Senate, Governor and Assembly Announce Three-Way Agreement to Reform Rockefeller Drug Laws

(Albany, NY)- Today, Governor David A. Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver and members of the Senate and the Assembly announced an historic three-way agreement calling for sweeping reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws. The agreement eliminates the ineffective and outdated sentencing law and focuses on treatment rather than punishment to end the deadly cycle of drug addiction.  

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Senator LaValle Applauds D.O.T. for Reinstatement of Rails to Trails Funding

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle was pleased to learn that $2 million in state funds he previously secured for Suffolk County’s Rails to Trails program has been reinstated by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) on its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

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Senator Marcellino Presents State’s Highest Military Honor To WWII Vet

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today presented the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, the State’s highest Military honor to WWII Veteran Louis John Fox, 82, of Huntington Station. As an Aviation Machinist Mate in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Fox was part of reconnaissance missions from Tinian Island to Japan. The Enola Gay, which carried the atomic bomb to Hiroshima, started its long and historic flight on August 6, 1945 from Tinian Island.

 

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"Cradle To College” Parent And Youth Empowerment

We invite you to attened "Cradle to College" partent and youth empowerment workshop.

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Senator Saland’s Legislation To Increase Penalties For The Criminal Sale Of A Controlled Substance On A School Bus Passes The Senate

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that his legislation (S. 312) to increase penalties for the criminal sale of a controlled substance on school buses has passed the Senate.

Presently, because "school bus" is not included in the definition of "school grounds" for the purpose of controlled substance offenses, those found guilty of selling on buses are not penalized as severely.

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Give A Gift Of Life On Father’s Day

Senator Parker urges women to get dad checked for prostate cancer

In recognition of Men’s Health Week, which culminates on Father’s Day, State Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) today called upon New York women to help increase men’s awareness of prostate cancer. He noted that men may not listen when it comes to directions, but according to a 2006 national study, they are likely to listen to women when it comes to their own health.

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President Bush’s “plan” To Reform Immigration — We Can Do Better

President Bush’s “Plan” to Reform Immigration — We Can Do Better

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NYS Senator Eric Adams Responds To Recent “hit And Run” Injuries And Deaths

Previous changes in NYS Penal law only address vehicular accidents that involve personal injury. Currently, a person found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident solely involving property damage is charged only with a traffic infraction. Senator Adams pointed out, however, that when a person strikes an occupied vehicle and flees the scene, he does not know whether he has caused any personal injury.

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To Help Minority- And Women-owned Businesses Is To Help New York State’s Economy

 

In 1988, New York State created the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program, which ensures minority participation in State purchasing and contracting, and provides community-based management training targeted to minorities and women starting new businesses.

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Senator Saland Announces Funding For Local Victims’ Services In Dutchess County

SENATOR STEVE SALAND ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR LOCAL VICTIMS’ SERVICES

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced he has secured funding in the 2008-2009 State Budget for two organizations whose mission is to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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