SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM AT SEAFORD LIBRARY

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) has announced that he will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, June 18th at the Seaford Library.

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Live-tweeting the Ethics Reform Hearing in NYC

Follow us @NYSenate to get live coverage of the ethics reform hearing taking place at 250 Broadway in NYC today.

You can also watch the livestream here.

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Senate Ethics Committee Launches Statewide Hearings on Ethics Reform Proposals

(New York, NY) The New York State Senate Ethics Committee today began a series of three public hearings throughout the state to listen to comments and ideas from the public about several ethics reform proposals. Four bills will be discussed during the hearings, two sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger and two sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron.The bills are:

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Ranzenhofer Favors New Law that puts Seniors and Kids Before Criminals; Proposed bill stops criminal records from being hidden

Getzville, NY – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer added his support to Senate Bill 5684 along with Senator Dale Volker, local school and nursing home officials today which would repeal a provision of the so-called Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms passed by Senate Democrats during the 2009-2010 State Budget.  The provision passed last month allows judges to seal the criminal records of certain felons.

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Senate Expands EPIC Eligibility

More New York Seniors Now Qualify for this Prescription Drug Program

(Albany, NY)—Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) announced that the New York State Senate passed S.1839 this week.  Senator Krueger co-sponsored this legislation which expands the income eligibility of the EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) program. The bill is currently awaiting action in the Assembly.

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Senate Ethics Committee Launches Statewide Hearings on Ethics Reform Proposals Expands EPIC Eligibility

(New York, NY) The New York State Senate Ethics Committee today began a series of three public hearings throughout the state to listen to comments and ideas from the public about several ethics reform proposals. Four bills will be discussed during the hearings, two sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger and two sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron.

The bills are:

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Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Passes Senate

Legislation will help redevelopment efforts of distressed communities

Today the New York State Senate passed legislation strengthening a 2006 community redevelopment program.

The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC), S2960-B, sponsored by Senator Valesky, augments the existing state program to bring New York State in line with 30 other states with successful programs. The changes will allow the state to target reinvestment to distressed communities, as determined by the U.S. Census.

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Senate Votes Unanimously For Jobs, Growth, and Revitalization

In Upstate New York, low property values, declining tax bases, and a depressed economy limit private investment in downtown areas. Lack of available resources and a prohibitive credit market further discourage significant investments. The Upstate economy has been in decline for decades, and rents across the region have not kept pace with inflation.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO VOTES TO EXPAND ACCESS TO EPIC PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM

LEGISLATION PASSED BY STATE SENATE WOULD HELP MORE SENIORS QUALIFY FOR EPIC PROGRAM BY RAISING INCOME LIMITS

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