SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH HONOR EX-CHIEF RON MUNSON FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE MERRICK FIRE DEPARTMENT

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) today honored Ex-Chief Ron Munson for his 50 years of service to the Merrick Fire Department.

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Senator Flanagan Offers Information To Businesses Affected By The MTA Payroll Tax

In an effort to help his constituents comply with the devastating MTA Payroll tax that was passed by the Democratically-controlled Assembly and Senate and signed into law by Governor David Paterson, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is alerting the thousands of downstate businesses, hospitals, non-profits, school districts and local governments that will be affected that their first payment is due on November 2nd. 

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Local Economic Development Stays On Schedule

Senator Winner and area Assemblyman Tom O’Mara (R,I,C-Big Flats), far right, recently toured the construction site for the new CVS/pharmacy warehouse distribution center in the town of Chemung.

Construction remains on schedule for a 2011 completion date.

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SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS SPEAKS ABOUT THE NYS BUDGET TO STATE BUSINESS LEADERS

On Friday, October 2, 2009 I spoke to members of the Business Council of New York State in Rochester.   I have included the text of my remarks so you can read about the alternatives to tax and spending hikes that Senate Republicans proposed during the budget debate this year,   as well as our proposals to make New York more economically competitive. I also discussed our recommendations to help close the state budget deficit.    

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Letter to the Editor Regarding STAR

Dear Editor: I read with great interest the article, “Star Tax Relief Loses More of Its Luster” in the October 5, 2009 issue of your paper, which discussed the Legislature’s reduction of star benefits and the elimination of star rebate checks.  In the article it was stated that the “Legislature quietly” took these actions.  In fact, the actions were not taken by all Legislators and some Legislators were anything but quiet about it. During the public hearings, as the Republican Ranking member on the Finance Committee,  I  spoke  loudly,&nbsp

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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Joined By Senators Addabbo, Huntley, Onorato, Stavisky, Launch Operation SNUG To Stop Gun Violence And Save Lives

Awards $500,000 to community organization in Queens, NY to end deadly cycle of gun violence

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MTA Capital Program: Read the Plan Here

Below is the MTA's latest draft of its Capital Program for 2010-2014, which that MTA Board approved on Sept. 23, 2009.

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Capital Program Proposed Plan FAQ

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Capital Program Proposed Plan Executive Summary

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Capital Program Full Proposed Plan

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Newsday publishes Senator Johnson's letter to the Editor on Third Track.

Third-track project keeps shifting on us

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