Senate Passes Deceptive Practices and Voter Suppression Prevention Act

In an effort to end voter coercion and intimidation practices, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District –D/WF) announced passage of legislation in the Senate (S2554-B) making voter suppression punishable as a misdemeanor. If signed into law, the legislation will amend New York State election laws to address issues pertaining to voter coercion and intimidation that are not currently covered.

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Seniors First: Majority Passes Legislative Package Improving Quality Of Life For Seniors

The Senate Democratic Majority announced the passage of a comprehensive package of legislation expanding and increasing access to services for senior citizens.

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Senator Andrew Lanza holds 3rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Day ceremony at the College of Staten Island, honoring teachers from across the borough

Senator Andrew Lanza held the 3rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Day ceremony  at the College of Staten Island, honoring teachers from across the borough.

Teachers were chosen by a school principal or administrator.

Teachers that were honored this year:

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Senate Passes Valesky Legislation Creating “Gold Alert” System to Locate Missing Vulnerable Adults

Syracuse, N.Y.— Legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that will create a “Gold Alert” adult alert system for vulnerable and elderly New Yorkers passed the State Senate today.

“Too many lives have been lost as a result of adults with cognitive impairment wandering from home,” Senator Valesky said. “The Gold Alert puts their safety, and the peace of mind of their families, at the forefront.”

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Juvenile Justice Reform Needed at OCFS

State Senator George Maziarz and members of a Senate Republican Task Force on Juvenile Justice reform today held a public forum to investigate growing concerns among community members, youth facility staff and law enforcement officials that newly-implemented policies set forth within New York State’s juvenile justice system have resulted in escalating violence by juvenile offenders that has put

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June 2010 Edition of ECHOES Magazine; An EOC-W Student Publication

ECHOES is a biannual publication reflecting the interests, opinions, and observations of the students of the State University of New York Educational Opportunity Center of Westchester, located in Yonkers.  

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SENATOR KRUEGER & SENATE DEMOCRATS PASS LAWS RESTRUCTURING OUTDATED MATRIMONIAL LAWS INCLUDING NO FAULT DIVORCE

For Immediate Release | June 15, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(Albany – NY) The New York State Senate has just passed legislation that would allow for No Fault Divorce, a bill that fundamentally restructures matrimonial law to improve the process of divorce for all New Yorkers. This legislation, along with two other bills having to do with matrimonial law, was co-sponsored, and fiercely advocated for, by State Senator Liz Krueger, who represents Midtown and the East Side of Manhattan.

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Senator Parker Welcomes Umair Khan ...The Senate’s First Pakistani American Lawyer

Senator Kevin Parker (D-21), is delighted to welcome Umair Khan into his legal department.

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