Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Marcellino To Hold Community Forums throughout the District

Senator Carl Marcellino wants to know what you’re thinking and would like to invite you to attend one of his Community Forums.  

"With the beginning of a new legislative session, this is a great time for Community Forums. Listening to your views enables me to better represent your needs.  Please join me and let me know what you think about any topic concerning State government," said Senator Marcellino. 

January 11, 2012
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Senator Farley Announces Establishment of Senate Library Committee

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) reports that he was named Chairman of a newly-created Senate Select Committee on Libraries. This 19-member bipartisan body was established on January 10th through passage of a Senate resolution.

“This new committee will help the Senate in promoting libraries and addressing their needs,” said Senator Farley.  “I am proud to have been a lifelong advocate for libraries, and will continue my efforts to assist them in meeting the needs of the public.

January 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF THE LATE SENATOR MEGA APPROVED BY STATE SENATE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today introduced a New York State Senate Legislative Resolution (J. 2884) during session honoring the late Senator Christopher J. Mega, who died on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Members of the Mega Family, including his wife Madelyn, were in the Senate Gallery during the discussion and vote on the resolution which was unanimously approved.

Mega, who served as a State Senator, State Assemblyman, State Judge and long time civic leader, graduated from Fort Hamilton High School, studied at St. Francis College and attended Brooklyn Law School.

A copy of the Resolution and a photo, featuring Senator Hugh Farley and Senator Betty Little, joined Senator Golden, Madelyn Mega (Mrs. Christopher Mega), and family.

January 10, 2012
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DAILY YORKTOWN: LAKELAND GRADUATE RECEIVES EAGLE SCOUT AWARD

 

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Daniel Marello of Yorktown Troop 911 was presented with a proclamation and congratulated by State Sen. Greg Ball Sunday.

January 10, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: BALL INTRODUCES N.Y. SECURITY COMMISSIONER, PUTNAM’S PALADIN

 

by Kerry Barger

With Putnam County within an hour’s commute of New York City, the metro area cannot become complacent when concerning the threat of terrorist attacks, Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith said during a first responders’ forum this past Friday.

January 10, 2012
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Let the cops do their job!

As recently reported, New Yorkers again saw a decrease in crime in 2011 throughout New York City, and for that, we must commend the work of the New York City Police Department. Kudos to Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for their continued efforts and diligence in keeping New York City the safest big city in America. It was not too long ago that New Yorkers could only dream of their city earning such honors.

Now, as we continue to enjoy the safety of our hometown, we must continue to allow our police officers to do their jobs in order to keep crime at bay, and to keep us feeling safe in our homes, in our communities, and in our neighborhoods.

January 10, 2012
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STATE LEGISLATURE ADOPTS IRAN DIVESTMENT ACT CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR NOZZOLIO

Yesterday, the State Legislature adopted legislation I co-sponsored (S.5917), known as the Iran Divestment Act.  This Act would prohibit companies that provide goods, services or credit worth $20 million or more to Iran's energy industry from entering into or renewing State and local government contracts.

January 10, 2012
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ATM SCAM ALERT - Be Aware Of Your Rights

According to a report in Newsday, there has been a ring of thieves who have been placing skimming devices on ATM machines on Long Island.  Please be sure to carefully read your bank statements to find any discepancies and report any issues to your bank immediately

If you have any issues or concerns, be sure to contact your banking institution as soon as you can.

Please utilize the following links for more information on how to protect yourself:

Federal Trade Commission: Credit and Charge Card Fraud Advice

January 10, 2012
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Senate Bill 6087

For your information, this is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Martin Golden and so far cosponsored by me and six other senators. If passed and signed into law by Governor Cuomo, this bill will allow all churches to use school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when school is not in session in New York State. We are working very hard to get more senators to sign onto this bill.

Yours Truly,

State Senator Rubén Díaz (SD 32)

SUMMARY:

S6087 GOLDEN Same as A 8800 Castro (MS)

GOLDEN, DIAZ, GALLIVAN, LANZA, LIBOUS, MAZIARZ, SMITH, ZELDIN

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January 10, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL PRESENTS MAHOPAC TEEN WITH HIGHEST SCOUTING RANK

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (1/10/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Daniel Marello of Yorktown Troop 911 with a proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Elks Lodge 2324 in Yorktown on Sunday.

January 10, 2012
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