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Senator Ritchie Meets with Ogdensburg Bishop Terry LaValley in Albany

New York State Senator Patty Ritchie visited with Ogdensburg Bishop Terry LaValley during his visit to Albany on Tuesday.Bishop LaValley oversees the Roman Catholic diocese of Ogdensburg which stretches from the shores of Lake Ontario to the shores of Lake Champlain, stretching along New York State's border with Canada. Bishop LaValley was one of over 1,000 Roman Catholics from across New York State who visited the state legislature with the New York State Catholic Conference to talk about issues affecting Catholic schools and the New York's Catholics.Senator Ritchie's 48th senate district includes Jefferson and a portion of St. Lawrence County that is included in Bishop LaValley's diocese.Catholics at the Capitol is an annual event.

March 9, 2011
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Legislative Update From Albany With Senator Jack M. Martins

Senator Jack M. Martins talks about the latest happenings in Albany with his legislative update.

 

 

March 9, 2011
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Senator Ritchie Supporting "Recharge New York" Jobs Bill

State Sen. Patty Ritchie is expecting the “Recharge New York” bill she is cosponsoring will pass the State Senate later today. She said the bill will help upstate businesses create jobs and help farmers reduce their energy costs.“I am very pleased to see these vital reforms moving forward through the state legislature,” said Senator Ritchie. “It’s long past time that New York State recognizes that our farms and our agriculture industry is vital to revitalizing the upstate economy.”

“I particularly want to thank State Sen. George Maziarz, the chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, for his efforts to make sure that the needs of upstate’s businesses and our family farms were protected in this legislation,” she said. 

March 8, 2011
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Senator Continues His Support For Sportsmen’s Rights

Lyons - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently addressed members of the Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club and the Wayne County Chapter of S.C.O.P.E. at their Annual Banquet.

Pictured with Senator Nozzolio are (left) John Piczkur, Chairman of Wayne County Chapter of S.C.O.P.E.; and (right) Dan Gilmore, President of Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club.

 

March 8, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Works to Renew and Strenghten State's Rent Protection System

With rent regulation laws that protect over one million units of affordable housing in New York City and the surrounding counties (Westchester, Nassau, and Rockland) dangerously close to expiring, NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery and her Senate Democratic colleagues have called for the immediate extension and expansion of tenant protections.

March 8, 2011
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Espaillat's Long Road From Poly Sci to State Senate

State Senator Adriano Espaillat has come a long way from his days as a political science major at Queens college.

Click here for the full article in the Riverdale Press

March 8, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VOLLEYBALL TEAM ON WINNING NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently visited Kennedy High School to congratulate the boys volleyball team on winning the 2010 Nassau County Class B Championship.

March 8, 2011
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Troop 446 Eagle Court of Honor

James Sladky, Assistant Scoutmaster; Joseph Goss; Christopher Whelan; David Vite; Vernon Williams; Nicholas Veras; Senator Golden; Vincent Mangual, Scoutmaster.

March 8, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPEARS ON “MEET THE LEADERS”

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently a guest on Cablevision’s “Meet the Leaders, ” a local program which explores the people, policies, and issues which are responsible for directing the future course of Long Island. 

March 8, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Announces Life Saving "Lauren's Law"

Senator Carlucci Introduces Lauren’s Law

Increasing Organ Donations Saves Lives

 

(Nyack, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) announced the introduction of life saving legislation, Lauren’s Law today.  Lauren’s Law is named after 10 year old Lauren Shields who received a heart transplant in March of 2009.

 

March 7, 2011
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Senate Democrats Seek To Hold GOP To Their Reform Promise

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2011Contact: Evan Schneider | eschneid@nysenate.gov | 518-455-2225 (Albany, NY) After the Senate GOP continued to back away from their promise to support independent redistricting by quietly burying the centerpiece of Governor Cuomo’s agenda to clean up Albany -- the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011 -- in the Senate Rules Committee where it can anonymously avoid public oversight, Senate Democrats today presented and delivered a petition seeking to force a vote and public hearing on the Governor’s legislation. 

March 7, 2011
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Senator Skelos Wants Your Opinion

 

Senator Skelos would like to get your opinion on a few important issues regarding the New York State budget.

Please take a few seconds to answer the following three questions.

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March 7, 2011
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