NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Rapper Queen Pen And Other Public Officials In An Appeal For Stringent Domestic Violence Legislation

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with rap artist Queen Pen and other public officials to urge the passage of more stringent legislation to cover cases of domestic violence  


Reynolds Game Farm Will Not Be Closed

Aubertine, Valesky, sportsmen worked with Governor to save pheasant farm

WATERTOWN (January 16, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today thanked Gov. David A. Paterson for reversing a decision to close the Reynolds Game Farm and instead explore new funding options to preserve the program.


Senator Johnson Appointed Chairman Of Senate Investigations And Government Operations Committee

Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), has been appointed Chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations by Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith. 


Senator LaValle Questions Fairness of Governor's Free College Tuition Proposal

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle reacted to Governor Paterson’s proposal to provide free college tuition to certain college students with some reservation.  “While the concept is laudable,” said Senator LaValle, “we are dealing with limited resources.  Therefore, it would be impossible to achieve fairness and balance to all students in all regions of the state.”



A Safe Bet On Our Children’s Future

Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Jeff Klein Proposes Expanding Video Lottery Gaming Options to Generate Millions for Education  



Sen. Johnson To Host Blood Drive Jan. 29

Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) will partner with the Garden City Park Fire Department,  the Garden City Park Civic Association and Long Island Blood Services to host a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 29.  


Little: State land property tax payment proposal still alive

     State Senator Betty Little (R,C,I-Queensbury) today said she is disappointed the 2009-10 Executive Budget has not been amended to eliminate a proposal that would cap New York State’s payments of taxes on approximately 3 million acres of Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park. 


Seward Backs Onc Boces

ONEONTA, 01/14/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) is calling for the continuation of the Otsego-Northern Catskill Board of Cooperative Educational Services (ONC BOCES) in its current configuration. Seward’s support comes as the New York State Education Department reviews the future of ONC BOCES. Senator Seward, in a letter to New York State Education Commissioner Richard Mills stated “ONC BOCES fulfills a critical need as is and should not be subject to the tinkering of the state’s bureaucracy.” Seward said testimony from area educators, parents, resident, and even a review by the Rockefeller Institute of Government all back his claim.


Serrano At Anti-displacement Town Hall

Senator Serrano took part in the Anti-Displacement Task Force Town Hall, held Thursday night at the East Harlem Multi-Service Center.

The purpose of the Town Hall was to create a conversation between elected officials and their constituents. As such, a diverse group of residents and advocates delivered opening statements and posed questions to the Senator and his colleagues.

"The overwhelming majority of constituents who walk into my office have housing problems," said the Senator, who called affordable housing his number one priority.


Senator Johnson Secures Funds For West Islip Memorial Park

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon) joined members of the West Islip Beautification Society at the new West Islip Memorial Park on Beach Street near the West Islip Marina.  The Memorial Park, which was partly funded by a state grant that Senator Johnson obtained for the West Islip Beautification Society, is dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives in Iraq.  The bench that the group is pictured standing behind is adorned with a plaque inscribed :  “In honor of the service men and women lost in Iraq.”

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