State legislation to make village consolidation easier

Lee Coleman, Schenectady Gazette
Posted: June 5, 2009

CAPITAL REGION — A bill passed by the state Legislature that makes it easier for villages to dissolve has come at a time when several area villages are considering such a move.

The bill, which was proposed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, now goes to Gov. David Paterson for his expected signature.

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Legislative Gazette: State, local Suffolk leaders meet on subsidized housing

By ANAND BALASARLegislative Gazette Staff WriterMon, Jun 8, 2009Officials from Suffolk County met with state legislators last month to lobby for the reform of social service laws that affect public housing. The meeting, conducted by Sen. Brian X. Foley, D-Blue Point, and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., R-Sag Harbor, focused on bills meant to address housing problems faced by towns and hamlets throughout Suffolk County.

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Celebrating the Launch of the Brooklyn-Governor’s Island Ferry

Brooklyn-Governors Island Ferry

On June 6, I was thrilled to celebrate the launch of free ferry service between Fulton Ferry Landing and Governors Island.  The restoration of ferry service is something I have long pushed for and it is another positive step toward the vision of a Central Harbor Park for the 21st century.  This summer, we will have:

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Senator Sampson Says June Is Time For Beaches, Barbeques – And Safety

 SENATOR SAMPSON SAYS JUNE IS TIME FOR BEACHES, BARBEQUES – AND SAFETY

COMMON SENSE SAFETY TIPS ENSURE FUN IN THE SUN THIS SUMMER

 

June means beaches, barbeques, and cool dips in the pool. June is also National Safety Month, and Senator Sampson has put together a list of sun safety tips to remember this summer.

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Senator Thompson Announces $4.6 Million For Water Board Stimulus Funding for Clean Water Project

Niagara Falls, NY- On June 5, 2009, NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee held a press event to announce that stimulus funding in the amount of $4.67 million will be released to the Niagara Falls Water Board.   The total projected cost of this project is $11 million; $4.6 million will be coming from stimulus funds and the other $6.3 will come from subsidized loans to complete the project.

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Sen Adams Writes NY Daily News Op-Ed

After the NYPD Edwards shooting, let's untangle the complex ways race shades cops' decisions.  CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE OPINION PIECE WRITTEN BY NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS. (June 5, 2009)

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HPV Prevention Legislation (S4779-A/A6702-C)

The growing rate of infection for the human papillomavirus (HPV) in young girls is indeed alarming. While the HPV vaccine may be effective in preventing infection in a number of cases, the methods that our State uses to encourage distribution of this vaccine must be closely monitored. Presently, Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Paulin are sponsoring legislation (S.4779-A/A.6702-C) that would allow minor children under the age of 18 to receive the HPV vaccine without parental consent.

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Committee on Corporations, Authorities & Commissions: Voting Records

As Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities & Commissions, and in the interest of promoting a greater amount of transparency and accountability, I have provided the voting records for my committee.

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