Senator Thompson Delivers $20,000 To The Italian Festival Of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY- On Saturday, July 18, 2009, New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) held a press event and check presentation at the Italian Festival of Buffalo at 1207 Hertel Avenue.  "I am happy to be able to contribute to keeping the tradition of the Italian Festival alive," states Senator Antoine Thompson.  Senator Thompson's press event was held to present a check for $20,000 to help support the Italian Festival of Buffalo.

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Senator Thompson To Host Community Leaders And Stakeholders Breakfast

For Immediate Release                                                          Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705 Niagara Falls - Linda Walker | 716.284.57

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New Utility Tax Takes Effect

The Daily Star

By Jake Palmateer

ONEONTA - Area residents are starting to see a new charge on their utility bills.

A "conservation assessment" and an increase in a fee to fund the Public Service Commission are resulting in a 2 percent increase in energy bills, according to National Grid and New York State Electric & Gas.

The utility increases will hit residents and businesses alike, said state Sen. James Seward, R-Milford.

"We estimate for a family, it could cost an additional $200 a year for electricity," Seward said. "For businesses, you get up into the thousands of dollars."

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SENATORS FUSCHILLO AND FLANAGAN CALL FOR HEARINGS ON GOVERNOR’S MTA NOMINEE

 Senator Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick) and Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport) today called for the Senate to conduct expedited public hearings on Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to chair the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Nominates Senator Craig Johnson to Serve on the MTA Capital Program Review Board

(Albany, NY)- Today, Senate President Malcolm A. Smith announced the nomination of Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) to serve on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Capital Program Review Board. The nomination was  made this past weekend, notice was given to the MTA and the appointment is pending the filing of the appropriate paperwork with the Governor’s office.

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