NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Supports The Inclusion Of A NYS Legislator As A Candidate For NYS Comptroller

State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz strongly believes that one of the many members of the legislature who applied and were interviewed should have been included among the remaining candidates to fill the position of NYS Comptroller. "Their integrity, honesty and experience qualified any of them for the position of Comptroller," said Senator Diaz.

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Senate Unveils Higher Education Proposals

State Senator Thomas P. Morahan (R/C/I, New City) announced the Senate Majority Conferencehad introduced a comprehensive package of proposals that would make obtaining a college education more affordable for New York’s students, help families with soaring tuition expenses, provide new incentives to college students to keep them living and working in New York when they graduate and recognize the sacrifices and service of our military personnel by making it easier for New York’s servicemen and women to attend college.

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Senator Golden, Senate Aging Committee Chairman, To Host Senior Citizen Town Hall Meeting

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today is announcing that he will be hosting a Senior Citizen Town Hall Meeting on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Community Service Center located at 6935-4th Avenue (corner of Ovington Avenue, side of Bethlehem Lutheran Church).

Senator Marty Golden will be discussing neighborhood issues as well as his Aging Committee legislative agenda as being developed in Albany for this legislative session.

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Senator Dilan Criticizes Senate Majority For Defeating Property Tax Relief Amendments

Saying "too many New Yorkers are being priced out of their homes because of skyrocketing property taxes," State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today expressed his disappointment that the SenateMajority defeated two amendments that would have strengthened their property tax proposal. Senator Dilan said he and his SenateMinority colleagues have tried for years to address the growing burden of property taxes.

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Senator Dale M. Volker Passes State Senate Budget Reform Package

(Depew, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that The New York State Senate passed budget reform legislation to require even greater itemization of State spending and make additional reforms to the budget process. The bills go beyond the budget reform law signed last week and include greater reforms to further increase accountability, openness, and transparency in the State budget process and ensure passage of on-time budgets.

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Senator Dale M. Volker Passes State Senate Budget Reform Package

(Depew, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that The New York State Senate passed budget reform legislation to require even greater itemization of State spending and make additional reforms to the budget process. The bills go beyond the budget reform law signed last week and include greater reforms to further increase accountability, openness, and transparency in the State budget process and ensure passage of on-time budgets.

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Nozzolio Honors Auburn High School State Football Champs In Albany

Please click Auburn High School Football Champs Honored in Albanyto view video footage.Auburn—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio honored the members of the Auburn Maroons football team for their victory in the 2006 Class AA State Championship in a visit to the State Capitol.

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Senator Farley Warns To Keep A Regular Eye On Your Credit History

As we continue to hear about the theft of personal information of local shoppers that occurred when the computer system of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and A.J. Wright were compromised, I cannot stress enough the importance of keeping an eye on your credit history and knowing your own credit report. By keeping tabs on what your credit is, you will know if someone has taken your identity and charged up your credit.

Ruined credit and identity theft are serious issues that take a lot of effort and time on the part of the victim to correct.

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Senator Flanagan Joins Kings Park Community To Protect Open Space

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined environmental advocates and members of the Kings Park community at the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center demanding that Governor Eliot Spitzer and his administration give strong and clear assurances that the transfer of this land into the Nissequogue River State Park will be respected."The Kings Park community deserves to know that their rights will be respected.

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East Harlem Leaders Protest The War

New York, NY – Spanish Harlem was well-represented at a stirring anti-war protest in Washington, DC on Saturday, January 27th. Forty-five local residents traveled south to the nation's capital, in a trip sponsored by State Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-District 8, Manhattan). "The tragedies of the Iraq War are not just a world way. They are close to home, many times in low-income and minority communities," said Councilmember Mark-Viverito.

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