LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE FOR TITLE “STATE SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the finalists have been selected in his 7th Annual "State Senator For A Day" essay contest.

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Senate Votes on MTA Bailout and Reform Package

Legislation will fundamentally change the way the MTA operates and prevent devastating fare hikes and services cuts

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate today will vote on the Senate’s MTA bailout and reform package that will save straphangers from costly fare hikes and crippling service cuts, while also finally enacting much-needed oversight and accountability to an agency that has demonstrated poor fiscal management and dubious accounting practices. At the Senate’s demands, a forensic audit will be conducted by an outside body.

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EMPIRE ZONE “FIX LEGISLATION” NEEDED TO PROTECT BUSINESSES AND JOBS IN WESTERN NEW YORK

Letter To Governor, Majority Leader & Speaker Calls AttentionTo Gouging Businesses for Interest-Free Loans

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Senator Serrano Meets Dalai Lama in State Capitol

Senator Jose M. Serrano had the opportunity to meet with the 14th Dalai Lama in Albany on Thursday, May 7, 2009. The spiritual leader opened the New York State Senate session with a plea for peace and compassion, and stressed the importance of truth and transparency.

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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ADDRESSED BUSINESS LEADERS FROM ONTARIO AND SENECA COUNTIES

Waterloo - Senator Nozzolio recently met with members of both the Seneca County and Geneva Area Chambers of Commerce where he discussed some of the challenges being faced by local businesses in our region.

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Governor Responds to Senate Upstate Democratic Caucus Call to Release $120 million Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund

ALBANY (May 6, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and the Upstate Democratic Caucus applauded Gov. David A. Paterson for responding today to their call to release the $120 million Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund available this summer for job creation in Upstate New York.

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Senate Passes Schneiderman Bill To Prosecute Domestic Abusers For Destroying Property

ALBANY -- The state Senate today overwhelmingly passed a bill (S4306) that strengthens the punishment for domestic abusers who engage in violence against a victim's property. Under current law, a person is not criminally liable for damaging shared property if he or she has either a right to do so or believes that right exists. That means if an individual destroys the property of a spouse or domestic partner, he or she could not be held criminally liable. The bill passed today, sponsored by Codes Committee Chair Sen. Eric T.

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MTA Bailout Package From Albany Would Curb Spendthrift Agency

New York Daily News

By Juan Gonzalez

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