LOWER TAXES, MORE JOBS, A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE:

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has today issued the following opinion piece on the state of affairs of the New York State Senate.

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High Stakes, But No Game

The current deadlock in the New York State Senate has been characterized as a circus, a joke, a crashed clown car: but it's a tragic, high stakes power game that's gambling with the future of the State of New York. The historic first session of the New York Senate under a Democratic majority in over 40 years was distinguished by a renewed dedication to the benefit of all the people of New York, this generation and their children. The session has not been about political ambition: it has been about repairing the damage done to the state by 70 years of Republican Senate leadership.

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Winner and Flanagan v Aponte - Materials Presented by Respondent Aponte

On June 24, 2009, Senators George Winner and John Flanagan filed a lawsuit against Angelo Aponte regarding his administrative duties as Secretary of the Senate.

On June 25, 2009, respondent Aponte moved to dismiss the suit against him.  Moving papers and a brief in support are available below.

1.  WinnerFlanagan v Aponte OSC and Motion to Dismiss

2.  WinnerFlanagan v Aponte Memo in Support of Motion to Dismiss

3.  Exhibit A for Memo

File: 
062509 WinnerFlanagan v Aponte OSC and motion to Dismiss.pdf

File: 
062509 WinnerFlanagan v Aponte Memo in Support of Motion to Dismiss.pdf

File: 
062509 Exhibit A for Memo.pdf

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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMES COMMUNITY ACTIVIST EILEEN LARUFFA 2009 “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) recently honored community activist Eileen LaRuffa, for her outstanding work on behalf of our community, with special recognition from the State Senate as a 2009 New York "Woman of Distinction." Senator Golden presented the award in his district office.

 

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Proposed Bipartisan Operating Agreement for Extraordinary Session Called by Governor

Attached is a copy of a bipartisan operating agreement proposed by the Senate Democratic Conference on June 22nd, 2009, for the extraordinary session convened by Governor Paterson.

File: 
062409Bipartisan_Operating_Agreement.pdf

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LARKIN SUPPORTS BINDING ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE SENATE IMPASSE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today called on Senate Democrats to agree to binding arbitration to resolve the impasse that has crippled the Senate for the past two weeks.

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Statement By Senate President Malcolm A. Smith

“It is with great personal sadness that myself and millions of other fans learned this evening of the passing of Michael Jackson. It is always a tragedy to lose someone at such a young age, but it is particularly difficult when children lose a parent like this. Michael transcended race and genre in his music, and brought joy to millions through his art. His contributions to the music and entertainment industry are immeasurable, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fans across the globe at this time.”

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