Senator Steve Saland And Assemblyman Marc Molinaro Announce Funding For The Columbia County Fair

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) and Assemblyman Marc Molinaro (R,I,C Tivoli) have announced that they have secured funding in the 2007-2008 State Budget for improvements at the Columbia County Fair.


Larkin Announces Meeting Of Senate Committee On Racing, Gaming And Wagering On September 12, 2007


The Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building in Albany, New York to review the Governor’s anticipated recommendation for the State Racing Franchise. Ultimately, the Legislature must select the next racing franchise to manage the race tracks at Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga by December 31, 2007.


Cancer Outreach Bill Signed By Governor

Community based breast cancer outreach organizations would be eligible for state grants for outreach programs to cancer survivors under the terms of legislation signed into law by the governor, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Milford) said today. The governor signed S. 2932A on August 28, which establishes a program of state grants to organizations that offer counseling, education and outreach programs to survivors of breast cancer. The grants are subject to a budget appropriation.


Letter To Dennis G. Smith: Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services

Dennis G. SmithCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services7500 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop S2-26-12 Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850Dear Mr. Smith:

As the leader of the New York State Senate Democratic Conference, I am writing to express our strongest concern and distress regarding the letter sent under your signature dated August 17, 2007, regarding state applications to extend eligibility under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).


Senator Johnson Announces Sept. 20 Public Hearing On Freight Rail Proposal


Senator Bonacic Attends Catskill Water Discovery Center Celebration

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) attended the dedication ceremony of the Water Discovery Center’s new 43-acre site in Arkville on August 25th. It also marked the beginning of the establishment of a 25,000 square foot exhibit center. Photos of Senator Bonacic with Joe Kelly and family, Al Rosa, and Assemblyman Crouch’s Chief of Staff, Kathleen Moore and Gary Gailes, Board President, are available for download at: or can be obtained by calling (518) 455-3181.



Young Legislation Signed Into Law

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced a bill to protect consumers from the dumping of substandard agricultural products in New York State has been signed into law by Governor Spitzer.

The legislation prevents out-of-state food distributors from dumping of any cull or waste pile containing substandard product from outside the state that could contaminate food and require such cull or waste pile to be disposed of in an appropriate manner.


Marcellino And Sweeney Hold Joint Hearing On Brownfield Programs

Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, and Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney, Chairman of the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee today announced that they held a joint legislative hearing on August 27th on the Brownfields Cleanup (BCP) and Opportunity Area (BOA) Programs.

In 2003, New York State took an innovative step in adopting the BCP and BOA Programs.


Senator Flanagan And Councilman Wehrheim Celebrate The Growth Of The Nesconset Park

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Town of Smithtown Councilman Edward R. Wehrheim to view the developing Village Green Gazebo and the adjoining areas.

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