Issues: Miscellaneous

May 23, 2011
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May 23, 2011
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May 23, 2011
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May 23, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets With Johnstown Firefighters


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting City of Johnstown firefighters on May 17th in Albany. Rich Danelorich, Larry O'Regan and Eric Brown spoke with Senator Farley about legislative issues that concern professional firefighters.

May 23, 2011
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz: Rededicated

May 22, 2011

For Immediate Release

 

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz: Rededicated

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement:

“Like many who heard about the prediction that a Biblical rapture world come upon us yesterday, I used the occasion to reflect upon my life. The rapture prediction put many of us in mind of our final judgment.

 

Since no rapture took place and we are here continuing with our lives, I take from this a rededication to devoting myself to protect the institutions of the family which include marriage between a man and a woman, and to promote respect for all human life.

May 23, 2011
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Community Connection - May 22, 2011

Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending May 22nd, 2011

In this week's issue:

The New York State Senate passes Brittany's Law
Events taking place around the district this week
Erie Harbor Wall Raising Ceremony

 

As always, to download a full-screen version, click on the link below.

May 20, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM ABUSE - Bills Propose Stronger Orders of Protection & Penalties For Sexual Assault of Children

The New York State Senate recently passed a legislative package that would strengthen penalties and provide additional protections for children and families who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse. The proposals build upon the Senate’s commitment to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, preventing abuse from continuing, and ensuring appropriate penalties for criminals who prey upon the state’s most vulnerable populations.

 

May 20, 2011
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On May 21st Honor Our Troops and Veterans for Armed Forces Day

(Albany, NY) On the third Saturday of May each year the nation honors our bravest citizens, and Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is encouraging all New Yorkers to take a moment to give their appreciation and support to our troops, and the families that support them.

“The men and women of the military dedicate their lives to protecting our freedoms and way of life – it is our duty to give our support and appreciation,” Senator Breslin said. “Armed Forces Day provides us with the perfect opportunity to say thank you for all that they do.”

May 20, 2011
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Tax Cap Now!

The Long Island state senate delegation gathered in Bayport Thursday afternoon to pressure their Democrat colleagues in the state Assembly to approve legislation that would cap property tax increases at two percent.During a press conference at the home of Richard and Joanne Curley, the Senators said the property tax cap would help ease the burden on homeowners across Long Island.Senate officials said the Curley's home was selected because it is representative of the tax burden facing homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk counties. According to Joanne Curley, the property taxes on her family's home have risen from slightly more than $6,000 eight years ago to more than $11,000 today.

May 19, 2011
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PASS THE TAX CAP PRESS CONFERENCE

Long Island State Senators held a news conference today to pressure the Democratic Majority in the State Assembly into acting on property tax cap legislation that passed the Senate earlier this year. They were joined by Bayport residents including Joe-Anne Curley, a homeowner whose property taxes have increased 16.2 % in the past three years.

May 19, 2011
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Announces Legislation to Bar Discrimination Against Unemployed

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/I/WF) announced at a press conference in her district office, the introduction of Senate bill 5316. The bill would make the unemployed a "protected class" in New York and make it illegal for employers to deny out-of-work applicants an interview or position solely because they are jobless. It would also prohibit employers from posting job advertisements that discourage the unemployed from applying to vacant positions.

The bill is co-sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Keith Wright.

May 19, 2011
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Street likely to be named in honor of Irish-American Athletic Club

Senator Gianaris sent a letter in support of re-naming a street that runs through the Celtic Park apartment complex in Sunnyside in recognition of the Irish-American Athletic Club.

Local legislators are getting behind a plan to co-name a street that runs through the Celtic Park apartment complex in recognition of the Irish-American Athletic Club.

The new street name, which would be called Winged Fist Way, would apply to 43rd Street — between 48th and 50th Aves. The name would recognize that the Irish-American Athletic Club, which enjoyed its heydays before World War I, was headquartered where the Celtic Park apartments are today. The Winged Fist was the emblem of the club, which had a raised fist, eagle wings, shamrocks and the US flag.

May 19, 2011
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MTA track work trouble for first LIC Arts Open

Queens Courier asked Senator Gianaris to comment on the closure of the 7 train this weekend, which could hinder visitors from attending the LIC Arts Open.

Richard Mazda is expecting thousands of people this weekend – and he’s afraid his guests will have no way to get there.

You see, Mazda is the director of the first annual LIC Arts Open, a celebration of the arts community in Long Island City, which runs through Sunday, May 22.

But with MTA New York City Transit planning work to address a recent increase in signal-related delays on the No. 7 line between May 20 and 23, there will be no subway service between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza.

May 19, 2011
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Senator Golden, Assembly Member Brennan And Transit Advocates Fight To Keep Transit Funds For Transit Riders

Transit Funding Lockbox Act Aims To Protect Transit Riders From Budget Raids

State Senator Martin Golden, Assembly Member James Brennan, transportation advocates, business and labor leaders announced today the introduction and push for the passage of the Transit Funding Lockbox Act, a law intended to protect transit riders from the service cuts and fare hikes that result from budget raids.

“I am introducing the Transit Funding Lockbox Act in the New York State Senate because the days of simultaneous fare hikes and service cuts must end,” said Senator Golden (R-Bay Ridge).

May 19, 2011
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Senator Skelos' Mobile Office Hours -- Baldwin

Senator Skelos will be holding mobile office hours on Friday, May 20th, from 2pm to 4pm at the Baldwin Public Library which is located at 2385 Grand Ave. Constituents will be able to speak with Senator Skelos and his staff about any concerns they may have. No appointments are necessary.Residents who cannot attend Senator Skelos' mobile office hours but have an issue that they would like to share with him can contact his district office at (516) 766-8383.

May 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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STATE SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS

Senator Golden’s legislation protects city electric rate payers from a massive increase in rates

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) issued the following statement regarding the unanimous passage of S5353, which he sponsored, that saves New Yorkers from a twelve percent electricity rate increase:

May 19, 2011
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