Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Little Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Johnson Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 2, 2011
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Speaking on the Floor About Yonkers Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins passed a resolution in the New York State Senate today recognizing Yonkers Schools Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio for being named Superintendent of the Year by New York State Council of School Superintendents. The resolution was read in its entirety on the floor of the Senate and passed unanimously.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Honors Community Activist Marge Ryan in Speech on Senate Floor

ALBANY, N.Y. – “I rise today to recognize Marjorie S. Ryan, whom all in South Buffalo know simply as Marge,” said Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, as he began his remarks on the floor of the Senate honoring Marge Ryan for her years of dedicated community service.

Senator Kennedy delivered the floor speech in response to the State Senate taking legislative action to pass Kennedy’s resolution recognizing Ryan and her beautification and community-togetherness efforts on the occasion of her receiving the Tom Sands Community Service Award from Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Seward Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 2, 2011
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Protect Law Enforcement By Reinstating the Death Penalty for Cop Killers

In 2004, the New York Court of Appeals ruled (in the People v LaValle) that the procedure for imposing the death penalty was flawed. As a result, prosecutors have been unable to seek the death penalty when a law enforcement officer is murdered while performing his duties. Since the LaValle ruling, there have been 8 police officers in New York intentionally murdered, 7 of which have occurred after this legislation enacted a sentence of life without parole for those who kill law enforcement officers. It is clear that a deterrence is needed to address this trend of aggression toward those men and women who put their lives at risk while protecting the citizens of this state.

Please sign the petition below to protect our law enforcement.  

 

March 2, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES CALHOUN SCIENCE STUDENT FOR EARNING NATIONAL RECOGNITION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Calhoun High School to congratulate senior Jenny Wu for being named a national semifinalist in both the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search and the Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition.      “Earning national recognition in just one of these competitions is an incredible accomplishment; to do it in both, as Jenny did, is very special. It’s wonderful to see Jenny rewarded for her many hours of hard work, research, and study under the guidance of her teachers by being named one of the country’s best young scientists.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Honors South Seneca Elementary Fifth Grade Swing Chorus

Albany- Senator Nozzolio congratulated the South Seneca Elementary School Fifth Grade Swing Chorus for being invited to perform at the State Capitol as part of the New York State School Music Association’s Music In Our Schools Month. The chorus members, who were joined in Albany by parents and Chorus Director Diane Dersch, greeted Senator Nozzolio with an impromptu performance of “God Bless America”.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Meets With Cayuga and Seneca 4-H Club Members

Senator Nozzolio recently met with youth representatives from the Cayuga and Seneca 4-H Clubs as part of the 2011 4-H Capital Days, where 4-H members visit Albany to discuss the importance of agriculture, our State’s top job-producing industry. Senator Nozzolio also welcomed the young 4 H members to the floor of the historic New York State Senate Chamber.

March 2, 2011
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Long Term Health Care

Senator Carlucci Calls for Action

to Save $61 Million in Medicaid Spending

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and the Independent Democratic Conference today called on the State Insurance Department to take the first steps to streamline the Medicaid system by quickly completing regulations to implement a new law that is projected to create more than $61 million in savings.

 

Senator Carlucci also issued a report detailing more recommendations to reform Medicaid spending for Long Term Health in New York.

 

March 2, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Libraries

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) spoke at the New York Library Association's Advocacy Day Rally in Albany on March 1st. The Senator has always been a strong advocate for the library community and understands how important libraries are to our society.

March 2, 2011
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Senator McDonald & Assemblyman Spano Discuss Isabella's Law

Assemblyman Mike Spano (D,C,WF-Yonkers) and Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) announced the introduction of legislation that would require all health insurance policies and medical assistance programs to cover the cost of hearing aids for children under 16 years old with severe or progressive hearing loss (S.3379/A.4339).

March 1, 2011
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GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS CRACK DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVING

New legislation imposes a three strike rule, targeting repeat offenders

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I–Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C–Brooklyn, Staten Island) are proposing new drunk driving laws in response to a rash of recent cases across the state. The proposal takes a new approach to penalizing repeat drunk drivers.

March 1, 2011
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Senator Jack Martins 2011 Legislative Questionnaire

As your new State Senator, your views are important to me.

The following legislative questionnaires are your opportunity to let your voice be heard. Please keep in mind that these questions do not necessarily reflect my views. This is your chance to express your opinion. I want to know your position on the important issues facing our community so that I may best represent you.

March 1, 2011
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