Issues: Miscellaneous

GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS CRACK DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVING

New legislation imposes a three strike rule, targeting repeat offenders

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I–Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C–Brooklyn, Staten Island) are proposing new drunk driving laws in response to a rash of recent cases across the state. The proposal takes a new approach to penalizing repeat drunk drivers.

March 1, 2011
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Senator Jack Martins 2011 Legislative Questionnaire

As your new State Senator, your views are important to me.

The following legislative questionnaires are your opportunity to let your voice be heard. Please keep in mind that these questions do not necessarily reflect my views. This is your chance to express your opinion. I want to know your position on the important issues facing our community so that I may best represent you.

March 1, 2011
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CIVIC GROUPS MAKE LIFE BETTER IN NNY, CNY!

One of the reasons why I take pride in living in upstate New York is the way neighbors look out for each other. When tragedy or tough times strike a family, folks reach out to lend a helping hand.Sometimes groups of neighbors will get together to hold a dinner or an event to help a family who has no where else to turn. Across Central and Northern New York, our residents have a strong tradition of banding together by forming civic groups and not for profit organizations to help make life better for their neighbors. Recently, I got a call on Sunday morning from the organizers of the Morristown Chamber of Commerce’s annual chili cook off.

March 1, 2011
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RITCHIE'S 1ST BILL PASSED IN SENATE HELPS BLACK RIVER

Will Save Taxpayers Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In InterestState Senator Patty Ritchie (R,C-Heuvelton) announced today the New York State Senate passed legislation she authored that saves Black River taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra interest costs for a critical waste water and sewer treatment project.The measure, S.27 81, Senator Ritchie's first bill to pass the Senate, allows the Village to repay loans from the USDA and state Environmental Facilities Corporation on terms that are more favorable to local taxpayers.

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR BALL CALLS FOR VETERANS OPEN HOUSE

BREWSTER, NY-State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be hosting an open house for Veterans at his Senate District Office in Brewster. Senator Ball  has invited Veterans to meet with him to share their feedback on issues ranging from PTSD, joblessness, homelessness, workforce transition, family support services and many other critical issues.

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL MAKES STATEMENTS ON SENATE FLOOR IN HONOR OF MURDERED DETECTIVE JOHN FALCONE

ALBANY, NY (February 28, 2011)—New York State Senator Greg Ball (R,C—Patterson) sponsored a Resolution today on the floor of the New York State Senate honoring fallen City of Poughkeepsie Police Officer, now Detective, John Falcone. Detective Falcone was tragically shot and killed February 18th after responding to a call at the City of Poughkeepsie train station. “You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful family than this family.

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SECURES NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT NEAR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE TO IMPROVE SAFETY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has approved his requests to install a traffic light at a busy intersection in the immediate vicinity of the parish and school at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Bensonhurst.

The Department of Transportation has approved a new traffic signal at the intersection of 15th Avenue and 74th Street and the light should be installed by May 31st.

March 1, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball Legislative Report - February 28, 2011

Senator Greg Ball was joined by Neil and Holly of the Anderson Center for Autism along with Phillipa Sheard

March 1, 2011
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ADDABBO TO NYS LEGISLATORS: “BE HEROES OF REDISTRICTING REFORM, NOT ZEROES”

Queens, NY, February 28, 2011 --  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., ranking member of the Senate Elections Committee, releases his views on some recently introduced bills by both parties, to bring independent redistricting reform to New York State. 

March 1, 2011
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State Legislators Respond To Rapid Increase In Gas Prices By Introducing Legislation That Will Require All Gas Stations To Post Signs That Will Include Information To Contact The New York State Consumer Protection Board

On Sunday, February 27, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams and Assemblyman David Weprin announced their legislation that will aid motorists in reporting gas stations that are participating in price gouging, or selling improperly labeled gasoline. The legislators introduced a bill that will require all gas stations in the State of New York to post a sign near each gas pump that will list contact information for the NYS Consumer Protection Board, in regards to price or product issues. The Consumer Protection Board is authorized to investigate such complaints and take action against violators.

February 28, 2011
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SENATOR BALL ANNOUNCES HOMELAND SECURITY HEARING

Cites Weapons of Mass Destruction Arrest in TexasALBANY, NY (2/25/2011)- State Senator Gregory Ball (R,C-Carmel) Chairmen of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, would like to applaud the efforts of the FBI in their investigation and arrest of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, in connection with his alleged researching of potential U.S. targets and his purchase of the chemicals and the equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device.

February 28, 2011
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Senator Farley Announces Community Health Fair Slated for April 19th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will be hosting his annual health fair on Tuesday, April 19th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the lower level of the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam.

"Called the Community Wellness Day, this event has always been successful in delivering information on services that local agencies provide to the public," Senator Farley said. "I’m currently in the planning stages for this year’s event and am looking for local non-profit and health organizations to participate."

The health fair is geared towards people of all ages and is set during the break week for local schools so families can participate. Those unable to attend can call Senator Farley’s office to obtain brochures and weblinks on health topics.

 

February 28, 2011
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State Senator Lee M. Zeldin Honors Former State Senator Trunzo

Ronkonkoma, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently honored former State Senator Caesar Trunzo at the annual Ronkonkoma Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Ball.  Former Senator Trunzo was appointed to serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2011 Ronkonkoma Saint Patrick’s Day Parade which will take place on March 13, 2011.  

February 28, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR SEVEN LOCAL WOMEN IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing his plans to honor seven extraordinary women from the community for their outstanding service.

Senator Golden has selected to honor the following women:

Fran Allegretti - St. Anselm Church

Connie Barone - Maimonides Medical Center

Vina D’Agostino - Kiwanis Club of Mapleton

Arlene Keating - Bay Ridge Community Council

Janet Russo-DeMas - Public School 185

Camille LoBiondo - St. Athanasius Church

Carol Sharon - Visitation Academy

February 28, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  Here at the start of the 2011 legislative session, that's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout the year ahead, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

This week,  "Click here for the future"

February 28, 2011
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