Post-Session Press Availability Regarding Mayoral Control

At the conclusion of session today, the Senate Majority Conference will meet to discuss the Majority Leader’s draft proposal outlining the framework for mayoral control legislation.  Immediately following the discussion, State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith will hold a brief press availability. WHEN: Monday, May 18, 2009 @ approximately 5 PM WHERE: Capitol, Room 328    

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Join In The Dutch And African Celebration Of Pinkster At The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum!

 

COME CELEBRATE BROOKLYN'S HISTORY!

Enjoy the music of Dion Parson’s 21st century band, listen to the tales of Brooklyn’s past by the Brooklyn storytellers, explore the history of the Dutch and African-Americans in New York City and rediscover the oldest house in New York City, the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum!

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Senator Squadron, Assembly Member Millman and Council Member Yassky Announce Plan to Allow Residential Permit Parking

"Our Neighborhood Is Not a Parking Lot," Elected Officials Say Permit Parking Will Provide New Funds for Mass Transit Brooklyn, NY—Assembly Member Joan Millman, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Council Member David Yassky announced a plan today that will allow New York City to create residential permit parking.  Residential permit parking would reduce traffic congestion, improve quality of life and create a sustainable funding stream for mass transit in New York City. 

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2010 Private David Evans, Jr. Courage Scholarship Awards

Buffalo, NY -  Antoine M. Thompson - New York State Senator, 60th District  (D-parts of Erie and Niagara Counties) announced that he will hold his Annual Private David Evans, Jr. Courage Scholarship Awards Program Friday June 11, 2010 at 5PM at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

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SENATOR MAZIARZ HOSTED CHILD SAFETY DAY

            Senator George Maziarz hosted a free Child Safety Day on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his district office, located at 2578 Niagara Falls Boulevard (the “Boulder Commons” plaza) in the Town of Wheatfield.  The event ran from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Congratulations Class of 2009

Congratulations to all college students who graduated last weekend.You are New York’s future and before long it will be you guiding this state to a new era. Good luck to you all. May you meet all your goals and achieve all your hopes and aspirations.

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Reform Likely for Property Taxes

A 'circuit breaker' credit would be the first step to change

By MAURY THOMPSON, The Post-Star

Monday, May 18, 2009

The long-discussed concept of a "circuit breaker" property tax credit appears headed for approval by the state Legislature this year, area legislators and property tax reform advocates said.

The new credit, an income tax deduction based on a portion of local property taxes homeowners pay, is considered to be just a first step in the overall goal of reforming the property tax system.

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