Property Tax Rebates for Cold War Veterans

SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.PROPERTY TAX BREAKS FOR COLD WAR VETERANS BILL PASSES SENATE Measure equalizes vet tax break & extends it to co-op apartments State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced the passageof legislation that will make Cold War veterans eligible for the sameproperty tax breaks as veterans of foreign wars under the legislationapproved on June 1st. “As a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland

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Senior Citizens Rent Exemption Legislation

SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF SENIOR CITIZENS RENT EXEMPTION LEGISLATION Law excludes certain medical expenses from income. State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced the passageof legislation that will make more senior citizens eligible for the SeniorRent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program. “As a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Aging, I wholeheartedlysupported this legislation because I believe that it is yet another step in

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MTA Issues

 SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.  AND SENATE MAJORITY ANNOUNCE PLAN TO ADDRESS MTA OPERATING BUDGET SHORTFALL, PREVENT DRAMATIC FARE INCREASES AND SERVICE REDUCTIONS  

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SENATOR ADDABBO ANNOUNCES STIMULUS FUNDING TRANSPORTATION PROJESTS IN QUUENS

  State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo,  Jr. (D-Howard Beach) today announced the distribution of funding for transportation projects in Queens County through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  These investments will provide for essential highway and bridge repairs and other long-term improvements that will create an estimated 794 jobs.

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Addabbo: It’s Time to Put Politics Aside and Get Back to Work

(ALBANY, NY)  State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

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Op-Ed Senate Stalemate

Two weeks ago, as the Democratic Conference prepared an end-of-session push to pass vital legislation before the State Senate commences, the GOP was also busy at work -- plotting an illegal coup in an attempt to overthrow the State Senate.

They have refused to acknowledge that the current 31-31 split in our chamber requires compromise, and are intent on trying to seize power they are not entitled to, even if it means holding the residents of New York State hostage.

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East Harlem Elected Officials Denounce the Defacement of Public Art

June 29, 2009 East Harlem, NY - Elected officials and community leaders spoke out against the defacement of a local landmark, and declared a united front to protect the cultural heritage of East Harlem. On June 13, the four-story Spirit of East Harlem mural, at 104th Street and Lexington Ave., was defaced. 

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Reuters: Power struggle impedes New York gay marriage vote

By Edith Honan

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's annual Gay Pride parade was a colorful celebration of 40 years of progress toward civil rights for gays, but once the dust settled, gay couples who wish to marry in New York state remain thwarted.

 

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Statement by Senator Thomas K. Duane RE: Alleged Anti-Gay Bias Attack

Statement by Senator Thomas K. Duane

RE: Alleged Anti-Gay Bias Attack

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