Statement by State Senator Jose Peralta Regarding Mayor Bloomberg’s Threat to Close Senior Centers

“While we are facing tough budgetary decisions, Mayor Bloomberg’s threat to close up to 50 senior Centers that are life lines for our senior citizens is unconscionable and short sighted. Senior citizens depend on these centers for daily meals, community engagement and social services. We cannot stand by and allow Mike Bloomberg to ignore the most vulnerable and beloved members of our community. I call on the Mayor to first address the bloated budgets and redundancies in city agencies before he threatens to throw our seniors out in the streets.

Statement by Senator Golden on the Passing of William O'Keefe

"Bill O'Keefe, like his wife Rosemarie who we lost less than a year ago, was truly dedicated to the greatness that is our community. Be it the numerous organizations Bill was involved in and supported, or if it was seeing Bill sweeping in front of his home, wherever you turned, it seemed like you saw Bill and his good work. May we keep the O'Keefe Family in our prayers and may we allow his life to inspire us."


Senator Thompson Receives Solar Energy Champion Award

For immediate releaseContact: Ken Houston 716.854.8705

Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) is being honored for his efforts to promote legislation aimed at cleaning up the environment and making it more energy efficient.


Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

To continue our investment in our children and our future we need to improve our score for Race to the Top. I commend the State Education Department, and the leaders of NYSUT, and UFT for working out a sensible solution on teacher evaluation. New York is now one step closer to winning the race for our children’s future, and the Senate will act as soon as possible in cooperation with the Assembly and Executive to pass this agreement into law.



Tens of thousands of NYS crime scenes remain unsolved 

Senator Klein and Assemblymember Morelle Urge State Legislature to Pass Bill for DNA Collection Upon Arrest 


Senate to Vote on Groundbreaking Legislation to Create Independent Redistricting Commission


Senate Committee Approves Oppenheimer Co-sponsored Bill

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