Senator Squadron Joins Parents and Doctors To Protect Young Athletes Against Concussions

Senator: New Legislation Would Require Training for Coaches on Concussions, Protect Injured Players Squadron Calls for Tough, First-Ever Statewide Safety Rules and Standards as Evidence of Long-Term Effects of Mishandled Head Injuries Mounts New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron will join young athletes, parents, coaches, medical professionals, and brain injury experts from around New York on Sunday to announce new legislation that would require mandatory training for coaches in recognizing head injuries and the symptoms of concussions, and ensure that stude

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Senator Thompson Hosts Community Jazz Concert In Celebration Of Black History Month

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 29, 2010Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705JoAnn Cole | jcole@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705Linda Walker | 716.284.5789

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SENATOR LAVALLE RECAPS ENVIRONMENTAL ROUNDTABLE

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s annual Environmental Roundtable provided the opportunity for the Senator and his Assembly colleagues, Marc Alessi (left) and Fred Thiele (right), to hear from organizations and concerned individuals about environmental issues impacting the First Senate District.

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SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

            This week, Senator Joseph E. Robach announced a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

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Program To Assist with Purchase of Vehicles to Transport the Elderly and Disabled

 Senator Owen H. Johnson has been advised that the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has released the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Grant Program.  This program provides assistance in the purchase of vehicles used to meet the transportation needs of elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities.

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Sen. Foley Commemorates Black History Month; Community Encouraged to Nominate Deserving Individuals for Black History Month Recognition Awards

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) will commemorate Black History Month by honoring the vibrant African American community in the 3rd Senate District, which stretches from Brentwood and Central Islip in the western portion of the district through Bellport and Mastic Beach in the eastern most portions.  

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Job Creation Is Job One

Statewide unemployment in New York recently reached nine percent.  Last year, the state lost 269,000 jobs and the governor is already projecting that another 40,000 will be lost in 2010.  It is clear that we need to reverse this trend.  That’s why I am proposing a major new jobs initiative designed to jump start our economy and get people working.

The 2010 Job Creation & Retention Plan is a comprehensive recovery blueprint which would add no spending to the state budget and would pay for itself through increased jobs and revenue from economic growth.

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SENATOR VOLKER CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF MAJOR NEW JOBS INITIATIVE

New York State Senator Dale Volker and members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

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SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS THOSE ELIGIBLE TO FILE FOR THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today reminding eligible New Yorkers to file for the Earned Income Tax Credit, as part of the nationwide campaign designating January 29, 2010, “EITC Awareness Day”.The Earned Income Tax is a refundable credit for low income employees, designed to help eligible taxpayers lower their taxes or receive refunds. National estimates indicate that 15 to 20 percent of eligible workers do not claim their Earned Income Tax Credit benefits at the federal or municipal level. Last year, the average EITC amount was $2,000.

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Statement from NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Regarding the Selection of AEG for Aqueduct

I wish to commend the Governor on his selection of an operator for Aqueduct; the development is of major importance to the thoroughbred industry in New York and to the State as a whole, especially during our current economic and budget crises.  The project will provide a significant economic engine for the future, and it will supply many much-needed jobs and stimulate our economy. 

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