Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Flanagan Announces New Laws For The New Year Including Property Tax Cap And Middle Class Tax Cut

    To help keep the residents of the 2nd Senate District informed, Senator Flanagan is highlighting some new state laws are in effect as of January 1, 2012.  Of particular importance to many in our area, Senator Flanagan is proud that both the middle class tax cut that will reduce tax rates for millions of hardworking taxpayers and the two-percent property tax cap will go into effect and start providing taxpayers with much needed tax relief.

January 6, 2012
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Internship Opportunity at the New York Aquarium (Deadline Mon. Jan. 9)

Curious about career opportunities in marine biology?

Interested in learning more about ocean conservation,

and about what you can do to protect our local marine

environment? Then, join us this winter for the Teens

in Conservation Program’s Careers in Aquatic

Research and Education (C.A.R.E.) Program at the

New York Aquarium!

January 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ALARMED BY SAFE SEX WEB VIDEOS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement in response to the safe sex web videos, created by Community Health Network, made possible by funding from the State Health Department:

 

“I believe that such an improper advertisement, paid for by the New York taxpayers, should be shown only in age appropriate high school classroom settings. The fact that this video is available for people of all ages to view on the internet is alarming.

 

In this day and age, it is dangerous to indirectly advocate for safe sex. This campaign has the potential to confuse our youth and encourage them to actually engage in unsafe sex.

 

January 6, 2012
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Committee Meeting: New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education to Decide if Legislation to Stiffen SAT Security Should Include an Increase in Criminal Penalties for Those Found Guilty of Cheating.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education will hold a committee meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM in room 807 of the legislative Office Building, Albany, NY.  Committee members will discuss the SAT cheating scandal, SAT security and a possible increase in criminal penalties for those found guilty of cheating on the standardized test.

From the meeting notice:

“The Committee will meet to discuss the SAT cheating scandal with a focus on whether or not legislation to increase SAT security should include an increase in criminal penalties for those found guilty of cheating.”

January 10, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: SAT CHEATING: New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education to Decide if Legislation to Stiffen SAT Security Should Include an Increase in Criminal Penalties for Those Found Guilty of Cheating.

For Immediate Release:

January 6, 2012

Media Advisory

 

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education will hold a committee meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM in room 807 of the legislative Office Building, Albany, NY.  Committee members will discuss the SAT cheating scandal, SAT security and a possible increase in criminal penalties for those found guilty of cheating on the standardized test.

From the meeting notice:

January 10, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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January 5, 2012
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Avella Bill seeks to keep ‘millionaires tax’ through 2012

By Adam Sichko

The pesky “millionaires tax” just won’t go away.

January 5, 2012
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

El Miercoles 3 de Enero, me encontre en Albany la Capital del Estado de New York, escuchando al Señor Gobernador Andrew Cuomo exponer los planes que tiene para el Estado de New York.

Entre los planes del Gobernador se encuentra el cambiar la Constitución del Estado para legalizar los Casinos y juegos en el Estado.

El Señor Gobernador, debe saber, como muchos de nosotros sabemos, que los juegos y apuestas, convierten las personas en adictos peores que los adictos a las drogas.

Son muchos los hogares destruidos por el vicio de los juegos, son muchas las familias que se encuentran en la calle al no poder pagar sus rentas porque lo perdieron todo en los juegos.

January 5, 2012
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A Bad Start for the New Year

January 5, 2012

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz released the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State Address:

Although I may be the lone voice crying in the wilderness, I need to publicly and ardently disagree with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and his plans to call for an amendment to the State Constitution to legalize casino gambling. I also need to express my strong opposition to his proposal in his State of the State Address to build a DNA databank of samples taken from criminal defendants in New York State.

January 5, 2012
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LaValle to Amend Law: Children of Police and Firefighters Who Die in The line of Duty to Get SUNY/CUNY Education for Free.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said today that he will introduce a bill to amend the New York State Education Law to provide the children of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with an annual award equal to the State University of New York undergraduate tuition for New York State residents, including the cost of room and board. Senator LaValle’s bill will amend New York State Education Law that previously provided a $450 award in such cases.

“This show of financial support will in no way compensate for a family’s loss,” Senator LaValle said, “rather, it  represents the appreciation, respect and support of a grateful citizenry.”

January 5, 2012
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Reaction to Governor Cuomo's 2012 State of the State Address

Senator Mark Grisanti Reacts to Governor Cuomo's State of the State Message:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrfdTEPA1Y0

January 5, 2012
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Statement From Senator Patrick M. Gallivan on the Governor’s State of the State Address

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) was selected by his Senate colleagues today to give official notification to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that the Senate is standing at ready to conduct its business for 2012. Gallivan notified the Governor prior to the annual State of the State address this afternoon, which Gallivan applauded for “its strong vision for New York State’s future” while stressing the importance of building upon the cooperation and collegiality that enabled last year’s progress.

January 4, 2012
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