Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Challenges Governor Cuomo: Take the Marriage Vote to the People

May 4, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Challenges Governor Cuomo: Take the Marriage Vote to the People

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has release the following statement:

"Governor Andrew Cuomo has threatened the New York State Legislature that if we do not pass a law to redefine marriage to include homosexual marriage, he will take it to the people.

I challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo to do that. He should bring it to the people!

May 4, 2011
Read more...

LaValle: Senate Passes Legislation to Strengthen Law on Text Messaging While Driving

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today co-sponsored and voted for a bill (S.998B) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting.

The bill would make text messaging while driving a primary violation rather than a secondary violation. Under the current law, a driver can only be cited for texting-while-driving if another violation, such as speeding, is also being cited.

 Federal data shows 16,000 deaths nationwide due to texting while driving.

May 4, 2011
Read more...

SENATE ACTS TO MAKE ROADS SAFER, HELP RESIDENTS OBTAIN STAR TAX BENEFITS

Bills Passed to Prosecute Dangerous Drivers and Assist Seniors Who Miss Tax Deadlines

The New York State Senate today passed 18 bills that covered a variety of topics including the strengthening of penalties and prohibitions for dangerous driving, as well as helping certain property owners receive the STAR tax exemption benefits for which they are eligible. 

 

Dangerous Driving

 

May 3, 2011
Read more...

Senator Mike Nozzolio Congratulates Gananda Girls Basketball Team

Senator Nozzolio welcomed members of the Gananda High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team to Albany where he hosted a ceremony honoring their undefeated basketball season and Class C New York State Championship. Here, Senator Nozzolio congratulates Team Captains Audrey Allen, Shannon McGinnis, Julia Pagano and Melissa Reeves, and Coach Tony Morabito.

May 3, 2011
Read more...

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING FINALLY A PRIMARY OFFENSE

            State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced the passage of his legislation, S.998-B, would make the act of texting while driving a primary offense in New York State. 

May 3, 2011
Read more...

Deadly Ties: IDC Proposes Hospital Ban on Infection Causing Neck Wear; Other Bacteria Carrying Clothing

The Independent Democratic Conference today urged a prohibition on doctors and other healthcare professionals wearing neck ties, jewelry and other items that studies indicate are carriers for potentially deadly hospital-borne infections.

May 3, 2011
Read more...

Senator Nozzolio Honors Undefeated Gananda Girls Varsity Basketball Team

Albany- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio, joined by Assemblyman Bob Oaks, welcomed members of the Gananda High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team to Albany where he hosted a ceremony honoring their undefeated season and Class C New York State Championship Award.

May 3, 2011
Read more...

Supporting Business Expansion and Job Creation

Ontario - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently continued his longstanding commitment for business expansion and job growth as he spoke during the Optimax groundbreaking ceremony. The $4 million addition will create 50 new high-quality manufacturing jobs at the Wayne County precision optics facility.

Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Assemblyman Bob Oaks; Rick Plympton, CEO of Optimax Systems; He Rong Ming, President of Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment; Mike Mandina, President of Optimax; Jim Hoffman, Chairman of Wayne County Board of Supervisors; Peg Churchill, Executive Director of Wayne County Economic Development Corporation; Robert Kelsch, Supervisor of the Town of Ontario; and Bob McNary, Finger Lakes Regional Director of Empire State Development.

May 3, 2011
Read more...

Statement From Senator Peralta Regarding Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day

"Yom HaShoah takes on greater significance each year, as fewer survivors of the horrors perpetrated more than 65 years ago remain with us. It becomes increasingly incumbent upon us to recall the wicked depths to which mankind plummeted and the noble heights of which we are capable. And it is in that way, in the learning and re-learning of the lesson, that we do justice by the memories of the innocent victims and the survivors of the Holocaust, and all those who courageously risked their own lives to save them."

 

May 3, 2011
Read more...

SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON THE FIRE DESTRUCTION OF O’NEILL’S IN MASPETH

Queens, NY, May 3, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today on the fire that destroyed O’Neill’s in Maspeth (in business since 1928): 

May 3, 2011
Read more...

Demostración Para Protejer el Matrimonio Tradicional

3 de mayo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

Demostración Para Protejer el Matrimonio Tradicional

El Senador Estatal Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) publicó la siguiente declaración con respecto a la demostración para protejer el matrimonio entre un hombre y una mujer en el Estado de Nueva York.

May 3, 2011
Read more...

SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SENATOR SKELOS CONGRATULATE BALDWIN GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) recently visited Baldwin High School to congratulate the Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team on winning the Long Island Class AA championship.

May 3, 2011
Read more...

Senator Klein Commemorates New York Botanical Gardens' 120th Anniversary

Senator Klein commemorated New York Botanical Gardens 120th Anniversary with a resolution adopted by the New York State Senate declaring April 28th New York Botanical Garden Day. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new azalea garden.

May 3, 2011
Read more...

SENATOR RITCHIE OPENS OSWEGO OFFICE

First Full Time Senate Office In Oswego In Decades

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced the opening of her district office in the Oswego County Office Building.

“I am very pleased to announce the opening of the first full-time Senate office in decades to serve the people of Oswego County,” Senator Ritchie said. “Thanks to the assistance of the members of the Oswego County Legislature, my constituents will be able to get the assistance they need from state government at a convenient location on the 1st floor of the county government building.”

May 3, 2011
Read more...

Legislative Update: May 2, 2011

Senator Maziarz discusses the prospect of a gas tax holiday, the ReCharge NY program, the property tax cap, and events that occurred in his district during the recent legislative recess.

May 3, 2011
Read more...

From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

It’s has been an historic past few months in New York State with the passing of this state budget. We kept our commitment to balancing the state’s budget without raising taxes or fees and have taken a significant step toward genuine, long-term fiscal health. However, our work is far from done. We must continue to explore options to ease the tax burden on our residents and business owners.

May 3, 2011
Read more...

Senate Passes Bill Giving Tenants FREE Meeting Space in Public Housing

May 2, 2011

Standing up for the rights of tenants to organize, the New York State Senate passed legislation to eliminate the financial burden to tenants who want to conduct meetings in public housing, announced Senator Velmanette Montgomery, a sponsor of the bill. 

The legislation (S.3114)  bans the imposition of a fee currently placed on tenants wishing to hold a group meeting. Under the bill, tenants would have access to a location owned by the authority which has been set aside as an area of common use for all tenants, including any community or social room.

May 3, 2011
Read more...

Roosevelt Island Constituent Hours

Roosevelt Island's drop-in office hours are the First Wednesday of each month, aside from regular office hours in Senator Serrano's District Office.Click below for flyer!

May 4, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Read more...

Senator Diaz's Statement on May 15th Rally to Protect Marriage

May 2, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz’s May 15th Rally to Protect Marriage

May 3, 2011
Read more...
Syndicate content