Senator Nozzolio Blasts Governor's Oil and Natural Gas tax

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio joined several of his Upstate colleagues today in blasting Governor Paterson and Democrat leaders from New York City for pushing a 5 percent tax on oil and natural gas production that would put hundreds of natural gas wells out of business across the Finger Lakes region and cripple new development that could generate up to a billion dollars of investment in Upstate economy. The tax is being negotiated in secret and without public scrutiny as part of Gov.

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Senator Marcellino Denounces Doomsday Budget

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced his outrage and dismay with the final 2009-2010 New York State budget; a budget that will increase overall spending by nearly 10 percent, almost 7 times the projected rate of inflation.

A budget process marred by secrecy and backdoor deals has produced a fiscal plan that is both irresponsible and unsustainable. Instead of cutting spending and eliminating waste, we are looking at taxes and fee increases of over $8 billion.

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Voter Registration Form

Dear Friend,As a United States citizen, you can help shape the laws and policies used to govern our federal, state and local governments. Whether you are choosing a representative or voting on a referendum, you play a vital role. All you have to do is vote.

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VOTER REGISTRATION FORM

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Keeping Yourself Safe A Guide for Seniors

Dear Friend,In our ever-changing society, it is more important than ever to be aware of personal safety issues and make necessary adjustments to protect yourself. This brochure was created to serve as a guide to Seniors, with helpful tips and suggestions on how you can create a afer environment for yourself.

 

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Keeping Yourself Safe A Guide for Seniors

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Senator Diaz Public Hearing 3/25/09

Senator Diaz speaks at the Senate Standing Committee on Aging public hearing, on March 25, 2009.

Local Roads Matter

The region’s local highway superintendents turned out in force in Albany recently to spread their message to state lawmakers that “local roads matter.” 

Superintendents representing Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties met with State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) to discuss a range of priority issues, including the need to protect New York’s commitment to the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program, commonly known as CHIPS. 

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Senator Serrano Flips the Switch on the Empire State

Albany, NY - March 28, 2009 - A resolution introduced by Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) which requested New Yorkers turn off their lights for an hour this evening,  unanimously passed through the New York State Senate on Monday.

The resolution requests that Governor David Paterson adopt 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2009 as “Earth Hour” in an show of solidarity against global climate change. New York State residents joined millions of people from over 4,000 cities around the world in voluntarily turning off their lights for the hour.

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Senator Serrano Flips the Switch on the Empire Switch on the Empire State

Albany, NY - March 28, 2009 - A resolution introduced by Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) which requested New Yorkers turn off their lights for an hour this evening,  unanimously passed through the New York State Senate on Monday.

The resolution requests that Governor David Paterson adopt 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2009 as “Earth Hour” in an show of solidarity against global climate change. New York State residents joined millions of people from over 4,000 cities around the world in voluntarily turning off their lights for the hour.

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Playing for Maps

By Rob Gurwitt

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