Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Fuschillo & NYS Senate Pay Tribute to Fallen Nassau County Police Officer

The New York State Senate recently paid tribute to Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano, who died in the line of duty on February 4, 2011. The Senate passed a legislative resolution, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in memory of Officer Califano.

March 7, 2011
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'Chopping' out the noise

The New York Post

By Heather Haddon

Last Updated: 12:42 PM, March 6, 2011

Posted: 2:03 AM, March 6, 2011

Meet the pilot police.

Aviation authorities have quietly started cracking down on hell-raising helicopters breaking new city flight restrictions for sightseeing aircraft, The Post has learned.

The Downtown Manhattan Heliport, the chopper hub owned by the city Economic Development Corp., began scanning radar systems last month to kill the buzz from pilots incessantly circling over residential areas in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

March 6, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH WELCOME WANTAGH ART STUDENT TO STATE CAPITOL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently congratulated Wantagh High School student Gabrielle Soethout on having her art displayed in the State Capitol. 

March 4, 2011
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SENATORS LANZA, GOLDEN CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO HELP OTBS

             Albany - State Senators Andrew J. Lanza (R-C-I, 24th District) and Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today renewed their call to make the necessary changes in the payment structure to ensure the financial viability of Off-Track Betting Corporations (OTBs) statewide in the wake of the Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corporation’s recent move toward filing bankruptcy and recent reports that Nassau OTB’s handle is significantly down.

March 4, 2011
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SENATORS GOLDEN, LANZA CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO HELP OTBS

Albany - State Senators Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) Andrew J. Lanza (R-C-I, 24th District) today renewed their call to make the necessary changes in the payment structure to ensure the financial viability of Off-Track Betting Corporations (OTBs) statewide in the wake of the Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corporation’s recent move toward filing bankruptcy and recent reports that Nassau OTB’s handle is significantly down.

 

March 4, 2011
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March 4, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 4th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday, March 4th. As always, you can view this in full-screen by clicking on the link below.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets Art Exhibit Participant

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Gillian Litynski of Niskayuna High School with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Also pictured is Assemblyman James Tedisco (right).

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Attends NYSATA Legislative Art Exhibit

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Amy Goodman of Niskayuna High School with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Also pictured is Assemblyman James Tedisco (right).

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Chats With Young Artists

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Balndy Perez (middle) with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Blandy is a third grade student in the Fonda-Fultonville school district.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Enjoys Art Display

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Hailie Downing (middle) with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Hailie is a first grade student in the Fonda-Fultonville school district.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Enjoys Art Display

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Hailie Downing (middle) with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Hailie is a first grade student in the Fonda-Fultonville school district.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Local Artists

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Cara DePan (middle) of Niskayuna with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Cara is an eight grade student at the Albany Academy for Girls.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Protects Voting Rights for New Yorkers Serving Abroad

It is unacceptable for our military who are bravely serving abroad, to not have their votes counted.  Today the Senate passed  legislation that will allow adequate time for military ballots to be sent and returned in the event of a special election.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Ranzenhofer 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.

March 4, 2011
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