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PLEASURE TO PARTICIPATE IN RECOGNIZING HONOREES AT PIETRO'S FIGHT TO END DMD

Recognizing the honorees and the Scarso Family tonight at Pietro's Fight to End DMD

March 13, 2015
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Senator Venditto Welcomes Farmingdale School District to Albany

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently had the opportunity to welcome Farmingdale School District to Albany. As a Farmingdale alum, Senator Venditto was proud to meet with members from the Farmingdale School District to discuss issues concerning our schools.

March 13, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE HONORS EMMA DETLEFSEN IN SENATE SESSION

Senator George Amedore honored six-year-old Emma Detlefsen, from Berne, in the Senate chamber with a resolution recognizing her efforts to raise money and awareness about lymphedema on March 4, 2015.

March 12, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE HONORS EMMA DETLEFSEN IN SENATE SESSION

Senator George Amedore honored six-year-old Emma Detlefsen, from Berne, in the Senate chamber with a resolution recognizing her efforts to raise money and awareness about lymphedema on March 4, 2015.

March 12, 2015
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World Autism Awareness Day - Autism Speaks celebrates its international Light It Up Blue Campaign

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), celebrated each year on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. Autism is one of only three health issues to be recognized with its own day by the United Nations. WAAD activities increase world knowledge of autism and impart information about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism around the world.

April 2, 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR AMEDORE ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF SENATE’S BUDGET PRIORITIES

Senator George Amedore today voted in favor of the Senate’s one-house budget proposal, which will provide an outline of the Senate’s top priorities as budget negotiations continue. The Senate’s plan creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, restores funding to school districts, and makes significant investments in New York’s aging infrastructure to create good-paying jobs and help attract new businesses.

March 12, 2015
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Statement from Senator Venditto Re: Suffolk Police Officer Mark Collins

"I would like to wish all the best to Suffolk Police Officer Mark Collins who is recovering from being shot last night in Huntington Station. Officer Collins is a resident of North Bellmore and a Fire Commissioner for the North Bellmore Fire Department. Officer Collins is being treated at Stony Brook University Hospital and, thankfully, is expected to survive. I join with all the members of the North Bellmore community to wish him a speedy recovery.

God bless Officer Collins and all the men and women who wear blue and put their life on the line by protecting ours every day."

March 12, 2015
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CAUCUS PUSHES 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION PRIORITIES

“Meeting the Needs of Minority Communities during this Budget Season 

New York, NY – The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus led by Chair Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, outlined the major priorities from their annual report “The People’s Priorities 2015”. Standing in support with them was New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), Hunger Action, American Heart Association, YMCA, and other labor unions, advocacy groups, and clergy. The Caucus formally announced their agenda which ensures that the budget and other pieces of legislation positively affect and provide equal access for low income and minority communities. 

March 12, 2015
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Senator Sue Serino Comments on the Senate Budget Resolution

Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) joined the NYS Senate Republican Majority today to advance its “Brighter Future” budget plan that will create a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extend historic opportunities to students at all levels, make significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs, and provide invaluable resources to improve quality of life for our seniors. 

March 12, 2015
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Senator Skelos' Free Child ID Program

On Friday, March 20, 2015, Senator Dean Skelos will be hosting a Free Child I.D. Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. This free program, available to Nassau County children of all ages, is taking place from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm at the Oceanside Public Library, located at 30 Davison Avenue in Oceanside.

March 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR SUE SERINO FIGHTS FOR A ‘BRIGHTER FUTURE’

SENATOR SUE SERINO FIGHTS FOR A ‘BRIGHTER FUTURE’

Statement on the NYS Senate’s Budget Proposal

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) joined the NYS Senate Republican Majority today to advance its “Brighter Future” budget plan that will create a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extend historic opportunities to students at all levels, make significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs, and provide invaluable resources to improve quality of life for our seniors.

March 12, 2015
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Statement on the Shooting of Suffolk County Police Officer Collins

“Suffolk County Police Officer Mark Collins was brutally shot last night during a routine traffic stop in Huntington Station.  As a 12 year veteran of the force and the Suffolk County Police officer of the year in 2009, his bravery and dedication is well known and unquestioned.  Our prayers are with his wife and family. Thankfully Officer Collins' doctors are confident of a full recovery.  This heinous crime reminds us how lucky we are to have the finest law enforcement officers protecting us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The coward who allegedly pulled the trigger has been arrested and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset).

March 12, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco at the 2015 Syracuse Area Music Awards

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Joe Whiting during the 2015 Syracuse Area Music Awards, also known as the SAMMYS. Senator DeFrancisco and Joe Whiting served as presenters during the event, awarding Fayetteville teenager Nick Ziobro with the 2015 Best Jazz award. The SAMMYS were held on March 7, 2015, at the Palce Theatre in Syracuse. 

March 12, 2015
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March 12, 2015
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Legislative Report with Senator George Latimer

Senator Latimer welcomes guest Ed Bergstraesser - AT&T's External Affairs Director

March 12, 2015
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March 12, 2015
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Senate unveils historical Women's History Month exhibit ~ Elmira native and astronaut Eileen M. Collins honored along with Tompkins County native and Civil War nurse Susan E. Hall ~ View the exhibit online

Albany, N.Y., March 12—As part of its annual March recognition of Women’s History Month, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats)and his Senate colleagues have unveiled an exhibit in the Legislative Office Building in Albany honoring “Women of Distinction” throughout New York State’s history in the arts, sciences, government, military, labor, education, and social reform.

March 12, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN CO-CHAIRS SECOND JOINT COMMITTEE HEARING EXAMINING POLICE SAFTEY AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

The New York State Senate today held the second joint committee hearing, which Senator Golden co-chaired, examining police safety and public protection.

The hearing provided a thorough and balanced review of the state’s criminal justice system to assess serious safety concerns raised by the shooting deaths of two NYPD Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in addition to other recent attacks and hostility directed at law enforcement.

March 11, 2015
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May 19, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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