Chairman Perkins Statement on the Public Authorities Reform Act of 2009 Taking Effect March 1, 2010

Today, March 1, 2010, the state of New York embarks on a new era of open government.  Public authorities, which have long operated in the shadows with limited oversight and public scrutiny, will be more transparent and accountable to the taxpayers due to the implementation of the Public Authorities and Reform Act of 2009.

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ADDABBO: STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR DAVID PATTERSON ANNOUNCEMENT

New York State Senate Member

Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

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SENATE MAJORITY OPPOSES GOVERNOR’S ATTEMPT TO DELAY INCOME TAX REFUNDS

ALBANY (February 23, 2010)--If New Yorkers have to pay their taxes on time, the state should provide its refunds on time, Senate Majority Democrats told Governor Paterson today.

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Statement From Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) On The Findings Of The Throgs Neck Bridge Park Environmental Analysis

Last evening I sponsored a well attended important community meeting at Holy Trinity in Whitestone to unveil the findings of a comprehensive environmental toxin analysis surrounding the Throgs Neck Bridge. The analysis conducted by environmental scientist Dr. James Cervino clearly and unequivocally uncovered significant lead paint contamination in the soil samples, which poses serious health risks, and large lead paint chips in piles of debris located under the bridge in ball fields, soccer fields and walking paths enjoyed by children and families of our community. 

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Statement from Senator George Winner

Elmira, N.Y., February 26—State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) released today the following statement in response to New York Governor David Paterson’s announcement that he will not seek election in November, but will remain in office until the end of his current term:

“It’s not clear to me how Governor Paterson will be able to govern in any effective or productive way.

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SENATOR GOLDEN TO SALUTE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS AT AWARDS CEREMONY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will be hosting a dinner and awards ceremony to recognize individuals who have contributed to the success of community events hosted locally last year including the Summer Concert Series, the Easter Egg Hunts, the 2009 Halloween Walk, the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies and those who have volunteered and become part of CERT 1 NYC.

Certificates of Achievement will be awarded by Senator Marty Golden.

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Star Rebate Program

News From

New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@senate.state.ny.us| (518) 455-3531

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY ACTS TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS WHO APPLY FOR THE STAR REBATE PROGRAM

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