VIETNAM “MOVING WALL” MEMORIAL COMING TO BROCTON IN SEPTEMBER

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) and representatives from the Brocton American Legion, Post 434 today announced that the “The Moving Wall”, the nation’s <

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Senator Krueger Holds Roundtable Discussion on Modernizing the State’s Telecommunications Tax System

Albany- Several tax policy experts from around the country came to Albany Wednesday, August 12, to discuss with Senator Liz Krueger and her Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform ways to bring New York State’s telecommunications taxes into the 21st century.

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Senator Diaz's Letter to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

Honorable Andrew CuomoOffice of the Attorney GeneralThe CapitolAlbany, NY 12224-0341

Dear Mr. Cuomo:

In response to the recent attention directed at the hiring and resignation as the Director of the New York State Intergovernmental Relations of Senator Pedro Espada’s son, Pedro G. Espada, I am respectfully calling for an investigation by the Office of the New York State Attorney General to determine the number of family members of state legislators, commissioners and department heads currently on the New York State Legislature’s payroll.

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GRIFFO GIVES GOVERNOR FAILING GRADE

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR WELFARE FAMILIES GETS AN "F"

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,I,C,-Rome) today lashed out at the ludicrous spectacle of Gov. David Paterson doling out additional funds to welfare families to buy back to school supplies amid a state fiscal crisis.

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BROOKLYN STREET, COLONIAL GARDENS, HAS BEEN FOUND

Brooklyn- The residents of Colonial Gardens gathered yesterday to thank Senator Golden for his efforts in having their street sign replaced after a number of years and numerous efforts, causing concern for all residents related to emergency service response and mail delivery.  Colonial Gardens is on Shore Road between 89th Street and 90th Street.The street sign was installed last week by the Department of Transportation following a request made to Senator Golden at his senior fair held at St.

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Senator Duane Discusses School Overcrowding, Legislative Recap on WNYC

On August 12th, Senator Duane spoke with Mike Pesca on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show about his report on impending school overcrowding in Clinton-Hell's Kitchen as well as the 2009 Legislative Session and the prospects for his same-sex marriage bill and other legislation.

To listen:

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2009/08/12/segments/138519

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Money must be growing on trees at the State Capitol

The Governor released details today of a “Back to School” bonus program that would give $200 per child to families on welfare or food stamps. The public money amounting to roughly $140 million is coming from the Federal Stimulus Plan.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR FELONY CHARGES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO DRIVE DRUNK WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today called for felony charges for individuals who drive drunk with a child in the car. Senator Fuschillo received the support of Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice in his call for the increased penalties.

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I hate to say “I told you so" -- an Op-Ed by Senator Steve Saland

The Poughkeepsie Journal editorialized on the state’s shortfall on August 5th noting “they should have seen this coming”.  Well, I did, as did my Republican colleagues. Each of us who cast a no vote and spoke out on this egregious assault on our wallets saw this coming. 

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Vital Legislation to Access Federal Education Funds

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored key legislation to update state statutes in order to qualify for over $2.4 billion in federal education funding.  The Senator is pleased to announce that these measures were recently signed into law by Governor Paterson. 

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