Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Carlucci Protecting New Yorkers from Unexpected Out-Of Network Charges

 

Nathan Rothstein, 14, was bitten by a dog and needed to be seen in an emergency room.  His parents, Debra and Jeffrey took him to an in-network hospital where they were told Nathan’s wounds were too deep and a plastic surgeon needed to be called in.  The surgeon who was on call that day was an out-of-network doctor, but the Rothsteins were not informed of that until they went to his office to have the bandages removed and were handed a bill.

According to the New York State Insurance Department, hospitals are not required to inform patients if they are going to be treated by an out-of-network physician. 

August 18, 2011
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August 3, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Serrano and other Roosevelt Island Elected Officials Rally to Save the Post Office

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator José M. Serrano, Assembly Micah Kellner, City Council Member Jessica Lappin, and Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation President Leslie Torres joined Roosevelt Island community leaders and residents for a rally to urge the United States Postal Service to keep the Roosevelt Island Post Office in operation.

August 18, 2011
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ELECTEDS OFFER JOINT PLAN TO REMEDY LOCAL TRAIN NOISE AT MIDDLE VILLAGE/GLENDALE TOWN HALL

Queens, NY, August 17, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., City Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, NYS Assemblymen Andrew Hevesi and Michael Miller gathered concerned residents, long-suffering trackside homeowners, and community organizations from Middle Village and Glendale to a town hall-style meeting at PS 128 on the evening of August 16.

August 17, 2011
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BROOKLYN STATE LEGISLATORS CALL FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR CRIMES OF CHILD PROSTITUTION

Brooklyn –State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District), today are calling on their colleagues in the New York State Legislature to pass legislation that increases the penalties for prostitution offenses involving children (S.644/A.6165). Golden and Malliotakis are the legislative sponsors respectively.

 

A recent court sentencing, where the defendant received community service after having inappropriate relations with a minor, highlights the need for New York State to punish those who prostitute and patronize minors.

 

August 17, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE, ASSEMBLYMAN BARCLAY PRAISE SPRAYING DECISION

Oswego County Ground Zero In Public Health Threat

State Senator Patty Ritchie and Assemblyman Will Barclay are praising Oswego County Health officials for their decision to conduct aerial spraying to reduce the chance of another tragedy from Eastern Equine Encephalitis infected mosquitoes.

“The families and children of Oswego County need to be protected from this deadly disease that has already cost one family their four-year-old child,” Senator Ritchie said. “Since the disease first appeared in New York State 40 years ago, it’s been clear that Central New York is ground zero in the state’s battle to protect public health. That's why Assemblyman Barclay and I have been urging the county to launch a spraying program.”

August 17, 2011
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Senator Breslin Announces Ethics Overhaul Signed Into Law

(Albany, NY) After strong support from Senator Neil D Breslin (D-Delmar) to pass legislation earlier this year, the “Public Integrity Act of 2011” has been signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The ethics reforms are a great step forward in addressing Albany’s problems, as they shed light on the legislative process and will help bring integrity, accountability, transparency and public confidence back to State government.

August 17, 2011
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Grand Opening of the Wilton Food Pantry

From Erica Miller at the Saratogian...

 

Wilton Food Pantry President Jared Dinsmore and local officials applauded the site’s grand opening Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church on Ballard Road.

To see more visit The Saratogian's website.

August 17, 2011
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Naturalization Ceremony

Senator McDonald Welcoming twenty new American and New York State citizens at the Saratoga Battlefield in the Town of Saratoga.

August 17, 2011
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THE EMPIRE: BALL STRIKES CRITICAL TONE ON FRACKING

 

By Colby Hamilton

Republican State Senator Greg Ball of Patterson just sent out a notice about his tour of Pennsylvania with anti-hydrofracking activist and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox.

August 17, 2011
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“GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING”

Senator Ball Joins Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker for Fracking Tour

 

August 17, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Announces Joint Agreement Between OPWDD and State Police To Reform Abuse Reporting System

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an agreement between the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the New York Division of State Police to establish consistent guidelines for which incidents of abuse against any of the 126,000 individuals receiving support from the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and its network of nonprofit providers should be reported as potential crimes. This joint protocol is another step in a comprehensive agenda being pursued by the Governor and OPWDD Commissioner Courtney Burke to assure the safety, cost effectiveness, and quality of care of those individuals and to streamline government in a way that puts New Yorkers first.

August 17, 2011
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NYPD National Night Out

Today, Senator Jose M. Serrano visited the 25th and the 40th precincts to honor New York City Police Officers and present to them a proclamation at the 28th annual National Night Out.“It is very important for us to acknowledge and thank our local police officers for the great work they do in our communities,” said Senator Serrano. “Not only is New York City one of the largest cities in the world, it’s also the safest. This is in great part due to the amazing men and women who work daily to improve our communities and keep us safe.”

August 16, 2011
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MEETING WITH TOWN OF ULSTER OFFICIALS

On Thursday, August 11th, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with the James Quigley, Town of Ulster Supervisor and Jim Maloney, Town of Ulster Assessor and Ulster County Legislator to discuss town concerns.

August 16, 2011
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