By JEREMY W. PETERSA group of Senate Democrats, concerned about efforts within their party to block the removal of a senator convicted of domestic violence, say they will attempt to force a vote to expel him this week even if they cannot win the support of State Senate leaders.The senators are trying to head off an effort by other Democrats who are pushing for a vote to censure, but not expel, Hiram Monserrate, the Queens Democrat who was found guilty last fall of assaulting his companion.Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/08/nyregion/08hiram.html
ALBANY, 02/24/10 – The New York State legislature today adopted a legislative resolution honoring New York State Police Trooper Jill E. Mattice for her significant contributions to law enforcement and education.
Senate resolution 3812 was sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) and adopted on February 25, 2010. Assemblyman Bill Magee sponsored the same resolution, assembly resolution 937, which was adopted on February 1, 2010.
"The Governor’s decision to turn the charges of domestic violence by his aide David Johnson – and of the conduct of the New York State Police in response to those allegations—over to the New York State Attorney General for a full investigation is the right way to handle this ugly situation. I am confident that the Attorney General will conduct a thorough inquiry.
Dear Friend,You may have heard that the Governor is thinking about delaying the return of state income tax refunds. I think this is a bad idea and ask you to work with me to help him change his mind!I encourage you to sign an on-line petition on my website to get the tax refunds out the door as soon as possible. I will deliver the petition to the Governor in the next few weeks to let him know how we feel. Click here to sign our petition!
On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus presented on the floor of the New York State Senate, a resolution commemorating Dominican Heritage in New York State.
This will be the first time in the history of New York State Senate that the Dominican community and its residents will be recognized for their growing contribution to the state in politics, education, faith based institutions, culture and economic development.
SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced his support for recent actions undertaken by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance that would move the state closer to collecting sales tax on cigarettes sold by Native American businesses to non-Native Americans.