Make New Registered Voters Count

By STATE SEN. BILL PERKINS

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Seward Announces Schoharie Police Grant

SCHOHARIE, 10/17/08 -- Joined by Schoharie County Sheriff John Bates, Jr. and Cobleskill Police Chief Michael O'Brien at the sheriff's office, State Senator James L. Seward (R/I/C-Oneonta) today announced a $10,000 senate grant to help purchase equipment for the departments' cooperative efforts in executing warrants for violent offenders.

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Senator Serrano Joins Governor Paterson To Announce $170 Million In New Funding For Food Stamp Program

Senator Serrano Joins Governor Paterson to Announce $170 Million in New Federal Funding for New York's Food Stamp Program

Passage of Federal Farm Bill and Adjustments to HEAP Will Provide Increased Benefits for New York's Neediest Households

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Senators Skelos, Hannon Oppose Mid-year School Aid Cuts

At a news conference in Mineola today, Senate Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Kemp Hannon reiterated their strong opposition to any mid-year cuts in state school aid and repudiated comments by Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith who said that he and his conference support mid-year cuts in school aid.

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LIZ KRUEGER JOINS GOVERNOR PATERSON TO SUPPORT FURTHER INCREASING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger joined Governor Paterson today supporting an increase of more than $150 million in Federal Food Stamp benefits for low- and moderate-income families.  The additional Federal funding is a result of the State's change in regulations recognizing that residents of public housing pay for their heat costs through their rent payments, hence heating costs should be counted in their food stamp budgets, which is a determining factor in the monthly amount of food stamp assistance received by people living in public housing.

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Senator Steve Saland Secures State Grant For Dutchess Outreach

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced he has secured a $4,800 state grant for Dutchess Outreach, Inc. The grant will be used to purchase new tables and chairs for the Lunch Box Program which provides free mid-day meals Sunday through Friday for the unemployed, the homeless and those who do not earn a living wage. Evening meals are also served the last week of each month to help those families whose monthly food money is running low.

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Csi Gets Donation From Sen. Savino

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- College of Staten Island baseball coach Mike Mauro has been on the job a little more than a month and he's already hit a home run.

State Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) presented a check of $500 to the Dolphins, who were represented by head coach Mauro, assistant coach Neil Barbella and members of the NCAA Division III baseball team.

CSI plans to use the funding toward winter indoor equipment, including the purchase of an pitcher's mound, nets and baseball tees.

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Sen. Saland Announces Local Assistance Grants From The NYS Council On The Arts

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that local art and non-profit cultural organizations have been awarded grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). A total of $337,100 in grants were awarded to Columbia County organizations and $680,000 for Dutchess County organizations in the 2008 round of NYSCA Local Assistance Grants.

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Saland And Miller Announce State Grant For The Town Of Wappinger

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) and Assemblyman Joel Miller (R,I Poughkeepsie) today announced that they have secured a $15,000 grant for the Town of Wappinger to connect its 11 mile trail system to the Town of Fishkill’s proposed trail system.

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