Senator Squadron, Manhattan BP Stringer, AM Kavanagh, joined by Transportation Alternatives and the families of children killed by a delivery van in Chinatown, announce new legislation to increase penalties on dangerous drivers

The "Hayley Ng and Diego Martinez Law" would mandate driver safety trainingand community service for motorists who seriously injure or kill pedestrians and bikers Drivers who fail to complete training and community service may face fines up to $10,000, lose license 

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SENATOR GOLDEN INTRODUCES THE CAREGIVER’S ASSISTANCE ACT

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is announcing that legislation he introduced, S. 1574 the "Caregiver’s Assistance Act", designed to help save New Yorkers who care for an aging loved one, has been passed by the State Senate Committee on Investigatons.

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SENATOR LANZA CALLS FOR HIGH SPEED E-Z PASS LANES AT ALL NEW YORK TOLL BOOTHS

Senator Andrew Lanza has introduced legislation, Senate Bill S.5095, which would require the New York State Thruway Authority and the Metropolitan Transit Authority to establish at least one high speed lane at all toll booths in New York State for E-Z Pass use.

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Senators Adams and Schneiderman Author Op-Ed on Military Commissions

Click here for Senators Adams and Schneiderman Op-Ed on Military Commissions

 

"It is time to move on from this failed experiment. And while President Obama’s proposal represents an improvement over the current military commission system, it’s still no substitute for the U.S. federal courts."

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Senator Adams Commends the Outstanding Work of Law Enforcement in Foiling the Plot Against the Riverdale Jewish Center and the Stewart Air National Guard Base

“Thwarting this heinous plot helps safeguard the most basic rights of all Americans, those of life, liberty, and freedom of worship.  We are a people proud of our ideals.  We hold them high for all the world to see.  Today, the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI, NYPD, and NY State Police is to be lauded for defending our homeland security.”

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Padavan Meets With Public Service Commissioner Following Tragic Gas Explosion

In the wake of the tragic gas explosion in Floral Park on April 24th which claimed the life of Ghanwatti Boodram, mother of three, and destroyed the adjacent homes of the Levin and Barth households, State Senator Frank Padavan met with New York State Public Service Commissioner Garry Brown to discuss responses to the incident.  The Commission is charged with overseeing public utilities in New York such as Con Edison, which provided service to the area where the explosion occurred.

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MID-HUDSON GOP DELEGATION CALLS FOR MTA AUDIT, LAUNCH WEBSITE & PETITION DRIVE

State Senator William J. Larkin, Jr. (R, C – Cornwall-on-Hudson) and Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) today were joined by Dr. John D’Ambrosio, President of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, to unveil an official legislative letter signed by a dozen state lawmakers demanding an independent audit of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA).

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