Issues: Social Services

NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan Discusses Unfunded Mandate Relief for Local Gov't.

Medicaid Opt-Out Legislation Approved In Committee

February 16, 2011
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Major Medicaid Reform Legislation Approved In Social Services Committee

CHAIRMAN GALLIVAN SHEPHERDS MEDICAID “OPT-OUT” BILL THROUGH SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – Elma), Chairman of the Senate Social Services Committee today announced a major piece of reform legislation has passed through the Social Services Committee with his enthusiastic support. The bill, often referred to as Medicaid opt-out legislation, allows for increased local control of Medicaid by permitting county governments to “opt-out” of non-mandated services that do not fit the needs of their specific county, significantly reducing the cost burden on local property taxpayers.

February 14, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, February 14, 2011 Room 123 CAP

February 14, 1:00 PM - 1:23 PM
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Proposal to Operate 200-Bed Center in Greenpoint for City Homeless Withdrawn

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) applauded the recent announcement that the proposal to build a 200-bed transitional residence for New York City’s homeless in Greenpoint has been withdrawn by its developers after concerns with the proposal were raised by constituents.“It was never the intent of this facility to assist Greenpoint’s homeless population. Instead, it proposed bringing in 200 homeless men from outside the community,” said Senator Dilan.

February 9, 2011
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Gallivan Addresses Young Adults From Across New York During the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus Legislative Meet & Greet

Chairman of the New York State Senate Social Services Committee, Patrick M. Gallivan, was a featured speaker during the annual Association of New York State Youth Bureaus legislative meet and greet. Senator Gallivan met with young adults from across the state to discuss the vital role of youth bureaus in youth intervention, gang prevention, and leadership development.

February 8, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Meets With Members of The Town of Lancaster and Wyoming County Youth Bureaus

Senator Gallivan, Chairman of the Senate Social Services Committee, with several young adults from the Lancaster and Wyoming County Youth Bureaus in his Albany office.

February 8, 2011
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Human Services"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Human Services

February 16, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Room 901 LOB

February 1, 10:00 AM - 10:22 AM
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WNY American Red Cross

Representatives of WNY American Red Cross with Senator Gallivan and Assemblywoman Corwin

February 1, 2011
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Senator O'Mara encourages direct input on Governor's Medicaid redesign initiative

Albany, N.Y., January 13—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C,Big Flats) is encouraging  area taxpayers, local leaders, and health care professionals to take advantage of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s invitation to provide direct input on reforming New York’s system of Medicaid.

January 13, 2011
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On World AIDS Day

AIDS has taken a breathtaking toll on our families and communities. It would be difficult to find any person today who has not been personally affected by HIV/AIDS – we have felt the strain and loss of illness and death, as well as the inspiration and courage of those living with and working to end this terrible pandemic.

December 1, 2010
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SENATOR LARKIN URGES SENIORS TO APPLY FOR HEATING ASSISTANCE

 


HEAP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1ST


 

October 15, 2010
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November 20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Aubertine: Grant Helping Bridge Gap for St. Lawrence, Jefferson County Families

 

Senator secures $20k for Catholic Charities in Ogdensburg for program helping working families

OGDENSBURG (September 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine has teamed up with Catholic Charities of Ogdensburg to help struggling working families make ends meet through a $20,000 legislative grant for the “Bridging the Gap” program in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

September 27, 2010
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Senator Foley, Assemblyman Alessi, Legislator Browning Blast Veto of Sex Offender Legislation

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point), Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D, I – Shoreham) and Legislator Kate Browning (WFP – Shirley) blasted Governor Paterson’s veto of important legislation that would have further protected our communities from sex offenders.

September 24, 2010
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Healthcare Update Newsletter: Effects of Healthcare Reform Legislation

I know how confusing healthcare insurance issues can be, and in times like these, with new Federal legislation, these issues can get even more complicated. My office has received a great many calls from constituents seeking assistance in navigating issues of access to healthcare and in dealing with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. As New York State moves toward implementing Federal healthcare reform, there are many new questions about what changes to expect. This newsletter is an effort to address some of these questions.

Please see attached newsletter.

File: 
Healthcare Mailer 9.2010.pdf

September 21, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: Town Hall Meeting on Section 8 Vouchers

Please join Senator Jose Peralta for a Town Hall on Section 8 vouchers. Members of the community, housing advocates and social service providers are encouraged to voice their opinions and ask questions.

The event is sponsored by:

Senator Jose Peralta

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras

New York Urban League Housing Program

NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Queens Library

 

Please share the event with friends and neighbors.  Click here to download the flyer.

October 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

Action taken by the United States Senate today is welcome news for New York and other states struggling to overcome historic budget deficits. I urge the House of Representatives to act as quickly as possible and applaud Speaker Pelosi for indicating the House will return from recess to take a vote on this critical funding. Those who supported SA 4575 on FMAP and education funding for state governments understand what the consequences of inaction would mean to our state’s health care services, education programs, and organizations that provide for the needy throughout New York. The Senate’s legislation will also secure jobs for hundreds of thousands of firefighters, police officers, and teachers, keeping our communities safe and economy growing. 

August 5, 2010
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