Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO HUNT FOR EASTER EGGS IN OUR PARKS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), along with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force and the Community Emergency Response Team, today are announcing plans to host two Easter Egg Hunts, for the children and families of the community, in both Marine Park and McKinley Park.

 

The Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled for:

 

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway

 

Saturday, April 23, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

McKinley Park, 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway

 

April 4, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO TOUGHEN LAWS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

 

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.164C) to create new penalties for individuals supervising another driver while also under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Abbagail’s Law, sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), is named after an eight-year-old girl who died in a car accident caused by an inexperienced driver who was supervised by a parent under the influence of alcohol.

 

April 4, 2011
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS SPONSOR BILL TO AID IN CAPTURE OF CRIMINALS THAT ATTACK LAW ENFORCEMENT

Legislation would establish alert system to bring offenders to Justice

 

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are sponsoring legislation that would establish a Blue Alert System to aid in the apprehension of criminals that kill or wound law enforcement. Similar to the Amber Alert used for missing children, Blue Alert would instantly spread word when a fugitive is on the run after committing such a heinous crime.

 

April 4, 2011
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Rep. Grimm & Brooklyn Leaders Fight to Keep the Corps at Fort Hamilton

Oppose the Army Corps of Engineers’ plans to leave Brooklyn for Manhattan

 

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Representative Michael G. Grimm (R,C-Brooklyn/SI) is joined by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (D-Brooklyn), elected Brooklyn officials, community leaders, and the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee (FHCAC) in opposition to the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to move the headquarters of its North Atlantic Division (NAD) from Fort Hamilton Army Base to Manhattan. The NAD headquarters have been at Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton since 1998. Moving them now will add unnecessary costs to taxpayers and could make the base more susceptible to closure under the next round of Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) decisions.

 

April 4, 2011
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SENATE APPROVES BILL TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR RECKLESS DRIVING

Proposal Gives New Tools To Prosecute Wrong-Way Driving, Other Dangerous Actions

 

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in passage of a bill (S.3452) to help make roads safer by strengthening penalties for reckless driving and creating a new crime of aggravated reckless driving. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), would prevent car accidents and enhance prosecution of individuals charged with dangerous driving behavior, especially when incidents involve people who are drunk or high and drive on roads in the wrong direction.

 

April 4, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's column "From the Capitol..." for the week of April 4th

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers agree on, and we've already seen it with the recent adoption of this year's state budget.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

April 4, 2011
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BROOKLYN LAWMAKERS LEAD FUNDRAISING EFFORT TO KEEP BROOKLYN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE MARCHING THIS YEAR

GRIMM, GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS DONATE $2500 TO PARADE

Brooklyn- Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, NY 13th District), State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) today announced a combined donation of $2500 to support the 2011 Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade. The legislators are making the donation in response to the fundraising challenges parade organizers are facing this year.

April 4, 2011
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THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE TO WELCOME ATTENDEES TO THE 24th ANNUAL SOMOS SPRING CONFERENCE

Senate Chamber to Host SUNY and CUNY Students During Mock Senate Session

April 4, 2011
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MTA, NASSAU COUNTY, STATE SENATE ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO SAVE LONG ISLAND BUS SERVICE

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Nassau County and State Senate Republicans, lead by Senator Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick) and Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola), today announced an agreement to stave off proposed cuts to Long Island Bus that would have affected more than half of the bus routes in Nassau County.

 

April 1, 2011
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HELP WADDINGTON WIN THE CROWN AS "THE ULTIMATE FISHING TOWN USA"

State Senator Patty Ritchie is urging her friends to help Waddington win the crown as "The Ultimate Fishing Town USA." "Waddington  needs our help," Senator Ritchie said. "I am asking everyone to go to  http://www.wfnfishingtown.com/town/waddington-ny to help my friends in Waddington."

April 1, 2011
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LEGISLATURE PASSES HISTORIC EARLY BUDGET

State Senator Patty Ritchie hailed last night’s early passage of a state budget that trims the size of government, makes major restorations in schools hardest hit by funding cuts, rejected job-killing tax increases, protects farmers and helps set New York on a path to economic recovery.The new budget closed a $10 billion gap without new taxes, yet still restored $4.3 million to school districts in the Senator’s district. Many of those schools were hard hit by a school aid funding formula that meant disproportionate cuts to rural and Upstate schools.

April 1, 2011
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Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 1, 2011
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Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 1, 2011
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Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 1, 2011
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Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 1, 2011
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Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 1, 2011
Read more...

Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 1, 2011
Read more...

Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

 

April 1, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending April 3rd

Here is this week's edition of Community Connection. This week, I discuss the New York State Budget agreement, the dedication of the Section Five Football Hall of Fame at Sahlen's Stadium in downtown Rochester, and provide you some of the great events coming up around my district next week. As always, click on the link below to view it in full-screen.

April 1, 2011
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