Issues: Miscellaneous

Kensico Elementary School Visits Albany and Meets With Senator Stewart-Cousins

Students, parents, and teachers from Kensico Elementary School took a class trip to Albany this week and met with Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins during their visit. The Senator gave the students a homework assignment— they are to research the total amount of spending in the last year’s State budget, and write to the Senator in her Albany office with the correct answer.

March 18, 2011
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KLEIN CALLS FOR ACTION TO RENEW FUNDING FOR FORECLOSURE PREVENTION SERVICES

Elected Officials and Foreclosure Prevention Providers push for immediate action in the 2012 Executive Budget

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D- Bronx/ Westchester) and Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) joined Foreclosure Prevention Providers at the Bronx County Courthouse on Friday to call for the renewal of funds for the Foreclosure Prevention Services Program in the 2012 Executive Budget.

March 18, 2011
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NY1 Covers Senator Savino's push for Caroline's Law

Thank you to Caroline's Parents for being activists on this issue.

March 18, 2011
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Senator Oppenheimer Honored by the New York State Humane Association

In a presentation at the State Capitol, the New York State Humane Association commended Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) for her legislative achievements to improve the health and well-being of animals throughout the State.

March 18, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 18th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday, March 18th. In this week's edition, how you can provide input on the New York State Budget, St. Patrick's Day celebrated in Greece, and some of the upcoming events around the district. Click the link below to download a full-screen version.

March 18, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT TO REPAIR LOCAL ROADWAYS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today is

announcing that he is seeking community input in an effort to repair local

streets and roadways in the coming weeks following the cold days of winter.

Senator Marty Golden is asking local residents and community organizations

to report the presence of potholes, street cave-ins, depressions and

streets which require paving.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “This is the time for us as a community

to focus our attention on repairing the condition of the streets on which

we live, work and attend school. By contacting my office and advising my

staff and myself of areas that need attention, both those of street

March 18, 2011
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Senator Seward Seeks "Women of Distinction" Nominees

ALBANY, 03/18/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) announced today plans for the state senate’s 14th annual Women of Distinction celebration.

The senate will honor distinguished women from throughout the state at a May 24th Albany reception, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the exceptional contributions of exemplary New York women.

March 18, 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..."

March 18, 2011
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Sen. Farley Greets McNab Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) greeted fifth grade students from Gloversville’s McNab Elementary School on March 15th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

March 17, 2011
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We need a specific plan in the event of an earthquake at Indian Point

In light of the horrific recent earthquake and tsunami that caused the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan to have explosions and cooling failures, I have called on Indian Point to make all safety reports available to the public as well as their earthquake contingency plan.

According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Indian Point has the highest risk of earthquake damage in the country.

Indian Point provides 12 percent of all power generated statewide, but has long been a concern to residents in our area.  Given the recent tragedy in Japan, and the fact that Indian Point sits within two miles of two intersecting fault lines, we need to ensure that all possible safety measures are in place in the event of an emergency. 

March 17, 2011
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Senator Carlucci at Mental Hygiene Joint Budget Conference Hearing

Senator Carlucci Protects New Yorkers

with Developmental Disabilities

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) was appointed to the Mental Hygiene Joint Budget Conference Committee and participated in the first hearing today in Albany.  The purpose of this hearing is to bring the Senate and the Assembly together to discuss areas of similarities and differences in each house’s budget resolutions in an effort to come to a budget agreement.

 

March 17, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

Senator Carlucci Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit to Leverage $461 M in Upstate Investment; Create 1,600+ Jobs

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today called for a reinstatement of an economic development program that would create more than $460 million in private investment and  more than 1,600 good-paying jobs in New York State.

 

The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, sponsored by Independent Democratic Conference member Senator David J. Valesky, (D-Oneida) allows for an investment tax credit in order to spur development in distressed areas.

 

March 17, 2011
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El Primer “Abrazo Garifuna en Nueva York”

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

17 de Marzo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

El Primer “Abrazo Garifuna en Nueva York”

 

Bronx, NY – El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz, junto al Caucus Puertorriqueño y Latino del Senado del Estado de Nueva York, celebrará el Primer “Abrazo Garifuna en Nueva York.” Este evento honrara las contribuciones de la comunidad Garifuna-Americana a la Ciudad de Nueva York.

 

Esta actividad, solamente es por invitación, se llevará acabo hoy Jueves, 17 de Marzo de 2011 en el Restaurante Maestros Caterer’s ubicado en el 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York de 7:00 pm a 12:00 am.

 

March 17, 2011
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First “Abrazo Garifuna in New York”

PRESS RELEASE

March 17, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

First “Abrazo Garifuna  in New York”

 

Bronx, NY-Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, in conjunction with The New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, will celebrate the First “Abrazo Garifuna in New York.”  This event will honor the contributions of the Garifuna-Americans to the fabric of New York City.  

 

March 17, 2011
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Statement From Senator Malcolm A. Smith

“My heart goes out to the people of Japan and their many loved ones during this devastating natural tragedy. Currently, there are still thousands of people unaccounted for and survivors are still being pulled from the rubbish. The Japanese community is a very vibrant and important part of New York City and our State, and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time.”

In the wake of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the New YorkState Senate will be providing a web page to help provide New Yorkers withdifferent ways to donate to the Red Cross.

March 17, 2011
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