Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Martins Meets With South High School Students

Even with snow falling on Friday morning, January 21, students from the Great Neck School District still made it to class and Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) made it to Great Neck South High School to discuss the students’ aspirations for the future.Prior to going to Great Neck South High School, Senator Martins held a roundtable discussion with Great Neck School Superintendent Dr. Tom Dolan, Great Neck Board of Education Vice-President Fran Langsner, Trustee Don Ashkenase, Trustee Susan Miner-Healy and John Powell from the business office.The Great Neck School officials and Senator Martins spoke about the quality of the Great Neck Schools. “The achievement is high. The students do extremely well,” said Dr.

January 24, 2011
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Senator Martins Meets With Great Neck School Officials, South High School Students

Even with snow falling on Friday morning, January 21, students from the Great Neck School District still made it to class and Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) made it to Great Neck South High School to discuss the students’ aspirations for the future.Prior to going to Great Neck South High School, Senator Martins held a roundtable discussion with Great Neck School Superintendent Dr. Tom Dolan, Great Neck Board of Education Vice-President Fran Langsner, Trustee Don Ashkenase, Trustee Susan Miner-Healy and John Powell from the business office.The Great Neck School officials and Senator Martins spoke about the quality of the Great Neck Schools. “The achievement is high. The students do extremely well,” said Dr.

January 24, 2011
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Pushes For HSR Jobs, Encourages GE to Build HSR Locomotive in New York

(St. Albans, NY)-Senator Malcolm A. Smith is calling on General Electric (GE) to bring more jobs to New York. GE recently signed a letter of intent with China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited (CSR) to manufacture high- and medium-speed electric multiple unit trains in the United States.

January 23, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Applauds State Approval For Cleaner And More Efficient Power Plant In Astoria

Astoria, Queens—State Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) commended state utilities regulators for granting approval for the construction of a $1.4 billion power plant in Astoria along the East River. The new plant will reduce toxic emissions at the site by more than 85% by replacing an older, less-efficient and dirtier plant.

“Western Queens residents can breathe a little easier today,” stated Senator Michael Gianaris. “We bear more than our fair share of the burden for producing New York’s electricity. Anytime we replace an old, dirty generator with a newer, cleaner one is a significant step in the right direction.”

January 22, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending January 21, 2011

Here is the latest edition of Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending January 21st, 2011. You can download a full-screen version by clicking on the link below.

January 21, 2011
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January 21, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Announces Proposed Legislation to Save Property Tax Dollars

Carlucci’s Bill Will Save Property Tax Dollars

Proposals Level Local Gov't Playing Field &Lower Costs

 (Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) today unveiled a series of common sense recommendations that will help local governments tackle state mandates, save money, and help ease the burden on taxpayers.

January 21, 2011
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Lawmakers urge Trudeau Institute to stay

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January 20, 2011

January 21, 2011
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Sen. Little: Gov. Cuomo called Trudeau chairman

Senator says Institute is being ‘wooed’ by other states

January 20, 2011

January 21, 2011
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Senator Gianaris, Assemblywoman Simotas And Congresswoman Maloney Sworn In At Special Ceremony

Queens, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas were sworn in to their respective legislative seats in front of hundreds of western Queens residents and citywide and statewide political and community leaders. during a special joint inauguration ceremony.

January 21, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS NAMES MARTY GOLDEN AS SENATE MAJORITY REP TO MTA CAPITAL PROGRAM REVIEW BOARD

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today appointed Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) as the Senate Majority’s representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Capital Program Review Board.

The Board is responsible for overseeing and approving the MTA’s five year capital spending programs.  The last full 5-year MTA capital plan totaled more than $21 billion.

January 20, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball comments on new Senate Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act legislation

NYS Senator Greg Ball comments on new Senate Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act legislation.

January 20, 2011
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NYS Senator Jack M. Martins Reacts to the State of the State message and district priorities

NYS Senator Jack M. Martins recently commented on the State of the State message and touched on his district priorities.

January 20, 2011
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Martins Sponsors NYS Senate Resolution Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I was very honored and privileged to be a sponsor of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. resolution passed by the New York State today. Dr. King's message and legacy of equality, opportunity and empowerment has motivated and challenged generations of young people. His words not only have meaning and purpose, but have given hope to all of us."
 
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Senator Jack M. Martins discusses the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. resolution on the floor of the New York State Senate with Elmont resident and community liaison Franklin Thomas.

January 20, 2011
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Reiterating the Need for a Hospital on Manhattan's Lower West Side

In light of the decision by the judge handling the St. Vincent's Hospital bankruptcy case to approve St. Vincent's retention of a real estate advisor, I joined New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and our other local elected officials in sending a strongly-worded letter to St. Vincent's Chief Restructuring Officer Mark Toney regarding the disposition of the properties.  Since, regrettably, we have not heard from Mr. Toney, our primary contact with St. Vincent's, in quite some time, we reached out to him to reiterate the necessity of restoring a full acute care hospital and a 24-hour emergency room on Manhattan's Lower West Side.

January 20, 2011
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Senator David Valesky Joins Groundbreaking Independent Democratic Conference

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) announced his departure from the Senate Democratic Conference and the formation of a third legislative conference, along with three of his Democratic colleagues, Senators Jeffrey D. Klein, Diane Savino, and David Carlucci. 

January 20, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN, MEMBER OF THE SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE, JOINS WITH HEALTHCARE EXPERTS TO DETERMINE BEST METHODS TO REFORM MEDICAID

Albany- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), joined with other members of the Senate Health Committee and health care experts earlier this week during a public roundtable to discuss the most effective and efficient methods to reform New York State’s Medicaid program.

“We have to stop talking about it, and start implementing, serious systematic changes and for the benefit of all New Yorkers, our hospitals, nursing homes and other components of our health care system. If we do not redesign the system and put cost efficient mechanisms in place, the financial impact to our State and the quality of care available to New Yorkers will be devastated,” said Senator Marty Golden.

January 20, 2011
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