Issues: Miscellaneous

State Senate Pays Tribute to Fallen Trooper

ALBANY, 02/24/10 – The New York State legislature today adopted a legislative resolution honoring New York State Police Trooper Jill E. Mattice for her significant contributions to law enforcement and education.

Senate resolution 3812 was sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) and adopted on February 25, 2010.  Assemblyman Bill Magee sponsored the same resolution, assembly resolution 937, which was adopted on February 1, 2010.

February 25, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN ON ATTORNEY GENERAL'S INVESTIGATION OF EXECUTIVE BRANCH

"The Governor’s decision to turn the charges of domestic violence by his aide David Johnson – and of the conduct of the New York State Police in response to those allegations—over to the New York State Attorney General for a full investigation is the right way to handle this ugly situation. I am confident that the Attorney General will conduct a thorough inquiry.

February 25, 2010
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It’s YOUR money: on-line petition to stop the withholding of tax refunds

Dear Friend,You may have heard that the Governor is thinking about delaying the return of state income tax refunds. I think this is a bad idea and ask you to work with me to help him change his mind!I encourage you to sign an on-line petition on my website to get the tax refunds out the door as soon as possible. I will deliver the petition to the Governor in the next few weeks to let him know how we feel. Click here to sign our petition!

February 25, 2010
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From the floor of the New York State Senate, a resolution commemorating Dominican Heritage in New York State.

On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus presented on the floor of the New York State Senate, a resolution commemorating Dominican Heritage in New York State.

This will be the first time in the history of New York State Senate that the Dominican community and its residents will be recognized for their growing contribution to the state in politics, education, faith based institutions, culture and economic development.

February 25, 2010
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Senator Valesky Supports Tax Department Plan to Regulate Amount of Tax-Free Cigarettes Supplied to Indian Nations/Tribes

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced his support for recent actions undertaken by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance that would move the state closer to collecting sales tax on cigarettes sold by Native American businesses to non-Native Americans.

February 24, 2010
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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY

First Black Woman to receive an M.D.
February 24, 1864
2/24/1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born in 1833. She worked from 1852-1860 as a nurse in Massachusetts.

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Crucial Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Credits

"Net metering" expansion to reduce energy costs, increase use of green energy

February 24, 2010
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February 27, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Join the Fight to Save Our Parks

As you may know, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is proposing to drastically alter the operation of eleven state parks on Long Island due to budget cuts proposed by Governor David Paterson.

February 24, 2010
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Discussion of Gay Marriage with Assemblyman O'Donnel

Epidoe 7 of Senator Liz Krueger's Legislative Report

February 24, 2010
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Golden Seeks Street Renaming Honors for Longtime Bensonhurst Business Leader

Brooklyn -- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has asked Community Board 11 to consider renaming the corner of Bay 34th Street and 86th Street in honor of longtime Bensonhurst community business leader Anthony Neglia.

February 24, 2010
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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY

Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough President
February 23, 1965
Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president, the highest elective office held by a Black woman in a major American city.

February 23, 2010
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2010 Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, Asian Caucus Weekend

The Caucus has continued as an effective political alliance that has consistently given all minorities, middle-class, the poor, and working people a real voice in state government. It has been a vital component of the State Legislature since its creation. From the onset, the Caucus' main goal has been to unite African-American and Hispanic legislators as a powerful force in the State Legislature. The founders were determined to use their voting power and numbers, no matter how small, to ensure their constituents, the under-privileged people of New York State, were represented.

February 23, 2010
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2010 BLACK, PUERTO RICAN, HISPANIC, ASIAN CAUCUS WEEKEND

The Caucus has continued as an effective political alliance that has consistently given all minorities, middle-class, the poor, and working people a real voice in state government. It has been a vital component of the State Legislature since its creation. From the onset, the Caucus' main goal has been to unite African-American and Hispanic legislators as a powerful force in the State Legislature. The founders were determined to use their voting power and numbers, no matter how small, to ensure their constituents, the under-privileged people of New York State, were represented.

February 23, 2010
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It's YOUR Money

The Governor is thinking about delaying the return of state income tax refunds. This is a terrible idea. Let’s work together to help him change is mind!Please sign this on-line petition to get the tax refunds out the door as soon as possible. I will deliver the petition to the Governor in the next few weeks to let him know how we feel.

February 23, 2010
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