Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, 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..."

April 19, 2011
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Crime Victims Rights Week

On Saturday, April 16th, Senator Robach joined Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and officials from the City of Rochester during an event for the 27th Annual Crime Victims Rights Week Walk. For more information, visit http://www.4victims.org/.

April 18, 2011
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Capital Region Energy Costs Highest in the State State Senator Roy McDonald is Looking for Solutions

 

Albany  –  April 15, 2011 - Senator Roy McDonald was joined by Assemblyman Tony Jordan, NYS Association of Counties Executive Director Stephen Acquario and energy consultant Gordon Boyd to find solutions on why Capital Region energy costs are the higher than any other region in New York State.

April 18, 2011
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Senator Martins Tours Great Neck Arts Center

Senator Jack M. Martins spent a recent Friday morning visiting the Great Neck Arts Center, where he received a tour of the center from Executive Director Regina Keller Gil and Development Director Caroline Sorokoff.

Senator Martins was able to get a glimpse of 3D art of Dov Lederberg and Yael Avi-Yoneh, which is on display on the center until May 1. Senator Martins also toured the ceramics room, the drawing room and the studio.

The Great Neck Arts Center is a premier venue for art, music, dance, drama, film and literature. It offers a wide variety of education classes for both adults including singing and children. The center also offers an outreach program.

April 18, 2011
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KLEIN HOSTS EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST AND MAGIC SHOW

Senator Klein holds his 17th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show

BRONX, NY- On Saturday, April 16th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by more than 300 children from the Bronx and Westchester, held his 17th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show at Villa Barone Catering Hall in the Bronx. Families enjoyed a free breakfast, magic show and a build-a-bunny workshop. The Easter Bunny also made a special appearance.

April 18, 2011
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April 18, 2011
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April 18, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WELCOMES EAST MEADOW HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR TO THE STATE CAPITOL

            Photo caption: Alyssa Micheli, a senior at East Meadow High School, joins Senator Fuschillo in the Chambers of the State Senate. Alyssa spent an afternoon “shadowing” Senator Fuschillo as part of the “Students Inside Albany” Conference.    

April 18, 2011
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Does the State Owe You Money?

Does the State Owe You Money?

Over $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds.

Senator urges constituents to see if they are owed money.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/index.htm

 

 

April 15, 2011
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Visit Tom's Website

Please check out www.TomLibous.com for lots more news, photos and calendar items that are updated several times a day!

April 15, 2011
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Senator Robach's Community Connection for April 17, 2011

Click on the link below to view a full-screen version of this week's Community Connection. In this week's issue, how you can make your voice heard regarding the passage of a Property Tax Cap, a special birthday celebration in Albany, and events coming up this week around the district.

April 15, 2011
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SBPLI, Inc. - LI FIRST Honors School Construction Consultants, Inc. With Owen H. Johnson Leadership Award.

Senator Owen H. Johnson was a guest of honor at a reception marking the 12th Anniversary of the SBPLI, Inc. – LI FIRST Regional Robotics Competition (School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) on March 25, 2011 at Hofstra University.  The Owen H. Johnson Leadership Award was established for the first time this year by the organization for the Senator’s leadership and commitment to the program since its inception in 1999.  

April 15, 2011
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State Budget Report by State Senator Patty Ritchie

Information about the new State Budget and its impact on communities of Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.

 

April 15, 2011
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Preserve, Promote and Grow Local Farms

(Congers, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) announced today important legislation that will preserve, promote and grow New York’s local farms. The Senator was joined by farmers, members of the agriculture community and renowned Chef Peter Kelly at the Dr. Davies Farm in Congers.

“Preserving New York’s farmland and promoting our fine agricultural products is a top priority,” Senator Carlucci said. “While New York farmers have risen to meet the many challenges they face in a globalized agricultural economy, they can still use the help that New York State can provide. The package of bills I have introduced will preserve farmland, promote the importance of locally grown produce and grow local farms throughout the State.”

April 15, 2011
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KLEIN FIGHTS TO GET REFUND FOR PELHAM PARKWAY RESIDENT

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced this week that he helped Pelham Parkway resident Anna Scully get a refund check for over $400 from United Healthcare for an advanced premium payment she made before she was accepted into the EPIC Fee program.

April 15, 2011
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Child ski helmet requirement moves forward

By NATHAN BROWN - Staff Writer, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 13, 2011

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Betty Little to require skiers and snowboarders under age 14 to wear helmets is moving in the Senate.

April 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes McNulty Academy

Carmello Sollecito-Pritchard and her class from McNulty Academy, Amsterdam, talk with Senator Farley about New York State history and government on April 4th in Albany.

April 15, 2011
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