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Bipartisan Senate Cosponsorship of Cuomo Bill

Capitol Confidential, Albany Times UnionBy Irene Jay Liu

The legislature is moving quickly to act on the local government consolidation legislation promoted by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Bill A8501/S5661 is being cosponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb. It is on today’s calendars for the Local Governments and Ways and Means Committees and is expected to reach the floor for a vote this week.

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Stimulus money to renovate South Street

By MAURY THOMPSONthompson@poststar.com

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:16 AM EDT

GLENS FALLS - The Glens Falls Community Development Office will get $150,000 in federal stimulus funding, which it plans to use to make streetscape improvements near two buildings being renovated at opposite ends of South Street.

While the money is guaranteed, the plan for how to use it must still be approved by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Bill to merge local governments clears a hurdle

BY JAMES T. MADORE, Newsday

james.madore@newsday.com

10:03 PM EDT, May 26, 2009

ALBANY - A bill being pushed by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to consolidate local governments cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday but not before some lawmakers raised objections.

Five members of the 20-member Assembly Local Governments Committee urged caution, saying the proposed petition process to abolish governments could be perverted by nonresidents.

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Stop Drug Dealers From Working At Schools, Day Care Centers, Nursing Homes

ALBANY, 05/27/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) is co-sponsoring a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by the so-called Rockefeller drug law reforms enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget.  Under the budget measure which takes effect on June 8th, courts may seal the criminal records of certain drug felons when they complete drug court, so there will be no record of their convictions when they apply for employment.

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Bills Approved by the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee

On Wednesday, May 27, 2009 the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee approved the following five bills, four of which will proceed to the Senate calendar where they will be reviewed for a floor vote. Bill S2532A will go to the Senate's Finance Committee.

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Senator Huntley Hosts Lupus Awareness and Education Forum

News From theNew York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2009

Contact: Monica Pringle| (718) 523-3069| pringle@senate.state.ny.usSelvena N. Brooks | (212) 298-5616 | sbrooks@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Huntley Hosts Lupus Awareness  and Education Forum

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Legislation to Amend HIV Testing

News From theNew York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2009

Contact: Monica Pringle| (718) 523-3069| pringle@senate.state.ny.usSelvena N. Brooks | (212) 298-5616 | sbrooks@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Huntley and Assemblywoman Robinson Urge Support of Legislation to Amend HIV Testing (A. 7757/S. 4484)

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Sponsor's Memo for Ethics Reform Bill to Increase Disclosure Requirements

NEW YORK STATE SENATE MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Senate Rule VI, Sec 1.

( x ) Memo on original draft bill(  ) Memo on amended bill

SENATE BILL #:     ASSEMBLY BILL #: 

SENATE SPONSOR (S):  Squadron    ASSEMBLY SPONSOR (S):

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