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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.

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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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January 6, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON STATE OF THE STATE

One of the statements in Governor Paterson’s State of the State that I found very encouraging was that he sees investments in higher education as a positive way to address our economy and create jobs.

January 6, 2010
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STACHOWSKI REACTS TO STATE OF THE STATE MESSAGE

STACHOWSKI REACTS TO STATE OF THE STATE MESSAGE

       Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View) said that heanticipates a fresh start to this new legislative session upon viewing the2010 State of the State Message issued today by Governor David Paterson.

January 6, 2010
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“Daughters of Sarah Honors Senator Breslin with PiQ Award”

Senator Breslin was Recently Featured in Partners in Quality, the NYAHSA Newsletter:

December 2009

“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”

NY State Senator Neil Breslin echoed those words of Hubert Humphrey on December 29 as he accepted the NYAHSA Partners in Quality Award from the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home in Albany.

January 6, 2010
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Statement from Senator Catharine Young regarding State of the State

 “It is heartening that Governor Paterson focused on ethics, fiscal responsibility and jobs.

 I was pleased to hear the Governor speak of a spending cap to get out-of-control spending in line.  Albany has to rein in irresponsible behavior, and a spending cap is a good first step.  My conference passed a spending cap before New York City took control of the Senate last year, and currently, I have a petition drive to contain reckless spending.  We need to push the Assembly to pass it too, to finally help our hardworking, overburdened taxpayers.

January 6, 2010
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Senator Seward Comments on Gov. Paterson's 2010 State of State

ALBANY, 01/06/10 -- Senator James L. Seward today commented on Gov. Paterson’s State of the State address:

“As we start 2010 it is time for New York to take a new direction.   Last year we went to the edge of the cliff and in order to keep from going over we will need to make some difficult decisions. 

January 6, 2010
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