Issues: Miscellaneous

West Point Day 2010

Senators Adams and Larkin talk about the service, sacrifice, honor and excellence of the cadets at West Point.

April 29, 2010
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Senator Johnson: Arizona Iced Tea is Long Island Business; Boycott Misguided

“The proposed boycott of Arizona Iced Tea is a misdirected response to the new law that has been imposed in the state of Arizona. The Arizona Beverage Co. is based in Woodbury, Nassau County, where it employs more than 200 Long Islanders. The company was founded in New York and is a bonafide Empire State success story. I personally believe the Arizona law is wrongheaded, politically motivated and will likely not survive a court challenge. It also does nothing to advance us toward a national solution to the problem of illegal immigration.

April 28, 2010
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The Cuban Giants: The First Professional Black Baseball Team In The Country, From Babylon Village

On April 28, 2010, NY Senator Owen Johnson commemorates by Legislative Resolution the first professional black baseball team in the country, the "Cuban Giants," which called Babylon Village its home.

April 28, 2010
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May 31, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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May 15, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The New York State Conference of Black Senators mourns the loss Of a great leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height “The Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement”

On Tuesday, April 20th, 2010, the nation lost one its greatest civil rights leaders, Dr. Dorothy Height who passed away at the age of 98. Dr. Height dedicated her life to the struggles of equality and human rights for all people. She was a key figure throughout the Civil Rights Movement, along with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Whitney H. Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins and John Lewis. She was the female team leader in the Civil Rights Leadership At the 1963 March on Washington, Dr.

April 28, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

Senator Kevin Parker’s latest comments this morning, calling members of the Senate “white supremacists,” are disturbing, disgraceful, disruptive and reprehensible and have no place in this government body or any other.   

 

It’s clear that members of the Senate, on both sides of the aisle, are sick and tired of Senator Parker’s repeated angry, and sometimes violent, outbursts.  

 

April 28, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH BELLMORE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN UNVEILING SOLAR PANEL TECHNOLOGY

Solar Panels Will Help Bellmore Schools Lower Energy Costs, Save Taxpayer Dollars, & Teach Students about “Green” Technology

April 28, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO INTRODUCES RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING STATEWIDE “PAY IT FORWARD DAY”

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is pleased to announce that he has introduced a special legislative resolution memorializing Governor Paterson to proclaim April 29, 2010, as “Pay It Forward Day” in N

April 28, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN OFFERS MTA SOLUTION TO SAVE OVERNIGHT BUS SERVICE IN GERRITSEN BEACH

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has sent a letter to Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Jay Walder offering a solution to offset the proposed termination of overnight bus service on the B31 in Gerritsen Beach.

April 28, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS BELLMORE LITTLE LEAGUE KICK OFF THE START OF THEIR 2010 SEASON

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently helped kick off the start of the little league season in Bellmore when he participated in the Bellmore Little League’s opening day ceremony.

April 28, 2010
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Senator Parker Proclaims May as Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) honored groups and individuals dedicated to increasing awareness of Celiac Disease, an inherited, autoimmune disease that hinders the body’s ability to absorb nutrients properly.  In recognition of the seriousness of this disease and the efforts of those dedicated to fighting it, Senator Parker passed a resolution proclaiming May as Celiac Awareness Month in New York State.  

April 28, 2010
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Recognizing 100 Years Of Fire Service

Sodus Point - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke before members of the Sodus Point Volunteer Fire Department during their annual dinner. Senator Nozzolio presented a special New York State Resolution that was enacted in the New York State Senate commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Sodus Point Fire Department.

Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Mark Jones Sr., Fire Chief; Don Buchwald, President; and Assemblyman Bob Oaks.

April 28, 2010
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Legislative Activity April 26, 2010

The New York State Senate Democratic Majority passed nine pieces of legislation today including emergency budget appropriations to protect vital services New Yorkers rely on. S7605 / S7606: These bills enact an emergency spending plan enabling various state agencies and departments to continue payments to preserve essential functions of government for the period April 1, 2010 through May 2, 2010. 

April 27, 2010
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Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act

Media StatementApril 27, 2010For Immediate Release

Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act

“Losing even one teacher will hurt, but losing many teachers simply because they’re new to the job threatens our schools and would be devastating to the students in my district who need their passion, energy, and good ideas.

"If our schools must lay off teachers, the school community must have a say in who stays and who goes.

April 27, 2010
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GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY NOTIFICATION BILL

April 27, 2010For Immediate Release

GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY  NOTIFICATION BILLAlbany, NY - Legislation sponsored by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Westchester) to provide senior citizens with the ability to designate third-party notification provisions on health care insurance policies is before Governor Paterson, awaiting his signature into law.

April 27, 2010
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Fred Breithut, An Innovator and an Inspirational Leader Has Touched Many Lives

From Senator Owen Johnson:I am very sad to hear of the loss of my good friend Fred Breithut, an innovator and an inspirational leader who has undoubtedly touched the lives of many.  Fred envisioned and created a tremendous learning environment for students involved in science and technology through the incredibly successful Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics competition.

April 27, 2010
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Senator Breslin recently honored The College of Saint Rose Women’s Soccer Team for their excellent sportsmanship and for reaching the national semifinals of the 2009 NCAA Women’s College Soccer Championships.

The College of Saint Rose Women’s Soccer Team was recently honored for their excellent sportsmanship and for reaching the national semifinals of the 2009 NCAA Women’s College Soccer Championships. The team is pictured here with Senator Breslin, President Mark Sullivan, and Head Coach Laurie Darling Gutheil.

April 27, 2010
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