Issues: Miscellaneous

From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Working Towards Government Efficiency

Government efficiency – for most of us those two words don’t go together. We usually hear about government’s inefficiency. For example, there was the spring report that revealed New York State has an incredible 1,719 vendors that all provide it with pens, paper and paper clips. Or just this past week we heard about Solyndra, the solar panel company that took $535 million in federally guaranteed loans and then went belly-up. (There will be investigations and noise on Capitol Hill but the money will never be recouped.) Whatever the case, it’s enough to infuriate taxpayers and shake their faith in government but it is also what motivated me to enter public service.

September 26, 2011
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Senator Carlucci: Protecting Our Youth from Cyberbullying

In an effort to protect New Yorkers from online bullying, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/ Orange) introduced a bill today that will make “bullycide” a felony.  The bill will expand second-degree manslaughter to include “bullycide”  or death by cyberbullying when a perpetrator intentionally or recklessly causes a victim to commit suicide, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

September 26, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Invites You to Participate in His Poster Contest Honoring National Hispanic Hertiage Month

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month I am encouraging students to participate in my “poster contest”  based on this year’s theme,  Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit. 

Posters should be no larger than 11 x 14 and prizes will be awarded throughout the 38th Senate district 1 per grade k – 5.  Entries will be picked up by October 19th.

For more information please call my office at 623-3627.

September 26, 2011
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Carmans River Watershed Protection Act, Will Add 1,000 Acres to Central Pine Barrens Area.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I – Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, co sponsors of the legislation to protect the Carmans River watershed and add approximately 1,000 acres of land to the Central Pine Barrens area, said today that their legislation has been signed into law by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The measure had unanimously passed the Senate and Assembly.

September 26, 2011
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Senator Gianaris wishes kids from Astoria Houses a good time as they head to CitiField for a Mets game.

Standing with Astoria Houses TA President Claudia Coger and local kids.

September 26, 2011
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Senator Grisanti Honored By Cooley Law School Alumni

Senator Mark Grisanti was recently honored by members of the Cooley Law School Alumni organization at a dinner held on his behalf at The Buffalo Chophouse in the City of Buffalo.

September 26, 2011
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CHARLES VARESE MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today attended the unveiling of the road sign in memory of Charles “Chuck” Varese on Route 25A in Centerport.  

Chuck was killed when a driver using drugs plowed into him on Route 25A. That same strip of road was renamed in his honor, something family members hope will serve as a warning to others on the dangers of impaired driving. 

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September 26, 2011
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MALLIOTAKIS, GOLDEN ATTEND "TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN" WITH WOUNDED VETERANS

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently joined Congressman Michael Grimm, Former Mayor Rudy Guiliani, Senator Marty Golden and George Siller at the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run in Brooklyn. The event was sponsored by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization created in honor of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who selflessly gave his life on 9/11 in order to rescue others. The group offers support to children who have lost a parent, as well as firefighters and military men and women who have been seriously injured, sacrificing their quality of life in the line of duty.

September 26, 2011
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DAILY MT KISCO: SENATOR BALL TO JOIN FORCES WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON OVER TAXES, CONSOLIDATION

by Bob Dumas

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) of the 40th Senate District, which includes Mount Kisco and Bedford, will be joined by former President Bill Clinton this week on a new commission designed to consolidate state government and save taxpayer money.

September 26, 2011
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Great Injustices

by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

This past week, Troy Davis was executed under Georgia’s death penalty laws. He was convicted in 1989 of shooting Police Officer Mark MacPhail.

Many believe he was wrongfully convicted, and a plea for his clemency was heard from almost a million people worldwide with petitions from Hands Off Cain, Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, William Sessions, Amnesty International and at least 40 members of the US Congress.

A series of court appeals ended with a unanimous decision late Wednesday night by the US Supreme Court refusing to block the execution of the 42-year old Black man.

September 26, 2011
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Senator Klein, Irish Foreign Minister Gilmore Celebrate Revival of Meals on Wheels Program

Program to serve 25 residents through $50k Klein Grant

WOODLAWN HEIGHTS, BRONX, N.Y. – Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester) joined Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, to celebrate the launch of the Woodlawn “Meals on Wheels” Program at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center. The two were joined by the seniors and staff members of Emerald Isle who have been participating in the program.

September 24, 2011
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