Senator Klein On Abc News: Nightline Tonight!

ABC 7 at 11:35 pm EST as Senior Correspondent, Vicki Mabrey, speaks with Senator Klein and follows a homeowner as she seeks to resolve her troubled mortgage with a Countrywide representative, courtesy of Senator Klein.

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Senator Farley Announces New Health Care Center Coming To Northville

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C -Schenectady) joins St. Mary's Hospital and the Village of Northville in announcing that a new primary care center will be coming to Northville in 2008.

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Senator Parker Hosts Community Blood Drive

In his response to the blood shortage in New York State, State Senator Kevin Parker, conducted a massive blood drive in his district in conjunction with the Flatbush Development Corporation. As Honorary Chair of the Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services, 2007 Blood Donor Campaign, Senator Parker is passionate about holding to our civic responsibilities of supporting blood donations.

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Snowmobiling Brochures Available

    State Senator James Seward announced today the availability of informational brochures for snowmobilers this winter, available upon request at his Oneonta district office. The brochures include the "Snowmobile Trails Map," the "Snowmobiler's Guide," and "Snowmobiles: Answers for Enthusiasts."

    Every year thousands of people from New York and around the world enjoy the state's more than 11,000 miles of scenic snowmobile trails. The brochures are designed to act as a guide along these trails to help keep snowmobilers safe, and their environmental impact to a minimum.

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Little Falls Woman Reappointed To State Panel

Shirley Wilcox of E. Monroe Street, Little Falls, has been confirmed by the state senate for a new term on the Board of Visitors of the Central NY Developmental Disabilities Services Office, Senator James L. Seward announced today. Seward is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which must consider nominations before they are acted upon by the full senate.

    Wilcox has a child with a handicapping condition and has been a parent advocate for developmentally disabled individuals.

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Senator Flanagan Criticizes MTA Fare Hikes

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), the Chairman of the Senate Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, today blasted the leadership of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) following the approval of an increase in MTA fares and tolls.

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Oneonta Man Named To State Panel

Thomas W. O'Brien of Gifford Hill Road, Oneonta, has been confirmed by the state senate to serve on the State Environmental Board, Senator James L. Seward announced today. Seward is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which must consider nominations before they are acted upon by the full senate.

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Senator Fuschillo Urges Federal Court To Uphold NYS Airline Passengers’ Bill Of Rights

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today urged federal appeals judges to uphold New York State’s new “Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights” Law which began protecting the rights of passengers that use New York airports on January 1, 2008.  The Air Transport Association of American, Inc. (ATA), which represents the major airlines, is, for the second time, challenging the law which protects the rights of airline passengers.

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Senator Fuschillo Urges Federal Court To Uphold NYS Airline Passengers’ Bill Of Rights So That The Law Can Begin Protecting Air Travelers On Jan. 1

    State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today urged U.S. District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn to allow a New York State law to go into effect on January 1st that will require all airlines at New York airports to provide basic amenities, including snacks and water, fresh air and power, and working restrooms for passengers delayed on planes for more than three hours.  New York’s first-in-the-nation law, which Senator Fuschillo sponsored, is being challenged by the Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), which represents the major airlines.

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Senator Farley Warns Consumers To Completely Check Out Gift Cards Before Purchas

With holiday shopping underway, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds consumers about their rights under New York State’s Gift Card Law."Gift cards are a very popular purchase that individuals make for loved ones and friends, but consumers need to know their rights in order to protect their gift card from being diminished by hidden fees," said Senator Farley. "The law requires companies to disclose any terms or conditions that apply to the gift card, ensuring that consumers know the facts before they make their purchase."

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