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Senator Ritchie Supporting "Recharge New York" Jobs Bill

State Sen. Patty Ritchie is expecting the “Recharge New York” bill she is cosponsoring will pass the State Senate later today. She said the bill will help upstate businesses create jobs and help farmers reduce their energy costs.“I am very pleased to see these vital reforms moving forward through the state legislature,” said Senator Ritchie. “It’s long past time that New York State recognizes that our farms and our agriculture industry is vital to revitalizing the upstate economy.”

“I particularly want to thank State Sen. George Maziarz, the chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, for his efforts to make sure that the needs of upstate’s businesses and our family farms were protected in this legislation,” she said. 

March 8, 2011
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Senator Continues His Support For Sportsmen’s Rights

Lyons - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently addressed members of the Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club and the Wayne County Chapter of S.C.O.P.E. at their Annual Banquet.

Pictured with Senator Nozzolio are (left) John Piczkur, Chairman of Wayne County Chapter of S.C.O.P.E.; and (right) Dan Gilmore, President of Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club.

 

March 8, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Works to Renew and Strenghten State's Rent Protection System

With rent regulation laws that protect over one million units of affordable housing in New York City and the surrounding counties (Westchester, Nassau, and Rockland) dangerously close to expiring, NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery and her Senate Democratic colleagues have called for the immediate extension and expansion of tenant protections.

March 8, 2011
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Espaillat's Long Road From Poly Sci to State Senate

State Senator Adriano Espaillat has come a long way from his days as a political science major at Queens college.

Click here for the full article in the Riverdale Press

March 8, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VOLLEYBALL TEAM ON WINNING NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently visited Kennedy High School to congratulate the boys volleyball team on winning the 2010 Nassau County Class B Championship.

March 8, 2011
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Troop 446 Eagle Court of Honor

James Sladky, Assistant Scoutmaster; Joseph Goss; Christopher Whelan; David Vite; Vernon Williams; Nicholas Veras; Senator Golden; Vincent Mangual, Scoutmaster.

March 8, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPEARS ON “MEET THE LEADERS”

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently a guest on Cablevision’s “Meet the Leaders, ” a local program which explores the people, policies, and issues which are responsible for directing the future course of Long Island. 

March 8, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Announces Life Saving "Lauren's Law"

Senator Carlucci Introduces Lauren’s Law

Increasing Organ Donations Saves Lives

 

(Nyack, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) announced the introduction of life saving legislation, Lauren’s Law today.  Lauren’s Law is named after 10 year old Lauren Shields who received a heart transplant in March of 2009.

 

March 7, 2011
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Senate Democrats Seek To Hold GOP To Their Reform Promise

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2011Contact: Evan Schneider | eschneid@nysenate.gov | 518-455-2225 (Albany, NY) After the Senate GOP continued to back away from their promise to support independent redistricting by quietly burying the centerpiece of Governor Cuomo’s agenda to clean up Albany -- the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011 -- in the Senate Rules Committee where it can anonymously avoid public oversight, Senate Democrats today presented and delivered a petition seeking to force a vote and public hearing on the Governor’s legislation. 

March 7, 2011
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Senator Skelos Wants Your Opinion

 

Senator Skelos would like to get your opinion on a few important issues regarding the New York State budget.

Please take a few seconds to answer the following three questions.

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March 7, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  Here at the start of the 2011 legislative session, that's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout the year ahead, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Redefining the state-local partnership"

March 7, 2011
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Senator Fuschillo & NYS Senate Pay Tribute to Fallen Nassau County Police Officer

The New York State Senate recently paid tribute to Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano, who died in the line of duty on February 4, 2011. The Senate passed a legislative resolution, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in memory of Officer Califano.

March 7, 2011
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'Chopping' out the noise

The New York Post

By Heather Haddon

Last Updated: 12:42 PM, March 6, 2011

Posted: 2:03 AM, March 6, 2011

Meet the pilot police.

Aviation authorities have quietly started cracking down on hell-raising helicopters breaking new city flight restrictions for sightseeing aircraft, The Post has learned.

The Downtown Manhattan Heliport, the chopper hub owned by the city Economic Development Corp., began scanning radar systems last month to kill the buzz from pilots incessantly circling over residential areas in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

March 6, 2011
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