Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Bonacic Discussing his Flood Buyout Legislation for Wawarsing

New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) discussing his bill S.6276 which will provide $4 million to a voluntary buyout program for homeowners in the Town of Wawarsing in Ulster County. The program provides the money to Ulster County to purchase and demolish homes that have been flooded by water leaking from the New York City aqueduct.

March 17, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH SAFE HOMES OF ORANGE COUNTY

On March 16, 2010 representatives of Safe Homes of Orange County met with Senator Bonacic in Albany to discuss their budget issues.  Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Michelle DeRose, Tara Ford, Tina Marsicano and Kellyann Kostyal.

March 16, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM NAACP

On March 16, 2010 representatives of NAACP met with Senator Bonacic in Albany to discuss their budget issues.  Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Maude Bruce – President of the Ellenville Chapter, Elaine Williams – 1st Vice-President of the Sullivan County Chapter, Eric Monroe, Tamara Norman, Lena Cosentino and Bertha Horne.

March 16, 2010
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Senator Skelos meets with the Long Island Hispanic Association in Albany

Senator Skelos meets with the Long Island Hispanic Association in Albany on March 16, 2010.  Among those who attended are Bishop Carlos L. Vargas (LIHPA) and 19 additional Pastors/Leaders.

March 16, 2010
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Senator Skelos meets with Commissioner Frederick Senti, Jr. of the Lakeview Fire Dept. & Commissioner Ralph Esposito of the Elmont Fire District

 

Senator Skelos meets with Commissioner Frederick Senti, Jr. of the Lakeview Fire Dept. (left), and Commissioner Ralph Esposito of the Elmont Fire District (right) in Albany on March 16, 2010.  

 

March 16, 2010
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March 16, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Participates In Program At Arrowhead Elementary

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently participated in the Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program at Arrowhead Elementary School.  Reading to both Debby Cheney’s

March 16, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

With just two weeks until the April 1st budget deadline, Democrats in the Senate and Assembly have failed to make any progress toward a new budget.  Senate Democrats have talked about starting the conference committee process, but have done nothing.  Neither they, nor the Democrats in the Assembly, have produced any budget bills or resolutions for consideration. 

 

March 16, 2010
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State Senate Medicaid Fraud Task Force: 1st Public Hearing

The first public hearing of the Medicaid Fraud Task Force was a productive step towards eliminating the Medicaid fraud burden on taxpayers. Many innovative leaders in fighting Medicaid fraud put forth their expertise and real solutions.

Over the next few months, I will work closely with my Senate colleagues and partners in county government to create an electronic system to catch fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system.

March 16, 2010
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The NYS Insurance Hotline Opened to Assist Storm Disaster Victims

The New York State Insurance Department has activated its Disaster Hotline to assist consumers with insurance questions following the wind storm that caused extensive property damage over the weekend in the New York City metropolitan area.  Here's the link: 

http://www.ins.state.ny.us/press/2010/p1003152.htm

March 16, 2010
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Supporting Inspiration And Recognition Of Science And Technology

Rochester - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently attended the 2010 FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Competition at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he congratulated members of the SPARX team of Webster as they awaited the start of their 2nd quarterfinal match.

March 16, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: Public Hearing on the New York State Budget

Join Senator Roy McDonald, New York State Senate Finance Secretary for the Minority Robert Mujica, Chairman of the Rensselaer County Legislature Martin Reed, and Rensselaer City High School Principal Sally Shields, as they welcome Rensselaer County Residents to attend and share their thoughts, suggestions and concerns on the New York State Budget.

 

Google maps will bring you to the wrong location so use bing maps instead. The address for the public hearing is:

March 20, 10:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST EASTER EGG HUNTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force and the Community Emergency Response Team, has planned two upcoming Easter Egg Hunts and will host one in Marine Park and the other in McKinley Park.

Easter Egg Hunt-Saturday, March 27, 2010, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway

Easter Egg Hunt- Saturday, April 3, 2010, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

McKinley Park, 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway

 

March 16, 2010
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State Senate Medicaid Fraud Task Force: 1st Public Hearing

The first public hearing of the Medicaid Fraud Task Force was a productive step towards eliminating the Medicaid fraud burden on taxpayers. Many innovative leaders in fighting Medicaid fraud put forth their expertise and real solutions.

Over the next few months, I will work closely with my Senate colleagues and partners in county government to create an electronic system to catch fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system.

March 16, 2010
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Watch Legislative Report with Senator Golden

This week, Senator Golden discusses the proposed soda and medical taxes.

March 16, 2010
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State of the 60th Senatorial District

Senator Antoine M. Thompson releases his State of the 60th Senatorial District.  Please click on the file entitled "State of the 60th Districrt.doc" to view report.  Thank you.

File: 
STATE OF THE 60th DISTRICT.doc

March 15, 2010
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Padavan: "New York Making Bad Bets For The Future With Increased Gambling"

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today came out in sharp opposition to the rise of gambling contained in the Executive Budget proposal and with the troubling trend that continues to grow with a reliance on array of gambling options in all reaches of New York.  Padavan is the leading opponent of gambling in the New York State Legislature and is the author of numerous reports on compulsive and problem gambling in the state including “All Gambling, All The Time” and ”Quick Draw: Time To Pull The Plug”.

March 15, 2010
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Padavan Honored By Conron Camp Foundation

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored five new Eagle Scouts during Troop 255’s 70th Annual Family Dinner at the new Reception House in Flushing on Friday March 12, 2010. During the dinner, Senator Padavan was presented with an award for “energizing and encouraging the next generation”.  Senator Padavan is presented with his award from the Conron Camp Foundation by Troop 255 Scoutmaster Anthony Drew (left) and Conron Camp Foundation President Howie Schubert at Troop 255’s 70th Annual Family Dinner on Friday March 12, 2010.

March 15, 2010
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Padavan Honors Five New Eagle Scouts In Flushing

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored five new Eagle Scouts during Troop 255’s 70th Annual Family Dinner at the new Reception House in Flushing on Friday March 12, 2010. Padavan presented Justin Ng, Jonathan Lee, James Lee, Brian Kim and Ammar Jaber with the New York State Senate Medal for Outstanding Achievement and Certificate of Merit for their dedication and hard work toward obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout

March 15, 2010
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