Oneonta Sees Aid Boost

The new state budget will provide both a restoration and an increase for the City of Oneonta , Senator James L. Seward said today. The budget includes a $29.6 million increase in aid for cities to help ease the burden of local property taxes and assist them in meeting the needs of their residents. The increase was part of the public protection and general government budget bills (S.6800-D, S.6806-C) passed by the senate.

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Budget Highlights: Health And Mental Hygiene

SENATE PASSES 2008-09 HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH HYGIENE BUDGET

Restores $168.9 Million to Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Home Care

The New York State Senate passed 2008-09 budget legislation (S.6808-C) that restores $245 million in health care funds, including $168.9 million to hospitals, nursing homes, and home care, to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to quality, affordable health care in their communities.

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Budget Highlights: Public Protection And General Government

SENATE PASSES 2008-09 PUBLIC PROTECTION AND

GENERAL GOVERNMENT BUDGET LEGISLATION

Legislation Keeps Prisons Open; Keeps School Resource Officers in Place

The New York State Senate passed the 2008-09 public protection and general government budget legislation (S.6800-D, S.6806-C) that restores funding to keep four correctional facilities operating, and rejects the proposal in the Executive Budget to remove School Resource Officers from schools across New York State.

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Protecting Our Seniors

Random, predatory violence has grown in America. Last year, Rose Morat, a 101-year-old Queens woman, was brutally attacked and mugged on her way to church. The same attacker went on to beat and mug 85-year-old Solange Elizee just a half an hour later.

Our elderly are particularly vulnerable to attacks from youthful, agile thugs. They often can not and do not fight back.

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Klein Hosts Public Forum On Property Taxes

 

Eastchester-In the first of several county wide forums to address the crippling cost of property taxes, Senator Jeff Klein spoke to a crowd of a 150 people at Eastchester's Town Hall. Just last year the property tax formula was recalculated to reflect income ratherthan property value, but still Westchester residents continue to pay some of the highest taxes in the nation. Senator Klein gave a power point presentation and engaged in dialogue with concerned citizens about property tax caps and other ideas to reform the system.

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Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ALBANY, NY – April 3, 2008 – Forty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was struck down by an assassins' bullet at the prime of his life. He was age 39. Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D–St. Albans) remembers the shock and sadness in his family when the word came that Dr. King was shot and killed.

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State Budget Offers Remedies To Health Care In New York

ALBANY, NY – April 2, 2008 – State lawmakers and groups focused on health care-related issues are applauding the Health and Mental Hygiene portion of the state budget. The $400 million package is designed to improve the lives of New Yorkers across the state as it restores proposed cuts and invests in primary and preventive care for the future.

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Protect Yourself From Tax Phishing Scams

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SUSPICIOUS EMAILS ABOUT TAX RETURNS, REFUNDS, AND REBATES:

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Senate Passes Body Piercing Bill

 The State Senate passed legislation today, sponsored by Senator Frank Padavan (Queens), that would require parental consent for the piercing and branding of minors and prohibit the piercing, tattooing, and branding of those under the influence of drugs or alcohol.   

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Hoppy Holidays!

 

BRONX-Over 700 parents, grandparents, and children streamed into Maestro's for SenatorJeff Klein's 14th Annual East Bunny Breakfast. Families enjoyed a complimentary continenal breakfast while kids siddled up to the Easter Bunny for pictures. The morning was filled with fun activities from a special "build a bunny" station, to the magical stylings of John the Magician. Senator Klein got in on the action too, helping kids stuff personal bunnies and talking to parents about education and other issues of concern.

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