SENATOR FUSCHILLO WELCOMES NEW BUSINESS TO MASSAPEQUA

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with the Chamber of Commerce of the Massapequas and Oyster Bay Town Clerk Steve Labriola in welcoming Best Yet Market to Massapequa.

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Letter to Congressman Henry Waxman re Section 1233 of HR 3200

Dear Congressman Waxman:As Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, I am deeply concerned that a provision that targets senior citizens in Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200 may preempt New York State rules and practices.  This proposed federal health care legislation’s impact upon the elderly citizens of New York State needs to be sensitive to what may be considered a “state’s rights” issue, which may be best dealt with at the state level, and not imposed by Washington.

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MATTITUCK PARK DISTRICT MEASURE PASSES BOTH HOUSES

Senator Kenneth P.

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Gotham Gazette: Duane Calls for Hearings on Hospital Incident Reporting

July 27, 2009

Sen. Thomas Duane will use his position as chair of the Senate Health Committee to hold  hearings across the state “to better understand what is working well in our hospitals, and what contributes to the breakdown in our mandatory reporting system.”

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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: ‘Oriental’ elimination bill approved by Legislature

 

By DAMORE RAMWA

Legislative Gazette Staff Writer

Mon, Jul 27, 2009

A bill that would eliminate the term “Oriental” from official state documents passed the Senate on July 20 and is now awaiting the governor’s signature.

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Craig Johnson, D-Port Washington, and Assemblywoman Grace Meng, D-Flushing, would rid the word from state documents, citing it as “insensitive, outdated and derogatory,” according to a statement from the senator’s office.

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STATE SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT VOTES OF SOLDIERS AND OTHER OVERSEAS AMERICANS

Important legislation that will make it significantly easier for military and overseas voters to cast a ballot, better ensuring that their vote will count, recently passed the State Senate and was quickly signed into law, Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) said.

This measure, (S.5595), extends the time in which an absentee ballot can be received after an election. Now, all ballots will be counted that are received by the Board of Elections for seven days following a primary election, or 13 days following a general or special election. 

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Statement by Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., Deputy Leader Jeff Klein and Conference Leader John L. Sampson

“Our investments in education are among the most important responsibilities before the Senate, and we applaud the selection of Dr. David Steiner by the Board of Regents as our state’s new education commissioner and President of the University of the State of New York.  

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SALUTES THE WOUNDED WARRIORS

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today joined with nearly 1,000 local residents and cyclists in support of the Wounded Warriors “Babylon to the Beaches” bike ride.

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