Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Squadron joined young athletes, parents, coaches, medical professionals, and brain injury experts from around New York to announce new legislation that would require mandatory training for coaches in recognizing head injuries.

The bill will require mandatory training for coaches in recognizing head injuries and the symptoms of concussions, and ensure that student athletes who sustain concussions are not permitted to compete until they have been cleared by a medical professional.

February 1, 2010
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Pols Take Aim at Overtime 'Abuse' in State's Prisons

BY Michael J. FeeneyDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, February 1st 2010, 4:00 AM

The state Correctional Services Department could save cash-strapped New York more than $15 million by cutting overtime and reducing other "rampant mismanagement," two state lawmakers charged.

State Sens. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) and Diane Savino (D-S.I.) cited overtime as the agency's biggest money pit in a report analyzing costs at prisons.

Ten employees split close to $900,000 in OT, the report said.

February 1, 2010
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Records Say Eight Superintendents Living at Luxe, State-Owned Mansions for Low Cost

BY Kenneth LovettDAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF

Sunday, January 31st 2010, 4:00 AM

ALBANY - Prison inmates aren't the only ones getting taxpayer-funded housing.

At least eight prison superintendents are living in the lap of luxury at low cost in state-owned mansions located on or near the prison premises, according to state records.

At least one has a lake view.

The best part for the superintendents, who top out at nearly $145,000 a year, is they pay a pittance for the posh accommodations.

February 1, 2010
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Press Conference held on 1/30/2010 in Delaware County

Senator Bonacic held a press conference recently to address the issue of fines assessed to the hospitals and nursing homes in the watershed area and the DEP's desire to have a ban on Marcellus Shale gas drilling in the watershed region. 

(Pictured are Supervisor Wayne Marshfield, Town of Hamden, Jim Eisel, Chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, Senator John J.Bonacic, Assemblyman Cliff Crouch and Dennis Lucas, Chairman of the Coalitiion of Watershed Towns.)

February 1, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL TO ALLOW WINE SALES IN GROCERY STORES

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd Senate District) today issued the following statement in response to Governor David Paterson’s proposal to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores across the State of New York:“Governor Paterson is again proposing to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores across New York State.

February 1, 2010
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The Federal Government To Restore Drug Prevention Funding

I am very concerned to learn that the federal government has decided to cut a total of $18 million in federal aid aimed at creating safe, drug-free schools across New York State.

February 1, 2010
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February 1, 2010
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President Obama's Press Relase on S.2949 the "Emergency Aid to American Survivors of the Haiti Act of 2010"

The White HouseOffice of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate ReleaseJanuary 27, 2010Statement by the Press Secretary on S.2949

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, the President signed into law:S. 2949, the “Emergency Aid to American Survivors of the Haiti Earthquake Act of 2010,” which increases, from $1 million to $25 million, the cap for fiscal year 2010 on the amount that the Department of Health and Human Services may spend for the provision of assistance to repatriated U.S. citizens; increases, by $65 million, the 2010 funding for the Medicaid Qualified Individual program; and reduces the Medicaid Improvement Fund by $90 million.White House Press Release on S2949S2949 on Thomas.gov

February 1, 2010
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Senate Plan would improve business climate and create new jobs


I want to take this opportunity to share with you a plan that my colleagues in the Senate Minority and I are supporting in the Senate that is designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

February 1, 2010
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Four Island Pols Keep an Eye on Brooklyn

Staten Island Advance4 Island pols keep an eye on B'klyn By Judy L. Randall

It's a daily juggling act that can prove daunting -- especially on days when your presence is expected at two must-go-to parades held at the exact same time miles away and a bridge apart.

That bridge would be the Verrazano-Narrows, which adds to the logistical challenges facing the four Staten Island elected officials whose bi-borough districts include portions of Brooklyn.

January 31, 2010
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