Issues: Miscellaneous

AIRPORT AUTHORITY BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S3250A), which creates a Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The law takes effect immediately.  “This new entity will allow the airport to function more like a business and find ways to operate more efficiently,” said Senator DeFrancisco.

August 18, 2011
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NY SENATOR BALL TOURS PA’S GASLAND, SPEAKS OUT

 

by adamaecompton

Just when you think no human in government is willing to step up and speak out, the phone rings. Your master lets you know it’s time to google “what does a senator do,” and then Senator Greg Ball (NY- R, C) shows up the next day. The local paper ran my human family’s op/ed piece about the visit, and the text of it is below.

August 18, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL’S LATEST TARGET? HYDROFRACKING

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

If you’re judging by a steady stream of press releases in recent weeks, Sen. Greg Ball’s latest target is one that has left Senate Republicans split: hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

August 18, 2011
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL VS. FRACKERS

 

by Rick Karlin

You’ve got to give him credit for unpredictability: Hudson Valley Republican Sen. Greg Ball typically wears his conservatism on his sleeve — the former Air Force officer is pro-gun, speaks frequently about the need to cut spending and has significant Tea Party support.

August 18, 2011
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August 27, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Important Information from the New York State Police Regarding E-mail Hoax

The New York State Police has issued the following warning regarding an e-mail hoax which can impair your computer:

UTT Hoax E-mail Returns

(August 17, 2011 - Albany, NY) - The New York State Police Computer Crime Unit is issuing a warning about the new release of a hoax e-mail that purports to be a Uniform Traffic Ticket from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles issued by the New York State Police. This e-mail is not from the State Police or the Department of Motor Vehicles.

August 18, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Protecting New Yorkers from Unexpected Out-Of Network Charges

 

Nathan Rothstein, 14, was bitten by a dog and needed to be seen in an emergency room.  His parents, Debra and Jeffrey took him to an in-network hospital where they were told Nathan’s wounds were too deep and a plastic surgeon needed to be called in.  The surgeon who was on call that day was an out-of-network doctor, but the Rothsteins were not informed of that until they went to his office to have the bandages removed and were handed a bill.

According to the New York State Insurance Department, hospitals are not required to inform patients if they are going to be treated by an out-of-network physician. 

August 18, 2011
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August 2, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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August 3, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Serrano and other Roosevelt Island Elected Officials Rally to Save the Post Office

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator José M. Serrano, Assembly Micah Kellner, City Council Member Jessica Lappin, and Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation President Leslie Torres joined Roosevelt Island community leaders and residents for a rally to urge the United States Postal Service to keep the Roosevelt Island Post Office in operation.

August 17, 2011
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ELECTEDS OFFER JOINT PLAN TO REMEDY LOCAL TRAIN NOISE AT MIDDLE VILLAGE/GLENDALE TOWN HALL

Queens, NY, August 17, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., City Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, NYS Assemblymen Andrew Hevesi and Michael Miller gathered concerned residents, long-suffering trackside homeowners, and community organizations from Middle Village and Glendale to a town hall-style meeting at PS 128 on the evening of August 16.

August 17, 2011
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BROOKLYN STATE LEGISLATORS CALL FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR CRIMES OF CHILD PROSTITUTION

Brooklyn –State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District), today are calling on their colleagues in the New York State Legislature to pass legislation that increases the penalties for prostitution offenses involving children (S.644/A.6165). Golden and Malliotakis are the legislative sponsors respectively.

 

A recent court sentencing, where the defendant received community service after having inappropriate relations with a minor, highlights the need for New York State to punish those who prostitute and patronize minors.

 

August 17, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE, ASSEMBLYMAN BARCLAY PRAISE SPRAYING DECISION

Oswego County Ground Zero In Public Health Threat

State Senator Patty Ritchie and Assemblyman Will Barclay are praising Oswego County Health officials for their decision to conduct aerial spraying to reduce the chance of another tragedy from Eastern Equine Encephalitis infected mosquitoes.

“The families and children of Oswego County need to be protected from this deadly disease that has already cost one family their four-year-old child,” Senator Ritchie said. “Since the disease first appeared in New York State 40 years ago, it’s been clear that Central New York is ground zero in the state’s battle to protect public health. That's why Assemblyman Barclay and I have been urging the county to launch a spraying program.”

August 17, 2011
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Senator Breslin Announces Ethics Overhaul Signed Into Law

(Albany, NY) After strong support from Senator Neil D Breslin (D-Delmar) to pass legislation earlier this year, the “Public Integrity Act of 2011” has been signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The ethics reforms are a great step forward in addressing Albany’s problems, as they shed light on the legislative process and will help bring integrity, accountability, transparency and public confidence back to State government.

August 17, 2011
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