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Senator Gallivan Announces Passage of Job Creation and Taxpayers Protection Act

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), joined with Senate colleagues this morning to announce an aggressive fiscal reform package, the Job Creation and Taxpayers Protection Act of 2011.  The package aims to grow private sector jobs while demanding fiscal responsibility from government, primarily through a state spending cap and establishing a two-thirds “super-majority” vote threshold to enact any tax increase.

“For New York State’s working families and small businesses to survive we need to reduce taxes and control state spending. That is the only responsible action, and I am proud that it is the first action the new Senate Majority is taking,” said Gallivan.

January 19, 2011
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Senator Gallivan: “UB 2020 Is Western New York’s Top Priority”

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – Elma) joined with the rest of the Western New York Legislative Delegation this morning at the University at Buffalo’s North campus to send a unified message to Governor Cuomo that the implementation of UB 2020, the University’s long term growth and development strategy, is the region’s and the delegation’s principle legislative concern.

Legislation sponsored by Gallivan and four of his Western New York Senate colleagues allowing for the implementation of UB 2020 through public education policy reforms was unveiled at the press conference this morning. A letter signed by the delegation urging the Governor to include the necessary provisions in his soon-to-be-released executive budget proposal was also released.

January 19, 2011
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Gallivan Selected to Chair Social Services and Children and Families Committees

Patrick M. Gallivan (R, C, I  – Elma), announced today that he was selected as chair of two very important State Senate committees; Social Services, and Children and Families.

“New York State faces serious challenges, first among them are the out-of-control government spending and the spiraling costs of Medicaid. I am honored that Senator Skelos has demonstrated his faith in my abilities by granting me the opportunity to chair the committee that will lead the fight to reform Medicaid and combat the system’s instances of waste, fraud and abuse, while at the same time ensuring that services are available for those who depend on them,” said Gallivan.

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR GRISANTI TO HOLD SWEARING-IN CEREMONY AT CANISIUS COLLEGE

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) will hold his local swearing-in ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 22 at the Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College.Grisanti, who was formally sworn in earlier this month during a ceremony in Albany, is a graduate of Canisius College.

January 19, 2011
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GRISANTI SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONSTITUENTS

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) and New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto (138th District) today voiced their support of the introduction of legislation by New York State Assemblyman Philip Boyle (8th District) that calls for the creation of a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for any elected official who destroys public documents.At a press conference held this morning in Albany, Boyle shared details of his proposal in a bipartisan announcement of legislation that would make it a crime, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $25,000 fine, for any elected official to knowingly destroy "open" constituent case files. Both Grisanti and Ceretto discovered their immediate predecessors have destroyed existing constituent case files.  Of

January 19, 2011
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RITCHIE JOB CREATION PLAN PASSES SENATE

$5,000 Tax Credit Aims to Put New Yorkers Back To WorkState Senator Patty Ritchie (R,C-Heuvelton) today announced Senate approval of a plan to provide a $5000 tax credit to businesses that create new jobs.It’s the same tax credit plan outlined by Ritchie in her successful campaign for State Senate, and the cornerstone of a sweeping package of measures, dubbed the “Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act,” that aim to jumpstart the Upstate economy, rein in runaway state spending and make it harder for Albany to raise taxes."With an unemployment rate in Oswego, Jefferson and St.

January 19, 2011
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Community members attend Senator McDonald's swearing in ceremony at TEC-SMART

Senator Roy McDonald hosted a swearing-in ceremony to kick-off  his second term representing the 43rd Senate District. The event took place at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART facility in Malta.

January 19, 2011
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McDonald Supports Job Creation Proposal & Taxpayer Protection Act

Albany – January 19, 2011 - Senator Roy McDonald today voted in favor of a proposal aimed to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility in New York government. Of particular importance, is the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG HAILS PASSAGE OF JOB CREATION & TAXPAYERS PROTECTION ACT

ALBANY – A  major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new private sector jobs for workers across the State was passed in the State Senate on Wednesday, according to Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).

January 19, 2011
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BALL UNVEILS STATE SPENDING CAP & JOBS BILL

ALBANY, NY (1/19/11) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), the Senate Majority representative on Governor Cuomo’s Savings and Government Efficiency Commission, today announced his sponsorship, and the passage of, the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011 today. This Act will ensure fiscal responsibility, including a 2% spending cap and a two-thirds super majority vote required to increase taxes, and encourage small businesses, manufacturers, farmers, and entrepreneurs to create jobs by offering tax credits for created jobs, rolling back or eliminating recent taxes, and enacting a “Red Tape Moratorium.”“This is all about jobs and taxes,” Ball said. “Four years ago as an Assemblyman, I came to Albany to cap state spending and reform taxes.

January 19, 2011
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SENATE PASSES JOB CREATION & TAXPAYER PROTECTION ACT

The New York State Senate today passed the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

“The people have spoken loud and clear that they want the state to cut spending, stop runaway tax increases and get off businesses’ backs and out of their wallets so they can create new jobs,” Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said.  “Today, the Senate is sending a clear signal that we share those priorities by making these bills the first ones we act on in the 2011 session. 

January 19, 2011
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Senator Montgomery & Brooklyn Omega Pay Tribute To Dr. King

Senator Montgomery at a basketball tournament organized by the Brothers of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter “Brooklyn Omega,” that combines sports with social responsibility. All the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, an historically black fraternal organization, are college educated and a great role model for the young men who competed at MS 113 in Fort Greene.  Among them is Robert Cornegy, an elected Democratic State Committee Representative. The fraternity promotes social and cultural program that help to uplift communities.

January 18, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins His Conference Colleagues To Introduce A Comprehensive 22-Point Bipartisan Rules Reform Package

NYS Senator Eric Adams and his conference colleagues have introduced a 22-point rules reform package for independent redistricting, ethics reform, and budget reform. The conference called on the sixty-two members of the State Senate to unite to adopt a sweeping rules reform resolution to consolidate and protect historic reforms passed in 2009 and include additional proposals to create a more fair and accountable legislative body.

January 18, 2011
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The Journal News: Yonkers Residents Urged to Relinquish Fear at MLK Event

By Ernie Garcia

YONKERS — Biblical lepers were examples of self-liberation at the Nepperhan Community Center's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on Monday.

The Rev. H. Beecher Hicks Jr. of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington urged about 300 attendees at the Warburton Avenue center's 25th annual breakfast to let go of the hurt from past injustices and reach for any goal they desire...

The Nepperhan event, which drew most of the city's elected officials, also honored state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins; Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow: Ken Jenkins, chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators ; and Yonkers Councilwoman Patricia McDow with the Drum Major for Justice Award for their efforts to improve the city...

January 18, 2011
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SENATOR DÍAZ CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT BILL BANNING LEGISLATORS’ OUTSIDE INCOME

PRESS RELEASEJanuary 18, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENATOR DÍAZ CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT BILL BANNING LEGISLATORS’ OUTSIDE INCOME

Albany, New York – State Senator Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) today called on Governor Cuomo to support a bill that he has reintroduced that would ban legislators from engaging in any outside paid activity during the legislators’ term of office (S.284).

January 18, 2011
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Nepperhan Community Center Honors Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(Westchester, NY)- Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/I/WF)  was honored this morning by the Nepperhan Community Center at their 25th Silver Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast with the Drum Major for Justice Award. The Senator joined Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, Westchester County Board Chairman Ken Jenkins, and Yonkers City Councilwoman Pat McDow as honorees at the annual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Community Center.

January 18, 2011
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