Issues: Miscellaneous

LOHUD: IBM JOB CUTS RISE; SEN. GREG BALL CALLS FOR TIGHTER RULES

 

Total nationwide job cuts in IBM Corp.'s latest quarterly round of reductions have now climbed to 1,440.

March 1, 2012
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Faux-gettaboutit!

New York Post reports

He wants real jail time for fake-ID peddlers.

State Sen. José Peralta (D-Queens) is proposing a measure to make the punishment for selling a phony ID comparable to the one for actually forging it.

Low-level street hustlers selling the fakes would face higher felony jail terms of five to 15 years in prison, up from only 2 1/2 years now, if his bill passes.

“Fake IDs are really at the heart of a number of criminal enterprises,” he said.

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March 1, 2012
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Fake Id's

WPIX reports

The New York Post had an interesting look into the world of fake id's. In queens you can get what you want... for just a couple hundred bucks. Dan Mannarino has more.

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March 1, 2012
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Senator Farley Encourages Parents To Read To Children As March 2nd Is Read Across America Day

As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) informs families that Friday, March 2nd, is the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, which encourages people to read to children. This annual event is held around the anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel).

"What better way to honor this children’s author than to read to a child," Senator Farley said. "I always loved reading to my children and grandchildren. I read all the favorites and I never tire of it."

March 1, 2012
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En zona de Nueva York, en una hora se pueden obtener documentos falsos

Univision reports

Blanca Rosa Vílchez nos muestra cómo funciona el mercado de los documentos falsos en Nueva York y el caro precio que se puede pagar.

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March 1, 2012
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MAHOPAC NEWS: SENATOR BALL TALKS TAX RELIEF

 

by Kathleen Maffetone

New York State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) told the Town Board Feb. 15 that although the property tax levy cap isn’t perfect, it is a first step towards tax relief for property owners.

March 1, 2012
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Lawmakers Address Fraud Concerns Among Queens Immigrants

NY1 reports

Officials gathered outside Elmhurst Hospital on Wednesday to address consumer-related issues being reported by immigrants.

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March 1, 2012
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: IBM JOB CUTS RISE; SEN. BALL CALLS FOR AID BLOCK

 

Written by: Craig Wolf

Total nationwide job cuts in IBM Corp.’s latest quarterly round of reductions have now climbed to 1,440.

March 1, 2012
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Senator Rivera Honors the Late Tony DiGiovanna, Community Affairs Officer from the 48th Precinct

Bronx, NY - State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) today introduced and passed Resolution J3305, honoring Officer Anthony "Tony" DiGiovanna, a Community Affairs police officer from the 48th Precinct in the Bronx who recently and suddenly passed away. Officer DiGiovanna's family was present in Albany today when the resolution passed, including his wife, Joanna, and his daughters: Jessica, Melissa, Rebecca and Sabrina. 

March 1, 2012
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STATE SENATE APPROVES SENATOR GOLDEN RESOLUTION HONORING BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER GARY CARTER

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is

announcing that the New York State Senate today approved Senate Resolution

J. 3367, in which he sponsored, honoring the life of the late New York Mets

legend, Gary ‘The Kid’ Carter.

Senator Golden, a Mets fan stated, “Many of us watched a memorial

service honoring Gary Carter that was attended by the best of baseball past

and present. Today, the New York State Senate joins all baseball fans in

officially remembering and mourning the loss of Gary Carter. New York has

lost a hero, and it is only fitting that the State Senate remember his

life.”

Golden continued, “The State Senate today paused to honor the many

March 1, 2012
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Senator Alesi Supports Measure to Reduce Administrative Costs for New York Businesses

Legislation Eliminates an Employer’s Annual Notice Requirement    

The Senate acted yesterday to pass a bill to amend the “Job Theft Prevention Act of 2010,” to alleviate burdensome administrative provisions with aggregate costs in the millions of dollars. 

March 1, 2012
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RESOLUTION HONORING TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN APPROVED BY SENATE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding the State Senate approval of a Resolution, J. 3384, honoring Timothy Cardinal Dolan:

"Today, Roman Catholics and people of faith across our great City and State stand together to show our thanks to a man who has given so much to his community and the people of New York. I am proud to have co-sponsored this Resolution, passed today by the State Senate, to simply say thank you and congratulations to a man whose life is an example of how to live as a servant of God. He is someone who I personally look up to and I look forward to working with him for the betterment of all people."

March 1, 2012
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19th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Senator Marty Golden

Invites you and your family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

at the

19th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Step Off at 1:00 p.m.

Honoring:

Grand Marshal

Monsignor Kevin Noone, Pastor of Our Lady of Angels

Deputy Marshals

Rosemarie Coulson

Steven Kieran

Mary Ann Walsh

Kevin Peter Carroll

John Keegan

Stephen Oliver

Peter Tracy

March 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL AND SENATOR ZELDIN CALL FOR LEGISLATION THAT WOULD SAVE MONEY FOR MUNICIPALITIES AND LIBRARIES

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/1/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be joined by Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) on Friday to call for a full repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax and full forensic audit of the MTA’s accounting practices.

March 1, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: IN THE WAKE OF IBM LAYOFFS, BALL URGES LEGISLATION TO END TAX INCENTIVES FOR COMPANIES THAT OFFSHORE JOBS

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/29/12) – In the wake of the news that IBM is laying off more than 1,000 jobs nationwide— 200 here in the Hudson Valley— Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is holding a press conference to discuss his legislation that would end tax incentives for companies that offshore jobs. Senator Ball will also renew calls for the state to get a guarantee from IBM that they will keep jobs in New York, and be transparent in their reporting practices.

 

March 1, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN PUBLISHES GUIDE TO INTERNET SAFETY FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that his office has published a brochure entitled “Internet Safety: What Every Parent Should Know” and is inviting those interested in obtaining a copy to contact his office.

The guide includes information on the “Simple Rules For Online Safety”, “Parental Control Tools”, and other facts to help teens stay cyber-safe. Senator Golden is also encouraging parents to be mindful of their child’s computer activities so to look for instances of cyber-bullying and other signs of inappropriate behaviors.

March 1, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO REPEAL MASSIVE MANDATE ON BUSINESS

Wage Theft Prevention Act Is A Mountain of Costly, Useless Paper

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.6063A), sponsored by Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, to repeal the notification provisions of the Wage Theft Prevention Act, a massive, costly mandate on every employer in the state.  

February 29, 2012
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