Issues: Miscellaneous

FUNKE ANNOUNCES WENDY BLEIR-MERVIS AS WOMAN OF DISTINCTION FOR THE THE 55TH DISTRICT

Senator Rich Funke announced Wendy Bleir-Mervis, Executive Director of Camp GoodDays and Special Times, as the 2015 Woman of Distinction for the Senate 55th District this weekend.  The New York State Women of Distinction program honors women’s history in the Empire State

May 5, 2015
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March of Dimes March for Babies

I am proud to support the March of Dimes and was pleased to join fellow supporters and volunteers at their March for Babies on Saturday morning. This is a great event that helps raise awareness for all of the good things the March of Dimes does for families in our community. Thanks to everyone who participated and donated to this effort!

May 5, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Talks About His Prosecutorial Conduct Commission Bill, Infrastructure, and the 2015 Women of Distinction Ceremony

On the featured program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses his bill that would establish a state commission on prosecutorial conduct. He also share his thoughts on the ongoing issue of NYS Infrastructure, plus highlights his 2015 Women of Distinction honoree, Marcellus resident and Gold Star Mother Chapter President, Marsha Connor.

May 5, 2015
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Senator Skelos' "SHED THE MEDS" Program

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a "SHED THE MEDS" program on Wednesday, May 6, from 2pm-5pm at the Lynbrook Recreation Center located at 55 Wilbur Street in Lynbrook.

May 6, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom this morning at 11:06 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: TODAY, May 5, 2015, at 11:06 AM.

May 5, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE HONORS SUNY MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

Senator George Amedore honored the SUNY Men's and Women's Basketball teams for their outstanding seasons and NCAA tournament appearances on May 4th, 2015 at the New York State Capitol

May 5, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE HONORS THE SUNY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

Senator George Amedore honored the SUNY Men's and Women's Basketball teams for their outstanding seasons and NCAA tournament appearances on May 4th, 2015 at the New York State Capitol

May 5, 2015
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YOUR VOICE WITH SENATOR GOLDEN

Senator Golden discusses Job Creation & District Events.

May 5, 2015
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Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj & State Senator Jeff Klein Honor Photographer Norman Gershman

Mr. Gershman received proclamations from Assemblyman Gjonaj and Senator Klein at the noon reception, where his traveling exhibit, “Besa: Albanians that saved Jews during WWII,” was displayed. His work captures the heroism and altruism of the Albanians during World War II, who rescued the Jewish people from persecution. 

May 5, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN'S SESSION REMARKS MOURNING THE DEATH OF OFFICER BRIAN MOORE

Senator Golden's session remarks mourning the death of Office Brian Moore

May 4, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of May 4, 2015 ~ 'No great answers, yet, for lost opportunities'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "No great answers, yet, for lost opportunities"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in The Leader on May 3, 2015]

May 4, 2015
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Place Your Bets on Jeff Klein

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161 Place Your Bets on Jeff KleinYou should know that with all of the recent news that New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is expected to be arrested this week, there is a lot of speculation about who the next Senate Majority Leader will be.  Here in Albany, bets are being placed and New York State’s Capital has become nothing short of a gaming parlor.  People are talking about and guessing who their favorite candidate is and who they wish would be the next Majority Leader. This is if and when Dean Skelos gets indicted and then resigns as Senate Leader. 

May 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Chats With Gloversville Constituents at Capitol

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Danielle and Cooper Graham of Gloversville on April 29th when Cooper’s fifth grade class from Kingsborough Elementary School came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

May 4, 2015
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Senator Sanders Brings His Mobile Office to the South Jamaica Houses

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) brought his mobile office to the South Jamaica Houses on April 30, 2015. There he met one-on-one with residents, listening to their concerns and discussing enhancements to area such as possible improvements to building management, renovating a nearby park and re-opening a shuttered senior center.

May 1, 2015
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Senator Serino's Week In Review

This week I spent some time with Assemblyman Kieran Lalor at the opening of a very cool local business, joined Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro at the Walk to Cure Parkinson's and at the Autism Walk and Expo, and threw out the first pitch for the Town of Poughkeepsie Girl's Softball League. See how their message made its way from Stanley Still park all the way to Albany.

May 1, 2015
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Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Illnesses

Senator Sue Serino Casts Vote to Strengthen Lyme Disease Legislation

Albany, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) took affirmative action today in the fight against a disease that has effected countless residents of Dutchess and Putnam Counties—Lyme.

“I made a promise to my constituents that I would be relentless in the fight to eradicate Lyme Disease and today we took yet another step in that direction by strengthening critical legislation,” said Senator Serino.

May 1, 2015
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