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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Holds First Crime Prevention Meeting For The New Year

 (St. Albans, NY)-  Senator Malcolm A. Smith held his first Operation Safe Southeast Queens (OSSEQ) meeting for 2011. The meeting consisted of representatives from the offices of Southeast Queens elected officials, local police precincts, the Queens District Attorney’s office, community and civic leaders, clergy and concerned citizens. Through the communication and relationships established at the monthly meeting, Senator Smith and his staff have been effective at targeting traditional “hot spots” and increasing police surveillance thereby curtailing drug activity, prostitution and other issues brought to their attention at the meeting.  “Preventing crime and keeping my constituents safe is always my first priority.

January 7, 2011
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January 6, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO MEETS WITH WEBSTER STUDENT AT STATE OF THE STATE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Jessica and Nancy DeRyke of Webster. Jessica, who is a Senior at Webster Schroeder High School, was selected to represent Monroe County at the Governor’s State of the State address in Albany. One student was selected from each county in New York State to attend this year’s State of the State. Jessica participated in an interview with Senator Nozzolio to share her thoughts on the Governor’s address.

January 6, 2011
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The Independent Democratic Conference 2011 Agenda

Job Creation This past October, New York State was given the dubious distinction of having the least hospitable tax climate in the nation. The key to job creation in New York is removing obstacles to business investment and business creation through broad-based reforms that benefit all sizes and types of employers all across the state.  Streamlining Upstate NY Economic Development Efforts to Attract and Retain Businesses

January 6, 2011
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Senators Klein, Savino, Valesky, Carlucci Announce Formation of Independent Democratic Conference

State Senators Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), Diane Savino, (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), David J. Valesky,  (D-Oneida) and David Carlucci, (D-Rockland), today announced their departure from the Senate Democratic Conference and the formation of a third legislative conference.  The four senators will caucus together as the Independent Democratic Conference. As a group, they will push for commonsense solutions to the problems facing this state, break the hyper-partisan gridlock that has gripped this chamber, and work to restore the public's trust in its public officials.  

January 6, 2011
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Operation Safe Southeast Queens January 2011 Meeting

Keira Betty, FDNY/ EMS Worker/Instructor teaching CPR  (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) to meeting attendees.

January 6, 2011
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Senator Serrano Celebrates Three Kings Day!

Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, Senator Serrano and New York City Comptroller John Liu

Senator Serrano today celebrated Three Kings Day by participating in El Barrio's 34th Annual Three Kings Day Parade. Various school groups and organizations from all over New York City take part in this local event each year.

"The Three Kings Day Parade is a terrific celebration of our heritage, and a time-honored tradition that must be protected for generations to come," said the Senator. "Children from throughout the city await this visual feast with anticipation. The camels, live music, dancing, and the puppets make it a wonderful experience for the entire community.”

January 6, 2011
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Senator José M. Serrano Takes New York State Senate Oath of Office

Albany, NY— On Wednesday, January 5th, 2010, Senator José M. Serrano (D- Manhattan/Bronx) took the oath of office for the New York State Senate, marking the beginning of his fourth term in the Legislature.

January 6, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM IN NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently sworn in for a new term as the New York State Senator for the 8th District.  

January 6, 2011
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State Sen. Jose Peralta urges probe into baby's death in blizzard aftermath

Daily News

State Sen. Jose Peralta is calling for a probe into the death of an infant who had to wait for medical treatment because of snow-clogged streets after the blizzard.

"This is an especially heartbreaking tragedy that might have been avoided if only the streets had been cleared," said Peralta (D-Queens).

January 6, 2011
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Muere víctima de la tormenta, Padres deciden desconectar a bebé que, por la nevada, no recibió atención oportuna

El Diario 

Queens — La víctima más joven de la tormenta que azotó a la ciudad hace más de una semana murió ayer en este condado. Addison Reinoso, un bebé hispano de sólo tres meses, no recibió asistencia médica de urgencia en su hogar de Corona, debido a la nieve que bloqueó al paso a una ambulancia. El bebé fue declarado muerto la tarde de ayer, luego de pasar varios días conectado a un respirador artificial.

El padre del bebé, Luis Reinoso, dijo en una entrevista telefónica con EL DIARIO LA PRENSA: "El único mensaje para la ciudad y para el alcalde es que limpien las calles, porque no quisiera que esto no pase a otros".

"Estos últimos años nos han tenido abandonados a la comunidad hispana. Nos abandonaron", agregó Reinoso.

January 6, 2011
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Boy Whose Treatment Was Delayed by Snow Dies

The New York Times

A stricken 3-month-old boy whose medical treatment was delayed last week by unplowed streets in Queens died Tuesday afternoon at Elmhurst Hospital, paramedics said.

The infant, Addison Reinoso, began having breathing problems and lost consciousness last Wednesday afternoon, said Patrick Bahnken, president of the Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors FDNY.

January 6, 2011
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Two tragic delays occur one block apart

New York Post

Two of this week's snow-linked tragedies occurred just a block apart.

The parents of 3-month-old Addison Reynoso say the boy is brain dead because minutes were lost Wednesday afternoon in getting emergency help to their home on 39th Avenue in Corona, Queens.

Two days earlier and one block away, Yvonne Freeman, 75, suffered fatal respiratory distress after waiting three hours for EMTs to fight their way through the snow.

State Sen. José Peralta, who represents the district, yesterday called for an "exhaustive and honest review" and said "swift and forceful action must be taken against those who failed our city in a time of need."

January 6, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE

          “Governor Cuomo’s State of the State message focused on a number of issues which I believe are critical to putting New York State back on the right track; cutting spending, no new taxes, and creating jobs. 

January 6, 2011
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Day Two


Governor Cuomo started us off on the right note in yesterday's State of the State message to begin New York's 234th legislative session, and I think the underlying theme of his speech came through loud and clear: it's going to be difficult, but it's never been more important.

January 6, 2011
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IDC Issues Recommendations to Streamline State Government

 

The Independent Democratic Conference today introduced a series of recommendations to Governor Cuomo and his Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission that with assist in their goal to rightsize New York's sprawling bureaucracy.

File: 
IDC_recommendations to SAGE 1.10.11.pdf

January 6, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH LIBERTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AFTER STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS


On January, 5, 2011, Megahn Burke, a senior at Liberty Central High School, attended Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address, at the Governor’s invitation. Later, Ms. Burke met with Senator Bonacic. She is pictured here with the Senator, school Superintendent Michael Vanyo, and her father David Burke.

 

January 6, 2011
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Senator LaValle's Priorities for the New Legislative Session.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, IP–Port Jefferson) today said the messages he heard from constituents and initiatives he campaigned on will form the basis of his legislative agenda for the next two years.   

“I fully support the Governor’s property tax cap proposal,” LaValle said. “A two percent cap or cap tied to the rate of inflation is a number one priority.” LaValle has been a staunch proponent of a property tax cap for the past several years and said Senate Republicans first passed a property tax cap in 2008 and continued to advocate for a cap in order to provide relief to Long Islanders who are overburdened by high property taxes. 

LaValle said his priorities include:

January 6, 2011
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement in response to today’s State of the State speech by Governor Andrew Cuomo:

“Governor Cuomo has spoken to the people of New York State and has addressed some of the true concerns of this State. As we face nearly a $10 billion dollar budget deficit, we must reduce spending as the Governor is proposing, but we must make these cuts in areas where we have been wasteful in the past and where the cuts are most acceptable.

Past Governors have tried simple across the board cuts to balance budgets. These kinds of moves generally don’t get at the underlying programs of waste, fraud and abuse that reside in some government programs.

January 6, 2011
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