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Sen. Foley Commemorates Black History Month; Community Encouraged to Nominate Deserving Individuals for Black History Month Recognition Awards

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) will commemorate Black History Month by honoring the vibrant African American community in the 3rd Senate District, which stretches from Brentwood and Central Islip in the western portion of the district through Bellport and Mastic Beach in the eastern most portions.  

January 29, 2010
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SENATOR VOLKER CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

New York State Senator Dale Volker and members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

January 29, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS THOSE ELIGIBLE TO FILE FOR THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today reminding eligible New Yorkers to file for the Earned Income Tax Credit, as part of the nationwide campaign designating January 29, 2010, “EITC Awareness Day”.The Earned Income Tax is a refundable credit for low income employees, designed to help eligible taxpayers lower their taxes or receive refunds. National estimates indicate that 15 to 20 percent of eligible workers do not claim their Earned Income Tax Credit benefits at the federal or municipal level. Last year, the average EITC amount was $2,000.

January 29, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES NEW YORKERS TO JOIN EFFORT TO MOVE TERROR TRIALS OUT OF NY

 Golden Announces Support for State Senate Resolution Opposing 9/11 Terror Trials From Taking Place in New York City

January 29, 2010
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World Boxing Legend Carmen Basilio

Rochester - Senator Nozzolio recently had the opportunity to meet with former world boxing legend Carmen Basilio. Basilio held four boxing world titles from 1955 through 1958, including both Welterweight and Middleweight World Championships.

January 29, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams’ statement on the New York Haitian Earthquake Family Resource Center

NYS Senator Eric Adams’ statement on the New York Haitian Earthquake Family Resource Center:

 “January 12th will always be a day of mourning for Haitians and for Haitian-Americans.  The catastrophic earthquake in Haiti caused shock and grief that extends far beyond Haiti’s borders, and we in New York City have the largest Haitian-American population and the oldest Haitian-American communities in the U.S.

 

January 28, 2010
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Senator Adams Hosts the Korean American Business Association of Brooklyn, Which Raised Nearly $8,000 in Donations for Haitian Relief

PRESS ADVISORY

NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS HOSTS THE KOREAN AMERICAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF BROOKLYN, A GROUP THAT WENT DOOR TO DOOR TO RAISE ALMOST $8,000 IN CASH DONATIONS TO SUPPORT RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI 

 

January 28, 2010
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Haiti Assistance & Relief Taskforce (HART)

As the Chairwoman of the Haiti Assistance and Relief Taskforce – H.A.R.T., Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson is sponsoring this town hall meeting to: 

January 28, 2010
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Nightlife Town Hall

Joint your neighbors for this important discussion with the New York State Liquor Authority.

February 4, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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SENATOR LEIBELL CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

New York State Senator Vincent Leibell and members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.The plan's centerpiece would reward businesses with a three-year tax credit, averaging between $2,500 a

January 28, 2010
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Senator Parker Creates New Opportunities for Investment That Comply with Islamic Law

(Albany, NY)  Today, Senator Parker introduced a bill that will create a new type of bond designed to attract more foreign investment to New York, creating jobs and opportunities for small businesses and working families.

Senator Parker’s bill mandates the creation of “alternative finance investment bonds (AFIBs),” which are also known as sukuk.  Unlike traditional bonds, these innovative new bonds open up investment opportunities to those whose religious or personal beliefs proscribe them from engaging in transactions where interest is charged. These investors are therefore precluded from using conventional debt instruments such as bonds.

January 28, 2010
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SENATOR RUBÉN DÍAZ AND THE NEW YORK HISPANIC CLERGY ORGANIZATION TO ROLL OUT CENSUS 2010 FAITH BASED INITIATIVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  CONTACT:  718 991 3161January 28, 2010

SENATOR RUBÉN DÍAZ AND THE NEW YORK HISPANIC CLERGY

ORGANIZATION TO ROLL OUT CENSUS 2010 FAITH BASED INITIATIVE

January 28, 2010
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Senator Stachowski Announces Funds For The Belle Center’s Capital Improvements

For Immediate release: January 28, 2010                    Media Contact: Joe Rohm                                                                716-826-3344

January 28, 2010
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McDonald Calls on Governor Paterson to Restore Cuts for Child Abuse Prevention

Albany- January 28, 2009 - Senator Roy McDonald (Saratoga), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Children and Families, is calling on Governor David Paterson to restore the cuts to child abuse prevention that he proposed in his Executive Budget.

January 28, 2010
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Special Flag Dedicated To Senator Nozzolio

Auburn - Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently presented with a United States flag flown over Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan during "Operation Enduring Freedom". Nick Wiwsianyk of Auburn was stationed at the camp and dedicated the special flag to Senator Nozzolio.

January 28, 2010
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January 28, 2010
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Statement From Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith Re: State Of The Union

“In the Senate we share many of the same priorities as President Obama: creating jobs, getting government spending under control, and providing relief to overburdened taxpayers.

But as the nation continues to recover, we must be mindful of the serious challenges facing everyday New Yorkers who are out of work, losing their homes, and without health coverage.

January 28, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Bringing His Office To East Northport

In his continuing effort to make it easier for constituents to get the assistance they need, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is bringing his office and staff to East Northport as part of his Mobile Office Hours program.  The event will be held at the Northport-East Northport Library's East Northport Branch located at 185 Larkfield Road (

January 28, 2010
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Senator Addabbo at Middle Village

Senator Joe Addabbo will be at Middle Village library to meet with local residents to discuss any issues they have. No appointment is necessary.

March 6, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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