Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Fuschillo wants your opinion

Senator Fuschillo would like to get your opinion on a few important issues regarding the New York State budget.

Please take a few seconds to answer three questions.

Senator Fuschillo's 2011 Survey:

February 16, 2011
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Now it is 2 points for Driving While on the Phone

Everyone knows that driving with a handheld cell phone is illegal in New York. What you may not know is starting today, Wednesday, February 16th drivers who are ticketed for driving while talking on their handheld cell phones will face 2 points on their license, in addition to the $100 fine.

February 16, 2011
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Tax Department Announces Free Tax Filing Service For Eligible Taxpayers

Tax Department Announces Free Tax Filing Service For Eligible TaxpayersWebsite Offers Qualifying Guidelines For Using FreeFile

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Thomas H. Mattox today urged taxpayers to take advantage of FreeFile - a program providing free state and federal tax preparation and e-filing services to qualified New York State taxpayers.

Half of New York's taxpayers qualify for free or reduced fees to file electronically through FreeFile. You may be eligible if you earned $58,000 or less in 2010 or you served in the military in 2010.

February 16, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Hosts Students from Around the Region at the State Capitol

Albany- Senator Nozzolio met with students and faculty from schools around the Finger Lakes region to discuss the importance of pursuing a quality education to the future success of our young children. Senator Nozzolio answered questions from the students and hosted them on a special tour of the New York State Capitol and the State Senate chamber.

February 16, 2011
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Public Information Session on Zadroga Law in NYC

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will be holding a public meeting in New York City on March 3rd to answer questions about how the new Zadroga law will be implemented.  The meeting will be held from 9:00am to 4:45pm on March 3, 2011 in Conference Room A/B on the 6th Floor of the Javits Federal Building at 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan.

March 3, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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February 16, 2011
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Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Senator Savino's Staff Member, Amoy Barnes, Giving Lecture at Caregiver Burnout Event

February 16, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-CRIME BILLS

Legislation Would Toughen Laws & Penalties for Sex Offenses

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and child pornography. In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.

Legislation (S.1826), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-C, Rockville Centre), would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate act of rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts.

February 16, 2011
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February 16, 2011
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Senator Rubén Díaz Insists upon Accountability for Theft by the “Politically Correct”

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 15, 2011

Senator Rubén Díaz Insists upon Accountability for Theft by the “Politically Correct”

February 16, 2011
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Senator Martins Legislative Report

Senator Jack M. Martins discusses the latest news from Albany in his legislative report.

February 15, 2011
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On the Road with Roy

McDonald to Hold Business Tour Across Saratoga CountySaratoga – Senator Roy McDonald will be joined by Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) President Dennis Brobston to tour businesses across Saratoga County on Thursday, February 17 starting at 11 A.M.

February 15, 2011
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Resolution Honoring decorated Vietnam Veteran Craig Miller

Today I sponsored a Resolution honoring decorated Vietnam Veteran Craig Miller who sadly passed away on January 27, 2011.

February 15, 2011
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School Mandate Relief Proposal

Senator Carlucci Releases

School Mandate Relief Plan

Regional Collective Bargaining among measures to lower costs, preserve educational quality

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) today introduced a mandate relief package that will help schools reduce costs, maintain educational quality and ultimately help with the implementation of a tax cap.

February 15, 2011
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Senate Moves to Protect Child Witnesses in Trial

On February 8, 2011, the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation (Senate Bill 1433) which will allow children to testify via closed circuit television in murder and attempted murder cases. 

February 15, 2011
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