Serrano and Students Discuss Gun Violence in NYC Neighborhoods

Senator Serrano met with youth from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, a group advocating for sensible gun legislation in the state of New York.  The students were taking part in the organization’s Albany Lobby Day, and they shared with Senator Serrano their experiences and the experiences of their communities regarding the use of illegal weapons in New York City neighborhoods.

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Senate Launches New Initiative to Cut Illegal Guns

Operation SNUG to Launch in Eight Communities Across State

(Albany, NY) – In an effort to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues communities across the State of New York, the State Senate has announced a new initiative, Operation SNUG, that will help local law enforcement and anti-violence community groups engage innovative tactics to steer at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and illegal guns.

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IRRESPONSIBLE STATE BUDGET TO HARM WESTERN NEW YORK

Downstate Democrats State Budget Protects New York City at the Expense of Western New York Families

 

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N.Y.S. Senators To Meet With The Governor of Puerto Rico

Senator Malcolm Smith, Majority Leader of the State Senate, together with Senators: Rev. Ruben Diaz, Martin M. Dilan, Pedro Espada Jr., and Hiram Monserrate, will travel to Puerto Rico to complete a series of meetings with elected officials and discuss topics of importance, not only for the Puerto Rican’s and Hispanics, but for every resident of the State of NewYork.

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SENATOR VOLKER LAUNCHES GRASS-ROOTS PETITION DRIVE TO RESTORE STAR REBATE CHECKS

Senator Volker and members of the Senate Republican Conference today launched a statewide, grass-roots petition drive to restore the STAR property tax relief rebate checks important to middle-class families that were eliminated by Democrats.      The multifaceted petition drive will utilize email and social networking sites such as Facebook, along with creation of a new on-line petition to pressure Democrat lawmakers to restore the rebate checks they eliminated as part of the recently-enacted State budget.

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Funding Secured in Budget For Violence Prevention Program

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District) announced today that the Senate has launched a new program designed to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues our communities.

“Since the beginning of the year, in Yonkers alone, there have been over twenty incidents of gun violence,” stated Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District). “Gun and gang violence is on the rise and aggressively addressing this issue through prevention efforts is in everyone’s best interest.”

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MY VIEW: A REPRESENTATIVE MUST BE MORE THAN AN ELECTED OFFICIAL

At the request of the Times Herald Record, Senator Bonacic wrote article describing why he called for then Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno to step down in the wake of Sen. Bruno's acknowledgement that he was the subject of a Federal investigation. 

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BONACIC CONGRATULATES COLEMAN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

BONACIC CONGRATULATES COLEMAN HIGH SCHOOL GIRL'S BASKETBALL TEAM

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Senator Sampson Supports Student Literacy and Learning

ALBANY, NY -- Sen. John L. Sampson wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer with the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

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