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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PRESENTS LIBERTY MEDAL TO MASSAPEQUA PARK POLICE OFFICER FOR HIS LIFE-SAVING EFFORTS IN HAITI

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right ) presents the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Chris Connolly (center)  for his efforts to rescue victims of the Haiti earthquake. They are joined by Mr. Connolly’s wife, Eileen (left).         

November 18, 2010
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Car rental companies gouging outer boros: pols

By SALLY GOLDENBERG Claiming geographic discrimination, three lawmakers want to put the brakes on car rental companies that charge higher rates to residents living in certain boroughs. A survey of 11 car companies that do business in the five boroughs found two – Thrifty and Dollar, which are owned by the same parent company – charge Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx residents an additional fee based on their residence. Brooklynites pay an additional $55 daily to rent from either of those companies, Bronx residents pay $53 per day and Queens dwellers are charged $11 each day, according to a survey from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, state Sen. Daniel Squadron

November 18, 2010
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December 20, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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December 7, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition’s Golf Skill Challenge Classic

Senator Owen H. Johnson was recently on hand for the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition’s (BBCC) Golf Skill Challenge Classic at the Sumpwams Creek Golf Course in Babylon Village.  The October 25th outing raised funds to benefit Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition’s many patient and community services.   

Pictured from left to right are:  Keely Harris, Golf Outing Chairperson; Tess Helfman, BBCC President; Karen Kunkel, BBCC Board Member; and Senator Owen H. Johnson.

November 17, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

Senate Republicans share Governor-elect Cuomo’s serious concern that a needless, protracted delay in determining the results of three Senate elections would create gridlock in the Senate, that the ballots must be counted expeditiously and any legitimate legal issues must be resolved as soon as possible. 

 

November 17, 2010
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Journal News: Superconductor summit at Westchester Community College could get business flowing

VALHALLA — Move over, Silicon Valley.

Those in the business of superconductors are looking to make New York into the new Superconductor Valley.

So what exactly are superconductors?

Superconductors are materials that feature no resistance to the flow of electricity, thereby offering a significant boost to performance as well as economic and environmental benefits.

On Friday, Westchester Community College hosted the first-ever New York State Superconductor Technology Summit: Cultivating Economic Growth From Within the Empire State, attracting a mix of businesses, researchers, students and political leaders.

November 17, 2010
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Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo and other world leaders to attend opening reception for National High Speed Rail Conference Hosted by Senate President Malcolm A. Smith

(New York, NY) - Tonight, Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo will attend a reception hosted by Senate President Malcolm A. Smith to kick-off the historic High Speed Rail conference – the first to be held in New York.

November 17, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH THANK SEAFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR HELPING VETERANS IN NEED

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today visited Seaford High School to thank students in the Key Club for participating in two programs he organized to help veterans in need. Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) joined Senator Fuschillo in thanking the students for their efforts.

November 17, 2010
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BP Stringer, Senator Squadron & Assemblymember Kavanagh Issue Holiday Warning, Expose Hidden "Borough Fees" Charged By Rental Car Companies Across New York City

Survey finds residents in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

pay added fees under Dollar-Thrifty corporate policy

November 17, 2010
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Veteran Frank C. Criscuolo of Lindenhurst awarded New York State’s highest military honor.

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented Frank C. Criscuolo of Lindenhurst with the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross.  The New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, along with its accompanying citation, is the highest military honor the State of New York bestows on  a veteran.  Mr. Criscuolo was also presented with the New York State Conspicuous Service Star.

November 16, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

New Yorkers are ready to move past Election Day.  They want us to govern and focus on their priorities.  According to a Siena College poll, the top priorities of New Yorkers are creating jobs, reducing state spending and taxes, and balancing the budget.  Senate Republicans are ready to get to work and get results on these issues. 

 

This year Senate Republicans proposed a job creation plan that would provide a tax credit, which is similar to one enacted by the federal government, that would create thousands of jobs at no cost to the State, and help get people off unemployment. 

 

November 16, 2010
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November 16, 2010
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