Issues: Miscellaneous

Aubertine Passes Legislation to Protect Volunteer Firefighters

 

Bill permits blue lights with red/white on fire response vehicles, requires drivers to slow down

June 18, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Applauds Restoration of Student Metro Cards

June 18, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rubén Díaz Applauds Restoration of Student Metro Cards

Albany, NY  State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. today applauded the restoration of the student Metro Cards.

“I am happy that an agreement has been reached that resulted in the restoration of the student Metro Cards,” stated Senator Díaz.

June 18, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

Reducing Sulfur to Promote Environmentally Friendly Heating

June 17, 2010
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Senator Foley Repeals Saltwater Fishing License Requirement

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced that the repeal of the saltwater fishing license passed the senate yesterday.

June 17, 2010
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SENATE APPROVES LAKE PLACID IRONMAN BILL

 The state Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that will allow out-of-state health care professionals to provide services for athletes competing in next month’s Lake Placid Ironman event.

June 17, 2010
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Senator Alesi Opposes Bringing Mixed Martial Arts Events to New York State

Senator Alesi opposes bringing mixed martial arts events to New York State stating "experts agree exposure to violence leads to a more violent society."

June 17, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Since the Governor proposed his Executive Budget five months ago, Senate Republicans have consistently said that we will not support a budget that includes more taxes, fees and borrowing because we are listening to the people of this state who have simply had enough and don’t want to pay any more.  

 

June 17, 2010
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Students from the Ohio Youth Civic Leadership Academy pose for a picture with NYS Conference of Black Senators Chairwoman, Ruth Hassell-Thompson

"The Ohio Youth Civic Leadership Academy pose for a picture with Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Deputy Journal Clerk Lisa Copeland in Senate Chambers for their Youth Shadow Day in Albany"

June 17, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School at the Capitol.

June 17, 2010
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Mt. Vernon Inquirer: Senate passes resolution & legislative package for New Yorkers with disabilities

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins introduced and passed a Legislative Resolution today, recognizing the hard work and achievements of the independent living movement on behalf of New Yorkers with disabilities. Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in New York State are part of a national network of centers that provide support, resources, and services to assist individuals in becoming as independent as possible.

June 17, 2010
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"Parades remind us of what is best about our country" - The Beacon (6/3/10)

Prior to the September 11 terrorist attacks on our country, many of the parades down our main streets were thin in terms of marchers and thinner yet in terms of spectators standing at the sidelines and cheering the marchers on. Since then, however, Americans have regained an appreciation for the men and women who have served and even died for their country, and for the right to freedom home and abroad.

June 17, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School at the Capitol.

June 17, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Wheeler Elementary School Student Council at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the Wheeler Elementary School Student Council at the Capitol.

June 17, 2010
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