Senator Bonacic Tours Red Cross' Center

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope) met today with representatives of the American Red Cross in Goshen. The Red Cross has developed a new supply warehouse in the Town of Wallkill. The Red Cross strategically located the warehouse to serve the State of New York. It is one of six national "hot spots" due to potential and recurring disasters, including flooding.

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Bonacic: Court Upholds Women's Health And Wellness Act

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that the United States Supreme Court declined to consider overturning provisions of the landmark Women’s Health and Wellness Act that requires employers to offer osteoporosis exams, prescription contraceptives, and breast and cervical cancer screening in their employees’ health insurance plans.

"The Supreme Court made the right decision," stated Senator Bonacic.

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Sex Offender Registry: Learn if a sex offender is living in your neighborhood!

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY: Learn if a sex offender is living in your neighborhood!

New Yorkers now have the ability to find out if any high or moderate risk sex offenders live in their neighborhood by simply doing a search on the Registry’s website.

There are currently over 31,000 convicted sex offenders listed on the State’s Sex Offender Registry. Parents, teachers, grandparents and caregivers should have the ability to know if a sex offender is living near their children so they can take the necessary precautions to protect them.

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Senator Montgomery and Local, State and Federal Environmental Experts Discussion About the Future of the Gowanus Canal

Senator Montgomery and local, state and federal environmental experts recently engaged in a discussion about the future of the Gowanus Canal at a community forum the Senator organized forcitizens who are concerned about Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) and other water quality issues.

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Boosting Our Math And Science Competitiveness

One recurring theme heard in discussions about both education and economic development is the state's inability to produce and retain scientists and mathematicians -- critical fields in the state's drive to take advantage of growth in cutting edge high tech fields. Without a substantial number of students entering science and math based careers, New York can't attract and retain employers in the new lines of chip fab or semiconductor production.

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Southeast Queens Changes In 2007

Queens Tribune OnlineMatt Hampton, Assistant Editor

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Toy Drive Spreads Joy

 

State Senator Shirley Huntley was joined by an enthusiastic group of children and parents from southeast Queens for the celebration of the 3rd Annul Winter White Toy Drive. Huntley co-hosted the event together with Christina Winslow, founder of A Cause, A Concern, A Solution Network Inc.

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Senator Hassell-Thompson Announces Plan To Revitalize Upstate Economy

The Bronx/Westchester lawmaker noted that the Senate Democratic plan would replace more than a decade of unproductive investments by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), many of which failed to meet specified job creation goals. What’s more ESDC failed to adequately monitor these investments resulting in wasted money throughout the State.

RIGHT-NY recommends the following steps:

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