2 Island Legislators Attend Signing Of Foreclosure Bill

By JUDY L. RANDALLADVANCE STAFF WRITER

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Two Staten Island lawmakers who've taken the lead in addressing the subprime lending mess were on hand for the signing of a bill aimed at helping homeowners in foreclosure.

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Klein Applauds Sla Vote Suspending Karma Liquor License

Troubled establishment characterized by disturbances, drugs, and gun violence temporarily closed

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Governor Signs Mortgage Foreclosure Relief Bill

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined Governor Paterson and local elected officials for a bill signing ceremony at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens for legislation that will provide vital relief and assistance to at-risk homeowners facing an impending foreclosure on their home. The new law also provides a set of initiatives that will help prevent a future increase in foreclosures throughout New York State. 

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Serrano Moves To Prevent Next Mortgage Crisis

Elected Officials Move to Prevent Next Mortgage Crisis:Officials and residents gathered today at 1520 Sedgwick, the Birthplace of Hip Hop, to defend against threat of reckless predatory investment practice

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NYS Senator Eric Adams And Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel Join Persons Displaced By A Brooklyn Fire To Call For Answers On The Cause Of The Blaze And For Emergency Housing For The Victims

NYS Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) and Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel will hold a press conference with the victims of a six-alarm fire in Brooklyn that left sixty-four families homeless.  Residents of the evacuated building have stated that their previous warnings on safety violations were ignored.  Senator Adams will call on the NYC Fire Department to release the results of its investigation into the cause of the blaze to determine if criminal actions were involved.

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NYC School Governance Task Force Kicks-Off

(New York, NY) The Senate Democrat-sponsored Task Force created to compile testimonies regarding the public school governance statute set to expire in June 2009. The Task Force has invited parents and educators to provide input to assist the State Senate Democratic Conference in proposing legislation that will improve the educational system.

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Senate Democrats Ask Senate Republicans To Call Off “Wasteful” Second Day Of Session

ALBANY, NY – (August 5, 2008) –The fuel and per diem costs for this Friday’s special session is a waste of taxpayer money, said State Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany), repeating his call for the Senate Republican Majority to cancel the August 8 session.

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Senator Parker Gives $100,000 Check For Children Facility

SENATOR PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM    Brooklyn, NY, August 5, 2008 - -    New York State Senator  Kevin Parker today presented a $100,000 check to Shema Kolainu during their “Hear Our Voices” Legislative Breakfast.  With the rapid rise in autism, Senator Parker recognizes the demand for education and resources in this matter.

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Senate Passes Bill To Eliminate School Property Tax

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that the Senate has again passed property tax reform legislation which would allow for the elimination of the property tax homeowners pay to operate local school districts. The State would make up the extra cost using existing tax revenue.

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Senator Padavan Calls On Medicaid Inspector General to Crackdown on Medicaid Fraud

Senator Frank Padavan today called on Medicaid Inspector General James G. Sheehan to take immediate action to recover the tens of millions of dollars New York State is losing each year because of former residents who remain enrolled in the State’s Medicaid system and continue to receive benefits despite having left the State.

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