SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON AMENDMENT TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW

Last month, Senator LaValle and his Senate Republican colleagues called for the repeal of a recent change in criminal law, dubbed “Khadafy’s Law” by the New York Daily News.   The measure amended the medical parole provision, providing a loophole that allowed convicted murderers, rapists, and sex criminals to be freed from prison.

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Petition Drives Home Point - New License Plates Not Required

ONEONTA, 11/12/09 – Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that more than 7,500 people have signed his online petition against a new state mandate that will require every New Yorker to purchase a new license plate in April whether he needs one or not, at a cost of $25 per vehicle. 

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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

    The taxpayers of New York delivered a strong message last Tuesday that they are sick and tired of out of control government spending and the high taxes and fees that pay for it.  Families have had to sacrifice and cut back, businesses have had to lay off employees, people across the state are struggling to make ends meet.     Unfortunately, by failing to cut government spending it is clear that Senate Democrats and other Democrat leaders haven’t gotten the message.

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SENATOR FARLEY JOINS EDINBURG RESIDENTS AT BRIDGE RALLY AT STATE CAPITOL

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) on November 10th joined dozens of local officials and community members from Crown Point, Essex County and Edinburg, Saratoga County to rally support for critically important investments in bridge and roadway projects.

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Senate Elections Committee To Hold New York City Hearing To Review 2009 Elections

Hearing will focus on pilot program use of optical scan voting machines and proposals to end wasteful and expensive primary runoffs

 

WHEN: Thursday November 12th, 2009, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: 250 Broadway, 19th Floor Senate Hearing Room, New York, New York 10007  Today, the Senate Elections Committee will hold a hearing intended to continue the Committee’s examination of the election process and ways to improve that process.  The hearing will seek comments on the administration of the 2009 elections and the pilot program for new voting systems, as well as proposals to reduce unnecessary expenses and election result delays by ending primary runoff elections and replacing them with instantaneous runoff voting.  

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Silver and Others Seek Millions for NYCHA

By Azi Paybarah

Feature article in The  New York Observer

Public housing advocates and elected officials rallied on the City Hall steps for more than a half hour this morning, demanding the city and state give more money to the New York City Housing Authority.

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Over 100 Elected Officials, Tenants, Workers, and Advocates Organize for Fully Funded Public Housing

SOUND Housing Campaign Releases Letter to Governor Paterson Calling For Full NYCHA Funding in 2010 Budget

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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER ON VETERANS DAY

STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER ON VETERANS DAY

21ST SENATE DISTRICT

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Veterans Day

America observes this year's Veterans Day with her troops still engaged in the war against ter

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