Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Johnson Announces Legislation To Crack Down on Pension System Members Who Abuse Taxpayer Trust

 

Taxpayer Abuse Assessment Targets Figures in Roslyn Scandal, Similar Crimes

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), today announced legislation, (S.6823A/A9960A), that would end the double victimization caused by public pension system members who use their positions to steal taxpayer money, yet are still able to collect their taxpayer-funded pensions. 

April 14, 2010
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Senator McDonald Joins The Cupcake Lab for Autism Awareness Fundraiser

Saratoga Springs- April 16, 2010 - Join Senator Roy McDonald, Saratoga Bridges Executive Director Valerie Muratori, The Cupcake Lab owners Michael and Elizabeth Phillips and their staff, for a kick-off event to raise autism awareness and support Saratoga Bridges.

The Cupcake Lab will donate proceeds from the sale of their Red Velvet cupcake to Saratoga Bridges in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.

The Cupcake Lab is located in the old community theatre building, now the Roohan Realty building, across the street from the Saratoga City Center.

April 16, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Aubertine, Colleagues Call for Conference Committees

 

Lawmakers ask Assembly Speaker and Senate Leader to get the open process started,

Senators call on the minority conferences to provide policy alternatives in lieu of just saying “No”

April 14, 2010
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April 25, 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ENCOURAGES USE OF NEW YORK-ALERT SYSTEM

New York State residents can now receive important emergency notifications and other vital updates using the New York-Alert System.

NY-Alert is a service offered by New York State to provide individuals with real-time information about emergencies and other important issues. Using the NY-Alert System, residents can sign up to receive alerts about any of the following:

• Alerts and warnings about life threatening emergencies

• Public health alerts

• Severe weather warnings

• Significant highway closures

April 14, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION GREEK HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with AHEPA, Brooklyn Chapter 41 and the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, recently hosted a community celebration of Greek heritage and honored five distinguished honorees, as well as the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, each for their contributions to the greater Bay Ridge community, on Sunday afternoon, April 11, 2010, at the Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis School.

April 14, 2010
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Senator Dilan on Polish Air Tragedy

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan discusses a Senate Resolution he co-sponsored, expressing sorrow and sympathies to the people of Poland following an April 10, 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed 88 high-ranking members of the Polish government, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife. Dilan represents the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, home to the largest concentration of Poles and Polish-Americans in New York State

April 14, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Shadowed at the State Capitol by Geneva High School Student Peter Henry

Albany- Senator Mike Nozzolio was shadowed today at the State Capitol by Peter Henry of Geneva.  Peter is a senior at Geneva High School and visited Albany as part of the 10th Annual Students Inside Albany conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New

April 13, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Key Budget, Banking, Health And Environmental Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed 24 appointees to key boards today, including members to the Independent Authorities Budget Office, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port of Oswego Authority, Public Employment Relations Board, State Banking Board, Great Lakes Protection Fund, Republic Airport Commission, Medical Advisory Committee, Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Citizen’s Policy and Complaint Review Council, Continuing Care Retirement Community Council, Minority Health Council, State Hospital Review and Planning Council and Board of Visitors Broome

April 13, 2010
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SENATORS GOLDEN AND COLLEAGUES CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO SELECT AQUEDUCT VLT VENDOR

In an effort to restore public trust and bring a decade-long ordeal to an end, New York State Senators Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Roy McDonald (R-C-I, Saratoga) and Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury) today joined Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R,C-Jackson) to call for passage of legislation (S7214-A) to establish an open, transparent and expedited process to select a video lottery gaming operator to develop and operate a VLT gaming facility at Aqueduct Raceway in Queens.

April 13, 2010
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