Issues: Miscellaneous

Statement from Senator Neil D. Breslin on the Ratification of the PEF Contract

“I am pleased to learn that the Public Employees Federation (PEF) approved the most recently negotiated contract, thus averting thousands of layoffs. The failure to approve this contract would have had a profoundly negative impact on Albany County. During these challenging economic times, we must all share the pain and sacrifice. I applaud PEF for their willingness to work with the Governor to reach an agreement that will help move New York forward.”

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November 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Receives State Library Award

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was honored to receive the 2011 Ex Libris Award from the organization New Yorkers for Better Libraries in recognition of his leadership on library issues.

"By supporting libraries, we are supporting our youth, our families and our communities," Senator Farley said. "I am proud of my commitment to New York libraries."

"Libraries are a place of lifelong learning," Senator Farley said. "Librarians inspire our youth and invite them to discover an adventure on every shelf. Libraries also help the public access vital information for a variety of uses and many people use libraries to help further their education. Librarians and their staff provide valuable services to the public."

November 4, 2011
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The Tax Cap - It's Law

Dear Friend:

Right now, cities and counties across New York State are writing next year's budget...and deciding how much in local property taxes families should pay.

New York's historic tax cap was signed into law earlier this year by Governor Cuomo.  New York State actually reduced State spending this year.  Now, local officials have their turn.

In October, I met with many local officials across the four counties of our Senate District.

Some officials are looking for loppholes in Governor Cuomo's new tax cap law - loopholes fought for by the speical  interests to allow spending to grow and grow, even as families are concerned about making ends meet.

November 3, 2011
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Senator Young Helps to Open Prospect Street Bridge in Cuba

Senator Cathy Young helped to officially open the Prospect Street Bridge in Cuba at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony. The foot bridge, which runs over Norfolk-Southern Railroad, is part of the Genesee Valley Greenway project, a 90-mile trail of open space from Rochester to Cuba. Senator Young helped to secure a $10,000 grant for the completed bridge.

Photo ID: L-R: Wendy Brand, Representative for Assemblyman Joe Giglio; Cuba Mayor Tom Taylor; Senator Young; Betty Edwards, Vice President for the Cuba New York Chamber of Commerce; and Lee James, Representative for Congressman Tom Reed.

November 3, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Calls for a Public Forum with O&R, the Public Service Commission and Local Officials

(New City, NY) In response to the outcry of frustration from residents regarding the O&R power outages, Senator David Carlucci, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee , Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski and Clarkstown  Supervisor Alex Gromack called for a public forum with O&R, the Public Service Commission and local officials.

November 3, 2011
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Leaders Announce 11-Mile March Connecting Communities Throughout Manhattan with Occupy Wall Street Movement (bilingual)

March will be led by Black and Latino community members, including labor leaders, elected officials and grassroots organizers

New York, NY – Today, local elected officials and leaders from diverse communities as well as labor union representatives, and grassroots activists announced a major, 11-mile march to connect New York’s communities with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The “End to End for 99%” march – to be held on Monday, November 7th starting at 10:30 am – will launch in Washington Heights (181st and St. Nicholas) and work South through Harlem on its way to Zuccotti Park, where it will join Occupy Wall Street protesters in solidarity.

November 3, 2011
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November 3, 2011
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NYC Marathon 2011: Race preparations close levels of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge intermittently today -- plus full Marathon Sunday closure list (map)

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/nyc_marathon_2011_race_prepara.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Motorists should be prepared for delays when crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge today.

Crews are making preparations for Sunday's ING NYC Marathon, and full closures can be expected at various times throughout the day on both levels.

To view all scheduled road closures during the event, click here.

November 3, 2011
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November 3, 2011
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Spooktacular Good Time

The Queens Gazette wrote about the19th annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party, sponsored by the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Central Lounge in Astoria Heights. Senator Gianaris, along with other elected officials, was there to celebrate Halloween with over 500 children, friends and parents.

Taking a break from the age-old custom of going doorto door trick or treating on Halloween night, more than 500 youngsters, parents and friends attended the 19th annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party, sponsored by the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Central Lounge in Astoria Heights. Central Lounge owner Nick Neocleous, a member of the UCCA board, provided the venue.

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November 3, 2011
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ONLINE APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR NYSEG’S EMERGENCY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

 

Rochester, NY – NYSEG now has applications online for its Emergency Economic Development Programs for eligible businesses, municipalities, large residential establishments, agri-businesses and farms affected by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. NYSEG’s request to spend up to $7 million on these programs was approved by the New York State Public Service Commission on October 19.

November 3, 2011
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NYSEG CREWS HAVE RESTORED 92% OF SERVICES INTERRUPTED

Rochester, NY – NYSEG crews have now restored 92% of the 109,000 services that were interrupted as a result of the “October Surprise” snowstorm, primarily in the company’s Brewster, Liberty and Mechanicville operating divisions.

November 3, 2011
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Community Update: 11/2/11

Please open the attached .PDF file to view Senator Alesi's latest Community Update.

November 2, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON THE PROPOSED PARKING PERMIT LEGISLATION


Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former member of the New York City Council, after reviewing the proposed residential parking permit legislation, gave the following statement:

“Unfortunately, the New York City Council is once again trying to pick the pockets of city residents. This is nothing more than another tax on our communities. The idea that someone would have to pay to park in front of their own home is ludicrous.

November 2, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON THE SIGNING OF THE NEW YORK AUTISM TREATMENT INSURANCE BILL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), after Governor Cuomo signed the NY Autism Treatment Insurance Bill, gave the following statement:

November 2, 2011
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FEMA Extends New York Deadlines to Register for Disaster Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the registration deadline for anyone who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee this summer.

Those affected by either storm now have until

Dec. 15 to register for federal disaster assistance.

November 2, 2011
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WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR?

Click here to submit your essay, poetry or art work for inclusion in the NYS Senate Thanksgiving Day Showcase by November 28, 2011.

November 2, 2011
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