Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Venditto Honors Eagle Scout from Troop 192 in Bellmore

Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa) had the pleasure of congratulating John D'Avanzo from Troop 192 in Bellmore for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The rank of Eagle Scout is the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor and is achieved by less than 3% of Boy Scouts nationwide. Congratulations John!

June 26, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE ACTS ON BILL THAT PROVIDES $3.1 BILLION IN NEW PROPERTY TAX RELIEF, EXTENDS THE TAX CAP, AND IMPLEMENTS SIGNIFICANT EDUCATION REFORMS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate  acted on an end-of-session measure that will bring $3.1 billion in new tax relief to property owners, extend the existing property tax cap to deliver additional savings and create new jobs, improve affordable housing statewide, and continue the Senate’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that every child has access to a quality education.

June 26, 2015
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Statement On End Of 2015 Legislative Session

ALBANY, 06/25/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on the close of the 2015 legislative session:

“New relief for middle-class homeowners, extension of the landmark property tax levy cap, and constructive education reforms, advanced in the final days of the legislative session, all represent significant wins on issues important to the people of my district.

“These accomplishments come on the heels of a fiscally-responsible, on-time budget approved earlier this year that provided record education aid to our schools, kept taxes in check, and boosted economic development initiatives.

June 26, 2015
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Summary of 2015 Senate Legislative Action

Attached below is a summary of the highlights of the 2015 Senate session, broken down by subject.

June 26, 2015
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE

I’m pleased that the Senate took action tonight to extend the property tax cap and provide rebate checks to homeowners. While there is still work that needs to be done to lower our tax bills, this will help provide relief to our overburdened taxpayers.

June 26, 2015
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF FINAL AGREEMENT ON MAJOR PRIORITIES FOR END OF 2015-16 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced details of a final agreement on a number of major priorities for the end of the 2015-16 legislative session.

The legislation introduced and passed today includes the following reforms and actions:

June 25, 2015
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STATEMENT ON THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

From enacting our fifth on-time budget to investing in schools, strengthening the future of agriculture, protecting and creating jobs, and delivering on the promise of relief for hardworking taxpayers, the 2015 legislative session put the needs of everyday, middle class New Yorkers first. Budget and Taxes

June 25, 2015
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Summer Book Giveaway for Students Enrolled in "Pre-K for All" - New Program Designed to Support Kindergarten Transition and Curb Summer Learning Loss

Chancellor Fariña today announced a book giveaway program for all 4-year-olds enrolled in free, high quality pre-K programs across the City. This free package – which includes five high-quality books, supplementary activities, and a letter from the Chancellor – will go to students participating in the first, historic year of Pre-K for All. Students in both full-day and half-day programs will all receive the books in addition to children enrolled in integrated special education settings and District 75 programs. The Chancellor made the announcement at Get Set Kindergarten’s stepping up ceremony in Brooklyn, where she handed out books to students and their families.

June 25, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO REMEMBERS BRITTANY PASSALACQUA ON WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HER GRADUATION WEEKEND

Each June, in communities throughout our nation, family and friends gather to celebrate and honor local high school graduates. The time-honored tradition sends young graduates off into the world; be it to college, trade school, the workforce or serving in our armed forces. Graduations are a time of reflection, celebration and anticipation, and hope of what the future may bring.

Sadly, one young lady from our region, and her family, were deprived of experiencing the joy of this weekend.

June 25, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO REMEMBERS BRITTANY PASSALACQUA ON WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HER GRADUATION WEEKEND

Each June, in communities throughout our nation, family and friends gather to celebrate and honor local high school graduates. The time-honored tradition sends young graduates off into the world; be it to college, trade school, the workforce or serving in our armed forces. Graduations are a time of reflection, celebration and anticipation, and hope of what the future may bring.

Sadly, one young lady from our region, and her family, were deprived of experiencing the joy of this weekend.

June 25, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO REMEMBERS BRITTANY PASSALACQUA ON WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HER GRADUATION WEEKEND

Each June, in communities throughout our nation, family and friends gather to celebrate and honor local high school graduates. The time-honored tradition sends young graduates off into the world; be it to college, trade school, the workforce or serving in our armed forces. Graduations are a time of reflection, celebration and anticipation, and hope of what the future may bring.

Sadly, one young lady from our region, and her family, were deprived of experiencing the joy of this weekend.

June 25, 2015
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Queens Tribune: Build It Back Application Deadline Looms

The Build It Back outreach campaign seeking out the remainder of the homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy is winding down, but the post-Sandy reconstruction project is no means coming to a close.

State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) is urging homeowners to submit documentation for eligibility determination and damage assessment as the program begins to wind down.

Read the full story here.

June 25, 2015
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Senator Montgomery's Anti-Shackling Legislation Receives Final Legislative Approval

Senator Montgomery's Anti-Shackling legislation (S.983-A) received final legislative approval on June 23, 2015. It now awaits consideration by the Governor before becoming law.

The bill prohibits the shackling of female inmates who are pregnant, in labor or eight weeks postpartum during transporation or hospitalization, except under extraordinary circumstances. 

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June 25, 2015
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Dr. Una Clarke Confirmed as CUNY Board Member

Senator Montgomery with Dr. Una Clarke following the confirmation of Dr. Clarke's nomination to the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees. Dr. Clarke is a former Flatbush City Councilwoman and mother to Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.

June 25, 2015
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Community Forum on Combating Lyme DIsease

**COMMUNITY FORUM**

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015

Senator Sue Serino Hosts Community Forum on Combating Lyme Disease

Who: NYS Senator Sue Serino, Members of the NYS Senate Taskforce on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, Panel of Experts on Lyme and Tick-borne diseases

What:  Community Forum on Combating Lyme Disease

When: Tuesday June 30, 2015; 6:00-7:30pm

Where: FDR Site (Wallace Center, Multi-Purpose Room)

June 25, 2015
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