Senate Passes Bill Increasing Health Benefits For Ground Zero Workers

SENATE PASSES BILL INCREASING HEALTH BENEFITS FOR

GROUND ZERO WORKERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.8676) enabling certain World Trade Center workers, who are currently ineligible for presumptive eligibility for accidental disability benefits, to become eligible.

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Thousands Of Bronx And Westchester Seniors Attended Klein’s 11th Annual Senior Day

This special day is my way of thanking them for the many ways they enrich our lives and honoring their contributions to our community.”

The event, which Klein has sponsored since he was first elected to the state Assembly in 1994, is a special day to celebrate the many ways in which senior citizens enrich the lives of their families and the quality of their communities.For more information or to register next year's event, senior citizens can call Senator Klein’s office at (800) 718-2039 next summer.

 

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Senate Democrats Urge Public Service Commission To Support $4.5 Billion Energy Acquisition Of Energy East

State Senate Energy Committee Ranking Members are concerned over Commission’s approach to purchase of Energy East by Iberdola S.A

(New York, NY) State Senate Democratic members Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) and Bill Perkins (D-Manhattan)  raised concerns that the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) recent stall of the planned acquisition of Energy East could prevent a lucrative investment opportunity for the state.

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Gov Oks Seward’s Safe Driving Initiative

State Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I/Oneonta) announced that Governor David Paterson has signed Seward sponsored legislation that will establish an advisory panel to examine, assess and make recommendations on how to improve and expand drivers’ education in the state. The bill, senate 6985, passed both houses of the state legislature in June. The bill was inspired and heavily supported by the Gentile family of Cooperstown, who tragically lost their son Christopher Gentile in an automobile accident.

 

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Senate Passes Lanza's Legislation To Crack Down On Video Game Violence

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval to a bill (S.6401-A), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) that would take steps to crack down on video game violence and combat and reduce children’s exposure to violent and inappropriate materials within these games.

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Senate Democratic Leader Tours Plant, Discusses Growing Green Jobs

In Upstate New York Green Jobs and New Technologies Help Revive Fulton and other upstate communities

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Bonacic Provides Wawarsing Update

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) today met with residents of the Town of Wawarsing and discussed a number of initiatives he has been involved with for their community. "With our partners in healthcare, housing and local government we are working to try and address as many needs of the people of Wawarsing as possible," Senator Bonacic said.

ELLENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

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Senator Krueger Appointed To The State Senate's Task Force On NYC School Governance

Says She is Excited to Hear from Parents and Educators

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Senator Lanza Announces New Law Banning Plastic Knuckles

Governor David A. Paterson, on June 7, 2008, signed into law a bill introduced by Senator Andrew Lanza (R – Staten Island) and Assemblyman Michael Spano (D – Yonkers) to prohibit the possession of plastic knuckles.

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