Issues: Miscellaneous

Cash-Strapped Lawmakers Make Do

Albany Times Union

Published: Saturday, May 22, 2010

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July 29, 2010
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Member Items: Some Districts Getting Gypped

The Bronx News Network

Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010

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July 29, 2010
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Albany's Pork Handouts

The New York Times

Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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It pays to live in the home district of the New York Legislature’s big shots. According to a new analysis by several citizens’ groups, Senate and Assembly leaders grabbed much bigger chunks of political pork than lesser members did. This is yet another in a long list of reasons to oppose member items, as pork is known in Albany.

July 29, 2010
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Rural New York

Rural New York makes up more than 86.6 percent of the state's land area, or about 40,907.28 square miles in 53 counties. More than 18 percent of all New Yorkers or more than 3.526 million people call our state's rural areas home.

July 29, 2010
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Condemns Killing of Unarmed Man

Press Release

July 29, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Condemns Killing of Unarmed Man

July 29 (Albany, NY) State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz. today condemned the killing of Defarra Gaymon,  in Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey on July 21. Mr. Gaymon was unarmed when he was shot by an Essex County sheriff's detective.

“First, I want to send my condolences to Mr. Gaymon’s wife, four children and other family members on the sudden, tragic and unnecessary death of their loved-one,” said Senator Díaz.

“Second,” continued Senator Díaz, “I must, in no uncertain terms, condemn the killing of an innocent and unarmed man.”

July 29, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: Glen Cove Community Forum

Your opinion is very important to me and better enables me to represent you.  That is why I am hosting a Community Forum in  Huntington. Please join me for this informal meeting designed to give you a chance to voice your opinions and tell me what you think.

September 15, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Northport Community Forum

Your opinion is very important to me and better enables me to represent you.  That is why I am hosting a Community Forum in  Huntington. Please join me for this informal meeting designed to give you a chance to voice your opinions and tell me what you think.

September 16, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Huntington Community Forum

Your opinion is very important to me and better enables me to represent you.  That is why I am hosting a Community Forum in  Huntington. Please join me for this informal meeting designed to give you a chance to voice your opinions and tell me what you think.

August 31, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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July 28, 2010
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Green Initiative Institute Coming To Buffalo, Thanks To Antoine. "Written by Glenn Gramigna, Editor."

Thompson Initiatives Abound From Green Expos To Darwin-Martin To The Niagara Falls Train Station.

 

Imagine the establishment of a Green Initiative Institute in Buffalo that would offer grants to green entrepreneurs while serving as an all-purpose business incubator for up and coming green enterprises?

Fortunately, before long none of us will have to use our imaginations to conjure up such a vision, thanks to a $2 million appropriation secured by Buffalo/Niagara Falls NYS Senator Antoine Thompson.

July 28, 2010
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Senator Golden Announces Reaching Out Community Services

Reaching-Out Community Services, Inc. located at 7708 New Utrecht Avenue is now an Official Electronic Food Stamp Application Site.

July 28, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

By taking credit for staying alive in Race to the Top Two, Senate Democrats – aka ‘the Enemies of Reform,’ are hoping taxpayers will forget how their failure to support important education reforms cost us $830 million in Round One.

 

Joining 18 other states as finalists for more federal aid is good news, but it won’t overshadow the facts that taxes and spending will be going up even more, school property tax bills are being prepared without a state budget in place, and the budget will soon be the latest in history.

 

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July 27, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Pays Tribute To Dr. Frank Nicchi

Seneca Falls- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented Dr. Frank Nicchi with a special New York State Resolution that was adopted in the State Senate in recognition of his 10 years of service as President of New York Chiropractic College at the Reunion Weekend dinner. Senator Nozzolio also presented Dr. Nicchi with a special New York State flag that was flown over the State Capitol in Albany.

July 27, 2010
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Deadlines Approaching for WTC Workers' Compensation, Disability

If you, or someone you know, has 9/11 related health problems or may develop them in the future, this information is critically important. Please pass it on.

July 27, 2010
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