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January 10, 2011
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Senator Greg Ball Appointed to Governor’s SAGE Commission

Ball Tapped to Consolidate Government Agencies and Authorities by 20% ALBANY, NY (01/09/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was one of only two Senators, and the only one from the Senate Majority, appointed on Friday to sit on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission. The SAGE Commission was created by Governor Cuomo through Executive Order on Wednesday, noting that the excessive bureaucracy in New York has become a burden to the taxpayers.

January 10, 2011
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Dave Bushover recognized for 50 years of service to Shelby Fire Company

Back: Assemblyman Steve Hawley, Senator George Maziarz

Front: Dave Bushover, Former Chief Ed Southcott

 

 

January 10, 2011
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Free Glaucoma Screening hosted by Senator Skelos

Event: Free Glaucoma Screening Friday, January 21, 2011, from 10am until 1pm Location: Greis Park, Lynbrook: 55 Wilbur St. Lynbrook, NY 11563January is Glaucoma Awareness Month-- What is Glaucoma?Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. In the early stages of the disease, there may be no symptoms. Experts estimate that half of the people affected by glaucoma may not know they have it.Diagnostic Tests

January 21, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Calls On Queens DA To Institute Another Gun Buy Back Program

(St. Albans, NY)- State Senator Malcolm A. Smith is calling on  Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to institute another Gun Buy-Back Program in Queens.  

January 7, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending January 7th

Here is my Community Connection for the week ending January 7th. As always, you can download a version to view in full screen by clicking on the link below.

January 7, 2011
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Cold Weather Tips- Learn more about how you can protect your health when it is extremely cold

 

The World Health Organization recommends keeping indoor temperatures between 64 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit for healthy people. The minimum temperature should be kept above 68 degrees Fahrenheit to protect the very young, the elderly, or people with health problems.

January 7, 2011
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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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