Letter From Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Chairman Of The NYS Aging Committee

Senator Ruben Diaz -  32nd Senate DistrictChairman,  Senate Aging Committee

January 13, 2008

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New State Laws To Take Effect January 1, 2009

An expansion in net metering allowances for wind/solar generated power highlight the list of new laws scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2009.

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Robach: Upstate Caucus Meeting a Positive Step for Rochester's Future

Legislators on both sides of the aisle discuss urgent issues and strategize solutions  

 

The first meeting of the State Senate Legislative Caucus was held today in Albany where bipartisan discussions focused on the many issues facing Upstate New York. 

 

The meeting was attended by Democrat and Republican Senators who agreed to work together to push an Upstate agenda.  Discussions today focused on the formation of the caucus and pressing issues like SUNY, education funding, Empire Zones and hospitals.

 

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News From The New York State Senate Democratic Conference

SENATORS SCHNEIDERMAN AND STEWART-COUSINS RECEIVE TOP HONORS FROM FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES 

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Sen. Aubertine Applauds Signing Of Alcoa Power Deal To Save 900 Jobs

Governor signs deal for New York Power Authority to provide low cost power to Massena employer

MASSENA (January 12, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today celebrated the signing of an agreement between Alcoa and the New York Power Authority to provide low cost power in exchange for preserving some 900 jobs in Northern New York.

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Eric Announces Passage Of Historic Rules Reform

 

On Monday, January 12th, I joined my colleagues in the Senate in passing legislation to fundamentally change the way the Senate operates and conducts business. In our first order of business as the Majority, the Senate passed a series of rules changes that will foster discussion and productivity, and increase accountability and transparency for the public.

The key changes in the legislation include changes to increase openness and accountability by:

* Restoring the ability of Senators to use “Motions to Discharge” to attempt to force a bill out of committee.

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Senate Majority Announces Passage Of Historic Rules Reform That Will Create More Inclusive And Accountable Senate

State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith today announced passage of historic rules changes that will fundamentally change the way the Senate operates and conducts business. In their first order of business as the Majority the Senate passed a series of rules changes that will foster discussion and productivity, and increase accountability and transparency for the public. 

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Senators Schneiderman And Stewart-Cousins Receive Top Honors From Family Planning Advocates

State Senators Eric T. Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) today received top honors from Family Planning Advocates of New York State (FPA).

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Senate Majority Announces Passage of Historic Rules Reform That Will Create More Inclusive And Accountable Senate

State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith today announced passage of historic rules changes that will fundamentally change the way the Senate operates and conducts business. In their first order of business as the Majority the Senate passed a series of rules changes that will foster discussion and productivity, and increase accountability and transparency for the public.

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Klein Stands-up For Israel

Joins Thousands at UN Plaza to Oppose Hamas  I stand with Israel today not only as an American and a Jew, but as the grandson of Holocaust survivors. My family fled Hungary and some of them were lucky enough to make it to America, but many more perished at the hands of the worst evil the world has ever known-hatred. When all lights go dark Israel is there for us and we must be there for her!

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