It's Catch and Release TIme for Criminals

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) Ranking Member on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform.


2009 Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

In appreciation of the courage, dedication and sacrifice of the men and women that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, St. John’s Episcopal Church, in sponsorship with the Bay Ridge Rod & Gun Club (BRRG), Dyker Heights Civic Association, Men’s Club of Bay Ridge and Connors & Sullivan PC announces its upcoming 2009 Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on April 24, 2009 at 9:00 am. State Senator Martin Golden (NY-22) is scheduled to be the Keynote speaker at the event.


Golden: All New Yorkers Lose with Fare Hikes and Service Cuts


New York- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is denouncing the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s vote to implement fare hikes and service reductions at the same time, and is citing the failure of Governor Paterson, Assembly Speaker Silver and Senate Majority Leader Smith as cause to this end result.


Economic Alert from Senator Aubertine: As Senate Works to Pass Fair Budget Fiscal Conditions Worsen

State revenue drops $3.2 billion in the last year; 39,000 more unemployment claims each week

ALBANY (March 25, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and his colleagues in the Senate Majority said today that projected State revenues have declined by $3.2 billion in the last year and new unemployment claims reached 39,000 per week in March 2009, an increase of more than 20,000 compared to one year ago.


Ranzenhofer Stands With Our Seniors for Lower Prescription Drug Costs

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer, Ranking Republican member of the Senate Committee on Aging, announced his support for the idea that New York’s elderly should be allowed to purchase lower cost prescription drugs from outside of the United States. Senator Ranzenhofer has been a strong advocate for our seniors in the State Senate, including his strong advocacy for the restoration of Senior STAR Rebate checks.


Third Meeting of the Rules Reform Committee

The Temporary Committee on Rules Reform was created at the beginning of the 2009 session to return New York State government to its rightful owner: the people. In a bipartisan effort, Co-Chairs David Valesky and John Bonacic have been spearheading a series of public hearings to solicit input from the public on changes that should be made in the way the State Senate operates.

The Rules Reform Committee met for a final time today to discuss the remaining open items on the agenda. Watch the video from the meeting below, or see the attachment for the minutes.

March 25th, 2009 Rules Reform Committee Meeting Minutes

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