Ranzenhofer Announces Veterans Outreach; Information on benefits, networking and business start-up programs

New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a Veterans Outreach Program on Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Westchester Hearing On Governor's Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan

Westchester County—Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the Finance Committee, and Senators Suzi Oppenheimer (D-37th District) and Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35th District) will commence the Senate’s final regional budget oversight hearing Thursday to review the fiscal consequences of the Governor’s deficit closing proposals on local healthcare and educational services, as well as other program supported by the state.

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Squadron Resumes Push for Ethics Bill

Feature article in The Lo-Down

 

We just received a news release from State Senator Daniel Squadron's office detailing "how the ethics reform package he sponsors with Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson would help prevent the kind of alleged ethical misconduct for which former Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno is on trial."

Among the provisions highlighted:

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Bruno Trial Recalls Ethics Bill Albany Shot Down in September

By Elizabeth Dwoskin

Featrue article in The Village Voice

Legislators have been quick to condemn wrongdoing in the run-up to the trial of former State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, who was indicted on corruption charges in January. But let's not forget that earlier this fall, Senate Republicans unanimously shot down a bill that would have gone a long way towards stopping corrupt politicians from committing the sorts of crimes of which Bruno is accused.

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Closing the Bruno gap

By Casey Seiler

Feature article in the Times Union

State Sen. Daniel Squadron says the ethics package introduced by Democrats will close the “Bruno gap” in the state’s disclosure laws. This is the same package that failed to pass in September due to (pick one) Democratic partisan game-playing/Republican intransigence/both.

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ProPublica: Does Chesapeake’s No-Drilling Pledge Do Enough to Protect NYC’s Watershed?

by Sabrina Shankman, ProPublica - November 3, 2009 2:40 pm EST

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SENATOR PARKER CALLS FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY BILL VOTE

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

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SUPPORT SENATOR MARCELLINO LEGISLATION TO REPEAL NEW LICENSE PLATE FEES

    To support Senate Bill 6258 please click here

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RS. KREMBERG’S 5TH GRADE CLASS WELCOMES SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO CHATTERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Students in Mrs. Angela Kremberg’s 5th grade class recently welcomed State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. to Chatterton Elementary School. Senator Fuschillo was invited by Mrs. Kremberg’s class to help them learn about state government.

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Senator Savino sponsors free screenings and funding for women's health

(Brooklyn) – On Thursday October 22, women in Brooklyn received free mammograms from an event sponsored by Senator Diane J. Savino in conjunction with the American-Italian cancer foundation.  In addition, Senator Savino also announced that she had secured capital funding for future digital technology for the foundation.

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