Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with West Genesee High School Public Affairs Students

Senator DeFrancisco with West Genesee High School Public Affairs Students during their visit to the Capitol.

March 18, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN CELEBRATES IRISH HERITAGE MONTH


Senator Golden with Father Farrell and members of the parish of Resurrection Church, along with members of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, congratulate him upon receiving recognition in conjunction with Irish Heritage month.

March 18, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN CELEBRATES IRISH HERITAGE MONTH

Senator Golden with Joe Murphy

March 18, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN CELEBRATES IRISH HERITAGE MONTH

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden recently hosted an Irish Heritage celebration where he took time to honor four outstanding community leaders for their good work and efforts on behalf of our neighborhood. The awards ceremony and breakfast was held at the Knights of Columbus on Nostrand Avenue on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

March 18, 2010
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Long Island Arboricultural Association's 38th Annual Long Island Tree Conference

As a longtime supporter of the organization, Senator Owen H. Johnson met with the Board of Directors of the LIAA at their annual conference to hear concerns about issues affecting the industry.

Left to right:  Celeste Richards, Director; Eric Pomisel, Director; Adriana Jacykewycz, Director; Jackson Dodds, Director; Jean Dodds, Vice President; Deborah Green, President; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Fred Hyatt IV, Past President; Erik Pauze, Treasurer; Jean Brown, Executive Secretary

March 17, 2010
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Powering New York's Future

“Powering New York’s Future”  is an initiative by the Legislature to develop a long term approach to using low cost power to create and sustain jobs.  In the coming weeks, the Legislature is conducting a series of hearings and roundtables focusing upon the use of low cost power for economic development purposes.

March 17, 2010
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Lindenhurst Council of PTA's Annual Legislative Breakfast

From the Lindenhurst Council of PTA’s Annual Legislative Breakfast held on February 6, 2010 at the Lindenhurst Senior High School. 

Left to right:  Michael Lavorata, Village Trustee; Raymond Doran, Member of the Board of Education; Assemblyman Robert Sweeney; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Wayne Horsley, Suffolk County Legislator; Anthony Pancella for Senator Charles Fuschillo; Richard Nathan, Superintendent; Donna Hochman, Vice President, Board of Education; Edward Murphy Jr., President of Board of Education

March 17, 2010
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SENATE GOP MEDICAID TASK FORCE TARGETS WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE; RECOMMENDATIONS COULD SAVE TAXPAYERS $500 MILLION

Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos, Task Force Chairman Kemp Hannon and members of the Senate Republican conference today released the initial report of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and Reform, a sweeping set of policy recommendations that will empower localities to boost their own Medicaid fraud efforts, more aggressively combat waste and the overutilization of services, and save taxpayers up to $500 million a year. The report should be discussed as part of this year’s budget negotiations.

March 17, 2010
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March 17, 2010
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Fighting To Keep Butler Prison Open

Lyons - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with members of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors, Wayne County officials and corrections officers from the Butler Correctional Facility to discuss Governor Paterson's plans to close the Butler prison by January 2011. Members of the group presented Senator Nozzolio with a petition objecting to the closure and signed by nearly 250 Wayne County residents. The petition will be forwarded to Governor Paterson and Brian Fischer, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections.

March 17, 2010
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Aubertine Bill Puts Employer Input at Center of New Bill to Reform State’s Economic Development Power Programs

 

Bill makes economic development power programs permanent to provide stability for employers

Legislation uses input from Powering New York’s Future Initiative to address job growth, retention

March 17, 2010
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Sen. Farley Greets New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) meet with residents from Fulton and Montgomery Counties who were representing New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 16th in Albany during the organization's Legislative Day. Many representatives were part of the Saving Grace Baptist Church of Fonda and the Baptist Church of Northville and included Pastor Wade Prime and Reverend Richard Klueg. They discussed with Senator Farley issues that included parental rights.

March 17, 2010
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New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms Visit Sen. Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) meet with residents from Fulton and Montgomery Counties who were representing New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 16th in Albany during the organization's Legislative Day. Many representatives were part of the Saving Grace Baptist Church of Fonda and the Baptist Church of Northville and included Pastor Wade Prime and Reverend Richard Klueg. They discussed with Senator Farley issues that included parental rights.

March 17, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Named Honorary Member Of Port Gibson Fire Department

Port Gibson - Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently named as a Honorary Member of the Port Gibson Volunteer Fire Department in recognition of his dedication and support of the Department and their work in the community.

Members of the Port Gibson Department pictured from left to right are: Pauline DeCook, Secretary; Scott DeCook, Fire Chief; Senator Mike Nozzolio; John Wood, President; Doug Wilcox, 2nd Assistant Chief; Cheryl Sanders; and Lee Sanders, 1st Assistant Chief.

March 17, 2010
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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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