Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR MARCELLINO TO HONOR HAITI RELIEF VOLUNTEERS

         Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that he will be hosting a reception to thank those who committed their time and energy to serve those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. 

March 11, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH ACTION TOWARD INDEPENDENCE

On March 10, 2010 representatives from Action Toward Independence visited Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Here, Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after discussing their legislative issues.

March 11, 2010
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Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Joins with the Haitian Congregation of the Good Samaritan Church to Host a Townhall Meeting

As the Chairwoman of the Haiti Assistance and Relief Taskforce – H.A.R.T., Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson is sponsoring this town hall meeting to: 

March 10, 2010
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Statement of State Senator Daniel Squadron in Response to Tuesday’s Bias Incident in Carroll Gardens:

“My thoughts are with the victim of the brutal assault yesterday in Carroll Gardens, another reminder that lack of tolerance for LGBT individuals is sadly still with us.  All violence should be prosecuted, regardless of motivation, but this bias-motivated attack is particularly vicious for the fear it is intended to inspire.  I know that law enforcement officials and the Brooklyn District Attorney are pursuing those responsible for the attack, and I will continue to stand with them and my colleagues in government to make our community safe for all residents.”

March 10, 2010
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Senator Golden Announces a Youth Activites Grant

We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship is looking to grant $1000 to a youth-led activity that promotes participation of diverse communities.  See the attached document for the details.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Seward Welcomes State Field Hockey Champs from Marathon to Albany

ALBANY, 03/09/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today proudly welcomed the Marathon High School Girls’ Field Hockey team and their coach Karen Funk to Albany where they were honored during the senate session as the 2009 New York State Class C champions.

“The Marathon Girls’ Field Hockey team is synonymous with excellence,” said Senator Seward.  “The hard work and determination displayed by the 2009 team continues a growing tradition as the squad captured the school’s eighth state field hockey title.”

March 10, 2010
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SENATOR SKELOS PRESENTS THE LONG BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH A NYS SENATE RESOLUTION

Senator Dean G. Skelos and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg presented the Long Beach Middle School Chamber Orchestra with a New York State Senate Resolution in Albany on March 10, 2010.

March 10, 2010
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Padavan Addresses Medical Society At Capitol

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) addressed a statewide group of physicians and medical professionals from Queens and throughout the state at West Capitol Park during their Lobby Day on Tuesday March 9, 2010. During his remarks on the steps of the park, Padavan called for tort reform that will limit and lessen the burden of large increases in medical liability insurance premiums placed on doctors, physicians and medical professionals in New York. Senator Padavan addresses the physicians and medical professionals from the Medical Society outside the State Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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KLEIN HOSTS 15TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH BREAKFAST

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 6th at the Mount Vernon Senior Armory, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Senate Majority Conference Leader Senator John Sampson (D-Kings County) along with Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Westchester County), Former New York Congressman Joe DioGuardi, honorees Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (D-Bronx), Civil Court Judge Elizabeth Taylor, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce President Frank Fraley and Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Kenneth Jenkins to celebrate Klein’s 15th Annual Black History Month Breakfast.

March 10, 2010
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Dysfunction Displaces Work in Distracted Albany

By MICHAEL POWELL and NICHOLAS CONFESSOREALBANY — To wander into the grand pile of stone that is the State Capitol, to walk its cavernous sandstone and marble halls, is to find an absurdist play in its third act.Up on the third floor, in the State Senate, no party can muster a voting majority, and, pending a special election in two weeks, a convicted domestic abuser could cast the deciding vote.Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/06/nyregion/06albany.html

March 10, 2010
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No Matter What Happens, Paterson Gets His Pension

by Ryan KnutsonGov. David Paterson of New York insisted this week that he wouldn't heed calls for his resignation, despite his administration's being roiled by two scandals. But no matter what he does, he is still entitled to his full pension once he retires. In fact, there is nothing any New York state employee can do that would cause them to lose a pension; not even a corruption conviction, being fired for embezzlement or a prison sentence.

March 10, 2010
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National Kidney Foundation

Senator Maziarz at a Kidney Screening in Albany sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Recognized With Fairville Fire Department Honorary Membership

Fairville - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the Fairville Fire Department's annual dinner where he was awarded an Honorary Membership in recognition of his continued support to the Department. In addition to an official Certificate of Membership, Senator Nozzolio also received a pin and shirt bearing the Department's insignia.

Pictured left to right are: Doug Hares, Fairville Fire Department President; Senator Nozzolio; and William Wood, Fire Department Chief.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Díaz Announces That Libraries In His District

PRESS RELEASE

March 10, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Announces That Libraries In His District Are Recipients of Construction Grants

Albany, NY -State Senator Rubén Díaz announced today that two libraries in his district are the recipients of construction grants totaling $240,000.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Reminding Homeowners About New Carbon Monoxide Law

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is reminding all homeowners about a new law that requires most residences in New York State to have at least one working carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.  The new law has been in effect since February 22, 2010 and affects all residences with appliances, devices, or systems that emit carbon monoxide.

This new law is named in honor of Amanda Hansen, a 16-year-old from West Seneca, New York who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while sleeping at a friend’s house.  The source of the carbon monoxide was a faulty boiler in the home.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits With the 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Men's Volleyball Team.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits With the 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Men's Volleyball Team at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits With the 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Girls Volleyball Team.

The 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Girls Volleyball Team Visit Senator DeFrancisco at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the Baldwinsville Men's Soccer Team at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the 2009 Baldwinsville Men's Soccer Team at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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March 10, 2010
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