Issues: Social Services

Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services  Senator David Carlucci, Chair  1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015  Room 309 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE AND TIME OF COMMITTEE MEETING

March 25, 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
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March 19, 1:45 PM - 2:12 PM
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Times Ledger: Senator Avella heads up NYC social services task force

State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (D-Nassau) announced last week the new Task Force on the Delivery of Social Services in New York City.

March 16, 2015
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Senate Republican Budget Plan Creates Property Tax Rebate & Eliminates GEA

The New York State Senate Republican Majority approved a budget plan Thursday that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, increases aid to education and eliminates the Gap Elimination Adjustment.  It also makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure.

March 16, 2015
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March 16, 5:00 PM - 5:14 PM
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March 19, 2015, 2pm - 6pm

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March 19, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Valesky plan sets aside $10m for supportive housing Upstate in IDC “Invest NY” agenda

SYRACUSE—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and the Independent Democratic Conference have unveiled a comprehensive policy agenda that would include $10 million allocated specifically to Upstate New York for supportive housing development.

Supportive housing models include inclusive design for those who may have physical impairments and often offer a variety of services including activities, transportation, an on-site service coordinator, amenities, meals, and support for residents’ health-related services.

February 19, 2015
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Ortt Supports Proposed Changes to Medicaid, Welfare Programs

During a Niagara County Legislature meeting, state Senator Rob Ortt and his colleague Assemblywoman Jane Corwin said they support reforms to the Medicaid and Safety Net Assistance programs. Local leaders are calling on the governor and State Legislature to provide relief to taxpayers by enacting legislation to “opt out” of the costly non-federally-mandated Medicaid services and to revert to pre-2011 50%-50% cost-sharing arrangement between state government and taxpayers. Read the full Niagara Gazette article.

February 18, 2015
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Calling on Governor to Reform Medicaid and SNA Programs

Both Senator Ortt and his colleague Assemblywoman Jane Corwin spoke about revising the Medicaid and Safety Net Assistance programs during a Niagara County Legislature meeting. Local leaders are calling on the governor and State Legislature to provide relief to taxpayers by enacting legislation to “opt out” of the costly non-federally-mandated Medicaid services and to revert to pre-2011 50%-50% cost-sharing arrangement between state government and taxpayers.

February 17, 2015
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Senators Agree on Nurse Family Partnership Legislation

By Capital Tonight StaffTuesday, February 3, 2015 at 08:26 PM EST

February 3, 2015
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February 4, 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Senator Marc Panepinto Earns First Committee Assignments Including Two Leadership Posts

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Marc Panepinto released the following statement on his appointment to eight separate New York State Senate committees that reflect the priorities of the 60th Senate District:

“I am very pleased to have earned a seat on eight powerful Senate committees that tackle numerous issues and policies impacting the people of the 60th Senate District. As Ranking Member to the Committee on Agriculture, I look forward to working with farmers and small businesses towards the expansion of this 6 billion statewide industry. As Ranking Member to the Committee on Local Government, I will work tirelessly to reduce the state-induced burdens on our municipalities that prevent them from more effectively serving our communities. Finally, I’m grateful that I will have the opportunity to address veterans affairs, lower property taxes, and the improvement of our state’s existing infrastructure on the Committees on Housing, Transportation, and Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs.”

January 26, 2015
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN REMINDS RESIDENTS OF HEATING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Applications Now Being Accepted

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) reminded Hudson Valley residents today that those needing assistance with their heating costs may now apply for New York’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The program began accepting applications on Monday, November 17. Those households that are eligible can receive a one-time payment of up to $625 for assistance with their heating costs this year. 

November 21, 2014
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National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Today I joined the Open Door Mission to help kickoff National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The Open Door Mission helps countless men, women and children every year by providing them with food, clothing and shelter, and participates in National Hunger and Homelessness Week as a prelude to its Thanksgiving Day celebration. I am proud to continue to help the Open Door Mission in anyway possible.  

November 7, 2014
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Valesky bill to cover equipment and supplies for ostomies signed into law

SYRACUSE—This week, Governor Cuomo signed into law S.7893, sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) which requires every insurance policy to include equipment and supplies necessary for the treatment of ostomies.

An ostomy is a surgically created opening connecting an internal organ to the abdomen, caused by many different conditions, including cancer, bowel disease, birth defects and injury. Different kinds of ostomies are named for the organ involved, such as a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy.

September 25, 2014
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Senate Passes Senator Parker’s Bill to Aid Prisoners Upon their Release

(Brooklyn, NY) – Last week, the State Senate passed Senate Bill S.1353, by Senator Kevin Parker.  The bill requires that prisoners be informed of healthcare, mental healthcare and other services upon their release from state prison. In an attempt to make their reintegration into society as seamless as possible, and to safeguard our community’s public health and welfare, the former prisoners will be alerted to special programs in their communities, such as tuberculosis services, HIV/AIDS services, education, alcohol or substance abuse treatment, and other general mental health services.

June 4, 2014
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Senator Parker Interviews Gwen Wright, Executive Director, NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Gwen Wright as the Executive Director of the state’s Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence in September 2013. 

Ms. Wright had been with the agency for 20 years at the time of her appointment, serving in many capacities, most recently as Director of Human Services and Prevention.

Senator Parker interviews Ms. Wright on the office's services, latest initiatives and how her office can form coalitions to further prevent domestic violence or support victims.

For more information, visit www.OPDV.ny.gov, or call 518-457-5800.

 

 

May 29, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services  Senator Tony Avella, Chair  9:30 AM, Thursday, May 29, 2014  Room 901 LOB

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May 29, 9:30 AM - 9:41 AM
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator Tony Avella, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Room 901 LOB

May 13, 9:30 AM - 9:34 AM
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