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SENATOR SKELOS PRESENTS THE LONG BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH A NYS SENATE RESOLUTION

Senator Dean G. Skelos and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg presented the Long Beach Middle School Chamber Orchestra with a New York State Senate Resolution in Albany on March 10, 2010.

March 10, 2010
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Padavan Addresses Medical Society At Capitol

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) addressed a statewide group of physicians and medical professionals from Queens and throughout the state at West Capitol Park during their Lobby Day on Tuesday March 9, 2010. During his remarks on the steps of the park, Padavan called for tort reform that will limit and lessen the burden of large increases in medical liability insurance premiums placed on doctors, physicians and medical professionals in New York. Senator Padavan addresses the physicians and medical professionals from the Medical Society outside the State Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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KLEIN HOSTS 15TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH BREAKFAST

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 6th at the Mount Vernon Senior Armory, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Senate Majority Conference Leader Senator John Sampson (D-Kings County) along with Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Westchester County), Former New York Congressman Joe DioGuardi, honorees Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (D-Bronx), Civil Court Judge Elizabeth Taylor, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce President Frank Fraley and Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Kenneth Jenkins to celebrate Klein’s 15th Annual Black History Month Breakfast.

March 10, 2010
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Dysfunction Displaces Work in Distracted Albany

By MICHAEL POWELL and NICHOLAS CONFESSOREALBANY — To wander into the grand pile of stone that is the State Capitol, to walk its cavernous sandstone and marble halls, is to find an absurdist play in its third act.Up on the third floor, in the State Senate, no party can muster a voting majority, and, pending a special election in two weeks, a convicted domestic abuser could cast the deciding vote.Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/06/nyregion/06albany.html

March 10, 2010
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No Matter What Happens, Paterson Gets His Pension

by Ryan KnutsonGov. David Paterson of New York insisted this week that he wouldn't heed calls for his resignation, despite his administration's being roiled by two scandals. But no matter what he does, he is still entitled to his full pension once he retires. In fact, there is nothing any New York state employee can do that would cause them to lose a pension; not even a corruption conviction, being fired for embezzlement or a prison sentence.

March 10, 2010
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National Kidney Foundation

Senator Maziarz at a Kidney Screening in Albany sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Recognized With Fairville Fire Department Honorary Membership

Fairville - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the Fairville Fire Department's annual dinner where he was awarded an Honorary Membership in recognition of his continued support to the Department. In addition to an official Certificate of Membership, Senator Nozzolio also received a pin and shirt bearing the Department's insignia.

Pictured left to right are: Doug Hares, Fairville Fire Department President; Senator Nozzolio; and William Wood, Fire Department Chief.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Díaz Announces That Libraries In His District

PRESS RELEASE

March 10, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Announces That Libraries In His District Are Recipients of Construction Grants

Albany, NY -State Senator Rubén Díaz announced today that two libraries in his district are the recipients of construction grants totaling $240,000.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Reminding Homeowners About New Carbon Monoxide Law

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is reminding all homeowners about a new law that requires most residences in New York State to have at least one working carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.  The new law has been in effect since February 22, 2010 and affects all residences with appliances, devices, or systems that emit carbon monoxide.

This new law is named in honor of Amanda Hansen, a 16-year-old from West Seneca, New York who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while sleeping at a friend’s house.  The source of the carbon monoxide was a faulty boiler in the home.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits With the 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Men's Volleyball Team.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits With the 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Men's Volleyball Team at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits With the 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Girls Volleyball Team.

The 2009-2010 Baldwinsville Girls Volleyball Team Visit Senator DeFrancisco at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the Baldwinsville Men's Soccer Team at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the 2009 Baldwinsville Men's Soccer Team at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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March 10, 2010
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Robotics Competition Inspiring The Minds Of Our Youth

Recently I stopped by the 2010 FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Competition at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Pictured with me are members of the Holzy's Army team at Red Jacket High School in Shortsville.

March 10, 2010
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Students Lobby for After-School Program Funding

Students, parents and teachers from P.S. 24 in Sunset Park ask Senator Montgomery to support their After-School Program, which is facing tough financial times due to the  Governor proposed budget cuts. The Senator pledged to do all that she can to restore funding to $30.5 million, an amount that was earmarked for after-school programs in last year's budget.  

March 9, 2010
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DC 1707 Protests Budget Cuts

DC 1707 members from Bedford Stuyvesant, Red Hook and elsewhere in the 18th Senate District met with Senator Montgomery to discuss the Governor's proposed budget cuts to child care and Head Start programs.  

March 9, 2010
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO ANNOUNCES STATE GRANTS FOR LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN ONONDAGA COUNTY

SENATOR DEFRANCISCO ANNOUNCES STATE GRANTS FOR LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN ONONDAGA COUNTYGrants are Supported by $14 million in Capital Funds for Public Library Construction

 Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced that several libraries in Onondaga County have been awarded New York State Public Library Construction Grants to help make necessary improvements to their buildings.

March 9, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Salutes Miss USA

During her visit to New York's State Capitol, Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton of North Carolina, met with Senator Montgomery and other legislators. Ms. Dalton talked to the Senator about her interest in women's health issues, including her advocacy work around breast cancer education.

March 9, 2010
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