Issues: Miscellaneous

Taste of LIC

Profits from tickets and donations for Taste of LIC will benefitThe Chocolat Factory Theater in Long Island City.

June 7, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Legislative Update: June 6, 2011

Senator George Maziarz and Senator Mark Grisanti discuss their agenda and priorities leading up to the end of the Legislative Session later this month.

June 7, 2011
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO REDUCE MEDICAID FRAUD

Expands District Attorneys’ Ability to Prosecute Medicaid Provider Waste and Abuse

The New York State Senate today passed a bill that implements a recommendation of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and increases the prosecution of Medicaid waste and abuse while also bringing significant savings to the state and counties. Medicaid fraud is a significant cost to the state and this legislation (S.594), sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), helps increase cost recoveries by allowing the state’s Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) to assist local district attorneys in prosecutions of Medicaid provider fraud. 

June 6, 2011
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Laura Cummings' Law approved in Senate


The New York State Senate recently passed a measure to prevent child and adult abuse and expand the authority of protective workers to enable full investigations into allegations of abuse. The bill (S.3306B), is sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) due to the murder and abuse of Laura Cummings, a mentally and physically challenged young adult from Erie County.

Twenty-three-year-old Laura Cummings was murdered last year by her mother and suffered a lifetime of physical, mental, and sexual abuse by her mother and half-brother. The abuse was reported to Social Services officials on numerous occasions but no actions were taken to prevent the terrible conditions Laura endured.

June 6, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN SPEAKS TO TWU LOCAL 100 MEMBERS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C-I, Brooklyn), last week spoke to members of the Transport Workers Union Local 100 at the Ulmer Park Bus Depot in Brooklyn, to discuss the fiscal impact of the Metropolitan Transit Authority budget on their union membership and on the City and regional transportation system. Senator Marty Golden is the State Senate’s representative to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Capital Review Board.

Senator Golden also spoke about legislation he has introduced in the State Senate, S.4257, which is known as the “transit lockbox bill”. The bill would prevent the “sweeping” of funds dedicated to transportation for other budgetary needs. Assemblyman James Brennan is the Assembly sponsor.

June 6, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH MEET WITH MEMBERS OF MERRICK-BELLMORE JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently spent time meeting with members of the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council. 

June 6, 2011
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Citi Field ready for transformation from baseball field to soccer pitch for Ecuador-Greece match

The Daily News wrote about the Greece-Ecuador soccer game to take place on Tuesday, June 7. The article included a photo of Senator Gianaris and Assemblyman Moya from the press conference they participated in to promote the game.

For David Wright, the dimensions of Citi Field may be overwhelming.

But for a soccer game, there's just enough warning track.

Without having to move any walls or cut out any seats, the Mets groundskeeping crew will begin to transform the diamond and outfield into a FIFA-regulation-sized soccer field following Sunday night's game against the Braves.

June 6, 2011
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Senator Gianaris receives Spirit Award at Greek Heritage Night at Citi Field.

Senator Gianaris stands with his fellow Spirit Award recipients at Greek Heritage Night, hosted by the Save a Young Life Foundation, at Citi Field.

June 6, 2011
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Observing Memorial Day 2011

In observance of Memorial Day 2011, the Senator honored our fallen veterans at ceremonies and parades throughout her district. She began the day in downtown Yonkers at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial on South Broadway, which was led by the Yonkers Central Committee of Veterans. She then headed to Valhalla where she joined American Legion Post 1038 for their annual ceremony and parade from West Lake Drive down Columbus Avenue to Cedar Street. Later in the day, she joined the Catholic Slovak Club and the Yonkers VFW, for their Memorial Day services. The Senator said that it is important to honor members of our armed forces, particularly those who have fought and died to preserve our freedoms and way of life.

June 6, 2011
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El Senador Reverendo Rubén Díaz Ora por el Congresista Anthony Weiner

6 de Junio de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

El Senador Reverendo Rubén Díaz Ora por el Congresista Anthony Weiner

El Senador Estatal Reverendo Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) publicó la siguiente declaración con respecto al Congresista Anthony Weiner (D-NY):

“La Biblia nos enseña a cuidar de los demás y ayudar a otros en los tiempos difícil.

 

June 6, 2011
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Senator Reverend Diaz Prays for Congressman Anthony Weiner

June 6, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Diaz Prays for Congressman Anthony Weiner

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement today about United States Representative. Anthony Weiner (D-NY):

“The Bible teaches us to take care of others and to help others when they are down.

It is appalling to witness the way that Congressman Anthony Weiner’s colleagues have been running away from him during these past few days. It is just shameful to see how many of Congressman Weiner’s supposed friends – especially those who are elected officials – have abandoned him as the media makes a total mockery of him.

June 6, 2011
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Three Way Ethics Reform Package Agreement

“I am pleased that a three way agreement has been reached on an ethics reform package.  Tough ethics regulations are essential to restoring public trust in our state government.  This package includes many of the measures in the ethics reform proposal that I put forth earlier this year including an Independent Joint Commission on Ethics, expanded disclosure requirements to avoid conflicts of interest and stripping public pensions from those who violate the public’s trust.  I appreciate the efforts of Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Silver, and look forward to these vital reforms being implemented at lo

June 6, 2011
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Senate Passes Klein's Legislation to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

The State Senate today passed legislation by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (Bronx/ Westchester), that would have New York formally ban the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages. 

June 5, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ATTENDS CITY HALL RALLY TO SAVE FIREHOUSES

New York - State Senator Marty Golden attended and spoke before thousands of New York City firefighters Friday outside City Hall against the proposal to close twenty fire houses throughout the five boroughs. Senator Golden spoke of the danger that would exist for all New Yorkers and tourists if the plans to close firehouses is approved. 

Senator Golden’s prepared remarks:

I am State Senator Marty Golden, representing Brooklyn’s 22nd Senate District, who is proud to stand here with you today to protest the closing of firehouses throughout our City.

June 3, 2011
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