Issues: Miscellaneous

Avella Bill seeks to keep ‘millionaires tax’ through 2012

By Adam Sichko

The pesky “millionaires tax” just won’t go away.

January 5, 2012
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

El Miercoles 3 de Enero, me encontre en Albany la Capital del Estado de New York, escuchando al Señor Gobernador Andrew Cuomo exponer los planes que tiene para el Estado de New York.

Entre los planes del Gobernador se encuentra el cambiar la Constitución del Estado para legalizar los Casinos y juegos en el Estado.

El Señor Gobernador, debe saber, como muchos de nosotros sabemos, que los juegos y apuestas, convierten las personas en adictos peores que los adictos a las drogas.

Son muchos los hogares destruidos por el vicio de los juegos, son muchas las familias que se encuentran en la calle al no poder pagar sus rentas porque lo perdieron todo en los juegos.

January 5, 2012
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A Bad Start for the New Year

January 5, 2012

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz released the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State Address:

Although I may be the lone voice crying in the wilderness, I need to publicly and ardently disagree with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and his plans to call for an amendment to the State Constitution to legalize casino gambling. I also need to express my strong opposition to his proposal in his State of the State Address to build a DNA databank of samples taken from criminal defendants in New York State.

January 5, 2012
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LaValle to Amend Law: Children of Police and Firefighters Who Die in The line of Duty to Get SUNY/CUNY Education for Free.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said today that he will introduce a bill to amend the New York State Education Law to provide the children of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with an annual award equal to the State University of New York undergraduate tuition for New York State residents, including the cost of room and board. Senator LaValle’s bill will amend New York State Education Law that previously provided a $450 award in such cases.

“This show of financial support will in no way compensate for a family’s loss,” Senator LaValle said, “rather, it  represents the appreciation, respect and support of a grateful citizenry.”

January 5, 2012
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Reaction to Governor Cuomo's 2012 State of the State Address

Senator Mark Grisanti Reacts to Governor Cuomo's State of the State Message:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrfdTEPA1Y0

January 5, 2012
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Statement From Senator Patrick M. Gallivan on the Governor’s State of the State Address

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) was selected by his Senate colleagues today to give official notification to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that the Senate is standing at ready to conduct its business for 2012. Gallivan notified the Governor prior to the annual State of the State address this afternoon, which Gallivan applauded for “its strong vision for New York State’s future” while stressing the importance of building upon the cooperation and collegiality that enabled last year’s progress.

January 4, 2012
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January 4, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

           “Governor Cuomo’s state of the state focused on a number of priorities which build upon the success of last year and will keep New York State headed in the right direction; cutting spending, no new taxes, mandate relief, creating jobs, and improving our infrastructure.  

January 4, 2012
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Governor Cuomo Outlines Plan to Continue Building a New New York by Growing the Economy, Reinventing State Government, and Advancing New York as a Progressive Leader

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2012 State of the State Address in which he outlined a comprehensive agenda that builds on the success of last year. The Governor launched a new economic development blueprint that invests billions of dollars in key public-private sector partnerships and rebuilding infrastructure to create thousands of new jobs across the state, proposed a reinvention of how government operates in order to get results for the people while protecting taxpayer dollars, and detailed a series of actions to strengthen New York's legacy as the progressive capital of the nation.

January 4, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND'S STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE STATE

In his delivery of the State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo managed to strike a balance which was both optimistic and realistic. With a new spirit of cooperation in Albany, unlike the dysfunction we have been witnessing in Washington, we were able to make state government work for the people once again, and made 2011 the most productive year in modern state history.

January 4, 2012
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Senator Maziarz reacts to State of the State Address

 

We accomplished much last year, and I’m optimistic that the Legislature can continue to work with Governor Cuomo to achieve more in 2012, specifically in the areas of economic development and energy.

January 4, 2012
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Avella Pushes Legislation for Swifter Sex Offender Risk Assessment

By Lauren Evans

The Senate voted 60-1 on a measure that would speed up the risk assessment of convicted sex offenders.

January 4, 2012
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Senator Grisanti’s statement on Governor Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State Address

Sen. Grisanti will continue to be bipartisan and put people first, not politics.

"I look forward to continue working with Governor Cuomo, the Senate and the Assembly during my second legislative session.  I will continue to put people first, not politics as we carry on our momentum from our first legislative session. I again have no problem crossing party lines to do what is right for Western New York, not downstate special interest groups."

January 4, 2012
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