Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Gallivan Opens Office In Livingston County

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R – 59th District) was joined by many of Livingston County’s local elected officials, members of the public, and a representative of Assemblyman Dan Burling Wednesday as he cut the ribbon on his new, one-room office at the Livingston County Government Center in Geneseo.

“Our goal is to provide comprehensive constituent service and effective representation to every resident across the four counties of the 59th Senate District. Locating an office in Geneseo will provide easier access to the resources available through a state senator’s office for all of our constituents in Livingston County,” said Gallivan.

February 23, 2011
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Free Tax Filing Service for Eligible Taxpayers

If you earned $58,000 or less, or served in the military in 2010, you may be eligible to use FREE state and federal tax preparation services.  The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is urging eligible taxpayers to use FreeFile, a program providing user friendly software  that makes it easy to claim all the credits and deductions to which you are entitled.  In addition, your taxes will be E-Filed, meaning quicker and more accurate processing and faster returns.  Go to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s website at www.tax.ny.gov  and click on FreeFile for more information.

February 23, 2011
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Senator Espaillat's Flan Plan for Peace

State Senator Adriano Espaillat is putting forward a plan to create a community relations council in Northern Manhattan.  The council would provide an opportunity for residents to discuss neighborhood tensions and quality of life issues that divide them - over local cuisine.

The idea stems from Inwood resident Rachel Figueroa-Levin's food blog (posted in both english and spanish) which presents recipes from members of the community as a means to bring people together through a common love of food. Be sure to check out Sen. Espaillat's family recipe for pinapple flan!

February 22, 2011
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Senator Skelos Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

February 22, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS AT FARMINGDALE LIBRARY

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding mobile office hours in Farmingdale on Friday, March 11th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Farmingdale Library, located at 116 Merritts Road, from 1-3 pm.

February 22, 2011
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Senator Robach Presents Flag to Evelyn Lashley

Recently, Senator Robach had the opportunity to present Miss Evelyn Lashley with an American flag in honor of her receiving her U.S. citizenship. The ARC of Monroe County assists Evelyn, and she currently lives in a residence in Penfield.

February 22, 2011
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BONACIC: ORANGE AND ROCKLAND COUNTY UTILITIES' RATE HIKE PROPOSAL ILL-CONCEIVED

 February 22, 2011 State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today described O&R’s proposed rate hike as outrageous. The proposed increase would raise customers’ electric delivery bills by 32.5 percent over the next three years.

February 22, 2011
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Senator Andrew Lanza Announces Free Tax Filing Service For Eligible Taxpayers

 

Website Offers Qualifying Guidelines For Using FreeFile

Senator Andrew Lanza today urged taxpayers to take advantage of FreeFile - a program providing free state and federal tax preparation and e-filing services to qualified New York State taxpayers.

Half of New York's taxpayers qualify for free or reduced fees to file electronically through FreeFile. You may be eligible if you earned $58,000 or less in 2010 or you served in the military in 2010.

February 22, 2011
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Last Call for New York's ‘Great Appliance Swap Out’


$1 Million in Rebates Still Available for Energy Efficient Appliances

Nearly $1 million in rebates is still available for New Yorkers who purchase energy efficient appliances through "New York's Great Appliance Swap Out," a program that has provided $15,790,080 million in rebates to more than 157,000

 

February 22, 2011
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RITCHIE ATTENDS MORRISTOWN CHILI COOK OFF

State Senator Patty Ritchie attended Sunday's Morristown Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook Off.

"When the Morristown Chamber of Commerce contacted me and asked for my help to make sure that their annual chili cook off could be held, I told them I would do everything I could to insure that this North Country tradition continued," she said. "That's why I spent Sundaymorning with the contestants at the chili cook off."

February 22, 2011
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

As I complete my second month serving the people of the 7th Senate District, I am continuously reminded that these are interesting times in New York State. There are discussions going on in Albany about subjects that are now getting the serious attention they deserve. Mandate relief, for example, is something we need to discuss in the coming months, especially in light of the likelihood that a 2 percent tax cap will be implemented.

February 21, 2011
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Senator Serrano Moderates Caucus Weekend Workshops

 

For resources and helpful websites for non-profits, please CLICK HERE

For the main page of the Attorney General's website for non-profit organizations CLICK HERE

 

February 19, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH HONOR KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FOR EARNING NATIONAL RECOGNITION

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently visited Kennedy High School to congratulate senior Joshua Cohen for being named a semifinalist in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough presented Joshua with a legislative resolution honoring his accomplishment.

February 18, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PRESENTS LIBERTY MEDAL TO HERO CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Calhoun High School senior Colleen Oggeri for heroically saving her father’s life after he fell victim to sudden cardiac arrest. Senator Fuschillo presented the Liberty Medal to Colleen at Calhoun High School, surrounded by her family, teachers, and fellow students.

February 18, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 18th

Here is my community connection for the week ending Friday, February 18th. As always, you can view it in full-screen by clicking on the link below.

February 18, 2011
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Free Tax Filing Service for Eligible Taxpayers

If you earned $58,000 or less, or served in the military in 2010, you may be eligible to use FREE state and federal tax preparation services.  The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is urging eligible taxpayers to use FreeFile, a program providing user friendly software  that makes it easy to claim all the credits and deductions to which you are entitled.  In addition, your taxes will be E-Filed, meaning quicker and more accurate processing and faster returns.  Go to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s website at www.tax.ny.gov  and click on FreeFile for more information.

February 18, 2011
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