Senator Lanza Votes In Favor Of The Death Penalty For Cop Killers

With four police officers shot in New York in the last two weeks, including three in the last 24 hours,Senator Lanza voted in favor of a bill that would reinstate New York’s death penalty law.

"The recent shootings of State Police officers in Delaware County highlight the need to enact policies that deter criminals from killing the officers who serve to protect us," Senator Andrew Lanza said. "Our law enforcement officials put their lives on the line every day for all of us, and some make the ultimate sacrifice.


Sen. Farley Joins Governor In Announcing Baby Food Producer To Expand In Town Of Florida

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced today with Governor Eliot Spitzer and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver that Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation, producer of all-natural baby foods, is investing more than $124 million in the construction of a new 650,000 square-foot processing and packaging plant in the town of Florida and relocating its corporate headquarters to this new facility.

Beech-Nut is currently headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. The company is replacing its aging Canajoharie plant.


Senator Saland Advances Legislation To Provide Further Protections For Children In School Settings

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that legislation he authored (S.5669), which will provide an additional layer of protection for children abused by school employees, volunteers or other children in a school setting, is proceeding toward passage in the Senate. The legislation also enhances the background check procedure for school bus drivers and attendants.

"It is disheartening to read the many news reports of children being physically or sexually victimized on school buses, and we wonder how it could possibly happen", said Senator Saland.


Senator Volker Votes Yes To Death Penalty For Cop Killers

(ALBANY, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers.

"Time and time again, the decision that capital punishment may be used in extreme cases is an option that residents of New York State deem appropriate," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "Certain crimes are themselves so horrific that they are an attack on the very foundation of our nation. In these extreme cases, the appropriate legal action may be capital punishment.


Senate Approves Nozzolio Bill To Transfer Land To Seneca County For Veterans Cemetery

Albany - State Senator Michael Nozzolio has announced that the New York Senate has approved legislation he is sponsoring that would transfer land at the former Sampson Naval and Air Force Base to Seneca County. The land has been designated as the location of a world class Veterans Cemetery. Hundreds of thousands of brave men and women began their military service at the former Sampson Base during World War II. “The Senate's approval of this legislation is a major step forward in making the dream of the Veterans Cemetery a reality,” said Senator Nozzolio.


Nozzolio Launches Upstate Now -- A Comprehensive Job Growth & Economic Development Plan For Upstate

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio and his Senate colleagues have unveiled the Upstate Now agenda, a comprehensive job creation and economic growth plan to transform and revitalize the upstate economy, generate billions of dollars in new investment, and create thousands of new jobs for New Yorkers. The comprehensive plan would invest a total of more than $3.7 billion into economic development initiatives over the next three years, including new tax relief and incentives, new and existing capital investments and private sector matching funds.


Senate Passes Death Penalty For Cop Killers Legislation

Albany- In observance of National Police Week, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that legislation that he is sponsoring that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers was adopted by the New York State Senate.“Police officers all across this state put their lives on the line every day to protect the people of New York,” said Senator Nozzolio.


Senator Golden Honors Brooklyn College Student Ryan Merola

New York State Senator Martin J. Golden, right, presents Brooklyn College student Ryan Merola with a proclamation in recognition of his extraordinary academic achievements on Friday, May 11, 2007 at Brooklyn College. Merola won the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the New York City Urban Fellowship. A third-generation Brooklyn College student, he plans to pursue a career in public service. Merola is a resident of Marine Park and majors in philosophy and political science.


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