Senator Serrano Participates in the 2015 NYS Black & Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus Weekend

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano joined other legislators for the 2015 New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus Weekend. The Senator participated in workshops, luncheons and receptions, designed to give visitors to the State Capitol the opportunity to interact with elected leaders and various experts in different fields.

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Senator Farley Salutes United States Presidents

Happy Birthday, President Lincoln! Today, Feb. 12th, is the celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday as well as his years as President of this Nation. Presidents’ Day, honoring him and all our Presidents, is Monday, Feb. 16th.

Families may want to visit the Hall of Governors at the State Capitol in Albany to learn more about Presidential connections to New York State. Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt were all New Yorkers who became President. Presidents Van Buren, Cleveland and both Roosevelts had each served as Governor of New York.

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“Clean Up Albany” Comprehensive Ethics Reforms

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan recently joined members of the Democratic Conference to unveil a major legislative package to address the ongoing ethics crisis in State Government and restore the public’s trust.  

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NYS Senate Celebrates Black History Month

In New York State, the month of February is designated as Black History Month. This an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their contributions in U.S. and our State's history. For more information, visit http://www.paththroughhistory.ny.gov/itineraries/civil-rights and http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

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Senator Flanagan Leads Effort To Return One Billion To Schools By Eliminating The GEA

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with his Senate Republican colleagues at a press conference in Albany to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) to protect our public schools and taxpayers.  The Conference proposed a plan that would return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE REPUBLICANS CALL FOR A BUDGET THAT RETURNS $1 BILLION TO SCHOOLS BY ENDING THE GEA THIS YEAR

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady), along with his colleagues in the New York State Senate Majority, held a press conference in Albany today, and outlined their plan to abolish the notorious Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and its impact on state funding to public schools. The Senate Republican Conference is proposing to return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget.

The GEA was first imposed on New Yorkers in 2010 by former Governor David Paterson and the Democrats who controlled the Senate and Assembly. The entire Senate Republican Conference voted against the GEA because it created severe cuts to the bottom lines for public schools.

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Join Senator Flanagan In Eliminating The Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)

Recently, Senator Flanagan was joined by his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) in the 2015-16 state budget.  The GEA was put in place in 2010, against strong Republican opposition, when the Democrats controlled the Senate, Assembly and Governor's Office.  It was used as a budget gimmick to help close a multi-billion dollar state deficit but it took billions from schools across the state.

Feb. 7th Is Take Your Child to the Library Day

Did you know tomorrow, Feb. 7th, is Take Your Child to the Library Day? The day promotes spending time with your family and utilizing the many services local libraries have to offer.

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National Wear Red Day Highlights Heart Disease

If you see a lot of people wearing red today, Feb. 5th, it is because today is National Wear Red Day. For more information on heart disease, visit https://www.goredforwomen.org/home/know-your-risk/

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