Issues: Miscellaneous

February 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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February 3, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON THE ROBBERY AND ASSAULT OF JOHN AND LINDA NAIMO

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member and former Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee and the author of the New York State Law known as “Granny’s Law” today issued the following statement in response to reports of the assault and robbery of Staten Island’s Naimo family;

“It is tragedy that John, 81 and Linda, 75 were assaulted this past Sunday. It is less than two weeks since I made a statement on the assault and robbery of Brooklyn’s 81-year old Madeline Klima, and now, as a I did then, condemn this act of incivility and cowardice.

January 26, 2011
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January 26, 2011
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The Long Island Delegation

Left to right:  Senators Kemp Hannon, Jack Martins, Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Owen Johnson, Kenneth LaValle, Carl Marcellino, Lee Zeldin, John Flannagan, and Charles Fuschillo.

January 26, 2011
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Archbishop of Naples Visits NYC, Offers Prayers at Casa Belvedere

Published by the Staten Island Advance

By Maureen Donnelly

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, visited Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Grymes Hill, Thursday as part of a tour of the five boroughs. One of the most notable leaders in Naples and of Italy's Campania region, Cardinal Sepe was in New York City this week for a series of events, "Dire Napoli" (Telling Naples) -- "Don't Close the Door on Hope," promoting Naples. He was accompanied to Casa Belvedere by Francesco Talo, counsel general of Italy, and Vincenzo Scotti, under-secretary for foreign affairs of Italy.

January 26, 2011
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Statement from Senator Malcolm A. Smith Re: State of the Union Address

“ I applaud President Barack Obama for his leadership and innovative vision to create jobs and reduce the economy’s deficit.

January 26, 2011
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IDC Members to Chair Legislative Committees

The Independent Democratic Conference today accepted recommendations from the Senate Majority that, in keeping with recent bi-partisan tradition, would allow them to chair legislative committees.

 

January 26, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA NAMED CHAIR OF BOTH CITIES AND ETHICS COMMITTEES

Lanza Also Renamed Co-chair of Legislative Ethics Commission

January 26, 2011
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School Tax Relief Program (STAR) Application Deadline March 1, 2011

Senator Owen H. Johnson wants to remind you that the deadline for New York State’s School Tax Relief Program (STAR) is March 1, 2011.   STAR is a tax relief program that lowers property taxes for owner-occupied primary residences.  There are two levels of STAR benefits: Basic STAR and Enhanced STAR.

Basic STAR is available to residents who own and live in their own 1- ,2- , or 3-family house, condominium, or cooperative apartment and earn less than $500,000 a year.  There is no age limit for Basic STAR.  For qualifying homeowners, Basic STAR exempts the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes. Once you are approved for Basic STAR, you need not reapply each year unless you move to a new primary residence.

January 25, 2011
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Peralta ascends Democrats' Senate leadership ranks

Times Ledger

Freshman senator named to fifth-highest post as Democratic whip, co-chair of campaign committe

In the nearly one year that Jose Peralta has been a state senator representing western Queens, his star has surely risen.

Peralta was selected as one of four co-chairmen in charge of making sure Democrats recapture the Senate in 2012 and was chosen by Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) as Democratic whip – the fifth-highest leadership position among Democrats.

On top of the two posts, Peralta was also named the ranking member of the Senate Labor Committee by Sampson.

January 25, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES CITY TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN HERO FROM BROOKLYN RESTORED

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, is announcing that through his efforts, a plaque posthumously honoring United States Army Private First Class Armond Cutinella, has been restored.

January 25, 2011
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January 25, 2011
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ADDABBO: “DON’T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE!”

Senator and Assemblyman Mike Miller Sponsor Free Seminar with Experts on How to Prevent or

Eliminate the Growing Menace 

January 25, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Urges New Approach to Help Our Children

Senator Carlucci Urges New Approach

to Help Our Children

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) released a report, compiled by the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), which has found that the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has increased overtime costs and a drastic spike in worker's compensation claims, despite the number of children under OCFS supervision having decreased.

 

January 24, 2011
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January 24, 2011
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State Sen. Daniel Squadron Tells Fellow Jets Fans To Keep Hope Alive

January 24, 2011 4:58 PM

NY Daily News

By Celeste Katz

The Jets break their fans' hearts year after year, but here's a snippet of a column state Sen. Dan Squadron wrote for ESPN's website today on how staying faithful to Gang Green has helped him learn how to keep hope alive, even when it's been crushed under a pile of Steelers jerseys -- or stalled in Albany gridlock.

"To be a Jets fan is to be a believer. It’s to ignore the conventional wisdom or the odds, even

January 24, 2011
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