Statement By Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., And Conference Leader John L. Sampson

The Senate will return to session on Thursday, August 6th at 10 A.M. At that time we will take up legislation, including school governance for the City of New York and chapter amendments to the bill.

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Expenditure Report: Oct 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009

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Grant to aid work on Roycroft Power House

From the Buffalo News

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Tax credit for historic restoration signed into law

From the Buffalo News

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Latino Ministers Pray for Peace in Honduras

On Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 1:00pm, New York State Senator Ruben Diaz andthe New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will gather at the United NationsDag Hammarskjold Park on East 47th Street and First Avenue in New York Cityto pray for peace in Honduras.

This  prayer  vigil  is being organized by Honduran Pastors Sonia Fernandezand  Hector  Chiesa,  member  of  the  Board  of  Directors of Radio VisionCristiana.

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Governor Paterson signs Lanza's Bill to renamie Staten Island's Institute for Basic Research tower

http://blog.silive.com/westshore/2009/07/governor_paterson_signs_on_ren/print.html

Governor David Paterson has signed legislation sponsored by two Staten Island lawmakers to rename a tower on the grounds of the Institute for Basic Research, Willowbrook, after a former director.

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Statement from Senator Ranzenhofer on Division of Budget's First Quarter Financial Update

“The Division of Budget’s recent update on the State’s fiscal condition proves to State leaders and all Western New Yorkers that a $12 billion increase in spending, $8.5 billion in new taxes and fees and eliminating STAR rebate checks does not solve a fiscal crisis. More spending, new taxes and fees just don’t work. Instead, they only make matters worse.

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Historic RehabilitationTax Credit Signed Into Law

The Senate’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (S6056) was signed into law today by Governor Paterson, establishing a nationally competitive rehabilitation and preservation program that will benefit property owners and communities who seek to renovate properties that are run down and dilapidated.

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Senator Serrano Mourns the Passing of Senator Olga Mendez

New York, NY- Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) expressed great sadness after learning of the death of former Senator Olga Mendez, the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the State Legislature in the State of New York.   "I am extremely saddened by the passing of Olga Mendez, a dear friend and mentor," said Serrano. "She was a true pioneer and an inspiration to the Latino communities of New York."  

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Two Bills Sponsored by Senator Adams are Signed into Law

Governor Signs Into Law Two Sen. Adams-Sponsored Bills July 29, 2009

Governor Paterson signed into law two bills sponsored by NYS Senator Eric Adams.  Below is an overview of these two important pieces of legislation introduced by Senator Adams: 

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