SENATOR YOUNG DECRIES GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL TO WITHHOLD TAX REFUND CHECKS

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today called on Governor Paterson to release hundreds and millions of dollars in tax refunds to New York State taxpayer

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Governor Paterson Releases Park Closure Plan

Albany, N.Y., February 19—A plan released earlier today by New York Governor David Paterson to close more than 50 state parks and historic sites would impact several regional parks, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said.

The parks in Winner’s legislative district that would face closure or service reductions under the Paterson plan are the Newtown Battlefield State Park , Chemung County (full closure); Buttermilk Falls State Park, Tompkins County (closure of public swimming area); and Stony Brook State Park, Steuben County (closure of public swimming area).

Winner released the following statement:

“Every legislator recognizes the enormous fiscal challenge facing New York State and the consequences for the local communities we represent.

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Senator Valesky's Statement on Proposed Parks Closures

In addition to providing Central New York families with affordable, safe recreational opportunities, our state parks and historical sites are also economic development engines in our communities. Complete closure of these facilities will accomplish little in savings and will serve to further stagnate the Upstate economy.

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Senator Thompson Secured $250,000 For Improvements To Niawanda Park

For Immediate Release: February, 18, 2010Contact:  Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8706

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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS FOR REPEAL OF MTA TAX AND SPEAKS OUT AGAINST EAST END SERVICE CUTS

“The MTA payroll tax is unfair on its face and should be repealed,” said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.  “Simply put, the MTA’s fiscal problems cannot and should not be shouldered by suburban businesses that are already shortchanged by unfair MTA budget allocations and are struggling to keep their heads above water in a bad economy. 

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Senator Thompson And NYSERDA President Frank Murray Announce MLK Energy Challenge Program To Cut Utility Bills And Save Energy

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 18, 2010Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

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Senator Savino Announces Collegiate Scholarships Geared Towards Italian-American Students

New York – Senator Diane J. Savino announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

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Espada, Community Organization Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (mobile)"Throughout New York City, and more so in the Bronx, record numbers of children are being diagnosed with obesity and related chronic illnesses..."

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