Gallivan: “Old Route 219 Bridge Will Open To Traffic Friday, March 23"

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) announced today that the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has informed him that to the Old 219 Bridge (South Cascade – Miller Road) spanning the Cattaraugus Creek between the Towns of Concord and Ashford will re-open to traffic this Friday, March 23rd. The bridge has been closed to traffic since a faulty bearing was discovered during an inspection on January 5th.

March 20, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

While speaking with State Senator José Peralta from Queens, I learned about a problem in which most of the Hispanic legislature, especially the leaders of Somos, have gotten into with the labor unions in New York State.

As you know, Somos is an activity celebrated every year in Albany and coordinated by the Hispanic legislators in order to create a “Hispanic Agenda in favor of the Hispanic Community.”

March 20, 2012
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3.20.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

Senator Catharine Young comments on the Budget Resolution, Jobs Creation, Energy Tax Credits, Sex Criminals and Keeping Kids Safe.

March 20, 2012
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Ball's Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame

 

***Friday, March 30th at 6 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/26/12) – Over the past several months, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) has traveled to towns, villages and cities within his district to accept nominations for his district wide Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame.

March 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Peralta to Republicans: Vote Your Conscience on Microstamping

As promoted on the websites of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action and the Shooters Committee on Political Education--or S.C.O.P.E.--today is the Third Annual Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day, sponsored by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association

State Senator Jose Peralta marked the occasion by calling on Senate Republicans to put his microstamping bill to a vote.  He issued this statement:

March 20, 2012
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MILAN SELECTS LIFE LONG VOLUNTEER AS WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Milan, N.Y. – (3/19/12) – During the Monday night’s town hall meeting the town of Milan selected Ann Mancini as their nomination for Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

March 20, 2012
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