Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) congratulates Phyllis Doria (center) on being named “2009 Small Businessperson of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce of the Massapequas. They are joined by Patricia Orzano (left), the Chamber’s Second Vice-President.
Albany, N.Y., November 6–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) welcomed today Governor David Paterson’s call for the state Legislature to approve a cap on state spending when it returns to session next week.
That’s because Winner himself has previously called for and co-sponsored legislation to implement a constitutionally mandated cap on state spending along with additional, comprehensive state spending reforms.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) is announcing that as of Monday, November 9, 2009 he will be maintaining increased office hours at his office located at 3604 Quentin Road. The office currently operates Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Utilizing Internationally Recognized IHS Global Insight Data, State must close $2.872 Billion Deficit
Albany, NY—Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger today released the Senate’s midyear report on revenue, expenditures and general fund projections, and while data indicates progress in the economy, unemployment and other factors continue to lag, slowing economic growth. The full report is available at http://www.nysenate.gov/report/2009-mid-year-report-receipts-and-disburs....
A new law took effect this month which will increase safety on our highways in New York. While it was already illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving, the new law also bans reading, typing and sending text messages while behind the wheel. The law is meant to limit driver distraction and in turn enhance highway safety. This measure is long overdue and one I have supported for several years.
Our lives are filled with distractions and as a result individuals have become accustomed to multi-tasking. Certainly, this is a skill which comes in handy in many instances, but when driving a motor vehicle it is important to focus on a single pursuit – arriving safely at your destination.