Issues: Miscellaneous

Muere víctima de la tormenta, Padres deciden desconectar a bebé que, por la nevada, no recibió atención oportuna

El Diario 

Queens — La víctima más joven de la tormenta que azotó a la ciudad hace más de una semana murió ayer en este condado. Addison Reinoso, un bebé hispano de sólo tres meses, no recibió asistencia médica de urgencia en su hogar de Corona, debido a la nieve que bloqueó al paso a una ambulancia. El bebé fue declarado muerto la tarde de ayer, luego de pasar varios días conectado a un respirador artificial.

El padre del bebé, Luis Reinoso, dijo en una entrevista telefónica con EL DIARIO LA PRENSA: "El único mensaje para la ciudad y para el alcalde es que limpien las calles, porque no quisiera que esto no pase a otros".

"Estos últimos años nos han tenido abandonados a la comunidad hispana. Nos abandonaron", agregó Reinoso.

January 6, 2011
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Boy Whose Treatment Was Delayed by Snow Dies

The New York Times

A stricken 3-month-old boy whose medical treatment was delayed last week by unplowed streets in Queens died Tuesday afternoon at Elmhurst Hospital, paramedics said.

The infant, Addison Reinoso, began having breathing problems and lost consciousness last Wednesday afternoon, said Patrick Bahnken, president of the Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors FDNY.

January 6, 2011
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Two tragic delays occur one block apart

New York Post

Two of this week's snow-linked tragedies occurred just a block apart.

The parents of 3-month-old Addison Reynoso say the boy is brain dead because minutes were lost Wednesday afternoon in getting emergency help to their home on 39th Avenue in Corona, Queens.

Two days earlier and one block away, Yvonne Freeman, 75, suffered fatal respiratory distress after waiting three hours for EMTs to fight their way through the snow.

State Sen. José Peralta, who represents the district, yesterday called for an "exhaustive and honest review" and said "swift and forceful action must be taken against those who failed our city in a time of need."

January 6, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE

          “Governor Cuomo’s State of the State message focused on a number of issues which I believe are critical to putting New York State back on the right track; cutting spending, no new taxes, and creating jobs. 

January 6, 2011
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Day Two


Governor Cuomo started us off on the right note in yesterday's State of the State message to begin New York's 234th legislative session, and I think the underlying theme of his speech came through loud and clear: it's going to be difficult, but it's never been more important.

January 6, 2011
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IDC Issues Recommendations to Streamline State Government

 

The Independent Democratic Conference today introduced a series of recommendations to Governor Cuomo and his Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission that with assist in their goal to rightsize New York's sprawling bureaucracy.

File: 
IDC_recommendations to SAGE 1.10.11.pdf

January 6, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH LIBERTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AFTER STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS


On January, 5, 2011, Megahn Burke, a senior at Liberty Central High School, attended Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address, at the Governor’s invitation. Later, Ms. Burke met with Senator Bonacic. She is pictured here with the Senator, school Superintendent Michael Vanyo, and her father David Burke.

 

January 6, 2011
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Senator LaValle's Priorities for the New Legislative Session.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, IP–Port Jefferson) today said the messages he heard from constituents and initiatives he campaigned on will form the basis of his legislative agenda for the next two years.   

“I fully support the Governor’s property tax cap proposal,” LaValle said. “A two percent cap or cap tied to the rate of inflation is a number one priority.” LaValle has been a staunch proponent of a property tax cap for the past several years and said Senate Republicans first passed a property tax cap in 2008 and continued to advocate for a cap in order to provide relief to Long Islanders who are overburdened by high property taxes. 

LaValle said his priorities include:

January 6, 2011
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement in response to today’s State of the State speech by Governor Andrew Cuomo:

“Governor Cuomo has spoken to the people of New York State and has addressed some of the true concerns of this State. As we face nearly a $10 billion dollar budget deficit, we must reduce spending as the Governor is proposing, but we must make these cuts in areas where we have been wasteful in the past and where the cuts are most acceptable.

Past Governors have tried simple across the board cuts to balance budgets. These kinds of moves generally don’t get at the underlying programs of waste, fraud and abuse that reside in some government programs.

January 6, 2011
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Statement from Senator Malcolm A. Smith on the Governor’s State of the State Address

“ With this new year comes a refreshing start and I look forward to working with my friend and our new Governor Andrew Cuomo.

January 5, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR PAT GALLIVAN ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

“After hearing Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address, I am optimistic that we will be able to work together to implement common sense solutions to fix our broken state government.  For far too long out of control state spending and spiraling taxes have worked to smother Western New York’s economy.  We can no longer sit idly by as families make an exodus from New York State for greener pastures elsewhere.

January 5, 2011
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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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