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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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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL’S MOBILE OFFICE ROLLS INTO MT. KISCO

 

***Wednesday, March 6th at 10:00 a.m.***

 

March 7, 2012
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TACONIC STATE PARKWAY NEW CROTON RESERVOIR BRIDGE CLOSURE MEETING

 

Date/Time: Thu, Mar 8th 7:00pm - 8:30pmLocation: Jefferson Valley Mall

March 7, 2012
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March 7, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF SEX CRIMES BILLS - Legislation would keep children safer, increase penalties for criminals


The New York State Senate today passed a series of bills increasing penalties for people convicted of sex crimes against children.

The Senate passed legislation (S1541A), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, that would increase criminal penalties for sexual contact between a child and a person in a position of trust, which includes any adult responsible for supervision of children when they are not with their parents.

March 7, 2012
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SENATE REPUBLICANS ANNOUNCE 2012 NEW JOBS-NY JOB CREATION PLAN

 

Plan Would Create Jobs, Cut Taxes and Control State Spending Jobs Proposal Will Be Included in Senate Budget Proposal

 

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos 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.

 

March 7, 2012
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THE NEW YORK HISPANIC CLERGY ORGANIZATION TO DONATE VEHICLE TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

THE NEW YORK HISPANIC CLERGY ORGANIZATION

TO DONATE VEHICLE TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization chaired by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz will be donating a vehicle to the Dominican Republic.

This vehicle with a capacity for 20 passengers and equipped with special services for disabled people and wheelchairs, will be sent to the Dominican Foundation for life "FundoVida" which is presided over by the Dominican TV Host, Juan Cruz Triffolio and his wife Eduviges Ureña.

March 7, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH BY RECOGNIZING LEADING NEIGHBORHOOD WOMEN

Brooklyn –State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host an event to honor, in conjunction with "Women's History Month", outstanding women who have made a difference in our community tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m.in the Community Room at Shore Hill located at 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn.

The event will recognize Linda Addinisio of St. Anselm’s Elementary School, Dr. Lisa Eng of the Kings County Medical Society, Elizabeth Ferraro of St. Finbar’s Church, Katherine Khatari, Sara Nespoli, Camille Loccisano of the Loccisano Foundation and St. Frances Cabrini, Sister Fran Piccone of the Shore Hill Senior Program, Mary Quinones of Lutheran Medical Center and Elena Solitario of Pilo Arts Day Spa and Salon.

March 7, 2012
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4-H Legislative Breakfast in Albany

On Tuesday, March 6th, I had the opportunity to meet with Keith Alexander, Joyce Parker, and Jaelen Gross during the 4-H breakfast.

March 7, 2012
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Senator Farley Continues Annual Salute of Blue Friday

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recognized and honored police officers in today's Senate Legislative Session as part of the commemoration of Blue Friday in New York State.

"The first year we started doing this was in 2005, and I worked with radio station WGNA in creating this official State day to salute fallen law enforcement officers, and to support the families of fallen officers," Senator Farley said.

March 7, 2012
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Senator Breslin Shows Support for Rural and Small City Schools

I enjoyed speaking at the Rural and Small City School Lobby Day on February 29th. While we are facing tough economic times it critical that we remember that a long term solution to our economic problems is an investment in quality education for all students. For too long we have let our rural and small city schools carry an unfair burden. If we truly want to ensure all students receive a proper education we must redirect the competitive grant funding to school aid. We must allow the principles of fairness and equality to guide us in our school funding formulas.

March 7, 2012
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RITCHIE SEEKS NOMINEES FOR 2012 ‘WOMAN OF DISTINCTION’

State Senator Patty Ritchie is looking for one good woman.

She's asking people in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties to suggest outstanding volunteers, business people or women who have made a difference in their communities, to be nominees for the State Senate’s 2012 “Woman of Distinction.”

March 7, 2012
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3.6.12 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses the 2012-13 State Budget, Mandate Relief for Businesses, Leaders for Tomorrow, and Hometown Heroes.

March 6, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

32nd Senatorial District Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

I am disappointed and sad to learn that the latest New York State political corruption trial names New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Thomas Libous in trial testimony.

I have always considered Senator Thomas Libous to be a serious, straight-forward and responsible legislator, even though we disagree on some issues.

March 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROHIBITING HARMFUL LEVELS OF TOXICS IN CHILDREN’S JEWELRY

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry. 

“It is everyone’s responsibility to protect our children, especially from products containing hazardous substances,” said Senator Alesi. “This bill takes an important step to prevent the sale of items that could cause accidental and unnecessary exposure and severe health effects.”

March 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS LEGISLATION SAFEGUARD CHILDREN'S JEWELRY

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to protect our children, especially from products containing hazardous substances,” said Senator Alesi. “This bill takes an important step to prevent the sale of items that could cause accidental and unnecessary exposure and severe health effects.”

March 6, 2012
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