Senator Dilan Announces New Leadership Role Within Senate Minority Conference

 

State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today announced his new appointment as Chair of the SenateMinority Conference. In this new capacity Senator Dilan will be the third most powerful Democrat in the Senate.

“I am honored to have been chosen by Senator Malcolm Smith, the newly elected Minority Leader, and my colleagues to serve as Chair of theMinority Conference. I look forward to working with each of my fellow Senators to advance a forward thinking and effective agenda,” Senator Dilan said.

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Senator Johnson On Hand For Dedication Of Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently on hand for the dedication ceremony of the newly-relocated Holy Family Ukrainian Church in Lindenhurst. The new church and parish center are located on North 4th Street in Lindenhurst. The church, which had previously been located in West Islip, needed more space for its growing parish community.

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Johnson /Senate Unveil $1.3 Billion Small Business Assistance Package

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, joined Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and his Senate colleagues this week in unveiling a small business and manufacturing assistance plan that would help New York’s small businesses grow and create jobs. The plan would provide $490 million in assistance in the first year and almost $1.3 billion in tax relief and assistance to small businesses when fully implemented after three years.

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Senator Johnson Supports LI Youth Mentoring

State Capitol, Albany, New York, January 8, 2007-- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently honored by Long Island Youth Mentoring of Deer Park for his longtime support of their organization. Most recently, Senator Johnson was able to secure $49,000 in the 2006 state budget to help defray the organization’s operational expenses.

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Senator Farley Discusses Busy Agenda For 2007 New York State Senate Legislative Session

Over the past few weeks, my New York State Senate colleagues and I have outlined several new and exciting initiatives that we will tackle during this current Legislative Session. Many of our goals revolve around lowering taxes.

One of our main initiatives is to significantly expand the Senate-initiated property tax relief rebate program to provide $2.6 billion in property tax relief this year and $3.4 billion in 2008.

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Senator Parker Appointed As New Whip For Senate Democratic Conference

Brooklyn, NY – Saying he is "honored to be given an important leadership position in the Senate Democratic Conference," State Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) graciously accepted his appointment as Minority Whip for 2007-2008 by Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens). "In my first two terms in the Senate, I have represented the people of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Boro Park to the best of my ability.

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Senator Saland Announces A $1.3 Billion Small Business Assistance Package

Senator Steve Saland, (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today joined Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and members of the Senate Majority Conference today in unveiling a small business and manufacturing assistance plan that provides incentives for small business growth and job creation. The plan would provide $490 million in assistance in the first year and almost $1.3 billion in tax relief and assistance to small businesses when fully implemented after three years.

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Senate Seeks Small Business Development Strategy

Albany, N.Y.-- Tax cuts and regulatory reforms are the building blocks of a wide-ranging small business assistance plan being unveiled today by State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C, Elmira) and his colleagues in the Senate Republican Majority.In addition, Winner said the Senate will soon convene a series of public hearings on restructuring New York’s economic development programs so that they better reflect the state’s economic diversity and respond more effectively to regional, targeted job growth needs.

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Bonacic: Senate Advances Small Business Relief Package

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced that the Senate has advanced legislation to help New York State’s small businesses to expand and create jobs. The package includes measures that target the biggest concerns small businesses have here in New York."I am pleased the Senate has put forth this package. Too many New Yorkers are leaving the State to seek jobs that provide decent wages or to start small businesses where overhead expenses and taxes are not as high," stated Senator Bonacic.

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Senator Fuschillo Announces Support For $1.3 Billion Small Business Assistance Package To Protect & Create Jobs

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced his support for a new small business and manufacturing assistance plan that will help small businesses grow and create new jobs. The plan would provide $490 million in assistance in the first year and almost $1.3 billion in tax relief and assistance to small businesses statewide when fully implemented after three years. "Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy," said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business Committee.

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