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
The Queens Gazette wrote an article about the United Community Civic Association's annual breakfast, where executives and elected officials gathered to discuss various regional issues.
The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its third annual Legislative/Executive Breakfast on February 3. Civic and community leaders, community board representatives, major commercial, industrial and hospital chief executive officers and administrators were invited to speak on various topics from the city budget, hydrofracking, garbage pick up, education and quality of life issues.
An editorial by the New York Times discusses some of the difficulties senior citizens may encounter when travelling by air and how some of these issues can be avoided. Senator Gianaris recommends that when flying, be sure to tell TSA officials about any medical conditions in advance of going through security.
FLYING, as most travelers know all too well, can be arduous. But while some of us may grumble about cramped airline seats and security pat-downs, simply navigating an airport can be downright disorienting for elderly travelers.
Members of the Delaware County Youth Bureau visited with Senator John Bonacic today to discuss their issues. Pictured (from L-R); Senator John Bonacic, Alyana Haywood, Annie Lecompte, Sara Yambur and Lara Yambur, Youth Program Director.
Members of the Orange County Youth Bureau visited with Senator John Bonacic today to discuss their issues. Pictured (from L-R); Jonathan Gomez, Rachel R. Wilson, Youth Program Technician, Carol Chichester, Director, Amanda Allspach and Senator John Bonacic.
SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) stopped by the Lewisboro Adult Seniors’ weekly meeting at the South Salem Firehouse on Wednesday to meet with its leaders and discuss the group’s problems and needs.