Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Skelos' "Shed the Meds" Program

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a "SHED THE MEDS" program on Wednesday, September 10, from 10am-1pm at the Oceanside-Columbia Engine Company #1 Firehouse located at 26 Smith Street in Oceanside.

September 10, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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National Women’s Equality Day

Today  we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. It provides an excellent opportunity for us to commemorate the past achievements of so many who worked for equality, while also highlighting the ongoing efforts to further women’s rights.

New York State has a long, proud tradition of leading the way with women’s rights. Starting with the Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, advocates such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, devoted decades of hard work to ensure that women’s voices could be heard.

August 26, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Proclamation to Emma L. Johnston

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Emma L. Johnston, the 2014 Syracuse Volunteer Citizen of the Year award recipient. Ms. Johnston was one of the founders of PEACE, Inc. and has been actively involved in several other local charitable organizations throughout her life.

Ms. Johnston received her award on August 25th at the Emma L. Johnston Southside PEACE Family Resource Center in Syracuse.  The award is given out by Syracuse Media Group and Direct Energy.

Senator DeFrancisco presented Ms. Johnston with a proclamation to honor her for all her work, upon the occasion of being named the Syracuse Volunteer Citizen of the Year.  

August 26, 2014
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Undergraduate Internship Application

How to Apply: In order to be eligible for the Undergraduate Session Assistants Program you must submit a completed application along with the required writing samples and documents. There are two ways to apply: electronically and by mail. As each college/university’s policy may vary regarding the processing of your application, it is important that you contact your Campus Liaison Officer prior to electronically submitting an application to the Senate Student Programs Office. A digital application is preferred. However, if you are unable to submit the application online, you can print out the Undergraduate Session Assistant Application Form and mail to:

August 26, 2014
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Celebrating National Women's Equality Day

Tuesday, August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. 

New York State has a long, proud tradition of leading the way with women’s rights. 

There is still work to be done and my colleagues and I in the Senate passed bills that will further strengthen equality in our state. 

Among other key objectives, the Women’s Equality Agenda will: 

- Ensure equal pay for equal work;

- Combat sexual harassment and domestic violence; and

August 26, 2014
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SENATOR SKELOS' NYS SENATE CAREER FAIR: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting my 5th annual NYS Senate Career Fair on Friday, October 3, 2014, at Molloy College located at 1000 Hempstead Ave in Rockville Centre, from 9am-1pm. This event will once again bring employees and potential employers together and will be geared towards assisting individuals seeking employment in identifying businesses and organizations that are hiring. It is an event that is sure to be mutually beneficial for those seeking employment, as well as potential employers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my district office at (516) 766-8383, and I look forward to seeing you there.Be sure to check back regularly for an updated list of some of the companies that are scheduled to attend:

October 3, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SECOND ANNUAL 3-0N-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, ARE YOU IN?

Team submissions will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

 

August 25, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Eighth Annual Senior Resource Fair

Please join us for Liz's Eighth Senior Resource Fair at Temple Emanu-El! Over 50 exhibitors will be there to provide information for older adults in New York City!

Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Copies of Sen. Krueger's Senior Resource Guide will be provided free as well.

No RSVP is necessary. For further information, contact Alice Fisher at Sen. Krueger's office, (212) 490-9535.

October 23, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Zeldin on School Zone Speed Cameras

On Friday, August 22, Senator Zeldin spoke with News 12 on his opposition to school zone speed cameras across Long Island. Click here to watch the interview.

August 25, 2014
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The Annual Otisville Country Fair Parade - August 23, 2014

This is the 26th annual Otisville Country Fair Parade, and it kicks off a day of fun for the community.  With the Senator are (l to r) Village of Otisville Trustees Diane Loeven and Ike Palmer, and Mount Hope Supervisor, Chad Volpe.

August 25, 2014
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August 28, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Senator Lee Zeldin Attends 3rd Annual Farmingville Street Fair

RONKONKOMA-On Sunday, August 24, Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I-Shirley) attended the 3rd Annual Farmingville Street Fair.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above speaking with attendees.

August 25, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Attends Wounded Warrior 5K

RONKONKOMA-Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I-Shirley) attended the Wounded Warrior 5K in Sayville on Saturday, August 23.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above speaking at the start of the 5K to wish the runners a great race and thank them for supporting a great cause.

August 25, 2014
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The War Against Women and Who is Causing It?

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161The War Against Women and Who is Causing It?You should know that there are a lot of people who keep themselves busy talking about something they call the "War Against Women," pointing to incidents when people target, use, exploit, neglect and abuse women for their own benefit.

August 25, 2014
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Fish and Game: Seasons and Regulations

Please see the attached PDF for information on this years Fish and Game Seasons and Regulations.

August 25, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits the Future of Nursing Booth at the New York State Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco made a stop at the Future of Nursing New York State Action Coalition booth at the 2014 Great New York State Fair.  He is pictured with Carolyn McCauliffe, Megan Brandt, Cindy Campagni, and Kathy Truax. The booth is located in the Health and Sciences building. 

August 22, 2014
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO SCORES HIGH IN NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS VOTING RECORD

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently secured one of the highest scores in the State Senate in this year’s National Federation of Independent Business’s annual voting record.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association and releases an annual voting record to help New York voters gauge state lawmaker’s support for legislation that is pro-small business.

“Independent businesses are the catalyst for new job growth in our State, particularly in the Greater Finger Lakes region. They are integral to rebuilding our economy and creating a better future for our State and Nation,” said Senator Nozzolio.

August 22, 2014
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Does the Ice Bucket Challenge with Yonkers Native Pat Quinn

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Yonkers, the Democratic Conference Leader, accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge that Senator Dean Skelos nominated her for. She had help fulfilling the challenge from Yonkers-native 31-year-old Pat Quinn, who was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease, a year ago, and helped create this unique fundraising challenge. Pat's idea has helped the ALS Foundation raise $15 million in a short period of time. To learn more about Pat Quinn and how you can get involved, click here.

August 22, 2014
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