Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Hassell-Thompson Recognizes February as American Heart Month

Urges New Yorkers to be proactive about their heart health 

February 10, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Joined by Local Residents and Leaders at P.S/I.S 187 Town Hall Meeting

Community Members and Representatives from Various Agencies Come Together to Discuss Local Issues

February 10, 2011
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JOINT STATEMENT BY SENATORS LEE M. ZELDIN AND JACK M. MARTINS

“Since before we came into office on January 1st, 2011, we have had to contend, on an almost daily basis, with inquiries about state government funding which our predecessors promised local governments and non-profit agencies in our districts during this past year.    

February 9, 2011
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SEN. YOUNG SPONSORED MANDATE RELIEF LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

ALBANY - The State Senate has passed mandate relief legislation sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean), that would give local governments more authority and flexibility and help save taxpayer dollars.

February 9, 2011
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Advocates for Juvenile Justice Reform

Youth from the Center for Community Alternatives join with Senator Montgomery and Senator Perkins in announcing the Senate Democratic Conference's proposal for juvenile justice reform.

February 9, 2011
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SEN. YOUNG MEETS WITH LOCAL RED CROSS CHAPTERS IN ALBANY

Representatives from the American Red Cross’s Southwestern NY Chapter,  which serves Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, and the Clara Barton Chapter # 1, which serves Livingston County, were in Albany recently to join other chapters from across the state for the New York State’s Red Cross annual Lobby Day.

February 9, 2011
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Press Advisory/Aviso de Prensa: Soundview Healthcare Network Press Conference

Press Advisory

11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 10, 2011

from… Soundview Healthcare Network

WHAT:

State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Bishop Fernando Rodriguez, president of the Latin American Chaplains Association, Pedro Espada, Jr., patients, clergy and civic leaders, other elected officials, and medical staff and health vendors will hold a unity press conference and rally in support of the Soundview Healthcare Network, emphasizing the importance of the network’s four medical facilities to the health care of tens of thousands of Bronx residents, families, children and senior citizens.

WHERE: Soundview Health Center, 731 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY

WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 10, 2011

February 9, 2011
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Juvenile Justice Reform: A Call To Action

 

 

 

Facing a system in crisis and an economy on the brink of collapse, Senate Democrats joined with child advocates and clergy to announce their support for Gov. Cuomo’s plans to reform the broken juvenile justice system, and call on Senate Republicans to drop their political demands that stand in the way of needed reform. Led by Senator Velmanette Montgomery, ranking member on the Senate’s Children and Families Services Committee, Senate Democrats sought to build on proposals included in Gov. Cuomo’s 2011-12 Executive Budget by announcing additional policy initiatives to create greater oversight and cost savings for New York taxpayers.

 

February 9, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HONORS WANTAGH FIREFIGHTER FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today honored Ex-Chief John Barrett for his 50 years of community service as a volunteer firefighter in the Wantagh Fire Department.

February 9, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Gets A Taste of New York Agriculture

Senator Montgomery meets and greets Future Farmers of America (FFA) from Syracuse during their presentation on New York agriculture at the State Capitol.

February 9, 2011
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Legislative Report

NYS Senator Carl Marcellino talks about the budget proposal and his concerns as well as his hope for an improved, more transparent budget process.

February 9, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Urges Board of Regents to Continue Italian Language Program

Senator Carlucci Calls on New York State Board of Regents

to Continue Italian Language Program

 

(New City, NY) In an effort to continue the study of the Italian language and culture, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) is strongly urging the New York State Board of Regents to retain the Italian Regents.

 

The Board of Regents is planning to eliminate the Italian Regents in schools throughout New York State after June 2011, leaving only French and Spanish available as language options.

 

February 9, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Fights Burdensome Regulations on Child Performers

Senator David Carlucci Fights

Burdensome Regulations on Child Performers

 (Albany, NY) New York State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland), Chairman of the Senate’s Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC), today announced his concern that New York could place thousands of acting, film, production and theater jobs in danger if a newly proposed Department of Labor (DOL) rule is enacted into law.  Senator Carlucci sent a letter yesterday to Commissioner Colleen C. Gardner at the Department of Labor outlining these concerns. 

February 9, 2011
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO BILL TO SAVE MUNICIPALITIES MONEY THROUGH ELECTRONIC TAX STATEMENTS

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to save taxpayer dollars by allowing municipalities to send out tax statements electronically.

February 8, 2011
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From the Desk of Senator Martins

It’s been an historic week in Albany from the perspective that our state government is at last bringing tax relief to our residents. I was pleased to have voted along with my colleagues on a 2 percent tax cap to be imposed on local government. This will help to ensure that our residents will not be saddled with heavy tax increases that will drive them from their homes. The taxpayers have clearly spoken and we are listening.

The tax cap has been passed by the Senate and is supported by Governor Cuomo. We now need the Assembly to pass this legislation to begin the process of easing the tax burden on all New Yorkers.

February 8, 2011
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Saratoga Racetrack Will Be Open for Business This Year

Senator McDonald discusses the importance of a guaranteed meet for 2011 at the Saratoga Racetrack with NYRA President Charles Hayward at the Senate Racing, Wagering & Ganming public hearing on the future of racing. (2-7-2011)

February 8, 2011
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