The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to maintain essential services used to support health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while making significant spending reductions to close the state’s budget gap. Additionally, the Senate passed key legislation to make health insurance more affordable for individuals and small businesses, and reforms to presidential elections. Maintaining Services & Operations
Waterloo- At the annual Celebrate Commemorate Ceremony, Senator Mike Nozzolio had the opportunity to meet Changhee Lee, senior Valedictorian at Waterloo High School and a trumpeter in the school band. Originally from South Korea, Changhee recently became a United States citizen. He played an amazing and heartfelt rendition of the National Anthem at the Waterloo Memorial Day service. Changhee will graduate in June and plans to attend the Eastman School of Music in the Fall.
In his remarks, Senator Skelos discusses the Democrats’ failure toconduct a public budget discussion or include Republicans in negotiations,their rejection of Republican proposals for Medicaid reforms to reducespending; the fact that the budget extender bill includes Medicaid spendingthat makes up about 40 percent of the overall state budget; and the lack of
Dear Neighbor: The following is a summary of some of my office's activities since my last community report:
I am pleased to report that on April 20, the State Senate passed a package of bills designed to strengthen environmental and citizen protections for a cleaner, greener and healthier New York. Bills in the package include:
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) named Mardy Moore of Niskayuna as a New York State Woman of Distinction on May 25th in Albany. With the Senator and Mrs. Moore are two of her children, Karen Moore (far left) and Robert Moore (far right).