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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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Senator Parker Opposes Governor’s New Position On Drivers’ Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Kevin Parker this week called Governor Spitzer’s decision to abandon his initial position in granting drivers’ licenses to undocumented aliens, "a huge disappointment. What the governor has done is to turn his back on immigrants," Senator Parker charged. "Instead of fostering a climate in which people are brought out of the shadows and into the system, the Governor is looking to hand out a scarlet letter license to immigrants which, in three years, will increase profiling."

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NYS Tax Forms Available At Saland’s Poughkeepsie Office

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that his Poughkeepsie office now has a selection of the most commonly used New York State Income Tax forms. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance no longer automatically mails paper tax form packets directly to individuals. The Tax Department estimates that 93% of taxpayers file their return electronically and that state taxpayers will save about $1 million in mailing, printing and processing costs.

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NYS Senator Eric Adams Partners With St. Gabriel’s Senior Center To Hold A Community Form To Discuss The Impact Of A Proposal Backed By Mayor Bloomberg That Threatens To Close Senior Centers Throughout The City

NYS Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) hosts a community forum to explore the negative impact of senior center closures by the Department For The Aging (DFTA). Smaller senior centers may be discontinued, despite their effectiveness, and be replaced by centralized multi-service facilities in each borough. Senator Adams promised to work in the NYS legislature to enact legislation to prevent closures.

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Statement From Senator Kevin Parker On Mayor Bloomberg’s Plan To Extend Term Limits

"Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to extend term limits is simply a bad idea at a bad time. It is also just plain, in-your-face bad democracy to overturn the will of the people. The voters of New York City exercised their franchise and sent a clear message that they were in favor of term limits. To brazenly push them aside and attempt to silence their voices is not what we should  do as elected officials. Furthermore, the Mayor’s argument that he is the right person to take the City through the current economic crisis is flawed to its core.

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Greenway Indemnification – A Law That Works For Communities

The Hudson River Valley Greenway, created in 1991 under legislation I authored, was designed to create a voluntary regional strategy to preserve the many scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Hudson Valley. At the same time, it encourages communities to engage in compatible economic development without losing the time honored tradition of local land use decision-making.

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