Senator Ruben Diaz Champions Legislation For New York State To Purchase Prescription Drugs From Canada

As promised, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has introduced Senate Bill 1645 do for New York State what the Schenectady County has done in purchasing bulk prescription drugs from Canada.   

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Sen. Brian X. Foley Helps Pass Deficit Reduction Plan That Protects Long Island Schools And Colleges

Local educators react to plan, which avoids cuts to school aid 

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Public Schedule For State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith

Friday, February 6, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6:

12 P.M. to 2 P.M.: State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith to give keynote address at UJA Federation's Long Island Legislators Luncheon. The senator will speak about issues relating to health care and human services.

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Serrano Sponsors Not-for-profit Incorporation Workshop

More than 40 people attended a not-for-profit incorporation workshop on Tuesday evening. The event offered vital information on how organizations can apply for 501(c)(3) tax exemption status.

Senator Serrano sponsored the workshop along with the Bronx Council on the Arts and CheckSpring Bank. The Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project helped to organize the panel, which included Susan Chase, an attorney with the Project, and Alison King, and attorney at Kaye Scholer LLP.

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State Senator George Onorato (d-queens) Recently Sent The Following Letter To New York Power Authority President Richard Kessel Regarding The Pending Closure Of The Charles Poletti Power Plant In Astoria, Queens:

                                                                   February 4, 2009Honorable Richard KesselPresident & Chief Executive OfficerNew York Power Authority123 Main StreetWhite Plains, NY&

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SENATOR STEVE SALAND: LET’S CREATE JOBSIN DUTCHESS COUNTY, NOT KILL JOBS WITH TAX HIKES

Senate Republicans say jobs are the key to getting New York back on its feet

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Little: Deficit Reduction Plan Raises Health Care Taxes

     State Senator Betty Little voted against a deficit reduction plan approved yesterday by the Assembly and Senate, saying that lawmakers and the public were not given an adequate opportunity to consider the $1.6 billion spending reduction plan.

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Statement On The NYS Budget From Sen. Skelos

STATEMENT FROM SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS Instead of keeping his promise of greater openness and transparency, Governor Paterson has proposed a deficit reduction plan that was developed in complete secrecy. His plan would raise health care taxes on businesses, families and individuals, divert hundreds of millions of dollars that could be used to provide cheaper energy for businesses, particularly Upstate, and will be brought up for a vote with no chance for public review, examination or input.

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Senator Farley Salutes Martin Luther King Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that January 19th, Martin Luther King Day, is more than just a holiday to take off from school and work.

"This day was set aside by Congress in 1983 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the contributions he made to improving our society," Senator Farley said. "It is also a day to take steps against prejudice and discrimination."

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SENATOR STEVE SALAND: LET’S CREATE JOBS IN COLUMBIA COUNTY, NOT KILL JOBS WITH TAX HIKES

Senate Republicans say jobs are the key to getting New York back on its feet

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