SENATOR FUSCHILLO TEACHES BIRCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 5TH GRADERS TO SAY “NO” TO TOBACCO

         Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo shows 5th graders at Birch Elementary School that some of the same chemicals found in antifreeze are also found in cigarettes.

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After Binghamton, Sen. Schneiderman and Assm. Paulin Unveil Handgun License Renewal Bill

Proposal Would Reform New York’s Dangerous Lifetime Permit System

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Otsego County Student Shadows Seward

ALBANY, 04/23/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) was joined this week by Connor Adsit, an eleventh grade student at Cooperstown High School, as part of the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation’s 9th annual Students Inside Albany conference.

“The unique program offers students an inside look at how state government runs,” said Seward.  “I am pleased to take part, and show one of our state’s future leaders around the Capitol.” 

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Senate Elections Committee begins series of five hearings across New York on Election Reform bills and oversight

Public Invited to Weigh in on Proposals to Reform the State’s Voter Registration Laws and Regulations

(Buffalo, NY) Thursday, the Senate Standing Committee on Elections held the first in a series of five statewide public hearings to solicit feedback on recently introduced and forthcoming election reform proposals. Today’s hearing emphasized bills to establish an effective and inclusive voter registration process.

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Efforts to protect electric consumers are thwarted in Albany

 The Senate Republican Conference today proposed an amendment to legislation (S.3099) that would require the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to post a public notice on their website and www.powertochooseny.com at least ninety days prior to any rate changes, and notify their customers about the posting.

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Budget and Tax Reform

Serrano Says No Time to Waste on Housing

Senator Serrano calls for the repeal of vacancy decontrol at a housing rally on the West Side of Manhattan

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Senator Kevin Parker unveils Historic Rules Reform Report

Temporary Committee on Rules & Reform takes first significant steps toward reversing 40 years of dysfunction

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Senate announces Hearings on Campaign Finance Reform

Public financing and other proposals to be taken up at five hearings statewide

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