Issues: Miscellaneous

Martins Huddles with Floral Park School Superintendent on State Aid Issues

Holding true to his promise of having an open door to the Village of Floral Park, Senator Jack Martins hosted Floral Park Bellerose School Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lynn Pombonyo, at the State Capitol this past Tuesday to discuss State Aid issues impacting the school district. The meeting was held with Senator Martins, top State Senate budget staff and education funding experts. The meeting was the very first with a school district by the new Senate budget team and Martins. “This is just the first of several get-togethers I will be having with budget experts on state aid issues with schools, hospitals and institutions in the 7th Senate district. There are a lot of challenges we face with the State budget process.

January 14, 2011
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January 13, 2011
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Senator Catharine Young introduced Governor Andrew Cuomo at his follow-up presentation of his State of the State Address

Senator Catharine Young introduced Governor Andrew Cuomo at his follow-up presentation of his State of the State Address to hundreds in attendance at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown.  Senator Young said that her Senate Conference is enthusiastic to partner with the Governor to revive the economy, grow private sector jobs and relieve the suffocating tax burden, especially property taxes. 

 

January 13, 2011
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Snow Emergency Information

With more snow expected this winter, Senator Owen Johnson is reminding residents about contact numbers where they can get storm-related information or services.             To report power outages or downed power lines:            * LIPA Hotline: (800) 490-0075             Information on mass transit service:             * MTA/LIRR: www.mta.info            * LIRR 24 hour travel information center: 718-217-5477

January 13, 2011
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New Imaging Facility Opens in Islip

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined local officials and representatives from the Bohlsen Women’s Imaging Center and the North Shore-LIJ Imaging Center at Great South Bay to celebrate the grand opening of their 620 Main Street facility in Islip.  The event, which took place on Thursday, December 9, 2010, marked the opening of the combined diagnostic imaging center and women’s health imaging center which occupies two floors of the 10,000-square foot complex.  The combined imaging center includes the latest in high quality resolution, low-dose radiation technology for disciplines such as cardiology, neurology, orthopedics and breast imaging, among others. 

January 13, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS NASSAU COUNTY RESIDENTS ABOUT THEIR RIGHT TO GRIEVE THEIR PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding Nassau County residents that they have the right to file a grievance if they believe their property has been over-assessed by the Nassau County Department of Assessment.

January 13, 2011
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Tough Times Require Cooperation

A New Year always brings new opportunity—and new challenges.

This year, New Yorkers face some of our biggest challenges ever: a state budget that is more than $10 billion in the red, a sluggish economy and slow job growth, and ever increasing demands for services that are paid for by taxpayers.

Earlier this month, our new Governor unveiled his vision for New York that was stark in its reality about the need to lower spending, reduce taxes, and change the way that government works. He brought that message directly to Northern and Central New York this week by hosting a local Town Hall meeting at Jefferson Community College.

January 13, 2011
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SENATOR ADDABBO'S STATEMENT ON JANUARY 10th CITY COUNCIL HEARING REGARDING THE DECEMBER SNOWSTORM

Queens, NY, January 13, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. released the following statement on this week's City Council hearing on the administration's response to the December 26-27 blizzard:  

"I commend Speaker Quinn and Chairs Crowley, James, Vallone and Williams for their excellent work at the City Council Hearing on the December snowstorm.  I also appreciate the administration’s taking responsibility for not declaring a snow emergency on the morning of December 26, and I am hopeful that the administration will implement their new 15-point plan for any future storm that approaches us this winter.  I believe if a snow emergency is declared early enough, it will be the catalyst for their ability to respond appropriately."

January 13, 2011
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATE AGING COMMITTEE MEMBER MARTY GOLDEN ON ASSAULT AND ROBBERY OF BROOKLYN SENIOR

“GRANNY’S LAW” WILL SEE JUSTICE SERVED

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C-I, Brooklyn), member of the New York State Senate Aging Committee and the author of the New York State Law known as “Granny’s Law” today issued the following statement in response to reports of the assault and robbery of Brooklyn’s 81-year old Madeline Klima:

 “New Yorkers have again watched a coward prey, rob and injure a honest, hard-working senior citizen, because criminals find seniors less able to defend themselves. The video stuns and horrifies all of us, and at the same time, reminds us that there are evil people who find it acceptable to brutalize our senior citizens.

January 13, 2011
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January 30, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Nozzolio Meets With Reality Check

State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with youth representatives from Reality Check during the group’s visit to Albany. The Reality Check members discussed the tobacco industry’s attempts to target young people and efforts to educate teens on the dangers of smoking.

January 13, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Is Administered The Oath Of Office

Geneva - Over 500 supporters recently attended Senator Mike Nozzolio's swearing in ceremony at Ventosa Winery. The Oath of Office was administered by long time friend, Judge Richard Wesley. Judge Wesley currently serves on the 2nd highest court in the Country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

 Pictured: Judge Richard Wesley, Senator Mike Nozzolio and his wife, Rosemary Nozzolio.

 

January 13, 2011
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Senator Farley Obtains Committee Assignments

Senator Hugh T. Farley is pleased to announce his committee assignments for the 2011 Legislative Session.

He has been appointed by Majority Leader Dean Skelos to serve on the following committees:  Rules; Finance; Aging; Banks; Ethics; and Health.

“I was appointed to every committee on which I asked to serve.  I also anticipate being appointed to a significant leadership position within the State Senate, and look forward to addressing the important issues and challenges which face our state” said Senator Farley.

January 11, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes NY Cadet Wing Color Guard

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) welcomes members of the New York Cadet Wing Color Guard of the Civil Air Patrol on the occasion of their presenting the colors at the start of the Session of the New York State Senate on January 10th.

January 11, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Gloversville Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with fourth grade students from Park Terrace Elementary School, Gloversville, New York, when they visited Albany on January 10th.

January 11, 2011
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Important Winter Phone Numbers

With more snow expected this winter, Senator Zeldin is reminding residents about contact numbers of where they can get storm-related information or services:

To report power outages or downed power lines:

* LIPA Hotline: (800) 490-0075

Information on mass transit service:

* MTA/LIRR: www.mta.info

* LIRR 24 hour travel information center: 718-217-5477

* Suffolk County Transit information: 631-852-5200

* NYC Transit travel information: 718-330-1234

January 11, 2011
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