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RITCHIE JOB CREATION PLAN PASSES SENATE

$5,000 Tax Credit Aims to Put New Yorkers Back To WorkState Senator Patty Ritchie (R,C-Heuvelton) today announced Senate approval of a plan to provide a $5000 tax credit to businesses that create new jobs.It’s the same tax credit plan outlined by Ritchie in her successful campaign for State Senate, and the cornerstone of a sweeping package of measures, dubbed the “Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act,” that aim to jumpstart the Upstate economy, rein in runaway state spending and make it harder for Albany to raise taxes."With an unemployment rate in Oswego, Jefferson and St.

January 19, 2011
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Community members attend Senator McDonald's swearing in ceremony at TEC-SMART

Senator Roy McDonald hosted a swearing-in ceremony to kick-off  his second term representing the 43rd Senate District. The event took place at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART facility in Malta.

January 19, 2011
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McDonald Supports Job Creation Proposal & Taxpayer Protection Act

Albany – January 19, 2011 - Senator Roy McDonald today voted in favor of a proposal aimed to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility in New York government. Of particular importance, is the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG HAILS PASSAGE OF JOB CREATION & TAXPAYERS PROTECTION ACT

ALBANY – A  major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new private sector jobs for workers across the State was passed in the State Senate on Wednesday, according to Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).

January 19, 2011
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BALL UNVEILS STATE SPENDING CAP & JOBS BILL

ALBANY, NY (1/19/11) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), the Senate Majority representative on Governor Cuomo’s Savings and Government Efficiency Commission, today announced his sponsorship, and the passage of, the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011 today. This Act will ensure fiscal responsibility, including a 2% spending cap and a two-thirds super majority vote required to increase taxes, and encourage small businesses, manufacturers, farmers, and entrepreneurs to create jobs by offering tax credits for created jobs, rolling back or eliminating recent taxes, and enacting a “Red Tape Moratorium.”“This is all about jobs and taxes,” Ball said. “Four years ago as an Assemblyman, I came to Albany to cap state spending and reform taxes.

January 19, 2011
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SENATE PASSES JOB CREATION & TAXPAYER PROTECTION ACT

The New York State Senate today passed the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

“The people have spoken loud and clear that they want the state to cut spending, stop runaway tax increases and get off businesses’ backs and out of their wallets so they can create new jobs,” Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said.  “Today, the Senate is sending a clear signal that we share those priorities by making these bills the first ones we act on in the 2011 session. 

January 19, 2011
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Senator Montgomery & Brooklyn Omega Pay Tribute To Dr. King

Senator Montgomery at a basketball tournament organized by the Brothers of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter “Brooklyn Omega,” that combines sports with social responsibility. All the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, an historically black fraternal organization, are college educated and a great role model for the young men who competed at MS 113 in Fort Greene.  Among them is Robert Cornegy, an elected Democratic State Committee Representative. The fraternity promotes social and cultural program that help to uplift communities.

January 18, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins His Conference Colleagues To Introduce A Comprehensive 22-Point Bipartisan Rules Reform Package

NYS Senator Eric Adams and his conference colleagues have introduced a 22-point rules reform package for independent redistricting, ethics reform, and budget reform. The conference called on the sixty-two members of the State Senate to unite to adopt a sweeping rules reform resolution to consolidate and protect historic reforms passed in 2009 and include additional proposals to create a more fair and accountable legislative body.

January 18, 2011
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The Journal News: Yonkers Residents Urged to Relinquish Fear at MLK Event

By Ernie Garcia

YONKERS — Biblical lepers were examples of self-liberation at the Nepperhan Community Center's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on Monday.

The Rev. H. Beecher Hicks Jr. of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington urged about 300 attendees at the Warburton Avenue center's 25th annual breakfast to let go of the hurt from past injustices and reach for any goal they desire...

The Nepperhan event, which drew most of the city's elected officials, also honored state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins; Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow: Ken Jenkins, chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators ; and Yonkers Councilwoman Patricia McDow with the Drum Major for Justice Award for their efforts to improve the city...

January 18, 2011
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SENATOR DÍAZ CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT BILL BANNING LEGISLATORS’ OUTSIDE INCOME

PRESS RELEASEJanuary 18, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENATOR DÍAZ CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT BILL BANNING LEGISLATORS’ OUTSIDE INCOME

Albany, New York – State Senator Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) today called on Governor Cuomo to support a bill that he has reintroduced that would ban legislators from engaging in any outside paid activity during the legislators’ term of office (S.284).

January 18, 2011
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Nepperhan Community Center Honors Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(Westchester, NY)- Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/I/WF)  was honored this morning by the Nepperhan Community Center at their 25th Silver Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast with the Drum Major for Justice Award. The Senator joined Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, Westchester County Board Chairman Ken Jenkins, and Yonkers City Councilwoman Pat McDow as honorees at the annual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Community Center.

January 18, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SWORN IN TO SERVE FIFTH TERM IN STATE SENATE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) was sworn in to serve his fifth term in the New York State Senate at a ceremony held on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Intermediate School 228, 228 Avenue S, corner of West 5th Street, in Brooklyn.

Judge Vincent Del Giudice, Justice of the Supreme Court, administered the oath of office. The ceremony was attended by more than 300 people including Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Assemblymembers Nicole Malliotakis and Alec Brook-Krasny, and City Councilmen Vincent Gentile and David Greenfield. The ceremony featured music by the I.S. 228 David A. Boody Jazz Band and Chorus, a performance by the I.S. 228 Asian Dance Troop and a musical presentation by the I.S. 228 David A. Boody Chamber Music.

January 18, 2011
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Senator Lee Zeldin Honors Dr. Martin Luther King

In honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I share the following quote from Dr. King's Lincoln Memorial Address on August 28, 1963:

"Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline."

I am very proud of all your support and proud to be your new State Senator. Let Dr. King's words inspire our efforts each and every day. Our cause may change with time, but Dr. King's words should never be forgotten.

January 17, 2011
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New York State Remembers the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information on how New York State is paying tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please visit the New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Memorial Observance website.

January 16, 2011
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