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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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Indian center told to divulge info

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge last week gave the embattled Indian Cultural and Community Center one month to supply the state inspector general with information about the investors who helped purchase part of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Campus in Bellerose for $1.8 million in 2008.

The nonprofit ICCC purchased property, which was later assessed at $7.3 million, from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York under the condition that it would be used solely as a community center.

According to court documents, this term was later modified to permit, under certain conditions, different uses 10 years later, with an additional payment of $1.7 million to the DASNY.

January 3, 2012
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Eyesore property is target of civic North East Flushing group works with Sen. Avella to remove blight

Thursday, December 29, 2011 

An abandoned Flushing property has everything in it including the kitchen sink, and one civic association is fed up.

January 3, 2012
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State Sen. Tony Avella slams city DOT for failing to fix hazardous cracked curbs City told one Queens woman there is a 23-year wait for new curbs

Some Queens homeowners, whose streets are marred by unsightly and potentially dangerous cracked curbs, say the city is ignoring their pleas for help.

“I have been calling and calling the city for years,” said Caroline Vereline, a Bellerose resident. “One time they told me they were 23 years behind schedule.”

January 3, 2012
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Senator Farley Notes State-of-the State Message to Be Delivered Jan. 4th

Tomorrow, January 4th, the Governor will open the 2012 Legislative Session with his annual State-of-the-State Address. This speech will be given at 1:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on public television, and can also be viewed online at http://www.governor.ny.gov The text of his message will also be posted on his website.

The State-of-the-State is a vision, or a road map, of what the Governor would like to see happen in New York State in 2012.

January 3, 2012
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