State Fund Helps Herkimer Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

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Senator Robach Challenges Governor's School Aid Proposal

             New York State Senator Joe Robach today called on Governor Spitzer to restore funding cuts to school districts in Monroe County included in his 2008-2009 School Aid Proposal.  Senator Robach was joined by Greece School Superintendent Steven Achramovitch and Greece School Board President Roger Boily.

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Senator Serrano Speaks On Climate Change Panel

On Janaury 31st, Senator Serrano took part in a discussion on tackling climate change at his alma mater, Manhattan College. The forum was part of a national teach-in called Focus the Nation that was being held simultaneously in hundreds of other colleges across the country. He was joined by Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz and City Councilmember Oliver Koppell.Senator Serrano discussed the many environmental bills he has proposed, including his green roofs proposal and pieces of legislation that advance environmental justice causes.

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The Civic Scene: Klein Hears Parents At St. Albans Meeting

Editorial feature in The Times LedgerBy Bob Harris

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The Budget Of Broken Promises: The 2008-09 Executive Budget Proposal

Governor Spitzer has made a number of promises to New Yorkers during his first 13 months in office—however; he has set a clear pattern of making and then breaking his promises to New Yorkers.

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Senator Farley Announces Senate Passage Of Bill To Enhance Jonathan's Law

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate today passed legislation that would make it a felony to endanger the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person. The legislation is related to Jonathan’s Law which was enacted last year.

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Seward: Audit Confirms No Toll Hike Stance

Senator James L. Seward today called on the New York State Thruway to rescind its proposed July toll hike in light of the state comptroller's recent audit finding that the proposed toll hikes are unwarranted.

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State Fund Helps Cortland County Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

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Klein Recongizes Albanian Heroism During World War Ii Tours Un Photo Exhibition

On January 29th, Senator Klein had the priviledge of viewing a photo exhibition by Norman Gershman at the United Nations, "Besa: A Code of Honor/Muslim Albanias Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust". Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, recognized Albanian heroism in saving every Jew who either lived in Albania or sought asylum there during World War II with the opening of Besa.  Norman Gershman, an American Jew, documents the courage and compassion of the rescuers and their families—approximately 65 percent of whom were Muslim a

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Upstate Now: Revitalizing The Upstate Economy

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON 'UPSTATE NOW'As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, I realize that we need to do everything possible to revitalize the Upstate economy, give businesses the opportunity to succeed, and create new economic opportunities for young New Yorkers.

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