(Suffern, NY) In an effort to help homeowners and businesses save money on their energy costs, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) informed residents of how to make energy efficiency upgrades in their homes or businesses with no out of pocket expense.
“The Power NY Act of 2011 will enhance the Green Jobs program by incentivizing homeowners to upgrade their homes without taking any money out of their pocket, this will save families money, create jobs and protect our environment,” Senator Carlucci said.
After the audit the contractor explains what improvements can be made and develops a proposal detailing all of their recommendations, including associated costs and energy savings estimates.
In the wake of Caylee Anthony’s tragic murder case and the murder of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, legislation has been introduced in the New York State Senate that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.
Today’s report by Comptroller DiNapoli, showing that tax collections for the first quarter of the State’s Fiscal Year have far outpaced recent estimates, is encouraging, and we must continue to monitor this situation over the next six months.
If this positive trend continues, the Governor and State Legislature should focus on cutting taxes so businesses across the state can use the resulting savings to create new jobs, grow their companies and invest in New York.
This year’s state budget, a responsible spending plan that eliminated a $10 billion deficit without raising taxes, was widely recognized as the first step in showing job-creators that New York was once again open for business.
New legislation is now in effect in New York State that strengthens the enforcement against drivers who use handheld electronic to text while driving. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino, supported by Senator Jack M. Martins and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The new law makes texting while driving a primary traffic offense, giving law enforcement the power to stop drivers solely for engaging in this activity.
Before this law, it was illegal for drivers to use handheld electronic devices while their vehicle was in motion, but it was a secondary traffic offense -- meaning a driver had to be stopped for another violation in order to receive a ticket.
Senator George Maziarz was honored to be chosen to serve as the Grand Marshall of the annual parade during Canal Fest, a weeklong celebration in North Tonawanda and Tonawanda. Festival-goers lined the streets to watch the parade go by on Tuesday evening.
Senator Serrano and his staff held their monthly Bronx Constituent Hours today at River Park Towers."While we do a tremendous amount of work out of our District Office in East Harlem, there is no substitute for direct interaction with my constituents here in the Bronx," said the Senator. The Serrano Constituent Services team holds roving hours in the Bronx each month, and on Roosevelt Island (RIOC Offices, 591 Main Street) on the first Tuesday of every month. No appointment is necessary.
Members of the NY Senate Long Island Delegation visited Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY on July 13, 2011. The senators received an update from directors and researchers on the Lab’s energy and health research portfolios, New York State partnerships, and the economic impact to the state and local economies. Brookhaven National Laboratory currently employs 3,000 people, creates over 5,400 jobs and provides $700 million in economic output on Long Island and throughout New York State. Photograph: Members of the NY Senate Long Island Delegation visited Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton on July 13, 2011 at the site of the National Synchrotron Light Source II, still under construction.
New legislation protects pedestrians by removing blind spot in front of large trucks
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a law that requires convex mirrors to be placed on the front of large trucks being driven in New York City.
"Convex mirrors are an effective tool to protect pedestrians from accidents caused by blind spots," Governor Cuomo said. "This law will allow truck operators to see pedestrians or objects directly in front of them and will offer new safety protections to many New Yorkers. I thank Senator Golden and Assemblywoman Millman for their efforts in seeing this bill passed."
Senator George Maziarz regularly visits Canal Fest in the Tonawandas. He is Grand Marshall of this year's parade. During his days as City Clerk in North Tonawanda, he was largely responsible for launching the popular summer festival.
There is a bone marrow screening drive for a 6 year old Brooklyn boy, Aidan Jack Seeger, who has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder (ADL) tomorrow at OLA. You can also add yourself to his facebook “posse” via this link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/aidanjackseeger
What: Bone Marrow Screening for Aidan Jack Seeger
When: Tuesday, July 19th; 4p-8p
Where: Our Lady of Angels Church
Given last week’s tragic and horrific death of young Lieby Kletzky, many people say to themselves: “I wish there was something I could have done to save his life.” Aidan’s life just might depend on the kindness of strangers coming to his aid and all they have to do is swab the inside of their cheeks with a few q-tips.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is calling for all New Yorkers to attend the “Stand Up And Be Heard Let the People Vote” Rally on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 3PM in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City office located at 633 Third Avenue near 41st Street and march to the United Nations.
Senator Reverend Diaz issued the following statement:
“This Sunday a thousand people will demonstrate in midtown to let Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg know that even though the same-sex marriage law was approved by the legislature we will not be silenced!