Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Ball Wants Your Help to Find Waste and Inefficiencies in New York

It is time to return New York State government to you, the people.

Senator Ball's "You Cut Albany" program will allow New Yorkers, such as yourself, to vote online and give their opinions regarding which specific examples of wasteful spending they would like to see cut from the State Budget.  The votes and direct input provided from constituents will be used by Senator Ball and his colleagues during budget discussions -- both at Budget Conference Committee tables, as well as on the floor of the New York State Senate.  On a regular basis, new spending items will be added to the list for consideration and a new round of on-line voting by taxpayers.

January 7, 2011
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Senator Lee Zeldin comments on the State of the State Address

 

Watch below to view my thoughts about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address.  I was impressed with the Governor's message and I look forward to working with him to create a better New York.

 

 

January 7, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPOINTED TO SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Senator Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick) has been appointed to serve on the powerful Senate Finance Committee by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. 

January 7, 2011
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Holds First Crime Prevention Meeting For The New Year

 (St. Albans, NY)-  Senator Malcolm A. Smith held his first Operation Safe Southeast Queens (OSSEQ) meeting for 2011. The meeting consisted of representatives from the offices of Southeast Queens elected officials, local police precincts, the Queens District Attorney’s office, community and civic leaders, clergy and concerned citizens. Through the communication and relationships established at the monthly meeting, Senator Smith and his staff have been effective at targeting traditional “hot spots” and increasing police surveillance thereby curtailing drug activity, prostitution and other issues brought to their attention at the meeting.  “Preventing crime and keeping my constituents safe is always my first priority.

January 7, 2011
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January 6, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO MEETS WITH WEBSTER STUDENT AT STATE OF THE STATE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Jessica and Nancy DeRyke of Webster. Jessica, who is a Senior at Webster Schroeder High School, was selected to represent Monroe County at the Governor’s State of the State address in Albany. One student was selected from each county in New York State to attend this year’s State of the State. Jessica participated in an interview with Senator Nozzolio to share her thoughts on the Governor’s address.

January 6, 2011
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The Independent Democratic Conference 2011 Agenda

Job Creation This past October, New York State was given the dubious distinction of having the least hospitable tax climate in the nation. The key to job creation in New York is removing obstacles to business investment and business creation through broad-based reforms that benefit all sizes and types of employers all across the state.  Streamlining Upstate NY Economic Development Efforts to Attract and Retain Businesses

January 6, 2011
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Senators Klein, Savino, Valesky, Carlucci Announce Formation of Independent Democratic Conference

State Senators Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), Diane Savino, (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), David J. Valesky,  (D-Oneida) and David Carlucci, (D-Rockland), today announced their departure from the Senate Democratic Conference and the formation of a third legislative conference.  The four senators will caucus together as the Independent Democratic Conference. As a group, they will push for commonsense solutions to the problems facing this state, break the hyper-partisan gridlock that has gripped this chamber, and work to restore the public's trust in its public officials.  

January 6, 2011
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Operation Safe Southeast Queens January 2011 Meeting

Keira Betty, FDNY/ EMS Worker/Instructor teaching CPR  (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) to meeting attendees.

January 6, 2011
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Senator Serrano Celebrates Three Kings Day!

Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, Senator Serrano and New York City Comptroller John Liu

Senator Serrano today celebrated Three Kings Day by participating in El Barrio's 34th Annual Three Kings Day Parade. Various school groups and organizations from all over New York City take part in this local event each year.

"The Three Kings Day Parade is a terrific celebration of our heritage, and a time-honored tradition that must be protected for generations to come," said the Senator. "Children from throughout the city await this visual feast with anticipation. The camels, live music, dancing, and the puppets make it a wonderful experience for the entire community.”

January 6, 2011
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Senator José M. Serrano Takes New York State Senate Oath of Office

Albany, NY— On Wednesday, January 5th, 2010, Senator José M. Serrano (D- Manhattan/Bronx) took the oath of office for the New York State Senate, marking the beginning of his fourth term in the Legislature.

January 6, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM IN NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently sworn in for a new term as the New York State Senator for the 8th District.  

January 6, 2011
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State Sen. Jose Peralta urges probe into baby's death in blizzard aftermath

Daily News

State Sen. Jose Peralta is calling for a probe into the death of an infant who had to wait for medical treatment because of snow-clogged streets after the blizzard.

"This is an especially heartbreaking tragedy that might have been avoided if only the streets had been cleared," said Peralta (D-Queens).

January 6, 2011
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Muere víctima de la tormenta, Padres deciden desconectar a bebé que, por la nevada, no recibió atención oportuna

El Diario 

Queens — La víctima más joven de la tormenta que azotó a la ciudad hace más de una semana murió ayer en este condado. Addison Reinoso, un bebé hispano de sólo tres meses, no recibió asistencia médica de urgencia en su hogar de Corona, debido a la nieve que bloqueó al paso a una ambulancia. El bebé fue declarado muerto la tarde de ayer, luego de pasar varios días conectado a un respirador artificial.

El padre del bebé, Luis Reinoso, dijo en una entrevista telefónica con EL DIARIO LA PRENSA: "El único mensaje para la ciudad y para el alcalde es que limpien las calles, porque no quisiera que esto no pase a otros".

"Estos últimos años nos han tenido abandonados a la comunidad hispana. Nos abandonaron", agregó Reinoso.

January 6, 2011
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Boy Whose Treatment Was Delayed by Snow Dies

The New York Times

A stricken 3-month-old boy whose medical treatment was delayed last week by unplowed streets in Queens died Tuesday afternoon at Elmhurst Hospital, paramedics said.

The infant, Addison Reinoso, began having breathing problems and lost consciousness last Wednesday afternoon, said Patrick Bahnken, president of the Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors FDNY.

January 6, 2011
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