Issues: Public Assistance

NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Legislative Update

Senator Dilan speaks with Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Michelle Neugebauer about recent updates to services in Cypress Hills and City Line.

March 2, 2010
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Bushwick Houses Among NYC Housing Projects to Receive Federal Funding Under Passage of Senate Bill

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation that will allow for New York City Housing Authority owned developments, such as Bushwick Houses, to fall under federal oversight and qualify for much-needed funding.

For more than a decade,  21 NYCHA developments have received no funding from the City and State of New York. Pending additional budget cuts in the proposed 2010–11 state budget, NYCHA stood to face an unprecedented $88 million operational budget shortfall.

February 25, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Human Services

JOINT BUDGET HEARING ON HUMAN SERVICESDate:    Wednesday, February 10Time:    12:00 p.m.Location: Hearing Room B Legislative Office Building, Second Floor Albany, NYThis hearing will air live on the Senate's Website at http://www.livestream.com/nysenate_joint_budget The Assembly Ways and Means Committee will join the Senate Finance Committee to conduct a hearing to examine the impact of the 2010-11 Executive Budget proposal on human services in New York State. 

February 10, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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Organizations responding to the Haiti Earthquake

** Information on finding family members, and conditions on Haiti, is being provided by calling the following number at the State Department: 1 (800) 407-4747For Donations:• American Red Cross International

Donation Phone #: (800) HELP-NOW     Website: http://redcross.org 

January 15, 2010
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Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010
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NYS Conference of Black Senators offer their support and prayers to the families and friends affected by this terrible natural disaster in Haiti

Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday. “The Haitian community is a very vibrant and important part of our districts and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time”, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the 36th District (Westchester and Bronx), Chairwoman of the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS).

January 14, 2010
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NYS Conference of Black Senators offer their support and prayers to the families and friends affected by this terrible natural disaster in Haiti

Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday. “The Haitian community is a very vibrant and important part of our districts and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time”, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the 36th District (Westchester and Bronx), Chairwoman of the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS).

January 13, 2010
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Recording of Senator Squadron's October 14th community convention follow-up call

On October 14th, Senator Squadron hosted a conference call to give an update on the goals and priorities outlined at the first-ever 25th District Community Convention held in March. The discussion focused on Public Housing, Rent Regulations, Mitchell-Lama, Section 8, and Tenants’ Rights, Public Assistance and Social Services, Disability Access, Senior Citizens’ Concerns and Health and Health Care.

The call was the fourth and final call in a series of community convention update calls, all of which were open to the public.

October 14, 2009
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Rosenthal/Squadron Bill Ensures Social Services Recipients Receive Critical Sexual Assault Information

New York, NY –Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced that yesterday Governor Paterson signed into law a bill (A3378/S4077) requiring local social service districts to inform all people applying for public assistance of their option to receive information on resources for victims of sexual abuse and assault.

September 22, 2009
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Senator Diane Savino Volunteers at MASBIA Soup Kitchen in Celebration of Rosh Hashana

(Borough Park)-Thursday, September 17, Senator Diane Savino joined Brooklyn elected officials at the MASBIA kosher soup kitchen, in serving food to the needy, as they prepared for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.

Please click on the link for the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALeaANYh_-U

 Please click on the link for more photos on flickr:

September 18, 2009
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GRIFFO GIVES GOVERNOR FAILING GRADE

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR WELFARE FAMILIES GETS AN "F"

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,I,C,-Rome) today lashed out at the ludicrous spectacle of Gov. David Paterson doling out additional funds to welfare families to buy back to school supplies amid a state fiscal crisis.

August 12, 2009
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