Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Maziarz reacts to State of the State Address

 

We accomplished much last year, and I’m optimistic that the Legislature can continue to work with Governor Cuomo to achieve more in 2012, specifically in the areas of economic development and energy.

January 4, 2012
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Avella Pushes Legislation for Swifter Sex Offender Risk Assessment

By Lauren Evans

The Senate voted 60-1 on a measure that would speed up the risk assessment of convicted sex offenders.

January 4, 2012
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Senator Grisanti’s statement on Governor Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State Address

Sen. Grisanti will continue to be bipartisan and put people first, not politics.

"I look forward to continue working with Governor Cuomo, the Senate and the Assembly during my second legislative session.  I will continue to put people first, not politics as we carry on our momentum from our first legislative session. I again have no problem crossing party lines to do what is right for Western New York, not downstate special interest groups."

January 4, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: GOVERNOR CUOMO’S VISION IS STRONG FOR NEW YORK

Disappointed in Lack of Focus on Public Safety and Ridding System of Fraud and Abuse

 

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2012 State of State address delivered this afternoon in Empire State Plaza Convention Center:

 

“Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke of some of the success of the last legislative session while creating a bold vision for the New York of the future. I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues in the New York State Legislature to create jobs, pass an on-time budget that closes our deficit without raising taxes, attract business to our State, improve our public education system, and reduce state spending and state bureaucracy.

January 4, 2012
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State Senator Calls for Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban

By Ivan Pentchoukov

NEW YORK—State Sen. Tony Avella joined members of the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages at the Grand Army Plaza on Fifth Avenue and Central Park South on Sunday to advocate for a horse-drawn carriage ban in light of a recent New York City incident.

January 4, 2012
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Statement from Senator Catharine Young regarding Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

It was heartening to hear the Governor speak about building on our successes that we accomplished in 2011. No new taxes, fiscal responsibility, mandate relief, protecting the local taxpayers and private sector job creation all are priorities of the Senate, and it is tremendous to have the Governor as a partner.

The activation of the Mandate Relief Council is something I have been pushing, and having hearings around the state to gain citizen and local government input will be invaluable and helpful in getting meaningful reforms. It fits in with our fight to change the Medicaid program to give local taxpayers relief, and I am optimistic we can get real results this session.

January 4, 2012
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Statement on State of the State Address

Albany, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State:

“By working together in 2011, the State Legislature reduced spending and the size of government, closed a $10 billion deficit without new taxes, and lowered tax rates for the middle class.  For 2012, the State Legislature must continue to work together and further build upon its successes of the prior year.

January 4, 2012
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Delivers Senate Democratic Conference's 2012 Session Message

Senator Stewart-Cousins outlined the Senate Democratic Conference's legislative priorities for the 2012 legislative session in a video released following Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Address. The text of the speech is pasted below.

January 4, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

On Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

 

January 4, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE: LET'S KEEP MOMENTUM GOING

                           Reaction to Governor Cuomo’s ‘State of the State’

Governor Cuomo has outlined real and achievable goals that build on our success of the past 12 months in starting to turn New York and its economy around, and create jobs.

January 4, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Expresses Support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Message

Today, NY State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) expressed strong support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, applauding many of the important points included in the governor’s 2012 agenda.

January 4, 2012
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ADDABBO: HAPPY 130TH BIRTHDAY, OZONE PARK !

Queens, NY, January 3, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a life-long resident of Ozone Park, a community which he represents within his 15th Senate district, today noted that the start of 2012 is appropriate to mark the 130th anniversary of its founding.  Addabbo plans to highlight Ozone Park’s anniversary throughout the year as he speaks before various civic groups, visits area schools, libraries, senior centers or attends observances held around the neighborhood. The Addabbo’s father, the late Joseph P.

January 4, 2012
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2012 State of the State

With his delivery of the 2012 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo has just officially kicked off the start of a new Legislative Session.

As your Senator, I am committed to making this new session as positive and productive as possible.

January 4, 2012
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ADDABBO SETS FREE EVENTS FOR JANUARY & FEBRUARY

Queens, NY, January 4, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), announced a schedule of events set for January and February around his 15th Senate District. Among the topics to be covered by the Social Security Informational lectures are:  Medicare, e-services, retirement, disability and benefits.  All are welcome to attend and admission is free:

January 4, 2012
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City turned its back on Jamaica HS students

 By Anna Gustafson Senior Editor Queens Chronicle

Under the shadow of the imposing Jamaica High School building, the afternoon sunlight bouncing off massive arched doors that once welcomed students to one of the city’s most highly reputable educational institutions, pupils, teachers and legislators this week slammed the mayor and chancellor for brushing them what they said amounted to educational “crumbs” while giving others fine dining.

January 4, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION TO INCREASE PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS RELATED TO PUBLIC MEETINGS BECOMES LAW

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that his legislation which amends the Public Officers Law to require that certain records, which are the subject of a discussion conducted at an open meeting, be made available to the public (S.3255B) has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

January 4, 2012
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