Senator Serrano's Park Legislation Passes State Senate

(Albany, NY) - On Tuesday, June 10th, the New York State Senate passed Senator José M. Serrano's bill S5600, which limits the ability of municipalities to sell off parkland without following established procedures--including the replacement of any public parkland that is taken away from the public. 

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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 56th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano and his father Congressman José E. Serrano proudly marched with other elected officials, community leaders, union members and thousands of other joyful revelers at this year's National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Around 10,000 individuals lined up to march up Fifth Avenue beginning at 44th street and ending on 79th.

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Senate Honors 70th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion

The New York State Senate honored World War II veterans by adopting  a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a defining day in world history that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II.

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Raising the Wage: New York’s One-Size-Fits-All Wage Standard

By Lolita Avila

As the 2014 state legislative session winds down, the Senate Democratic Conference is making the case for a local minimum wage option. On Monday, June 2, the Democratic Conference released a detailed report showcasing the financial benefits of allowing local governments the ability to adjust wages to an appropriate regional standard.  Senators who support the bill, including Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, would like to stop the endless penny-pinching, make-ends-meet cycle for New York’s minimum wage workforce. They called upon the Senate Republican/IDC coalition to help push the legislation through as soon as possible.

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Senator Dilan, Conference Colleagues: The Case for Local Minimum Wage

Included Report  Details Benefits of Minimum Wage Increases to New York’s Diverse Economies

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan recently joined with members of the Senate Democratic Conference to urge passage of legislation that would authorize localities to establish a minimum wage tailored to the state’s unique regional economies.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS RESOLUTION COMMEMORATES 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY INVASION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate honored World War II veterans on June 2nd by adopting a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a defining day in world history that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II; as well as passing a package of legislation to benefit veterans, and men and women in active military duty.

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Senator Serrano's Remarks on Senate Resolution Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano spoke on the Senate floor commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which occurred on June 6, 1944. D-Day was arguably the most significant turning point in our history. As we approach the 70th anniversary of this historic day, let's remember and honor the courage and sacrifice of the young soldiers who fought and died on the beaches of Europe. They took a stand against the tyranny, totalitarianism, racism and bigotry of that time.

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DREAM Act Forum Draws Emotional, Compelling Testimony

By Lolita Avila

Illegal aliens will get a free ride to college with American citizens tax dollars. According to the New York State Youth Leadership Council, this is a DREAM Act myth. The misconception is one of the many reasons why the New York State Senate Democratic Conference decided to hold a forum to promote and dispel inaccurate information about this legislation.

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