Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Robach's Community Update for Week Ending July 30, 2010

In an effort to keep you updated on an on-going basis with news from Albany and here in my district, I am proud to introduce my first Community Update. You can download this newsletter by clicking on the PDF file below.

 

July 30, 2010
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Mark your calendar for Beach Cleanup 2010!

When: Saturday, September 25, 2010  

July 30, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

The special session was a complete and total waste of taxpayer dollars, but it didn’t have to be that way.  The Democrats that control the agenda in the Senate and Assembly missed an opportunity to complete some important unfinished business.

 

Senate Republicans would have unanimously voted in favor of several of the Governor’s bills that he sent up for consideration at the special session, but were not taken up by either house.  

 

July 30, 2010
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Thompson to Hold “Operation Protect Your Home” "Loan Officers Help You Avoid Foreclosure."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2010Contact: Ken Houston, 716.854.8705 houston@senate.state.ny.us

Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of  Erie & Niagara Counties) and the Majority Conference of  the New York State Senate will hold a home foreclosure prevention workshop on Saturday, August 14th  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Bennett High School, located at 2885 Main Street in Buffalo.

July 29, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Addresses Bronx Judicial Decision on the Sagging Pants Culture

NYS Senator Eric Adams, sponsor of the billboard campaign throughout Brooklyn to encourage young people to ‘STOP THE SAG - Raise your pants, raise your image!,’ addresses ruling by Bronx judge who dismissed a ‘saggy pants’ summons

 Senator Adams’ statement: “While it is natural for youth to push the limits of what is acceptable, parents in the home and leaders in the community must step up when something is harmful. This sagging pants culture represents an immature disregard for the basic civility, courtesy, and responsibility that our young people should display.

July 29, 2010
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Cash-Strapped Lawmakers Make Do

Albany Times Union

Published: Saturday, May 22, 2010

Click here to read this article on the Times Union website.

July 29, 2010
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Member Items: Some Districts Getting Gypped

The Bronx News Network

Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Click here to read this article on the Bronx News Network website.

July 29, 2010
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Albany's Pork Handouts

The New York Times

Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Click here to read this article on the New York Times website.

It pays to live in the home district of the New York Legislature’s big shots. According to a new analysis by several citizens’ groups, Senate and Assembly leaders grabbed much bigger chunks of political pork than lesser members did. This is yet another in a long list of reasons to oppose member items, as pork is known in Albany.

July 29, 2010
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Rural New York

Rural New York makes up more than 86.6 percent of the state's land area, or about 40,907.28 square miles in 53 counties. More than 18 percent of all New Yorkers or more than 3.526 million people call our state's rural areas home.

July 29, 2010
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Condemns Killing of Unarmed Man

Press Release

July 29, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Condemns Killing of Unarmed Man

July 29 (Albany, NY) State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz. today condemned the killing of Defarra Gaymon,  in Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey on July 21. Mr. Gaymon was unarmed when he was shot by an Essex County sheriff's detective.

“First, I want to send my condolences to Mr. Gaymon’s wife, four children and other family members on the sudden, tragic and unnecessary death of their loved-one,” said Senator Díaz.

“Second,” continued Senator Díaz, “I must, in no uncertain terms, condemn the killing of an innocent and unarmed man.”

July 29, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: Glen Cove Community Forum

Your opinion is very important to me and better enables me to represent you.  That is why I am hosting a Community Forum in  Huntington. Please join me for this informal meeting designed to give you a chance to voice your opinions and tell me what you think.

September 15, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Northport Community Forum

Your opinion is very important to me and better enables me to represent you.  That is why I am hosting a Community Forum in  Huntington. Please join me for this informal meeting designed to give you a chance to voice your opinions and tell me what you think.

September 16, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Huntington Community Forum

Your opinion is very important to me and better enables me to represent you.  That is why I am hosting a Community Forum in  Huntington. Please join me for this informal meeting designed to give you a chance to voice your opinions and tell me what you think.

August 31, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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July 28, 2010
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Green Initiative Institute Coming To Buffalo, Thanks To Antoine. "Written by Glenn Gramigna, Editor."

Thompson Initiatives Abound From Green Expos To Darwin-Martin To The Niagara Falls Train Station.

 

Imagine the establishment of a Green Initiative Institute in Buffalo that would offer grants to green entrepreneurs while serving as an all-purpose business incubator for up and coming green enterprises?

Fortunately, before long none of us will have to use our imaginations to conjure up such a vision, thanks to a $2 million appropriation secured by Buffalo/Niagara Falls NYS Senator Antoine Thompson.

July 28, 2010
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Senator Golden Announces Reaching Out Community Services

Reaching-Out Community Services, Inc. located at 7708 New Utrecht Avenue is now an Official Electronic Food Stamp Application Site.

July 28, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

By taking credit for staying alive in Race to the Top Two, Senate Democrats – aka ‘the Enemies of Reform,’ are hoping taxpayers will forget how their failure to support important education reforms cost us $830 million in Round One.

 

Joining 18 other states as finalists for more federal aid is good news, but it won’t overshadow the facts that taxes and spending will be going up even more, school property tax bills are being prepared without a state budget in place, and the budget will soon be the latest in history.

 

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July 27, 2010
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