Issues: Miscellaneous

April 25, 2010
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Senator Owen Johnson Honors Urban League of Long Island and President Theresa Sanders

Left to right:  Assemblyman Robert Sweeney; Paulette Battle; George Davis; Theresa Sanders, President & CEO since 1997; Senator Owen Johnson; Keisha Walker, Vice President of Development & Operations; George A. Jones, Member of the Board of Directors.

Senator Owen Johnson recently presented the Urban League of Long Island, and Theresa E. Sanders, President & CEO of the Urban League of Long Island with Legislative Resolutions honoring the occasion of receiving the Empowerment Award from the Department of Human Services in the Town of Babylon.

April 23, 2010
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No More Taxes, Fees and Outlandish Spending

April 23,2010

New York’s fiscal and economic future is directly linked to the success or failure of small businesses throughout our State. There are more than 1.6 million small businesses in New York, accounting for 99% of all businesses in our state and 57% of our total business employment. These businesses generate roughly 40% of our State’s total gross receipts, and nationally, small businesses are responsible for roughly two-thirds of all new job creation.

April 23, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Thanks Pultneyville Fire Company

Williamson - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke to members of the Pultneyville Fire Company at their annual banquet and expressed his deep gratitude for the service they provide to the local community.

Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Jordan Szklany, Firefighter of the Year; and Pete Willis, Chief of Pultneyville Fire Company.

April 23, 2010
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Are You Prepared? What to do in an Emergency

Do you know what to do in an emergency? Join us for an interactive event to learn emergency preparedness tips for you, your family and your home Gain practical information from guest speakers from

Beth Israel Medical Center

New York City Fire Department

New York City Office of Emergency Management

April 28, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Statement from Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Regarding the Passing of Dr. Benjamin Hooks

Dr. Benjamin Hooks once famously said, “You can read the history of a country through its actions.”  On Monday, April 19, 2010, the New York State Senate paused to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Hooks, a stalwart in the fight to eliminate racism and create a fairer, more just America for our Nation’s children.

April 22, 2010
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Earth Day Grand Opening of the Suffolk County Environmental Center in Islip

Left to right:  Victoria DiRago; JoAnna Bertolino; Caroline Gonzalez; Sarah Collins; Maddie Feddersen; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Olivia Bouler; Mikey Green; Colin O'Connell; and Reid Hicks.

April 22, 2010
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Staten Island Politicians and their BFF's

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Politicians need friends, and not just the ones who help get them re-elected. The demands of the job are grueling, the sacrifices many. Without a brigade of buddies who’ve got their backs and freely lend their support, elected officials won’t last long in this dog-eat-dog world. Yet, navigating friendships in politics is tricky. “The political landscape across the country is full of people who suffer from paranoia; that ‘Five cents going in your pocket is five cents coming out of mine,’¤” said City Councilman Vincent Ignizio (R-South Shore).

April 22, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week of April 19th: Senate Majority Passes Earth Day 2010 Agenda And More

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.

 ‘Earth Day 2010 Agenda’

April 22, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week of April 19th: Senate Majority Passes Earth Day 2010 Agenda And More

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.

 ‘Earth Day 2010 Agenda’

April 22, 2010
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MAMMOGRAMS SAVE LIVES: GOLDEN PROMOTES ADELPHI’S NY STATEWIDE BREAST CANCER HOTLINE AND SUPPORT PROGRAM

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

Senator Golden stated, “Mother’s Day is a significant time to remind women to get mammograms. I hope that this Mother’s Day women will take the time to make an appointment for a mammogram. Approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal.”

April 22, 2010
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Supporting Victims Of Abuse

Auburn - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in the official opening of the Child Advocacy Center of Cayuga County which will provide counseling services to children who have been the victims of sexual and physical abuse. Senator Nozzolio has been an outspoken proponent of victim’s rights and was instrumental in securing the necessary state funding to establish the Center.

April 22, 2010
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Gender-equal pay pushed again in Albany

By Deborah E. YoungApril 21, 2010, 6:48AMSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It is an inequity that has persisted for decades -- the disparity in pay between men and women -- and Staten Island's female state lawmakers are seeking a solution.

April 21, 2010
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Panel: State DOT wastes $210M, can save $60M more

By BRYAN FITZGERALD, Special to the Times UnionFirst published in print: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April 21, 2010
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