Senator Gianaris speaking at a press conference announcing the School Construction Authority's purchase of space in Woodside to construct a new public school, which is welcome news for the neighborhood.
Members of the Niagara and Orleans County Youth Bureaus recently visited Albany to discuss their programs with Senator Maziarz. Meghan Lutz (Niagara County Youth Bureau), Thomas G. Johnston (Niagara Falls), Sean O'Brien (Niagara Falls), Senator Maziarz, Katie Richardson (Kendall), Marisa Hanlon (Kendall), Jocelyn Sikorski (Orleans County Youth Bureau).
Calls for the Inclusion of Microstamping in the Upcoming Budget Proposal
(Albany, NY) – Senator Neil D. Breslin (D – Delmar) along with his fellow Senate Democrats and Assemblymembers, family members who have lost loved ones to gun violence, advocates and law enforcement, joined forces at the State Capitol to urge the State Senate to include microstamping in this year’s budget proposal. Microstamping, which connects shell casings from crime scenes to the first purchaser of a weapon, would provide law enforcement with a critical tool to solve gun crimes. Microstamping has passed the Assembly several times, but so far the Senate has been unwilling to approve it.
Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) proudly announced today that he has been appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries. This 19-member bipartisan body was established by the Senate this year and signifies the importance of our libraries in our state’s education system.
Senator Dean Skelos should create a Senate Committee to investigate Senator Mark Grisanti.
There are too many versions of what happened the night of February 10, 2012 in the Seneca Niagara Casino. It is being reported that Senator Mark Grisanti was involved in an altercation that resulted in his wife being injured.
There is another story floating around where many people are claiming that Senator Grisanti threw the first punch and that he hit a woman. If this is so, these are very serious accusations.
Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a town hall meeting on teenage drug use and school bullying, on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at I.S. 201 located at 8010-12th Avenue in Brooklyn.
Senator Golden will discuss legislative efforts to curb drug abuse and bullying in our schools, as well as moderate two panel discussions to address these topics, both followed by a question and answer period.
***Panel 1: Drug Use and Abuse Among New York’s Youth***
*Dr. Bradford Goff, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences at Lutheran Medical Center
*Joseph A. Piraino, Supervising Detective Investigator, Kings County DA’s Office