Issues: Miscellaneous

November 18, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES LOCAL SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement urging local residents to support area small businesses next Saturday, November 26, 2011, as part of “Small Business Saturday”:

 

“As a former small business owner and merchant leader, I am encouraging area residents to join in the holiday shopping spirit and shop locally next week as part of Small Business Saturday. It is so important that we shop in our neighborhood stores and support the people and the economy of our hometown.

 

November 18, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

Authorized HEAP Representatives Will be Available at Lanza’s Office 4 Days a Week to Assist Staten Islanders

Staten Island residents may qualify to receive assistance with their heat and energy bills this winter, Senator Lanza announced today.

November 17, 2011
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Community Connection for Weeks Ending November 20th and November 27th, 2011

This week's Community Connection is for both the week ending November 20th and November 27th. In this issue, Thanksgiving Facts and History, meeting 2nd graders at Hilton's Village Elementary School, and events around the 56th district for the next two weeks. As always, click the link below to view in full-screen. The next Community Connection will be published the week ending Sunday, December 4th. Best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2011
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SHORE ROAD STUDENTS COLLECT CELL PHONES FOR SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S “CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS” PROGRAM

Students from Shore Road School in Bellmore recently collected several boxes of old, unwanted cell phones for Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.’s “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program. Senator Fuschillo visited the school to personally pick up the phones and thank students for their efforts.

“Shore Road’s students should be very proud of themselves, because their efforts are really going to make a difference. Each phone they collected will help bring the comfort of home to American soldiers and sailors who are serving our country overseas. I thank them for participating in this program, ” said Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick).

November 17, 2011
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SENATOR LARKIN URGES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE THANKSGIVING DAY CREATIVE CELEBRATION

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) urged all elementary school students (K-6) to participate in the New York State Senate's Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration program. "This is a wonderful opportunity for children to truly express their feelings for the people in their lives, their communities and how they feel about Thanksgiving," said Senator Larkin. "I urge all students to add their unique contributions to this online book and make it a truly memorable keepsake for everyone to enjoy."

November 17, 2011
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Listen live to today's public hearing in Binghamton on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is currently conducting the second of four public hearings on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.

Listen live to today's hearing in Binghamton, New York from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

November 17, 2011
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The Business Council of New York State, Inc. released its 2011 Voters’ Guide

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. released its 2011 Voters’ Guide, which measures New York State legislators' “commitment to improving the state's economic climate and performance by scoring their support for key business legislation during the 2011 session.”Senator Owen H. Johnson, R-Babylon, received the Business Council’s highest score.“I am pleased to learn that The Business Council of New York State approves of our strategy in the Republican Senate Majority to improve the business climate in New York State,” Senator Johnson said.  “We will continue to work toward our goals of meaningful mandate relief and job creation during the 2012 Legislative Session.”

November 17, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & UNQUA ELEMENTARY STUDENTS SAY “NO” TO TOBACCO

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo shows Unqua students that some of the same chemicals used in bug spray are also found in cigarettes.

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today visited Unqua Elementary School in Massapequa to speak to 5th graders about the importance of saying “no” to tobacco as part of the 36th Annual Great American Smokeout.

November 17, 2011
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2012 Legislative Session Survey

Dear Friend,

The 2012 New York State Legislative Session is fast approaching. Job creation and strengthening our economy remain my top priorities and there is no doubt that this will be a major focus of  our discussions and planning in Albany.

 Last year, The Senate Majority  closed a $10 billion budget deficit without raising taxes or fees and worked closely with Governor Andrew Cuomo to enact a two percent property tax cap and other economy strengthening building blocks. We need to do more in 2012.

November 17, 2011
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Senator Maziarz speaks to Medina Masons

Senator George Maziarz was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Medina Lodge #336, Free and Accepted Masons.  He addressed the gathering after dinner and spoke about current state issues including the property tax cap, hydrofracking, and economic development.

November 17, 2011
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Senator Golden's Town Fair

Senator Golden’s

Town Fair

will be held on

Thursday, December 1st

At 7pm

At Holy Family Home

1740 84th Street

FDNY will be distributing Smoke Detectors.

There will be additional agencies available for one on one dialogue, followed by a Town Hall, question and answer period.

For more information, please call 718-238-6044

December 1, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Majority Senators Farley and Maziarz Join Tedisco, Amedore to Sponsor New College Coaches and Professionals Reporting Act

New legislation to help protect children from the kind of horrific abuse alleged to have occurred at Penn State was officially introduced today in the Legislature by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I Schenectady-Saratoga), Assemblyman George Amedore (R,C,I-Rotterdam), and majority Senate members Senator Hugh Farley (R,C,I-Schenectady), and Senator George Maziarz (R,C-Newfane). 

November 17, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of November 13, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

November 17, 2011
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SEAFORD RESIDENTS MEET WITH SENATOR FUSCHILLO DURING HIS “MOBILE OFFICE HOURS”

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks with constituents during his mobile office hours at the Seaford Library.

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today held Mobile Office Hours at the Seaford Library, where he met individually with residents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues.

“It was great to be able to sit down one-on-one with Seaford residents, speak with them about their concerns, and provide assistance if they needed it. I thank everyone who took the time to come to the Library and meet with me today," said Senator Fuschillo.

November 16, 2011
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New Flood Recovery Resources Now Available

ONEONTA, 11/16/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today alerted residents and business owners who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee of additional flood recovery resources now available. “I have joined Governor Cuomo and members of the Upstate Storm Recovery Task Force in meeting with those devastated by Irene and Lee and appreciate the continuing effort from state agencies to assist those in need,” said Senator Seward. 

“The initial storms were devastating but the ongoing recovery is just as daunting.  As families and business owners make life-altering decisions they need to know what specific government support is available to help them rebuild. 

November 16, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK’S SEXUAL ABUSE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Bill Would Create E Felony Charge for Failing to Report Sexual Abuse of a Child Abuse to Law Enforcement

November 16, 2011
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Listen live to today's public hearing on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is currently conducting the first of its four public hearings on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.

Listen live to today's hearing in Dansville, New York from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

November 16, 2011
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