Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Díaz introduces and re-introduces 101 Pieces of Legislation

PRESS RELEASEJanuary 3, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAs you may know, the 2011-2012 Senate Session commences this Wednesday, January 5. Before session begins, I would like to present to you the 101 pieces of legislation that I have previously introduced and have re-introduced for the new legislative session.I call on my Republican colleagues to carefully consider these bills to ensure their swift passage.2011 Both Houses Bills, Prime Sponsored For: DíazSearch Results Count = 101Bill No.     S58    DIAZ -- Enacts the "behavioral health and long-term care act"

January 3, 2011
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Redistricting Goals And Criteria

Various state and local jurisdictions, in an effort to reform redistricting and to make it more accountable, have been considering new goals, methods and criteria that would result in a more transparent redistricting process and one that uses honest and objective criteria. While several states have pursued redistricting reform via the legislative process, others have considered independent commissions. California’s new commission is one major example of a recent reform.Goals and criteria being considered include:

January 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS ABOUT NEW LAWS FOR 2011

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents about some of the new laws which took effect on January 1st. The new laws include new measures to protect first responders, greater protections for consumers when redeeming rebates, and safeguards to protect seriously ill individuals from having their treatment coverage dropped by their insurance company.

January 3, 2011
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ADDABBO: LET’S GET TO WORK FOR 2011

Queens, NY, January 3, 2011 – With holiday season over, State Senator Joseph Addabbo says it’s time to focus on restoring faith back to the residents that their state government will be responsive to their concerns.

January 3, 2011
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A NEW YEAR FOR NEW YORK STATE: CRITICAL STEPS NEEDED FOR ECONOMIC RENEWAL OF THE EMPIRE STATE

New York State is facing the most difficult of times. Every single day, New York is losing businesses and jobs to more job-friendly states. The new year, new Governor and new Senate Leadership in our State government brings with it real opportunity for change. It's time to take firm and decisive action to turn our State around.

The states that encourage business and job growth will be the states that will succeed in the next decade. I am committed to making the changes necessary to change the direction of our State and to renew hope and prosperity for all New Yorkers. My immediate priorities for New York State in 2011 are:

CUT SPENDING:

January 3, 2011
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Three King's Day Celebration

I'd like to invite you all to bring your children - ages 1 through 9 - to join us on Saturday, January 8th at 12noon for our Three Kings Celebration at PS 5 located on 149th Street and Jackson Avenue. The first 500 children who attend will receive a backpack filled with school supplies and a toy.on Saturday

January 8, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Zeldin Announces Senate Office Opening

State Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C, I – Shirley) announced the opening of his District Office, located at the State Office Building in Hauppauge.  “I’m proud to say we’ve hit the ground running,” said Senator Zeldin.  “My staff and I have been meeting with constituents and organizations since shortly after Election Day in order to ensure a seamless, uninterrupted transition.”The district office phone number is 631-360-3356.  Email is zeldin@nysenate.gov.  the fax number is 631-360-3269. Mailing address is State Senator Lee M. Zeldin, NYS Office Building, Hauppauge, NY 11788.  Office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM.

January 3, 2011
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Senator Golden's Oath of Office

Swearing In Ceremony

of

Martin J. Golden

to the New York State Senate

Thursday, January 13, 2011

6:30 p.m.

Oath of Office Administered by Kings County Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice

Refreshments to follow

Intermediate School 228

228 Avenue S

Brooklyn, New York 11223

For additional information, please contact (718) 233-2537.

January 13, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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January 3, 2011
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South Nassau Communities Hospital Holiday Gift Giving Program

Thanks to the generosity of the people of the 9th Senate District, we were able to collect hundreds of toys that will brighten the Holidays for many children. A special thanks to all of the individuals and schools who graciously donated toys and clothing, and also to South Nassau Communities Hospital for making all of this possible! From left, Joe Lamantia, Executive Vice President & COO; Tricia Santaniello, RN, Pediatrics; Lynn Bert, RN, Nurse Manager, Pediatrics; Joseph A. Quagliata, President & CEO; Robin Grass, RN, Director, Community Education; Senator Dean Skelos.

January 3, 2011
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Three Kings Day

January 3, 2011

Three Kings Day

 Reverend Jessie Jackson used to preach a pro-life message that reminded all of an ancient Kenyan expression: “No one knows whose womb holds the chief.”  This means that taking the life of an unborn baby could mean that the world would miss out on a wonderful life.

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings, I cannot ignore how important it is to be pro-child, pro-family and pro-life.

According to the Bible, King Herod saw the birth of Jesus as a threat.

January 3, 2011
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Senator Seward Sworn In For New Term

ONEONTA, 01/01/11 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) took the oath of office today for another term at the Otsego County Courthouse in Cooperstown. 

Following the swearing-in ceremony, Seward addressed the standing room only crowd, vowing to attack the challenges facing New York head-on: 

“The landscape in Albany is changing.  There will be new players, including a new governor, and a new senate majority which I am proud to be part of.  I am also hopeful that there will be a renewed spirit of cooperation with an eye toward positive accomplishments that will benefit our entire state.

January 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & MEPHAM STUDENTS TEAM UP TO “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) visits Mepham High School to pick up toys collected by the Student Council for his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive. He is joined by (l-r) Mepham Principal Mike Harrington, Jessica Dwyer, Jessica Ambrecht, Student Council Advisor Mary Corbelli, Amanda Vera, Joann Delauter, and Alexandra Gellin.  

December 30, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ON SNOWSTORM OUTREACH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has maintained office hours for constituent concerns throughout the aftermath of the storm. Hundreds of unplowed streets have been reported as well as abandoned cars to be towed. Throughout the aftermath of the storm maintaining contact with city officials as well as CERT and the volunteer ambulance groups has been a priority and is starting to pay off.

Senator Golden stated “Today most streets in my district are plowed and those that have not been done will be today according to the Mayor’s office. The hundreds of unplowed streets in the different neighborhoods have been one of my priorities these last few days.”

December 30, 2010
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