Issues: Miscellaneous

January 22, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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January 19, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Series about agency sparks reactions by area representatives

By NICK REISMAN - reisman@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:25 am

Greater local control, reasonable enforcement and a cap on excessive fines would make the Adirondack Park Agency more responsive to property owners' needs, area officials said on Monday.

January 12, 2010
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North Tonawanda High School Lumberjacks Football Team

On Monday, January 11, 2010, the North Tonawanda High School Lumberjacks football team, winners of the Class AA New York State Football Championship, visited the capital to be formally honored by the state government. They were accompanied by school administrators, coaches, and cheerleaders. The long day included a p...hoto-op with the Governor, pizza party, and recognition in the Assembly and Senate Chambers. Go Jacks!

January 12, 2010
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January 12, 2010
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Senator Díaz to Wayne Barrett: “Get Your Facts Straight!”

PRESS RELEASEJanuary 12, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz to Wayne Barrett: “Get Your Facts Straight!”

I don’t know why there are some reporters and news media people that are always attributing to me quotes and statements that I have never said.

January 12, 2010
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Padavan Honors A Pair of New Eagle Scouts In Bayside

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored John Raymond Dunham and James Robert Stankes, from Troop 49, during their Court of Honor ceremony at Sacred Heart Church in Bayside on Saturday January 9, 2009.  During the ceremony, Padavan presented the pair with the New York State Senate Medal of Outstanding Achievement and Certificate of Merit in recognition of their service to the community and achieving the prestigious honor of Eagle Scout. Senator Padavan and new Eagle Scouts James Robert Stankes and John Raymond Dunham during their Court of Honor ceremony. 

January 11, 2010
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State of the State includes ethics reform proposal

By Marcy L. Velte

Gov. David A. Paterson's second State of the State address included the Executive Chamber's proposed legislation for additional state ethics reform.Named the Reform Albany Act, the plan would create an independent State Government Ethics Commission that would have ten members chosen by legislative leaders.

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January 11, 2010
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With our leaders failing, we need to take control

Ken Tingley -- The Post Star

Posted: Saturday, January 9, 2010 4:55 pm

It was just a few months ago that Gov. Paterson was being portrayed by "Saturday Night Live" as a blind-as-a-bat buffoon whose only redeeming quality was his ability to insult New Jersey. On Wednesday, when he gave his State of the State address, he was likely the only one in the room with a lick of sense or integrity.

January 11, 2010
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Senator Thompson Celebrates the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday With Awards Ceremony

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Buffalo, NY- New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) will be holding a social justice awards and wreath laying ceremony in celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday.  The ceremony will be held on Friday, January 15th at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library at 1324 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

January 11, 2010
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January 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Diaz's Disaster Preparedness Brochure

To view Senator Diaz's Disaster Preparedness Brochure please CLICK HERE.

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Disaster Preparedness Brochure

January 10, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, SENATOR HANNON, ASSEMBLYMAN CONTE, ASSEMBLYMAN SALADINO, AND LEGISLATOR BELESI CALL ON COUNTY EXECUTIVE LEVY TO ABANDON PLANS TO HOUSE SEX OFFENDERS IN EAST FARMINGDALE

“As elected officials who represent the Farmingdale community, we are calling on Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy to abandon plans to build sex offender housing in the East Farmingdale area.

January 8, 2010
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CSI - Upstate

ONEONTA, 01/08/10 -- In media conferences across his district kicking off the 2010 session of the New York State Senate, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) outlined his agenda of state spending cuts, property tax relief and business investments he dubbed “CSI – Upstate.”

January 8, 2010
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Sen. Little to run again

By JOE LoTEMPLIOPress Republican Staff WriterJanuary 08, 2010 06:43 am

PLATTSBURGH — Many statewide political observers believe Assembly and Senate incumbents could be vulnerable in this year's election, given the state's fiscal mess.

But State Sen. Betty Little is not deterred and will seek re-election.

To read more click HERE.

January 8, 2010
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Padavan Presents "Blueprint For A Stronger NY"

With the 2010 New York State Legislative Session underway, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today unveiled his “Blueprint For A Stronger NY” plan that would reform New York State Government and instill much-needed fiscal responsibly, accountability and transparency.

January 7, 2010
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January 18, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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January 1, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Senator Dean Skelos gives the GOP response to Governor David Paterson's State of the State Address

Senator Dean Skelos: State of the State response 1/6/09

In his State of the State message Governor Paterson said that New York faces an enormous fiscal crisis.

He’s right.

New York, like other states, has been hit hard by the economic recession, forcing you and other families to make sacrifices in order to make ends meet.

Albany must now do the same.

Governor Paterson talked a lot about fiscal restraint, but we’ve heard that speech before.

January 7, 2010
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Senator Dean Skelos gives the GOP response to Governor David Paterson's State of the State Address

Sen. Skelos State of the State response 1/6/09 In his State of the State message Governor Paterson said that New York faces an enormous fiscal crisis. He’s right.New York, like other states, has been hit hard by the economic recession, forcing you and other families to make sacrifices in order to make ends meet.

January 7, 2010
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