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Statement by Senator Lee M. Zeldin on Governor Cuomo's State Of The State Message

“The message that we heard from Governor Cuomo today was very clear.   It was the same message of my campaign: cut taxes, cut spending, create jobs. 

January 5, 2011
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RITCHIE SELECTED FOR ‘STATE OF STATE’ ROLE

ALBANY— On the opening day of the 2011 Legislative session—and her very first official day in office—State Senator Patty Ritchie was selected for a role related to Governor Cuomo’s inaugural “State of the State” address.Senator Ritchie was elected by her fellow Senators to serve as an official emissary to “wait on” the G

January 5, 2011
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Senator Perkins Takes His Oath of Office

On January 5th 2011, Senator Perkins took his oath of office to begin his 3rd term as state senator to proudly and honorably reprensent the people of the 30th senatorial district.

January 5, 2011
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Senator Seward Applauds State of State Address

ALBANY, 01/05/11 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address:

“The governor’s state of the state message was a slam dunk.  Styled more like an upbeat high school pep rally than a monotonous political speech, he hit on all the right themes and seemed to energize legislators and all New Yorkers on hand.

“The message of fiscal responsibility rang through and is one I have been promoting for some time.  The state has been spending too much, and needs to cut back through the use of a hard spending cap, Medicaid reform, and state agency consolidations.

January 5, 2011
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STATE OF THE STATE REMARKS BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA

 In his State of the State address today, Governor Cuomo said what I’ve been saying all along — we need to cut taxes, reduce spending and create jobs so that New York becomes an attractive place to live and raise a family.  In order to fix what has been broken over the last 2 years we’ve got to reduce property taxes, reduce the size of government and, most of all, help businesses create new private sector jobs.

January 5, 2011
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Senator Maziarz reacts to the State of the State message

New York State Senator George D. Maziarz (R, C – Newfane) today gave high praise to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s inaugural State of the State Address. Cuomo’s speech, which was delivered in the Convention Center of Albany’s Empire State Plaza, focused on addressing the state’s current fiscal crisis, restructuring government operations, and bringing about comprehensive ethics reform.

January 5, 2011
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Medina High School senior attends "State of the State" address

Darren Canham, a Medina High School senior, was chosen as Orleans County's student representative to attend Governor Andrew Cuomo's "State of the State" address on January 5, 2011 in Albany.  In this picture, Senator George Maziarz welcomes Darren and his parents, Brian and Pam, to the state capital at his Albany office.

January 5, 2011
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Brooklyn Bridge Park applies for permit to open up its own floating pool a la Floating Pool Lady

BY Erin Durkin and Jake Pearson

Brooklyn Bridge Park could finally get its own floating pool.

Park officials want to build a new floating pool, like the wildly popular barge-borne one that docked in the Brooklyn Heights harbor four summers ago, and last week took the first step by applying for a permit with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

"It was popular. It drew visitors from all over Brooklyn, the city, and 12 foreign countries," said state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights).

"Having recreation that makes this park the citywide star that it can be is very important, and having a floating pool in the harbor would help the park reach its potential."

January 5, 2011
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New York State Senator John J. Bonacic discussing Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) discussing Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address on January 5th 2011.

January 5, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BONACIC ON GOVERNOR CUOMO'S STATE OF THE STATE MESSAGE

January 5, 2011:  “Governor Cuomo has the support of the people of New York and a mandate for change.  The past two years of State government have increased spending by over $14 billion and increased taxes by over $10 billion – all of which I voted against.”

January 5, 2011
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Senator-Elect Lee Zeldin Sworn Into Office

Albany, NY- Hundreds of supporters, well-wishers and other officials were on hand today to witness and take part in the swearing in of Senator-Elect Lee Zeldin (R, C, I-Shirley).  Senator Zeldin was elected this past November in a decisive 16 point victory in the New York State Third Senate District.

January 5, 2011
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RITCHIE JOINS NEW ASSEMBLY MEMBERS AT SWEARING IN

ALBANY—State Senator Patty Ritchie (R,C-Heuvelton) joined the two newest Assembly members representing Central and Northern New York as they took their oaths of office for the first time.In the attached photo, Senator Ritchie is flanked by 122nd District Assemblyman Kenneth Blankenbush, left, and 115th District Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, right.Also pictured are 124th District Assemblyman Will Barclay, left; and 128th District Assemblyman Bob Oaks, right.All five state lawmakers represent Oswego County. Senator Ritchie and Assemblyman Blankenbush also represent Jefferson and parts of St. Lawrence Counties.The newest Assembly members were sworn in today in ceremonies at the capital.

January 5, 2011
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A MESSAGE FROM SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Welcome to the official web site of the New York State Senate.

The new year of 2011 brings important changes and challenges to our State government, and to the State of New York as a whole. 

The members of  the State Senate will be working closely with our new Governor Andrew Cuomo and the members of the New York State Assembly to meet the significant challenges that lie ahead.

January 4, 2011
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