Senator Golden Kicks Off His Summer Concert Series

GOLDEN ANNOUNCES 2008 SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

BIG SHOT, BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE BAND, TO KICK OFF THE SERIES

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CHARLIE THOMAS DRIFTERS, THE TRAMMPS, KENNY VANCE & PLANOTONES AMONG HIGHLIGHTS

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Seward Announces Greenville Wastewater Grant

At the Greenville Town Hall, State Senator James L. Seward announced $100,000 in capital funding for improvements to the town’s wastewater treatment plant.

"Budget and property tax relief -- that’s the issue," Seward said. "It’s about helping a local government meet state mandates and provide services for their constituents and for economic development without hitting local wallets."

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Senator Fuschillo Joins Wantagh Residents In Celebrating The Fourth Of July

            State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with the Wantagh community in celebrating Independence Day by marching in the Wantagh Fourth of July Parade.

    The parade has been an annual tradition in the Wantagh community for the past fifty two years.

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New Task Force To Review NYC School Governance Task Force Senate Democrats Say Parents May Need More Input In Local Classrooms

ALBANY, NY –The Senate Democratic Conference has established the NYC School Governance Task Force to probe the effectiveness mayoral control has had on the New York City educational system.

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Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith Applauds New Law To Enhance Police Diversity And Recruitment

Bill sponsored by Smith considered major step in improving public trust following controversial Sean Bell Shooting

New York, NY – Tuesday, July 8, 2008 – Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) applauded Governor David Paterson for signing into law legislation that will enhance police officer recruitment practices while helping improve the public's trust in police and the criminal justice system.

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Operation S.N.U.G. Anti-Crime Initiative Statewide Listening Tour Scheduled to Kickoff in Buffalo

(Buffalo, NY) State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Buffalo/Niagria Falls Erie Count) to host a Round Table Forum on Operation S.N.U.G. (guns spelled backwards), a campaign designed by elected officials, civic and community leaders to help stop gun violence in New York State.

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Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Convicted Felons Out Of Schools

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO KEEP CONVICTED FELONS OUT OF SCHOOLS

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today joined the New York State Senate today in passing legislation, sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland, to automatically decertify teachers and school officials who are convicted of a sex offense, and automatically revoke an administrator’s license upon a felony fraud conviction. The bills (S.8553, S.8554) reflect a three-way agreement between the Senate, the Assembly and the Governor.

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Senate Passes Bill To Protect Senior Assistance Programs

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT SENIOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

City Council Fails To Protect Seniors, Senate Democrats Play Politics

While Senate Acts To Address Senior Issues

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Serrano Encourages Use Of Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Senator Serrano joined Congressman Charles Rangel and local elected and business leaders to promote the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit to hire young people ages 16 -24.

The tax credit for businesses helps provide employers with a one-time federal credit for each newly hired, eligible youth ages 16-17, now through September 15 and for young adults 18 through 24 for the first year. 

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Senator Golden Speaks Out Against State Policy That Panders To Criminals

SENATOR GOLDEN SAYS: "STOP LETTING THE INMATES RUN THE ASYLUM"

Calls for the State to Stop Pandering to Transgendered Delinquents

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today called for the immediate reversal of an Office of Children and Family Services policy requiring the State juvenile facilities to stock gender neutral undergarments and referring to transgendered youth by their chosen rather than legal names.

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