Seward Named Great Hero

HERKIMER, 03/19/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) was recognized today by the American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley as a “Great Hero” award winner.

Senator Seward and fellow hero Assemblyman Marc Butler (R/C/I-Herkimer) were honored during the 12th Annual Great Heroes Breakfast held at Herkimer County Community College.

“The Red Cross does so much for the community, helping families and individuals in their hour of need,” said Seward. “The hard-working volunteers that make up the Mohawk Valley chapter are the real heroes.”

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Sen. Maziarz Has Harsh Words for NYPA'S Electric Rate Increase

Senator George Maziarz offered testimony to NYPA officials today in strong opposition to proposed rate increases for electric utility customers across Upstate New York.  The hearing, held at the New York Power Authority office in Albany, presented Senator Maziarz with an opportunity to stand up for rate payers who would be hurt by NYPA’s decision.  Below are Senator Maziarz’ remarks.  To watch the video on YouTube, click here.

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18 Senators—Republican and Democrat from across state—Sign Letter Opposing Freeze of State Property Tax Payments for Forest Lands

ALBANY (March 19, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, joined by 17 colleagues in both political parties from Long Island, New York City and throughout Upstate New York, has called on Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith to oppose an executive budget proposal that would freeze state payments of local property taxes on State owned land.

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18 Senators—Republican and Democrat from across state—Sign Letter Opposing Freeze of State Property Tax Payments for Forest Lands

ALBANY (March 19, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, joined by 17 colleagues in both political parties from Long Island, New York City and throughout Upstate New York, has called on Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith to oppose an executive budget proposal that would freeze state payments of local property taxes on State owned land.

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Senator Golden to Host Easter Egg Hunts

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden is today announcing that with the support of local community associations and sponsors, he will be hosting three Easter Egg Hunts.

Easter Egg Hunt-Saturday, April 4, 2009, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway

Easter Egg Hunt-Sunday, April 5, 2009, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Bensonhurst Park, Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway

 

Easter Egg Hunt- Saturday, April 11, 2009, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

McKinley Park, 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway

 

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Senator Dilan Responds To The State Commission On Health Care Facilities In The 21st Century’s Final Report

State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan today responded to the State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, also known as the Berger Commission Report, which outlined ways to trim some of the fat from the state’s bloated health care system.

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Senator Fuschillo welcomes all-state musicians from East Meadow High School to the State Capitol

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently welcomed five All-State musicians from East Meadow High School to the State Capitol in Albany, where they were performing as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) annual “Music In Our Schools Month.”

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Senator Fuschillo welcomes All-State Musician from Wantagh High School to the State Capitol

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently welcomed Glenndon Gifford, a student at Wantagh High School, to the State Capitol in Albany, where he was performing as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) annual “Music In Our Schools Month.”

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Senate Passes COBRA Legislation Providing Affordable Access to Healthcare for Those Recently Unemployed as a Result of Economic Downturn

(Albany, NY) – The New York State Senate today passed vital legislation that will protect the health and well-being of thousands of New Yorkers who have recently lost their jobs due to the national economic downturn.

The legislation provides a 65% discount on continuing health insurance coverage for recently unemployed New Yorkers, with funding provided entirely through federal stimulus funding.

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Senate, Aubertine Approve Legislation to Cut COBRA Costs

ALBANY (March 19, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and his colleagues in the New York State Senate voted unanimously today to approve legislation that cuts the cost of health insurance for individuals between jobs because of the recent economic downturn.

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