Tax credit for historic restoration signed into law

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Latino Ministers Pray for Peace in Honduras

On Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 1:00pm, New York State Senator Ruben Diaz andthe New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will gather at the United NationsDag Hammarskjold Park on East 47th Street and First Avenue in New York Cityto pray for peace in Honduras.

This  prayer  vigil  is being organized by Honduran Pastors Sonia Fernandezand  Hector  Chiesa,  member  of  the  Board  of  Directors of Radio VisionCristiana.

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Governor Paterson signs Lanza's Bill to renamie Staten Island's Institute for Basic Research tower

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Governor David Paterson has signed legislation sponsored by two Staten Island lawmakers to rename a tower on the grounds of the Institute for Basic Research, Willowbrook, after a former director.

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Statement from Senator Ranzenhofer on Division of Budget's First Quarter Financial Update

“The Division of Budget’s recent update on the State’s fiscal condition proves to State leaders and all Western New Yorkers that a $12 billion increase in spending, $8.5 billion in new taxes and fees and eliminating STAR rebate checks does not solve a fiscal crisis. More spending, new taxes and fees just don’t work. Instead, they only make matters worse.

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Historic RehabilitationTax Credit Signed Into Law

The Senate’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (S6056) was signed into law today by Governor Paterson, establishing a nationally competitive rehabilitation and preservation program that will benefit property owners and communities who seek to renovate properties that are run down and dilapidated.

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Senator Serrano Mourns the Passing of Senator Olga Mendez

New York, NY- Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) expressed great sadness after learning of the death of former Senator Olga Mendez, the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the State Legislature in the State of New York.   "I am extremely saddened by the passing of Olga Mendez, a dear friend and mentor," said Serrano. "She was a true pioneer and an inspiration to the Latino communities of New York."  

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Two Bills Sponsored by Senator Adams are Signed into Law

Governor Signs Into Law Two Sen. Adams-Sponsored Bills July 29, 2009

Governor Paterson signed into law two bills sponsored by NYS Senator Eric Adams.  Below is an overview of these two important pieces of legislation introduced by Senator Adams: 

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Statement by Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., Deputy Leader Jeff Klein and Democratic Conference Leader John L. Sampson

“With great sadness we learned this afternoon that after a long battle with cancer, former Senator Olga Mendez has passed away. Each of us had the opportunity and honor to serve with Senator Mendez. Over the course of her remarkable life, she broke down countless barriers, including her election as the first Puerto Rican woman to this great body. Senator Mendez was a powerful, passionate, and hard-working member of this chamber who will be remembered fondly as a champion for those whom she felt did not have a voice.”

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SENATOR YOUNG HONORS SENECA VETS

          Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean)  was joined by members of the American Legion Post #1587 and Seneca nation officials recently to make a special presenation to honor Seneca veterans for military service at the annual Salamanca Allegany Casino Veteran’s Powwow.

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Senate Passes Legislation Allowing for School Closure Due to H1N1 Virus

 

Senate Education Committee Chair, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), announced Senate passage of S.5462-A (Oppenheimer) relating to school closures due to the H1N1 flu virus (also known as the “swine flu”).

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