Seward: Need Fair Competition In Recreation Industry

Saying the time has come to level the playing field for private owners of recreational facilities, Senator James L. Seward today unveiled legislation to create a state panel that would evaluate whether governmentally-owned recreational facilities constitute unfair competition to golf, ski, camping and other recreation businesses operated by private entrepreneurs.

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Senator Serrano Looks Forward To Working With The New Governor

Senator Serrano pledged to work tirelessly with the new Governor to ensure a smooth transition of power, and one that does nothing to interrupt the upcoming budget negotiations.

"On March 17th, David Paterson took the oath of office as New York's Governor," said the Senator. "At a time of change in our state government, it comforts me to know that we have a man of great intellect and experience leading us back to calmer waters."

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Fuschillo & Mcdonough Present New York State Medal For Merit To Wantagh Veteran

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) and Assemblyman McDonough (left) present the New York State Medal For Merit to Wantagh veteran Peter Linck. They are joined by Mr. Linck’s wife, Yvonne.

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Sen. Fuschillo Announces $14 Million Lirr Improvement Project In Seaford

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo visits the Seaford Train Station to discuss the LIRR’s $14 million improvement project. State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently announced that the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has begun a $14 million improvement project at the Seaford Train Station.

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Seward Leads GOP Effort to Reduce Soaring Health Care Costs

ALBANY, 03/19/08-- Senate Democrats today rejected a pair of Republican-sponsored amendments that would have reduced skyrocketing health care costs in New York, ensuring that affordable health coverage will continue to remain out of reach for many small businesses, New Yorkers and their families.

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Seward Leads GOP Effort To Reduce Soaring Health Care Costs

ALBANY, 03/19/08-- Senate Democrats today rejected a pair of Republican-sponsored amendments that would have reduced skyrocketing health care costs in New York, ensuring that affordable health coverage will continue to remain out of reach for many small businesses, New Yorkers and their families.

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Statment By Senator John Bonacic On Attorney General's Challenge

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a federal lawsuit to prohibit the federal Government from taking over the approval process for the New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI). A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would subject major regions of New York State to the development of massive electric transmission lines - including the proposed 200-mile long NYRI line, over the State's objections.

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Sen. Fuschillo Congratulates New President Of NYS Board Of Rabbis From Merrick

Photo caption: State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently honored Rabbi Charles Klein of the Merrick Jewish Centre on being installed as the President of the New York State Board of Rabbis.

Senator Fuschillo presented Rabbi Klein with a resolution passed by the State Senate in honor of his achievement.

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Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes Senator Fuschillo To Massapequa

Photo caption: Officers and members of the Chamber of Commerce of the Massapequas, along with local elected officials, help Senator Fuschillo (center) celebrate the grand opening of his Massapequa District Office. Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and members of the Chamber of Commerce of the Massapequas recently cut the ribbon on his new Massapequa district office.

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Alesi Legislation To Bring Local Development Corporations Into The Sunshine

Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton) today announced that he has introduced legislation (S.7186) which would extend the application of the accountability standards, open meetings law and freedom of information (FOIL) requirements to Local Development Corporations (LDC's) so that there is full and public disclosure of LDC activities.

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