Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Serrano, Advocates, and U.S. Census Bureau Encourage All to Participate in the 2010 Census

Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) today sponsored an event in conjunction with Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan/Bronx), Community Voices Heard, and the U.S. Census Bureau, that aimed to help achieve a complete and accurate count of the population in New York's 28th Senatorial District for the Census 2010.  "With only ten questions, the Census 2010 form is a simple five minute time investment that will help our communities obtain the benefits, services, and representation they deserve," said Senator Serrano. "It's important to note that Census information is never shared with immigration officials or any municipal, state, or federal agencies.

April 5, 2010
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Senate Honors Greenburgh Woman

The state Senate yesterday passed a resolution h0noring Dr. Olivia Hooker, a Greenburgh resident and a psychologist and former college professor at Fordham University.

Born in 1915, Hooker was the first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and is a survivor of the Tulsa Riot of 1921, Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, said in a news release.

The senator said she introduced the resolution to honor Hooker’s achievements and contributions to the women and civil rights movements...

April 5, 2010
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April 22, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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NY POST: Sen. Johnson calls on education commissioner to explain spending

 

ALBANY – The state's spendthrift education bigs could soon get an overdue lesson in government efficiency.

Sen. Craig Johnson (D-L.I.) has called Education Commissioner David Steiner before the Senate Government Efficiency Task Force to explain the agency's extravagant purchasing practices as exposed this week in a series of Post reports.

April 4, 2010
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Statement from Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau):

“At this time of economic crisis, teachers in the Port Washington and Roslyn school districts, which I represent, made a responsible and laudable decision to forgo raises this coming year. Members of public employee unions should do the same.

April 1, 2010
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Senator Hosts Round Table Discussion with Community Leaders at the Capitol

McDonald: “Only an April Fool Would Take a Legislative Vacation, I’m here working”

April 1, 2010
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NEWSDAY: 'The biggest political roadblock to the third track is state Sen. Craig Johnson ...'

NEWSDAY HEADLINE: Experts: Dim future for big LI transportation projects

By REID J. EPSTEIN  reid.epstein@newsday.com

With Long Island's dour economy, shrinking state revenues and strong "not-in-my-backyard" tendency, the prospect of new large-scale, government-funded transportation projects being launched anytime soon in the region appears bleak, experts said Sunday.

April 1, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES NOMINEES FOR “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders within the 22nd Senate District, whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction”.

April 1, 2010
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GOLF CLUBS FOR SOLDIERS

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that working with the NYS Parks Department he has received a donation of over 200 golf clubs for Marines deployed in Afghanistan.

April 1, 2010
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Senator Schneiderman : Plagiarism is Illegal

Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseApril 1, 2010

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Senator Schneiderman : Plagiarism is Illegal !

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) is calling upon Senator Eric Schneiderman to come clean and admit that Senate Bill S7343 – legislation to crack down on immigration services fraud – was in fact plagiarized right from Senate Bill S7218, the Immigrant Assistant Service Enforcement Act, which Senator Rev. Díaz submitted to the Senate Codes Committee last week.

April 1, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS ON THE LATE STATE BUDGET

Rather than work around the clock to get a budget done on time, Democrats in the Senate and Assembly waved the white flag and simply gave up.  By doing so, Democrats sent a clear message to taxpayers that they aren’t willing to stay in Albany until the last moment to get a responsible budget done on time.  Their failure to get a budget done on time, and worse, to not even try, is inexcusable. 

 

March 31, 2010
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EXTENSIVE FLOOD DAMAGE IN RIVERHEAD TOWN –

Senator LaValle Writes to Governor to Initiate Major Disaster Declaration

 

March 31, 2010
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"Count Me In!" Census Day Event

SENATOR SAVINO HOLDS CENSUS DAY EVENT IN SUNSET PARKTO HELP COUNT EVERY NEW YORKER(Brooklyn) Thursday April 1st has been designated National Census Day to build awareness of how important it is to be counted in the 2010 Census.Senator Diane Savino will be holding a Family Fun Day event to encourage New Yorkers return their census form.Millions of dollars of federal and state aid for schools, health care and transportation ride on an accurate count of New York City residents.   WHO/WHAT:  Sen.

April 1, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Farley Announces Fun Family Activity Slated for Local School Break on April 9th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and the Catholic Charities Family Resource and Support Center staff are partnering once again to host a free Community and Family Wellness Day on Friday, April 9th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam. The event will include a variety of activities for all ages ranging from newborns to senior citizens.

March 31, 2010
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March 31, 2010
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March 31, 2010
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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

Contact: Kate Powers │kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225

March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010
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