Aubertine to Schumer, Gillibrand: Make Port of Oswego a Priority

U.S. Senate debating amendments that could jeopardize $237,500 considered critical for port

ALBANY (March 5, 2009)—As the U.S. Senate continues to debate amendments to the Omnibus Appropriations Act, state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine has called on U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer to fight for the Port of Oswego.

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Aubertine Looking to Make Milk More Attractive

Legislation would require a product to be made with milk, not MPCs, if it’s called “dairy”

ALBANY (March 5, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine has introduced legislation designed to make milk a more attractive ingredient for dairy processors. Legislation moved through the Agriculture Committee last week would keep processors from calling certain products dairy, if they’re made with milk protein concentrates instead of milk.

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Aubertine Looking to Make Milk More Attractive

Legislation would require a product to be made with milk, not MPCs, if it’s called “dairy”

ALBANY (March 5, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine has introduced legislation designed to make milk a more attractive ingredient for dairy processors. Legislation moved through the Agriculture Committee last week would keep processors from calling certain products dairy, if they’re made with milk protein concentrates instead of milk.

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Senator Johnson Serves as Guest Reader at Santapogue Elementary

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon) recently paid a visit to the Santapogue Elementary School in West Babylon where he participated in the school’s Annual Reading Marathon.  During the school’s reading marathon, members of the community come to the school and volunteer as guest readers.  In addition to reading to the students, guest readers often take some time to explain their vocations to the students, thereby exposing them to the myriad diverse career opportunities they will have to choose from when they grow older.

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SENATOR DALE M. VOLKER RESPONDS TO ASSEMBLY DRUG REFORM PROPOSAL

Move to Reform Current Drug Laws Will Hurt New York Families and Communities

(ALBANY, NY) Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today voiced concerns on the State Assembly’s ill-advised and potentially dangerous attempt to weaken New York State’s anti drug laws. The Rockefeller Drug Laws, a series of stringent anti-drug measures passed in 1973 which were once considered among the strongest in the nation, were dramatically reformed in 2004.

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3/04/09: Passed Senate, Huntley Sponsors S. 2362

S. 2362  HUNTLEY   Same as A. 6098  Rivera P. HUNTLEY Amd SS7.35, 13.35 & 19.35, Ment Hyg L Relates to the defense and indemnification of optometrists rendering certain services.

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Padavan Unveils New Higher Education Plan for SUNY and CUNY

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with his Senate Republican colleagues today in unveiling a new proposal aimed at making tuition at SUNY and CUNY more affordable and accessible while generating revenue for the higher education systems. 

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March is National Kidney Month

It’s often called the “silent killer” and that fact alone is the driving force behind the month of March being designated as National Kidney Month in America, as well as for “World Kidney Day” on March 12.

The National Kidney Foundation estimates that 26 million American adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), but the truly striking fact is that most of these adults were unaware they had the disease until it reached an advanced stage.

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Local GST BOCES Students Honored

Albany, N.Y., March 4–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) and Assemblyman Jim Bacalles (R-C-I, Corning) congratulated two area residents who were among 14 adult students from across New York State honored today as “Students of the Year” by the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE).

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