Senate Passes Neighborhood Preservation Act

Senate Passes Neighborhood Preservation Act

Protects Property Values and Neighborhood Safety from Fallout of Foreclosure Crisis

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SENATOR AUBERTINE APPOINTED CHAIR OF LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON RURAL RESOURCES

 

ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR UPSTATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

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Padavan: Lease Agreement Reached for Food Dynasty

Calling it a significant victory for all Queens Village residents, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) hailed the new lease agreement that will keep the Food Dynasty on Hillside Avenue in Queens Village open for the next twenty years. 

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Final State Hearings on Rules Reform To Be Held In NYC And Long Island

The bi-partisan State Senate Temporary Committee on Rules and Administration Reform, co-Chaired by Senators David Valesky (D-Oneida) and John Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope), will hold its final two public hearings this week in New York City and Long Island. The hearings will be broadcast live via the Web (www.senate.state.ny.us) and among those scheduled to testify in New York City include former state senators, as well as representatives of organizations such as the Brennan Center for Justice, New York City Bar Association and the Sunlight Foundation.

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Senator Dilan Urges New Yorkers to Give Blood this Summer

State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today reminded constituents that the state’s blood supply usually drops by about 10 to 15 percent during the summer, which can lead to dire circumstances for hospital patients in need of transfusions. He encouraged volunteers to help prevent the rationing of blood supplies by donating blood.

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Senate Passes Neighborhood Preservation Act Protects Property Values and Neighborhood Safety from Fallout of Foreclosure Crisis

ALBANY, NY- Today Senator Jeff Klein’s bill, the Neighborhood Preservation Act, passed the NYS Senate with 47 members voting for the bill and 11 members voting against it. The legislation creates a standard of safety and habitability for bank owned homes which are foreclosed and vacant. Klein’s legislation will allow municipalities to use their discretion in how they chose to clean up these unsitely residential properties and how they choose to get reimbursed for their work whether by issuing violations or through legal action, or by simply billing the bank.  

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Budget angst bubbles up at forecast

By Rick Karlin

Lawmakers on Monday got a jump on an annual budget ritual: the Consensus Forecasting Conference, in which both Democrats and Republicans bring in experts to try and reach a consensus on how rosy — or in this case, gloomy — the coming budget-building process will be.

Next year's budget gap, the meeting revealed, could easily hit $14 billion as state coffers continue to dry up due to Wall Street's implosion and the national recession.

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MTA TO HOLD FIRST-EVER PUBLIC HEARING IN TOWN OF NEWBURGH ON MARCH 2nd

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be holding a hearing in Orange County on March 2nd to take public comment regarding the MTA’s proposed fare increases, service cuts, and the Ravitch Commission’s proposal to initiate a mobility tax (also known as a payroll tax) on businesses.  

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Senator Morahan is featured Guest on AFL-CIO TV show "Working New York".

Denis Hughes, President of the New York State AFL-CIO interviewed Senator Morahan on his TV program, which aired in March. The Senator sponsored a recent law banning mandatory overtime for nurses, and is presently sponsoring landmark legislation to address "bullying" in the workplace.

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More for the Middle

Senator Jeff Klein Calls for Middle Class Tax Cuts and Increases on Higher Income Earners

RWDSU Supports Klein Tax Proposal

NEW YORK-In the midst of legislative negotiations to fill the $14 billion dollar NYS budget gap, Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Jeff Klein released a progressive tax proposal which would provide middle class tax cuts with stimulating  the economy.

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