Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Gianaris participates in the street renaming 43rd Street and 48th Avenue "Winged Fist Way"

Senator Gianaris at the street renaming 43rd Street and 48th Avenue "Winged Fist Way" in Sunnyside. Gianaris was one of the early supporters of this initiative.

March 23, 2012
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Serrano Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Workshop on Roosevelt Island

(Roosevelt Island, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano and the American Red Cross in Greater New York sponsored an Emergency Preparedness Workshop on Roosevelt Island today. This event was co-sponsored by Council Member Jessica Lappin and Assembly Member Micah Kellner and was attended by local community residents. The American Red Cross provided attendees with a free interactive CD that can be utilized to create a customized evacuation plan and other tools that will help any family get prepared in case of an emergency. Attendees learned how to create a family disaster plan, build and maintain a supply kit (To Go Bag), and keep loved ones safe and informed during times of disaster.

March 23, 2012
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LaValle: Senate Passes Tough Auto Insurance Fraud Measures

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said today that the Senate has passed passed three bills to combat auto insurance fraud, which costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year, as well as legislation that would impose stronger criminal penalties for staging auto accidents. Recent cases of auto insurance fraud have uncovered massive crime rings, including doctors, lawyers and scam artists who staged accidents and used New York's no-fault insurance program as their own, giant, state-sponsored ATM machine.

Senate action on the bills came on the ninth anniversary of the tragic death of Alice Ross, a 71-year-old wife and grandmother  who was killed as the result of a fraud-related, staged auto accident in Queens.

March 22, 2012
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Senate-approved legislation targets auto insurance fraud

Albany, N.Y., March 22—The New York State Senate today approved legislation supported by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) to combat the epidemic of fraud that plaques New York’s automobile insurance industry, drives up insurance rates for every state motorist and costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion annually.

March 22, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES EASTER EGG HUNTS: ASKS, “HOW MANY EASTER EGGS CAN YOU FIND?”

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in conjunction with local community organizations, is announcing plans to host two Easter Egg Hunts this year, and is inviting all community children and local families to participate. In announcing the events, Senator Golden is asking “How many Easter eggs can you find?”. The Easter Egg hunt events include games, music, activities and prizes for the children.

The Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled for:

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dyker Park- 13th Avenue and 86th Street

The event is being co-sponsored by Congressman Michael Grimm, the 13th Avenue Merchants and the Dyker Heights Civic Association.

Sunday, April 1, 2012, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

March 22, 2012
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SENATE PASSES TOUGH AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD MEASURES

The New York State Senate today passed three bills to combat auto insurance fraud, which costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year, as well as legislation that would impose stronger criminal penalties for staging auto accidents. Recent cases of auto insurance fraud have uncovered massive crime rings, including doctors, lawyers and scam artists who staged accidents and used New York's no-fault insurance program as their own giant state-sponsored, ATM machine.

March 22, 2012
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Update From Albany: Senator Martins Talks About Mandate Relief, State Budget on 'Your Voice'

Senator Jack M. Martins spoke about his role on the Mandate Relief Council as well as efforts to pass a fiscally responsible state budget during "Your Voice," a legislative update show from Albany.

March 22, 2012
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SENATE PASSES TOUGH AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD MEASURES

The New York State Senate today passed three bills to combat auto insurance fraud, which costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year, as well as legislation that would impose stronger criminal penalties for staging auto accidents. Recent cases of auto insurance fraud have uncovered massive crime rings, including doctors, lawyers and scam artists who staged accidents and used New York's no-fault insurance program as their own giant state-sponsored, ATM machine.

 

March 22, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CAPITOL EXHIBIT HONORING PROMINENT NEW YORK WOMEN

Continuing his commemoration of March as Women’s History Month, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced the opening of a special exhibit in the State Capitol honoring the unique struggles and many achievements of prominent women throughout New York’s history, including the founders of the Women’s Rights movement that began here in the Finger Lakes Region.

March 22, 2012
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May 28, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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March 31, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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April 1, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Senator Gianaris attends PS/MS 84's Fourth Grade Chorus performance at the State Capitol

Senator Gianaris enjoyed hearing PS/MS 84's Fourth Grade Chorus perform at the New York State School Music Association Concert at the State Capitol.

March 22, 2012
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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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