SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS: SENATE APPROVES BILL TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FAMILY COURT JUDGE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY

            State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced that the Senate has approved legislation that provides for additional family court judges throughout New York State, including one additional family court judge for Westchester County.  Senate bill 5968 was approved with bipartisan support.

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SENATOR NOZZOLIO PETITION TO END UTILITY TAX GAINS NEARLY 2,000 SUPPORTERS IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS

Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers have already declared their support for State Senator Mike Nozzolio’s efforts to repeal the regressive new State Assessment Tax on utility bills. Senator Nozzolio has started an online petition calling upon Governor Paterson and Senate President Malcolm Smith to eliminate the tax, which was included in their disastrous 2009-10 State Budget.

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Senator Thompson Joins Ken/Bailey Neighborhood Services For Their 1st Annual Health, Housing And Safety Fair

For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Buffalo, NY- New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) and Kensington Bailey Neighborhood Services present the 1st annual Health, Housing and Safety Fair.  This event will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2009 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 995 Kensington Avenue in Buffalo.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION BANNING “TEXTING” WHILE DRIVING

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced that the State Senate has passed legislation he supports that would prohibit individuals from sending text messages while driving in New York State.

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Senator Valesky Passes Most Two-House Bills in Legislature

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), Vice President Pro-Tempore of the New York State Senate, was the prime sponsor of 32 pieces of legislation that passed both the Senate and Assembly, the most of any legislator in either house.

“For too long, one-house bills were the order of the day,” Senator Valesky said. “This year, working with my colleagues in the Assembly, I was pleased to help pass critical pieces of legislation that will create jobs, promote green energy, and make government more open and accountable.”

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State Senate Extends COBRA Healthcare Benefits

State Senate Extends COBRA Healthcare Benefits

Extends Health Insurance Coverage From 18 to 36 Months.

Tuesday July 21, 2009

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State Senate Passes Senator Breslin’s Bill Authorizing Demonstration Program to Make Health Insurance More Affordable

Tuesday  July 21, 2009

(Albany, New York)- State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce that legislation he sponsored, Senate bill 4602A, was passed by the New York State Senate last week.  This legislation will provide more affordable health insurance options to independent contractors, part-time workers, temporary workers and other individuals.

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Big Boost for Small Businesses As Senate Passes Micro-Business Development Program

Wednesday July 22, 2009

(Albany, New York) Smaller family-owned businesses, and mom-and-pop operations, received some much needed help from Albany as Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) and the Senate Majority approved a measure that will assist small businesses across New York State (known as “micro-businesses”).

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