Contact: Evan Schneider | 518-455-2225 | firstname.lastname@example.org March 10, 2011(Albany, NY)- Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) notes that Thursday March 10, 2011 is World Kidney Day. Kidney diseases are silent killers, many patients do not show any symptoms until they reach kidney failure. Senator Breslin encourages all of his constituents to get tested and spread the word about the importance of getting tested for kidney disease. This year, World Kidney Day focuses on Diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney diseases worldwide. Major causes of kidney damage include hypertension, obesity, and pollution. Many people ignore the severity of these conditions which has led to an increase in the prevalence of kidney disorders.
Last week, I was given the Public Service Award by the ANOROC Democratic Club during their 82nd Anniversary Dinner Dance in Astoria, Queens. Public service has always been a gratifying experience for me, and to be honored in this capacity only deepens my appreciation for the members of my community and for the office I hold.
Queens Chronicle wrote a brief article on the award:
Inducts Three Women into Historic Women of Distinction Exhibit
ALBANY – To celebrate Women’s History Month, the New York State Senate today announced an exhibit honoring historic New York women whose achievements in arts, science, government, military, labor, education, and social reform has earned them recognition as Women of Distinction.
This exhibit includes three new honorees: America’s first trained nurse Linda Richards of Potsdam, (1841-1930), women’s advocate Mary Wiltsie Fuller of Troy and the Glens Falls area (1862-1943) and the first African-American female doctor in New York, and the third in the nation Susan Smith McKenney Steward (1847-1918) of Brooklyn.
The Independent Democratic Conference today released a plan to streamline New York's patchwork Inspector General system and further empower the State Inspector General to be the top watchdog of New York's bureaucracy.
This proposal, which would eliminate overlapping and duplicative layers of state government and consolidate what are often competing operations, would result in $37 million in savings.
The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.2682), sponsored by Senator Mike Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), to repeal a burdensome tax on local economic development agencies that hinders job growth and economic investment. The tax, first enacted in 2009, provides a direct obstacle to the ability of Industrial Development Agencies and Authorities (IDAs) to invest in new projects, support local businesses and create jobs.
Recently I had the pleasure to recognize recipients of the 2011 Webster Police 1000 Club "Making a Difference" Awards. The award honors students in the Webster School District who have made a positive impact on their community.
Pictured left to right are: Gerald Pickering, Webster Police Chief; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Sean Walsh, President of the Webster 1000 Club; Julie Anderson, Webster Schroeder; Mark Johns, NYS Assembly; Corey Shaw, Webster Schroeder; Peter Elder, Mayor of the Village of Webster; Rachael Whitmire, Webster Christian; Melody Marshall, Webster Christian; and Ron Nesbitt, Supervisor of the Town of Webster.
With shocking new video evidence revealing continued violence in New York’s juvenile centers, state lawmakers are calling on Governor Cuomo to fire Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner (OCFS) Gladys Carrion.
Security video footage, unveiled by former state Commission of Correction’s employee Eileen Carpenter at a recent press conference in Albany, showed graphic images of residents violently assaulting each other and staff in the state’s four juvenile secure centers.
"I commend Ms. Carpenter’s courage for coming forward and exposing the truth about the violence that continues under Commissioner Carrion. This video confirms the chaos that has been created by her irresponsible policies," said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean).
Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Governor Andrew Cuomo: Your Priorities are Out of Line with the Urgencies of the Day
New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s meeting today to strategize about how to legalize homosexual marriage in New York State:
Albany, NY- State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently met with students from Briarcliffe College located in Patchogue, NY. The college students visited Albany as part of their annual lobby day. Pictured here(left to right) are: Shomari Dias, Simone McCroy, Senator Zeldin, Kathy Genua, Dean of Student Affairs, Edward Martinez, Director of Student Life, Chris Myrtel, Angela Pannullo.