LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 2012 as Black History Month in the State of New York WHEREAS, Black History Month, previously known as Negro History Week, was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, and was first celebrated on Febru- ary 1, 1926; since 1976, it has become a nationally recognized month- long celebration, held each year during the month of February to acknowledge and pay tribute to African-Americans neglected by both soci- ety and the history books; and
Many state government watchers agree that 2011 was a pivotal year in New York. But with the new year underway, the challenges remain great and a heavy workload still faces the Legislature. Senator O'Mara will continue to offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues throughout 2012, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."
On Saturday, Jan. 28th between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m. three out of four lanes of traffic on the Staten Island Expressway will be closed from the Fingerboard Bridge overpass to the Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound toll plaza while a new traffic pattern is put in place.
Queens, NY, January 31, 2012 -- Citing the serious need to protect both pedestrians and law-abiding motorists on New York streets, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is supporting a package of bills designed to crack down on those who flaunt laws against driving without a license, who refuse to accept responsibility for their crimes, and who put the lives of others at risk by driving while intoxicated.
Queens, NY, January 31, 2012 -- In order to save New York City residents from unnecessary confusion and disruption in their daily lives when they are confronted with lengthy and unexpected neighborhood public works projects, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is pushing his legislation (S.5023A) that would require the City to notify people when their area is going to be seriously affected by construction work, breaks in utility service, or other significant infrastructure repairs and interrupti
Assemblyman Denny Farrell shows no respect for Bronx residents, for Bronx elected officials, and especially no respect for the Bronx’s growing Hispanic population.
“You must understand, for the last 40 years, whatever district Charlie Rangel wants, we give it to him. I say, ‘Charlie, we can’t draw anything else in the state till we draw you.’ That’s always been our position — we do you and then everything. He’s the dean. He’s the No. 1.”
Brewster, N.Y. – (1/30/12) – On Wednesday, February 1, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be rolling into Lewisboro, with Team Ball on hand, to meet with residents and discuss any issues or concerns of the Lewisboro community. Senator Ball encourages residents to call their neighbors, bring their friends, and come out with questions or concerns for he and Team Ball.
What: Senator Greg Ball’s mobile office to visit the Town of Lewisboro
The District Office of NYS Senator Eric Adams has relocated to 1669 Bedford Avenue - 2nd Floor (at the corner of Montgomery Street) Brooklyn, NY 11225. We will be open to serve you starting Monday, February 6, 2012. If you require assistance prior to Feb. 6, please call our Albany office at 518-455-2431.
Brewster, N.Y. – (1/30/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is asking the 40th Senate District to submit nominations for his 2012 Outstanding Youth Award— winning students will have the opportunity to visit Albany with Senator Ball and participate in a “Legislative Mock Session”.
“Name Senator Ball’s Bull” Contest Extended, Opened to Local Students
Brewster, N.Y. – (1/29/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) recently called on his Facebook fans to help him name his rescued bull, found abandoned and left to die in a field near his home in Patterson last summer. Now, Senator Ball is asking local students to join the competition to name this little “miracle” bull.
I was pleased to join with my colleage Senator Jack Martins today in meeting with Superintendent Patrick Manley of Franklin Square Schools, Superintendent Tom Dolan of Great Neck Schools, and Superintendent Mike Nagler of Mineola Schools. We had a great discussion on many issues of importance to Long Island Schools including the Governor's proposed budget.
Senator Montgomery joined with representatives of the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park to support their request to the Legislature for the inclusion of $35 million in the final 2012-13 State Budget.
Governor Cuomo has proposed $25 million, a $10 million cut from last year's appropriation. The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides young people with important job opportunities and fosters work and life skill development, including responsibility, punctuality, money managment, teamwork and meeting workplace expections.
Approximately 130,000 New York City apply for jobs under SYEP and only 31,000 get jobs.
New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C, Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) announced that legislation they crafted in concert with Governor Cuomo has been unanimously passed by the New York State Senate. The legislation will, once signed by the Governor, create the “Long Island Power Authority Oversight and Accountability Act.” The bill previously unanimously passed the Assembly.
Senator LaValle and Assemblyman Sweeney said that the bill seeks “to provide wide-ranging oversight over the business and rate-making practices of the Long Island Power Authority. LIPA’s customers will benefit by having the review performed under the direction of the professional staff of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS).”