Senate Votes Unanimously For Jobs, Growth, and Revitalization

In Upstate New York, low property values, declining tax bases, and a depressed economy limit private investment in downtown areas. Lack of available resources and a prohibitive credit market further discourage significant investments. The Upstate economy has been in decline for decades, and rents across the region have not kept pace with inflation.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO VOTES TO EXPAND ACCESS TO EPIC PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM

LEGISLATION PASSED BY STATE SENATE WOULD HELP MORE SENIORS QUALIFY FOR EPIC PROGRAM BY RAISING INCOME LIMITS

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New Legislation would Require Companies Seeking State Economic Development Subsidies to Disclose Wage, Hiring Plans For Projects

NEWS FROM……………………….

State Senator George Onorato

State Senator Neil D. Breslin

Assemblyman Tim Gordon……………………………………… 

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Aubertine: Power for Jobs should be extended at least a year for certainty, continuity

Governor, Senate, Assembly Leadership Discuss Energy

ALBANY (May 27, 2009)—As Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine joined the state leader’s meeting today to discuss energy policy, including an extender for the state’s Power for Jobs program.

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SENATE PASSES BILL PROTECTING NURSES

(Albany, NY) - On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, the New York State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 4018, introduced by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chairwoman of the Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections. This legislation would add registered nurses and licensed practical nurses when defining assault on emergency medical professionals. It would also provide for a Class C felony charge for those who cause physical injury to nurses who are performing their duties.

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New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson Announces Passage Of “Anti-Shackling Bill” "Legislation ends the inhumane practice shackling pregnant inmates in labor."

Albany, NY - NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation that would prohibit the use of mechanical restraints including handcuffs and shackles, on any pregnant female prisoner who is about to give birth during transport from a correctional facility to a medical facility or other location for the purpose of delivering her child.

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Senator Larkin Works To Repeal Drug Dealer Protection Act

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that he will cosponsor legislation to fix a dangerous problem created by the so-called Rockefeller drug law reforms enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget. 

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Serrano Sends Message to Community in Support of Marriage Equality

Throughout my career as a public official, I have strongly supported Marriage Equality. Moreover, I am a co-sponsor of the Senate bill (S.4401) that will provide same-sex couples the same opportunity to enter into civil marriages as opposite-sex couples. I consider Marriage Equality a part of the ongoing struggle for civil rights in this country. State government must take comprehensive action, both on the legislative and budgetary fronts, and I applaud Governor Paterson for his leadership. 

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SENATOR YOUNG SPONSORS BILL TO REPEAL NEW LAWS GIVING DRUG DEALERS GREATER PROTECTIONS

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today announced she is co-sponsoring a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by changes to the state’s drug laws enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget. 

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