Senator Duane Introduces Legislation Granting Protections To Journalist Bloggers

Albany – Noting that New York State must keep up with growing technology, Senator Thomas K. Duane (D, WFP-Manhattan) today announced legislation which would grant protections to journalist bloggers under New York's reporter's shield law. Currently, professional journalists involved with newspapers, magazines, news agencies, press associations, wire services, radio or television are protected from being charged with contempt of court for failing to disclose any news obtained in confidence or failing to provide the identity of a confidential source.

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Testimony By New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane Before The New York City Housing Authority Public Hearing On The Draft 2009 Annual Plan

My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, in which Amsterdam Houses, Amsterdam Addition, 344 East 28th Street, Fulton Houses, Chelsea-Elliot, Chelsea Addition, and Harbor View Terrace are located. As the State Senator representing the residents of these New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments as well as residents of Section 8 Leased Housing and other NYCHA units, I am particularly concerned with some of the cost-cutting proposals that NYCHA has included in its Draft 2009 Annual Plan.

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Senator Skelos Protects New Yorkers Against Identity Theft

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced a comprehensive new state law to better protect New Yorkers against identity theft. The law will provide greater identity theft protections in the workplace, aid those who have already had their identities stolen and give consumers the ability to lift a security freeze within 15 minutes to allow them to have greater access to their credit reports, among many other provisions.

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Sen. Aubertine Calls For Action On Home Energy Costssen. Aubertine Calls For Action On Home Energy Costs

WATERTOWN (August 13, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent) today called on his colleagues in the state Legislature to make home energy costs a top priority in the upcoming Aug. 19.

"We have a lot of important issues to address in Albany next week, but we cannot lose sight of the impact rising home heating costs will have on many Central and Northern New Yorkers this winter," Sen.

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Testimony By State Senator José M. Serrano Submitted To The New York City Housing Authority Public Hearing On Fy 2009 Annual Plan

I would like to thank the New York City Housing Authority for the opportunity to submit testimony on the FY 2009 Annual Plan. The 28th Senate District, which I represent, has one of the greatest concentrations of public housing in the entire state. Please know that I strongly oppose any new rent increases. While I appreciate the budget deficit currently faced by the Housing Authority, I do not believe such a deficit should fall on the backs of this city's low-income residents. 

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Krueger Slams Tax Cap

By Ben Atkinson and Dan Rivoli

KRUEGER SLAMS TAX CAP-State Sen. Liz Krueger joined the majority of the Democratic conference who pledged to vote against Gov. David Paterson’s property tax cap bill in an upcoming special session. The bill is supported by Senate Republicans and four Democrats.

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Governor Signs NYC Property Tax Abatement For Renewable Energy Source Bill

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that Governor Paterson has signed into law his legislation that will provide incentives for New York City residents and business to install and use solar power on their property.

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Senator Skelos Secures Money For The Jewish Association For Services For The Aged

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he secured $15,000 in state grants for the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (“JASA”). This money will help fund JASA’s Long Beach Service Center and Home Care Program, the Long Beach Meals on Wheels Program and the Community Service Center.

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Governor Signs Saland Bill On Adoption

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced the Governor has signed into law his bill, S.4630C, which directs that a biological parent be given an Adoption Information Registry Birth Parent Registration consent form at the time they surrender their child for adoption. The new law also authorizes the New York State Adoption Registry to accept Adoption Information Registry Birth Parent Registrations Forms at any time.

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Testimony Of New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane To The New York City Council Committee On Housing And Buildings Regarding Introduction 534 - Fines For Illegal Conversions

My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, which includes the Upper West Side, Clinton/Hell's Kitchen, Greenwich Village, and part of the East Side, including the East Village, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village and Waterside Plaza. Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony before the New York City Council's Committee on Housing and Buildings today regarding Introduction 534, which relates to the fines for illegal conversions from residences to hotels.

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