Taking big ‘STEPS’ to promote teen mental health

I want to thank the representatives of mental health agencies and non-profit organizations in Orange and Rockland for participating in a recent forum on the “STEPS” program (Screening, Treatment, and Education to Promote Strength), a first-of-its-kind virtual mental health initiative for teens and their parents. Funded through a $500,000 state grant I was able to secure, New York University’s Christopher P.

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Sen Adams Calls on Mayor Bloomberg to Close Public Schools to Stem the Possible Spread of the H1N1 Virus

NYS Senators Eric Adams, Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee and Hiram Monserrate call on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to close NYC public schools on Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the H1N1 virus that has caused such great concern over the past month.  This creates a 5-day window to insure a safe environment and inform parents about prevention techniques, both designed to stem any possible spread of the H1N1 virus.

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Legislators and Human Rights Activists Hail the Passage of Legislation to End Barbaric Practice of Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009): Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today

with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290-A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage

of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor. The

announcement was made at the State Capitol in Albany, New York.

 

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Legislators and Human Rights Activists Hail the Passage of Legislation to end Barbaric Practice of Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009) Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290-A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor.  The “Anti-Shackling Bill” is sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Nick Perry  (D-Brooklyn). 

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Senate Majority Leader Smith and Senator Brian X. Foley Announce Passage of Crucial Legislation Benefitting Firefighters

On the eve of Memorial Day, legislation will give firefighters legal protection when operating fire trucks (Albany, NY) Today, the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation protecting firefighters from legal liability when operating fire trucks. The legislation closes a dubious loophole in state law that puts firefighters in legal jeopardy on a consistent basis.   

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GRIFFO SUPPORTS FIRE FIGHTER EXCEPTION FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAY

SENATOR GRIFFO SUPPORTS BILL TO ALLOW FIRE TRUCKS IN PARADES

 

 

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UB 2020 Clears Committee

The UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act just successfully made its way out of committee. Check out the full story here: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/10122

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Senate Committee Approves UB 2020 Bill

Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council Offers Support

Release Date: May 20, 2009

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act moved closer to passage today when the bill was approved by the New York State Senate Higher Education Committee.

The bill, sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski, now goes to the Senate Finance Committee for review and then to the full Senate for a vote before moving on to the Assembly for consideration.

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