Issues: Miscellaneous

SEN. YOUNG MEETS WITH LOCAL RED CROSS CHAPTERS IN ALBANY

Representatives from the American Red Cross’s Southwestern NY Chapter,  which serves Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, and the Clara Barton Chapter # 1, which serves Livingston County, were in Albany recently to join other chapters from across the state for the New York State’s Red Cross annual Lobby Day.

February 9, 2011
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Press Advisory/Aviso de Prensa: Soundview Healthcare Network Press Conference

Press Advisory

11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 10, 2011

from… Soundview Healthcare Network

WHAT:

State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Bishop Fernando Rodriguez, president of the Latin American Chaplains Association, Pedro Espada, Jr., patients, clergy and civic leaders, other elected officials, and medical staff and health vendors will hold a unity press conference and rally in support of the Soundview Healthcare Network, emphasizing the importance of the network’s four medical facilities to the health care of tens of thousands of Bronx residents, families, children and senior citizens.

WHERE: Soundview Health Center, 731 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY

WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 10, 2011

February 9, 2011
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Juvenile Justice Reform: A Call To Action

 

 

 

Facing a system in crisis and an economy on the brink of collapse, Senate Democrats joined with child advocates and clergy to announce their support for Gov. Cuomo’s plans to reform the broken juvenile justice system, and call on Senate Republicans to drop their political demands that stand in the way of needed reform. Led by Senator Velmanette Montgomery, ranking member on the Senate’s Children and Families Services Committee, Senate Democrats sought to build on proposals included in Gov. Cuomo’s 2011-12 Executive Budget by announcing additional policy initiatives to create greater oversight and cost savings for New York taxpayers.

 

February 9, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HONORS WANTAGH FIREFIGHTER FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today honored Ex-Chief John Barrett for his 50 years of community service as a volunteer firefighter in the Wantagh Fire Department.

February 9, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Gets A Taste of New York Agriculture

Senator Montgomery meets and greets Future Farmers of America (FFA) from Syracuse during their presentation on New York agriculture at the State Capitol.

February 9, 2011
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Legislative Report

NYS Senator Carl Marcellino talks about the budget proposal and his concerns as well as his hope for an improved, more transparent budget process.

February 9, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Urges Board of Regents to Continue Italian Language Program

Senator Carlucci Calls on New York State Board of Regents

to Continue Italian Language Program

 

(New City, NY) In an effort to continue the study of the Italian language and culture, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) is strongly urging the New York State Board of Regents to retain the Italian Regents.

 

The Board of Regents is planning to eliminate the Italian Regents in schools throughout New York State after June 2011, leaving only French and Spanish available as language options.

 

February 9, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Fights Burdensome Regulations on Child Performers

Senator David Carlucci Fights

Burdensome Regulations on Child Performers

 (Albany, NY) New York State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland), Chairman of the Senate’s Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC), today announced his concern that New York could place thousands of acting, film, production and theater jobs in danger if a newly proposed Department of Labor (DOL) rule is enacted into law.  Senator Carlucci sent a letter yesterday to Commissioner Colleen C. Gardner at the Department of Labor outlining these concerns. 

February 9, 2011
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO BILL TO SAVE MUNICIPALITIES MONEY THROUGH ELECTRONIC TAX STATEMENTS

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to save taxpayer dollars by allowing municipalities to send out tax statements electronically.

February 8, 2011
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From the Desk of Senator Martins

It’s been an historic week in Albany from the perspective that our state government is at last bringing tax relief to our residents. I was pleased to have voted along with my colleagues on a 2 percent tax cap to be imposed on local government. This will help to ensure that our residents will not be saddled with heavy tax increases that will drive them from their homes. The taxpayers have clearly spoken and we are listening.

The tax cap has been passed by the Senate and is supported by Governor Cuomo. We now need the Assembly to pass this legislation to begin the process of easing the tax burden on all New Yorkers.

February 8, 2011
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Saratoga Racetrack Will Be Open for Business This Year

Senator McDonald discusses the importance of a guaranteed meet for 2011 at the Saratoga Racetrack with NYRA President Charles Hayward at the Senate Racing, Wagering & Ganming public hearing on the future of racing. (2-7-2011)

February 8, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH DELAWARE COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU

On February 8, 2011 representatives of the Delaware County Youth Bureau came to Albany to attend the 2011 Youth Leadership Forum.  Afterward, they met with Senator Bonacic.  Pictured here with Senator Bonacic is Natalie Yambor, Sara Yambor and Lara Yambor, Director of the Delaware County Youth Bureau.

February 8, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH ORANGE COUNTY YOUTH LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION AWARD WINNER

On February 8, 2011, Amanda Allspach, a Junior at Pine Bush High School, accepted the Association of New York State Youth Bureau's Ann M. Irvin 2011 Youth Recognition Award.  This award was presented during the 2011 Youth Leadership Forum held in Albany.  She is pictured here with Senator Bonacic and Joy Hansen, Youth Engagement Specialist for System of Care at the Orange County Youth Bureau.

February 8, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Honors the Victor Blue Devils Boys Volleyball Team

ALBANY- Senator Nozzolio and Assemblyman Sean Hanna congratulate the Victor Blue Devils Boys Volleyball Team, who won the first ever New York State Division II Championship for boys volleyball after defeating Eastport South Manor High School. The team was lead by Head Coach Dave Wisniewski and Assistant Coach Jake Martin.

February 8, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Honors the Victor Marching Blue Devils Band

Senator Nozzolio congratulates the Victor Marching Blue Devils Band, who won the 2010 New York State Championship with a near-perfect score at the New York State Field Band Conference Championships. The team also earned a trip to Annapolis, Maryland for the United States Scholastic Band Association Championships, where they placed 4th in their division. Joining the team in Albany was Field Band Director Eric Everhart and Field Band Assistant Rhonda Everhart.

February 8, 2011
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At the Capitol, Senator O'Mara meets with the Horseheads Youth Bureau

Albany, N.Y., February 8—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) met in Albany today with representatives of the Horseheads Youth Bureau.  In the photo above, from left to right, are: Amanda Buchanan, Ben Ivy, Senator O'Mara, Claire Hawthorne, Julia Weaver, and Emily Jacque.

February 8, 2011
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Senator O'Mara receives a visit from the Chemung County Youth Bureau

Albany, N.Y., February 8—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) met in Albany today with John Kinney and Sarah Schamel of the Chemung County Youth Bureau.

The area representatives visited the Capitol as part of a gathering of youth development leaders from across New York State. 

February 8, 2011
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