Senator Larkin Supports Student Literacy and Learning With Summer Reading Program

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer with the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program “Be Creative @ Your Library.

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Residential Permit Parking Is Coming

Feature article in The Grand Street News

Senator Daniel Squadron on the Lower East Side

State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Member Joan Millman, and Council Member David Yassky announced a plan last month to allow New York City to create residential permit parking. The bill encourages the City to implement a parking permit system on residential streets, with fees from permits specifically designated to fund public transit.

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Diaz Sr. To Paterson: Come And Get Me

By Elizabeth Benjamin of The Daily Politics

Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., the gift that keeps on giving as far as this coup-weary reporter is concerned, reiterated that plans to be in church in the Bronx on Sunday and all-but dared Gov. David Paterson to send the State Police in to drag him back to Albany.

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Senators Antoine Thompson And Bill Stachowski Call On WNY Republican Delegation To Support Power For Jobs Bill Passed Earlier This Week

Albany, NY- Today, Senators Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties) and Bill Stachowski (D-Lake View) released a letter they have written to Senators Dale Volker (R-Depew), George Maziarz (R-Wheatfield), Mike Ranzenhofer (R-Williamsville) and Catherine Young (R-Olean), calling on the senators to lay aside political self interest for the time being, and support the signing of legislation that is vital to the economic well-being of Western New York: Power for Jobs.

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Daily News: Con Edison staff protests power company's poor wages and health benefits plan

 

Fernando Cruz (c.) and other workers rally in Union Square.

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Gay City News: East Side Assault Reflects Larger Trend

36-year-old Boston gay man attacked in early morning hours outside friend’s apartment
BY PAUL SCHINDLER

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS “SUMMERTIME READING PROGRAM”

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting parents to have their children participate in his “Summertime Reading Program” as a way to promote reading during the summer months.

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Senate Passes One Hundred Critical Bills [Updated 7.20.09]

Note: Following the resolution of the leadership dispute that began on June 8th, 2009. all of the bills referenced below were brought to the floor again during regular Senate sessions convened the week of July 13th, 2009.

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Background Memorandum on Passage of Bills Passed by the New York State Senate on June 30th, 2009

On June 30, 2009, the New York State Senate convened a regular session at noon. Lisa Copeland, Deputy Journal Clerk of the Senate, identified 31 Democratic members as present in the Senate Chamber, along with Senator Frank Padavan (R-Queens). A quorum being obtained, the Senate proceeded to unanimously pass over 100 critical bills.

For more legal background on the Senate's proceedings on June 30, 2009, please see the attached memorandum produced by Gregory M. Krakower, Director of Senate Policy Group & Special Counsel.

File: 
070109 Background Memo on Passage of Bills.pdf

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Letter From NYSenate Chief Counsel Shelley Mayer to Governor David Paterson and Speaker Sheldon Silver

Shelley B. Mayer, Chief Counsel to the New York State Senate Majority, sent a letter to Governor David A. Paterson and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, to reiterate the validity of the Senate's actions during its regular session on June 30th, 2009.

Find a copy of the letter attached below.

File: 
070109 Governor Speaker Letter.pdf

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