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Report Shows $391 Million Positive Impact for Marriage Equality

Senator David Carlucci and the Independent Democratic Conference today reaffirmed its support for marriage equality and released a report showing that New York State stands to generate some $391 million in increased economic activity, revenue, and savings during the three years after it is made law.

The IDC released their report, “For Love or Money?: The Economic Impact of Marriage Equality in New York,” while standing with advocates and constituents who are pushing to make marriage equality a reality in New York.

May 10, 2011
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IDC Report Shows $391 Million Positive Impact for Marriage Equality

The Independent Democratic Conference today reaffirmed its support for marriage equality and released a report showing that New York State stands to generate some $391 million in increased economic activity, revenue, and savings during the three years after it is made law. 

May 10, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Today, Governor Cuomo begins a statewide tour in support of his legislation to enact a hard property tax cap in New York.  The Governor is right - - soaring property taxes are driving middle-class families out of their homes and forcing businesses to flee the state.   

That’s why the State Senate overwhelmingly passed the Governor’s property tax cap bill earlier this year, and why we’re working so hard to provide New Yorkers with meaningful relief.  If the Assembly leadership is serious about controlling property taxes, they will join us in passing the Governor’s bill.

May 10, 2011
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STATE LEGISLATURE HONORS THE MEMORY OF WANTAGH RESIDENT JANICE SEYFRIED

The New York State Legislature recently honored the memory of longtime Wantagh resident Janice Seyfried, who passed away on March 17th at the age of 72.  Both the State Senate and Assembly passed a legislative resolution, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick), honoring Ms. Seyfried’s long history of academic excellence and community service. 

May 10, 2011
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Thousands March to Defend Traditional Marriage

PRESS RELEASE

May 10, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Thousands March to Defend Traditional Marriage

Thousands of people will take to the streets as a sign of protest to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s intentions of instituting same-sex marriage this Sunday, May 15th in the Bronx.

May 10, 2011
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Legislative Update: May 9, 2011

Senator George Maziarz discusses his participation in the annual Mother's Day Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness in Lockport, the creation of a Select Senate Committee on Native American Affairs, a Niagara County appointment to the Power Authority Board of Trustees, efforts to strengthen New York's anti-texting while driving laws, and the Purple Heart Forever Stamp.

May 10, 2011
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Miles Marcharán en Defensa del Matrimonio Entre un Hombre y una Mujer

10 de mayo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

Miles Marcharán en Defensa del Matrimonio Entre un Hombre y una Mujer

Este Domingo 15 de Mayo, miles de personas se lanzarán a las calles del Bronx en señal de protesta a las intenciones del Gobernador del Estado de Nueva York Andrew Cuomo, de instituir el matrimonio entre hombres con hombres y mujeres con mujeres.

May 10, 2011
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IDC Report Shows $391 Million Positive Impact for Marriage Equality

The Independent Democratic Conference today reaffirmed its support for marriage equality and released a report showing that New York State stands to generate some $391 million in increased economic activity, revenue, and savings during the three years after it is made law.

 

The IDC released their report, “For Love or Money?: The Economic Impact of Marriage Equality in New York,” while standing with advocates and constituents who are pushing to make marriage equality a reality in New York.

 

File: 
Marriage Equality Report Final.pdf

May 10, 2011
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO BOOST INVESTMENT IN CONSUMER-GENERATED RENEWABLE ENERGY

Farms, Schools, and Businesses Could Receive Credit for Off-Site Power Production

The New York State Senate today passed a bill that builds upon existing net metering laws to allow certain electricity customer-generators to receive credit for off-site energy production. The legislation (S.3407A) is sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) enables small producers to plan for their long-term energy use and would increase participation in alternative energy investment.

 

May 9, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN IMPROVES POOR STREET LIGHTING CONDITIONS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the Department of Transportation has approved his request to improve street lighting conditions along 6th Avenue following a request he made based on discussions with residents at a recent block meeting held in his district office.

The Department of Transportation, Division of Street Lighting, has notified Senator Golden of their plans to increase the wattage of the existing street lights along 6th Avenue, from 72nd Street to Bay Ridge Parkway, by Fall, 2011. Additionally, a new street light will be installed between 73rd Street and 74th Street on 6th Avenue.

May 9, 2011
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SENATE PASSES MICHELLE AND JORDAN’S LAW

Increases Penalties For Participating in Illegal High-speed Vehicle Races

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to increase penalties for unlawful high-speed car racing which has caused numerous accidents across the state, including the deaths of a 17-year-old Staten Island girl and a 5-year-old Queens boy. Michelle and Jordan’s Law (S.2938A)  is sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and stems from tragic crashes involving suspected drag racing at excessive speeds.

 

May 9, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST CELEBRATION OF ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his 9th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 22 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at McKinley Park, located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.

The program will include ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Thai dance, Malaysian dance, Burma dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes will be available as well.

May 9, 2011
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STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE EDITORIAL: PHRAGMITES OFFENSIVE

On Thursday, the New York State Senate passed a bill which would never have been necessary but for the zealotry of the state Department of Environmental Protection. The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Andrew Lanza, would force the DEC to allow the unrestricted removal of phragmites and other fire-prone weeds from state-regulated wetland areas. The debate over the eradication of phragmites, which serve as abundant tinder for dangerous brush fires, has been a fascinating and infuriating story of the ideological intransigence of a government agency even in the face of a serious threat to citizens.

May 9, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON COURT RULING REGARDING CIGARETTE TAX COLLECTION ON NEW YORK’S INDIAN RESERVATIONS

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit’s unanimous decision maintaining New York State’s authority to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on Indian reservations for all non-Indian Tribe members:

“I applaud the unanimous decision of the 2nd Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals that upholds New York’s ability to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on Indian reservations throughout the Empire State.

This decision is most welcomed news amidst discussions of budget cuts, including the possible lay offs of thousands of New York City teachers, as we now stand to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.

May 9, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO AND COLLEAGUES PASS LIBRARY COST SAVINGS BILL

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today sponsored a bill (S3297) that would authorize the State Library to coordinate and negotiate purchases of electronic databases and information resources on behalf of libraries, state agencies and other governmental agencies to save money.

“As our state struggles with escalating costs, we must provide ways for governmental organizations to operate more efficiently and reduce their costs, while maintaining quality services,” said Senator DeFrancisco.

May 9, 2011
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“He Who is Not With Us, Is Against Us” (Luke 9:50)

May 9, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               “He Who is Not With Us, Is Against Us” (Luke 9:50)The Newspaper, El Diario La Prensa, calls itself “The Champion of the Hispanics.”But you will never read or find a reporter from El Diario La Prensa covering one of the hundreds of events that we Evangelical Christians celebrate throughout the year.

May 9, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Hosts Screening of the Film Gasland

 Senator David Carlucci on Friday, May 6th hosted a screening of the documentary Gasland by filmmaker Josh Fox who was asked to lease his land for hydrofracking.  The film follows his travels exposing the dangers and hazards related to gas drilling.

Over 60 people attended this important event to inform the public about the potential dangers of hydrofracking. 

May 9, 2011
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Joins Secretary LaHood, Senators Schumer, Lautenberg and Congressman Nadler To Announce $2 Billion High Speed Rail Award

(New York, NY)- Senator Malcolm A. Smith joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Congressman Jerrold Nadler to announce a $2 Billion award for High Speed Rail (HSR) in the Northeast Corridor (NEC). Smith, a strong advocate of HSR, serves as Co-Chair of the High Speed Rail Working Group for the National Conference of State Legislators.

May 9, 2011
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