Issues: Miscellaneous

Progress

There's a long way to go in the 2011-2012 state budget adoption process, but there was an important step in the right direction this week when legislative leaders announced an agreement to utilize what's called the "conference committee process" to help us reach a final budget agreement before April 1st.

February 11, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Announces "Senator on Your Street" Initiative

Western New York’s new senator to launch program to connect directly to constituents in their communities

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Senior Center will be the first site for Senator Timothy M. Kennedy’s new constituent services program, “Senator on Your Street.” Senator Kennedy will visit the senior center Thursday, February 10, and his next stops will be Hamburg Town Hall on Friday, February 11; the Autumnwood Senior Center on Thursday, February 17; and the West Seneca Senior Center on Friday, February 18.

February 11, 2011
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Collecting Valentines for Vets

Today it was my honor to visit the Viola Elementary School in Suffern to collect the Valentines that they made to be sent to veterans stationed oversees.

February 10, 2011
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District Office Grand Opening

I'm humbled by the amazing outpouring of support shown last night at our new office open house. We had over 125 people attend! If you weren't able to make it please stop by any time. This office belongs to the residents of the 38th Senate District.

Senator David Carlucci

February 10, 2011
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Cancer Screening Program of Western Suffolk County Provides Services to the Uninsured.

If you are between the ages of 50-64, you may be eligible for free cancer screening through the Cancer Services Program.  The Cancer Services Program of Western Suffolk County is administered by Good Samaritan Hospital.  It is a network of health care professionals and organizations that bring their resources, skills and expertise together to provide education, targeted outreach and comprehensive cancer screening services to the community. 

The Cancer Services Program reimburses hospitals and health care providers for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic services they provide to uninsured and underinsured men and women. 

February 10, 2011
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Senator Owen H. Johnson Applauds United Way’s YouthBuild Long Island

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined local officials to applaud the completion of one of the most energy efficient homes in New York.  Students of United Way’s YouthBuild Long Island constructed the Brentwood home as part of a community development program and alternative education for young men and women. 

February 10, 2011
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Protecting Child Witnesses

On Tuesday, February 8th the Senate passed legislation  (S1433) that protects children by allowing them to testify by closed circuit television if they have witnessed a murder.  I am pleased to have voted yes for this legislation.  Children who have already been traumatized by witnessing a murder should not have to be further traumatized by having to face the accused murderer in court and testify against them.

February 10, 2011
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Recognizes February as American Heart Month

Urges New Yorkers to be proactive about their heart health 

February 10, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Joined by Local Residents and Leaders at P.S/I.S 187 Town Hall Meeting

Community Members and Representatives from Various Agencies Come Together to Discuss Local Issues

February 10, 2011
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JOINT STATEMENT BY SENATORS LEE M. ZELDIN AND JACK M. MARTINS

“Since before we came into office on January 1st, 2011, we have had to contend, on an almost daily basis, with inquiries about state government funding which our predecessors promised local governments and non-profit agencies in our districts during this past year.    

February 9, 2011
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SEN. YOUNG SPONSORED MANDATE RELIEF LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

ALBANY - The State Senate has passed mandate relief legislation sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean), that would give local governments more authority and flexibility and help save taxpayer dollars.

February 9, 2011
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Advocates for Juvenile Justice Reform

Youth from the Center for Community Alternatives join with Senator Montgomery and Senator Perkins in announcing the Senate Democratic Conference's proposal for juvenile justice reform.

February 9, 2011
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SEN. YOUNG MEETS WITH LOCAL RED CROSS CHAPTERS IN ALBANY

Representatives from the American Red Cross’s Southwestern NY Chapter,  which serves Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, and the Clara Barton Chapter # 1, which serves Livingston County, were in Albany recently to join other chapters from across the state for the New York State’s Red Cross annual Lobby Day.

February 9, 2011
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Press Advisory/Aviso de Prensa: Soundview Healthcare Network Press Conference

Press Advisory

11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 10, 2011

from… Soundview Healthcare Network

WHAT:

State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Bishop Fernando Rodriguez, president of the Latin American Chaplains Association, Pedro Espada, Jr., patients, clergy and civic leaders, other elected officials, and medical staff and health vendors will hold a unity press conference and rally in support of the Soundview Healthcare Network, emphasizing the importance of the network’s four medical facilities to the health care of tens of thousands of Bronx residents, families, children and senior citizens.

WHERE: Soundview Health Center, 731 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY

WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 10, 2011

February 9, 2011
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Juvenile Justice Reform: A Call To Action

 

 

 

Facing a system in crisis and an economy on the brink of collapse, Senate Democrats joined with child advocates and clergy to announce their support for Gov. Cuomo’s plans to reform the broken juvenile justice system, and call on Senate Republicans to drop their political demands that stand in the way of needed reform. Led by Senator Velmanette Montgomery, ranking member on the Senate’s Children and Families Services Committee, Senate Democrats sought to build on proposals included in Gov. Cuomo’s 2011-12 Executive Budget by announcing additional policy initiatives to create greater oversight and cost savings for New York taxpayers.

 

February 9, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HONORS WANTAGH FIREFIGHTER FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today honored Ex-Chief John Barrett for his 50 years of community service as a volunteer firefighter in the Wantagh Fire Department.

February 9, 2011
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