Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Nozzolio Honors South Seneca Elementary Fifth Grade Swing Chorus

Albany- Senator Nozzolio congratulated the South Seneca Elementary School Fifth Grade Swing Chorus for being invited to perform at the State Capitol as part of the New York State School Music Association’s Music In Our Schools Month. The chorus members, who were joined in Albany by parents and Chorus Director Diane Dersch, greeted Senator Nozzolio with an impromptu performance of “God Bless America”.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Meets With Cayuga and Seneca 4-H Club Members

Senator Nozzolio recently met with youth representatives from the Cayuga and Seneca 4-H Clubs as part of the 2011 4-H Capital Days, where 4-H members visit Albany to discuss the importance of agriculture, our State’s top job-producing industry. Senator Nozzolio also welcomed the young 4 H members to the floor of the historic New York State Senate Chamber.

March 2, 2011
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Long Term Health Care

Senator Carlucci Calls for Action

to Save $61 Million in Medicaid Spending

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and the Independent Democratic Conference today called on the State Insurance Department to take the first steps to streamline the Medicaid system by quickly completing regulations to implement a new law that is projected to create more than $61 million in savings.

 

Senator Carlucci also issued a report detailing more recommendations to reform Medicaid spending for Long Term Health in New York.

 

March 2, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Libraries

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) spoke at the New York Library Association's Advocacy Day Rally in Albany on March 1st. The Senator has always been a strong advocate for the library community and understands how important libraries are to our society.

March 2, 2011
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Senator McDonald & Assemblyman Spano Discuss Isabella's Law

Assemblyman Mike Spano (D,C,WF-Yonkers) and Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) announced the introduction of legislation that would require all health insurance policies and medical assistance programs to cover the cost of hearing aids for children under 16 years old with severe or progressive hearing loss (S.3379/A.4339).

March 1, 2011
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GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS CRACK DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVING

New legislation imposes a three strike rule, targeting repeat offenders

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I–Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C–Brooklyn, Staten Island) are proposing new drunk driving laws in response to a rash of recent cases across the state. The proposal takes a new approach to penalizing repeat drunk drivers.

March 1, 2011
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Senator Jack Martins 2011 Legislative Questionnaire

As your new State Senator, your views are important to me.

The following legislative questionnaires are your opportunity to let your voice be heard. Please keep in mind that these questions do not necessarily reflect my views. This is your chance to express your opinion. I want to know your position on the important issues facing our community so that I may best represent you.

March 1, 2011
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CIVIC GROUPS MAKE LIFE BETTER IN NNY, CNY!

One of the reasons why I take pride in living in upstate New York is the way neighbors look out for each other. When tragedy or tough times strike a family, folks reach out to lend a helping hand.Sometimes groups of neighbors will get together to hold a dinner or an event to help a family who has no where else to turn. Across Central and Northern New York, our residents have a strong tradition of banding together by forming civic groups and not for profit organizations to help make life better for their neighbors. Recently, I got a call on Sunday morning from the organizers of the Morristown Chamber of Commerce’s annual chili cook off.

March 1, 2011
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RITCHIE'S 1ST BILL PASSED IN SENATE HELPS BLACK RIVER

Will Save Taxpayers Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In InterestState Senator Patty Ritchie (R,C-Heuvelton) announced today the New York State Senate passed legislation she authored that saves Black River taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra interest costs for a critical waste water and sewer treatment project.The measure, S.27 81, Senator Ritchie's first bill to pass the Senate, allows the Village to repay loans from the USDA and state Environmental Facilities Corporation on terms that are more favorable to local taxpayers.

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR BALL CALLS FOR VETERANS OPEN HOUSE

BREWSTER, NY-State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be hosting an open house for Veterans at his Senate District Office in Brewster. Senator Ball  has invited Veterans to meet with him to share their feedback on issues ranging from PTSD, joblessness, homelessness, workforce transition, family support services and many other critical issues.

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL MAKES STATEMENTS ON SENATE FLOOR IN HONOR OF MURDERED DETECTIVE JOHN FALCONE

ALBANY, NY (February 28, 2011)—New York State Senator Greg Ball (R,C—Patterson) sponsored a Resolution today on the floor of the New York State Senate honoring fallen City of Poughkeepsie Police Officer, now Detective, John Falcone. Detective Falcone was tragically shot and killed February 18th after responding to a call at the City of Poughkeepsie train station. “You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful family than this family.

March 1, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SECURES NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT NEAR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE TO IMPROVE SAFETY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has approved his requests to install a traffic light at a busy intersection in the immediate vicinity of the parish and school at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Bensonhurst.

The Department of Transportation has approved a new traffic signal at the intersection of 15th Avenue and 74th Street and the light should be installed by May 31st.

March 1, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball Legislative Report - February 28, 2011

Senator Greg Ball was joined by Neil and Holly of the Anderson Center for Autism along with Phillipa Sheard

March 1, 2011
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ADDABBO TO NYS LEGISLATORS: “BE HEROES OF REDISTRICTING REFORM, NOT ZEROES”

Queens, NY, February 28, 2011 --  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., ranking member of the Senate Elections Committee, releases his views on some recently introduced bills by both parties, to bring independent redistricting reform to New York State. 

March 1, 2011
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