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SENATOR VENDITTO HONORS NEWEST EAGLE SCOUTS

Senator Michael Venditto (far right), is pictured with Eagle Scout Michael Walsh (center) and (l-r) Michael Walsh (father), Meagan Walsh (sister) and Richard Weimer (grandfather).

January 7, 2015
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SENATOR VENDITTO HONORS NEWEST EAGLE SCOUTS

Senator Michael Venditto (R-8th Senate District) recently honored Billy Nolan of Bellmore and Michael Walsh of Selden for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Venditto attended the Court of Honor at the Merrick Golf Course Clubhouse to personally congratulate Billy and Michael, members of Boy Scout Troop 123 of North Merrick, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

Billy’s Eagle Scout project consisted of building a fishing kiosk at the Norman J. Levy Preserve. The kiosk provides a central location for the park rangers to post information on fishing and park events.

Michael’s Eagle Scout project involved renovating a classroom at St. Raphael’s Church in East Meadow. The classroom is used by the Genesis II School for children with autism.

January 7, 2015
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Opening Remarks at the 2015-2016 Senate Session

Albany, NY - Thank you Mr. President and Thank you to all my colleagues.   

Thank you to the constituents of  my district for re-electing me.  And thank you  to my Conference for once again choosing me as your Leader. I am truly honored and humbled by your support.

January 7, 2015
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HERRICKS STUDENTS & SENATOR MARTINS BRING CHEER TO CHILDREN IN WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Students from Center Street School and Searingtown School in the Herricks School District recently helped Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) bring some extra holiday cheer to children in need. 

     The students collected hundreds of toys for Senator Martins’ annual holiday toy drive to benefit children in Winthrop-University Hospital. Senator Martins visited both schools to pick-up the toys and personally thank the students for their efforts.

January 7, 2015
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Senator Terrence Murphy - Swearing In

Thank you to the honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, for administering the ceremonial oath of office in the New York State Senate Chamber in Albany on the first day of the 2015 Legislative session. It is an honor to serve.

January 7, 2015
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SENATOR VENDITTO HONORS MASSAPEQUA’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

Senator Michael Venditto (2nd from left) is pictured with Eagle Scout Eric Harrison Worme (center) and (l-r) Edward Worme (father), Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, Bonnie Worme (mother).

January 7, 2015
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SENATOR VENDITTO HONORS MASSAPEQUA’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

Senator Michael Venditto (R-8th Senate District) recently honored Eric Harrison Worme of Massapequa for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Venditto attended the Court of Honor at the American Legion Post 1066 in Massapequa to personally congratulate Eric, a member of Boy Scout Troop 590, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

Eric’s Eagle Scout project consisted of planning, organizing and completing a clean-up and beautification project at the Town of Oyster Bay Senior Housing Apartment Complex. He dedicated over 188 hours to this project.

January 7, 2015
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Statement from Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos

New Yorkers want Democrats and Republicans to work together to get results. That's exactly what we've done over the last few years with members of the Independent Democratic Conference, and its leader, Senator Jeff Klein.

January 7, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM

Honored to have been sworn in this morning for the new term as your State Senator by New York's Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

January 7, 2015
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2015-16 Legislative Session Swearing-In Ceremony

(January 7th - Albany) Senator Stewart-Cousins was joined by her three children, Candice, Steve and Kevin, as New York State's Chief Judge Lippman administered the oath of office to her on the Senate floor. The 2015 legislative session has begun. Here's the link to the Senator's opening remarks.

January 7, 2015
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Senator Croci Takes Oath of Office

Senator Croci is sworn in by Judge Pierce Cohalan, joined by Senator Croci’s sister, Kristina Inserillo.

 

January 7, 2015
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January 7, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS FRANKLIN SQUARE’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Ryan Goldberg of Franklin Square for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins, along with Assemblyman Ed Ra, attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate Ryan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 93, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

January 7, 2015
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New Laws Take Effect in 2015

The arrival of the New Year meant that a number of new laws took effect in New York State on January 1st.  

New laws include:

January 7, 2015
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My Wishes and Prayers in 2015 for my Friends, Colleagues and Foes

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 My Wishes and Prayers in 2015 for my Friends, Colleagues and Foes In this first week of the New Year, I would like to express my wishes, prayers and desires for my friends and foes for 2015. You should know that some of my wishes and prayers will be very hard to achieve but nevertheless, there's nothing wrong with dreaming - even if those dreams might never come true. My first wish is for Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: that they be left alone by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. As I said before, this may be a more difficult prayer to be answered. 

January 7, 2015
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Let’s Make Students’ DREAMs Reality

As reported by the Daily News:

By State Senator Jose Peralta and State Comproller Thomas DiNapoli:

There is an injustice that needs to be corrected in our state’s Tuition Assistance Program. Currently, the program does not provide assistance to all the young men and women who need it, because it does not accept applications from undocumented students who were brought into this country at a young age.

New York State’s proposed DREAM Act would right this wrong and make the Tuition Assistance Program available to undocumented students across the state. As the new legislative session starts tomorrow, the governor and the state Legislature should swiftly enact this legislation.

New York was one of the first states in the nation to offer in-state tuition rates to undocumented students. We have always been a destination for ambitious and hardworking people in search of opportunity. We can help New York remain a destination of opportunity by expanding the Tuition Assistance Program and extending assistance to undocumented students.

For full article, click here.

January 6, 2015
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O'Mara will continue Senate offices in Elmira, Bath and Albany in 2015

Elmira, N.Y., January 6—To help kick off the new year in New York State government, which officially begins tomorrow at the Capitol, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today announced 2015 contact information for his district offices in Elmira and Bath, and his Albany office.

O’Mara is beginning his third consecutive, two-year term representing the state’s 58th Senate District encompassing all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a part of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses).  

January 6, 2015
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Looking Ahead: Lowering Taxes, Creating Jobs, and Investing in Infrastructure

Taxes in New York are too high, and as a result, New York is losing people, businesses, and good paying jobs to other states with lower taxes and better economic climates. Although we have taken significant steps to cut taxes and make New York more business friendly, there is still a great deal of work to be done.

We all know someone who has lost his or her job as the result of a business closure or the decision to move the company to a more business friendly state. It's a story that repeats itself time and time again-- and must be rewritten. Families are leaving the State instead of building their futures here.

January 6, 2015
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