Senator Adams Commends the Outstanding Work of Law Enforcement in Foiling the Plot Against the Riverdale Jewish Center and the Stewart Air National Guard Base

“Thwarting this heinous plot helps safeguard the most basic rights of all Americans, those of life, liberty, and freedom of worship.  We are a people proud of our ideals.  We hold them high for all the world to see.  Today, the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI, NYPD, and NY State Police is to be lauded for defending our homeland security.”

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Padavan Meets With Public Service Commissioner Following Tragic Gas Explosion

In the wake of the tragic gas explosion in Floral Park on April 24th which claimed the life of Ghanwatti Boodram, mother of three, and destroyed the adjacent homes of the Levin and Barth households, State Senator Frank Padavan met with New York State Public Service Commissioner Garry Brown to discuss responses to the incident.  The Commission is charged with overseeing public utilities in New York such as Con Edison, which provided service to the area where the explosion occurred.

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MID-HUDSON GOP DELEGATION CALLS FOR MTA AUDIT, LAUNCH WEBSITE & PETITION DRIVE

State Senator William J. Larkin, Jr. (R, C – Cornwall-on-Hudson) and Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) today were joined by Dr. John D’Ambrosio, President of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, to unveil an official legislative letter signed by a dozen state lawmakers demanding an independent audit of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA).

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Memorial Day Statement from Senator Dilan

This has been a year of sacrifice for all of us.  But countless others before us have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. It’s important to remember these brave men and women as we unofficially welcome summer in the company of friends, family and loved ones. I wish you and yours a safe holiday and extend a heartfelt thank you to all those that serve in our Armed Forces. Come home safe.

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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VOTING MATERIALS IN RUSSIAN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this week voted in support of legislation, S. 552, sponsored by Senator Carl Kruger, to provide voting materials printed in the Russian language as well as English.

 

The legislation would require that a board of elections in cities in New York State with a population of more than one million to provide the same information in Russian that it provides in languages other than English.

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Senator Thompson Helps Proctect Unemployed New Yorkers

Today, State Senator Thompson announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 current or soon-to-be unemployed New Yorkers. 

This legislation comes at a time when our economy is struggling, as Senator Thompson and his colleagues in the Majority are working to turn the economy around and help people find new, fair paying jobs.

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New York Senate Passes Trapping Legislation Sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate passed legislation on May 19, sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), which gives the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) the flexibility to identify traps with either the trapper’s name and address or assigned identification number.

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Senator David J. Valesky Applauds Passage of Legislation to Enable Firefighters to Drive Trucks in Non-Emergency Situations

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, firefighters and fire trucks will continue to be a parade staple, thanks in part to legislation passed in the New York State Senate today.

The bill, S1624C, provides a clear exemption from federal regulations that require drivers of emergency vehicles to have a Commercial Drivers License. Though the Legislature partially rectified the issue in the Enacted Budget, further clarification was needed. Important duties performed by fire companies, such as training, inspections and parades, were not specifically exempted.

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Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, Sponsored By Senator Valesky, Passes Finance Committee; Program will bring unprecedented redevelopment to distressed areas

ALBANY, N.Y.--The New York State Senate Finance Committee today passed the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC) (S2960-A), sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), sending this important economic stimulus and community revitalization legislation to the full Senate.

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