Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Johnson-Sponsored Bill To Increase Government Transparency Passes State Senate

 

Legislation sponsored by Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), to increase transparency and public scrutiny of state government recently passed the State Senate. 

The bill (S.7369/ A.10052) would require the Secretary of State to compile and maintain its first-ever full list of state commissions, boards, councils, task forces, or similar bodies.  The list, which will also include each entity's membership and meeting times, is required to be updated yearly and be available to the public.  

May 10, 2010
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Letter to Constituents: Budget Update - Furloughs

Budget Update- May 10, 2010: Furloughs

 

May 10, 2010
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Statement from Senator Neil D. Breslin Regarding Furloughs

For Immediate Release:  May 10, 2010 Kelly Conboy | kconboy@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-2225

May 10, 2010
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$3.25 million in funding for research facility at New York Medical College

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson with the New York Medical College (NYMC) announced an award of $3.25 million to NYMC for a Hudson Valley Biotechnology Center for Disaster Medicine and Emerging Infections. Funding was secured through the New York State Senate Gen*NY*sis program to upgrade and modernize an existing building to accommodate this biotechnology facility.

May 10, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS FOR MTA TO KEEP B37 ROLLING IN BROOKLYN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is echoing his call that the MTA’s plan to restructure the B70, so to partially supplement service along the current B37 route, is not sufficient and will leave this community underserved. Senator Golden attended and spoke at a rally this past Saturday at the B37 bus stop outside Foodtown at 91st Street and 3rd Avenue.

May 10, 2010
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STATEN ISLAND NOT-FOR-PROFITS THAT INCURRED DAMAGE DURING MARCH NOR’EASTER MUST SUBMIT REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (RPA) BY FRIDAY, MAY 14TH

Staten Island was declared a Federal Disaster Area due to the damage incurred during the March nor’easter.

May 10, 2010
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Testimonial

“Senator Stewart-Cousins, we are proud to be located in a district in which you serve with such distinction. Your continuous support to our Association is invaluable in our efforts to ensure the continuation of much needed community services…”

-Yejide Okunribido, Esq

Executive Director for the YWCA of Yonkers

“Thank you so much for working so hard in representing our communities, and for never losing sight of the need of society’s most vulnerable populations in New York State. Thank you for supporting the Center in our mission to end violence against women…”

May 10, 2010
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Live Your Best Life Walk With Dr. Oz

On Sunday, May 9th, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins attended Oprah's "Live Your Best Life Walk" with Dr. Oz. The Mother’s Day walk began at the Intrepid Museum and ended in Times Square, raised money for ten charities.

May 10, 2010
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Live Your Best Life Walk With Mary J Blige

On Sunday, May 9th, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins attended Oprah's "Live Your Best Life Walk" with Mary J Blige. The Mother’s Day walk began at the Intrepid Museum and ended in Times Square to raise money for ten charities.

May 10, 2010
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Recognizing A Genuine Treasure In Our Community

Geneva - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented a special New York State Resolution to Mary Herlihy Gearan upon the occasion of her receiving the Citizen of the Year Award from the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce. Senator Nozzolio noted Mary’s diligent leadership and unwavering service to her community.

 Pictured left to right are: Bruce Svare; Ann Shea; Maryalice Svare; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Mark, Mary, Kathleen, and Madeleine Gearan; Kelly Mittiga, Geneva Area Chamber Chairperson; and Rob Gladden, Chamber President and CEO.

 

May 10, 2010
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Senator Craig Johnson Discusses Independent Redistricting on the Capitol Pressroom

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), chairman of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, discusses the need for a non-political apportionment commission on the Capitol Pressroom on May 4, 2010. Two hours after this interview, Senator Johnson's Committee became the first in New York history to pass an independent redistricting bill

May 9, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PRESENTS NEW YORK STATE SENATE LIBERTY MEDAL TO HERO FIREFIGHTER FROM LINDENHURST

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Lindenhurst resident Vincent Sottile, who heroically pulled a woman from a burning car on Interstate 95. Mr. Sottile has served as a volunteer in the Lindenhurst Fire Department for the last 20 years.

May 7, 2010
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Federation of Organizations 29th Annual Community Mental Health Celebration

Photo Caption:  Federation of Organizations 29th Annual Community Mental Health Celebration at the Huntington Hilton Hotel in Melville on March 5, 2010.  Left to right:  Ruth DelCol, Director of Development, Federation of Organizations; Barbara Faron, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Organizations; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Dr. Stanley Klein; and Assemblyman James Conte.

May 7, 2010
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Caucus Meeting: The State of the Latino Women Entrepreneurs "POSTPONED NEW DATE TBD"

Friday May 28th Public Meeting:  " POSTPONED NEW DATE TBD "Senate Puerto Rican and Latino CaucusChair: Senator Ruben DiazPublic Meeting: The State of the Latino Women EntrepreneursPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.Contact: Ralph Morales (718) 991-3161Media Contact: Ralph Morales (718) 991-3161ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

May 28, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Honoring Those Who Serve

Macedon - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently had the honor to speak at the dedication ceremony for the new flagpole at the Philip Steiger American Legion in Macedon. Senator Nozzolio dedicated the flagpole in the name of “all veterans, living and deceased”.

Pictured with Senator Nozzolio and Commander Mert Bartel (red shirt) are members of Post No. 494.

 

May 7, 2010
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Senator Morahan: Rena Finkelstein...A ‘Woman Of Distinction’

Rockland County Mental Health Advocate to be Honored in Statewide Event

 New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan today announced that Rena Finkelstein, a resident of Rockland County, has been selected as a 2010 New York State Senate "Woman of Distinction."

 "I am proud to honor Rena Finkelstein as a Woman of Distinction and prouder still of the recognition she has earned from her neighbors, colleagues and friends for her achievements on behalf of our community," said Senator Morahan.

May 7, 2010
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Senator Savino's Opening Remarks at Hearing on Matrimonial Laws

Senate Majority Works to Reform Antiquated Matrimonial Laws Enhance the Integrity and Efficiency of Courtrooms, Facilitate  Equitable Settlements, Reduce Acrimony and Tension between Divorcing Partners,Protect the Emotional Well-Being of Children and Improve Support for Domestic Violence Victims (Albany, NY) Yesterday, Senator Diane J. Savino joined her colleagues in the New York State Senate Majority, in a hearing on matrimonial law reform. The hearing focused on: •         No-fault divorce

May 7, 2010
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