Senator Seward Fights For Lower Gas Prices

With gasoline prices now approaching $4 per gallon and putting a strain on New York’s hardworking families and small businesses, SenatorSeward announced the Senatehas approvedlegislation to provide much needed relief at the gas pump by suspending New York State’s gasoline taxes during the summer travel season.

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Happy Mothers Day!!

Dear Mother/Friend:

Happy Mothers Day!! Congratulations and best wishes to you on this special day. As a Mother’s Day tribute I offer you the poem "Words of Wisdom". I would like to take this time to thank you for your unconditional love, courage, kindness, virtue and for taking the time to share and renew dreams and hopes. It's your words of wisdom that has guided us and changed the world.

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Senate Launches “Accountability In Government Spending” Plan

Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and members of the Senate Majority Conference today launched its "Accountability in Government Spending" plan, a major initiative designed to save taxpayer money, reduce government waste and unnecessary spending, and ensure greater openness and accountability throughout State government. As efforts increase to reduce State spending, these measures would provide a much more detailed accounting of how State government actually spends tax dollars.

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Senator Krueger Speaks Out Against Gas Tax Bill

Says Gas Tax "Holiday" is a Vacation from Real Solutions

Senator Krueger today criticized Senate Republicans for passing S.7594-B which would create a gas tax "holiday" from Memorial Day to Labor Day. "I voted against this legislation because it is bad fiscal and environmental policy that will only result in windfall profits for oil companies and no real relief for consumers," said Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan).

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Padavan Honors Sarah Harris With Achievers Award

 New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) this week honored Sarah Harris as a 2008 recipient of the New York State Senate Achiever’s Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual’s ability to overcome personal physical challenges and honors their accomplishments on behalf of their community.

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Senate Passes Summer Gas Tax Holiday

With gasoline prices continuing to climb to $4 a gallon, Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) and his Senate Majority colleagues have announced that they will advance legislation that will provide much needed relief from the burden of record high prices at the pump.  

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Aubertine Supports Cutting Summer Gas Taxes

Senator votes “yes” in conjunction with bills for conservation, alternative fuels

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Senator Steve Saland Announces Funding For Columbia-greene Community College

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced he has secured $100,000 in the 2008-2009 State Budget for the SEED Program at Columbia-Greene Community College. The SEED Program has been providing skills training to Columbia County manufacturers and associated businesses since 1994. Thousands of employees and employers have benefited from the training received at the College through the SEED Program.

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Senator Krueger Speaks Out Against Gas Tax Bill: Says Gas Tax "Holiday" is a Vacation from Real Solutions

Senator Krueger today criticized Senate Republicans for passing S.7594-B which would create a gas tax "holiday" from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  "I voted against this legislation because it is bad fiscal and environmental policy that will only result in windfall profits for oil companies and no real relief for consumers," said Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan).

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