State Senator Rubén Díaz to Senators Smith and Sampson:

January 19, 2010For Immediate ReleaseContact: Senator Rubén Díaz 718-496-4793

State Senator Rubén Díaz to Senators Smith and Sampson:“Let Governor Paterson’s Race to the Top LegislationCome to the Floor for a Vote”

January 19, 2010  State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz today called on Senate President Malcolm Smith and Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson to allow Governor David Paterson’s “Race to the Top” bill to come to the Senate floor for a vote.

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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR HUGH FARLEY CONCERNING SENATOR MONSERRATE

Senator Farley issues the following statement last week in regards to the special committee on Senator Monserrate:

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UPDATE ON HAITI

Leadership of US Efforts:   Former President Clinton, the UN Special Envoy for Haiti, traveled to Haiti on Monday, January 18th to meet with Haitians and deliver emergency relief.

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Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce (CACCI) - Update on Haiti Disaster Relief Efforts

CACCI continues to garner support from elected officials and partnersfor its appeal for emergency assistance for Haiti The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) in New York and its board of directors are working in partnership with elected officials, corporate partners in academic, medical, civic and religious institutions, and with many Haitian American and other Caribbean American organizations in the Caribbean Community to help to facilitate disaster relief for the people of Haiti after the devastation, deaths and destruction which occurred Tuesday, January 13th in Haiti.

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Senator Johnson to Hold NYRA Hearing in Elmont

ELMONT, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, announced he will be holding a hearing on the condition of the New York Racing Association's finances, its threat to hurt the local economy by canceling the Belmont Stakes, and how NYRA used a $105 million taxpayer-funded bailout. 

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