Senate Approves Legislation To Help Keep Downstate Garbage Trucks Off Local Roads

Albany, N.Y.--The New York State Senate has approved legislationco-sponsored by Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C-I, Elmira)to help keep large garbage trucks hauling waste from New York City and other downstate regions off of local highways in Tompkins County and other upstate municipalities."Tompkins County officials and concerned citizens have been at the forefront of raising the legitimate concerns over these downstate garbage haulers," said Winner.

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Serrano Attends Milbrook Tenant Association Meeting

Senator Serrano attended a meeting of the Milbrook Tenant Assocation on Thursday night. He listened to concerns by residents in the complex, and promised to fight for their rights.

The Senator, whose parents grew up in Millbrook Houses, said he was alarmed by the state of disrepair.“Millbrook has always provided a solid footing for residents, and particulary immigrants, as they pursue the American Dream,” he said.

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Senator Alesi Hosts "Listen In" Higher Education Discussion At RIT

Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton), a member of the Senate Higher Education Committee, and Senator Joseph Robach (R,C,I,WF-Greece) recently invited Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, to sponsor a "Listen In" discussion at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

 

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Skelos, Hannon And Alfano Announce Support For Vlts At Belmont Park

New York State Senators Dean G. Skelos (R–9th Senate District) and Kemp Hannon (R–6th Senate District) and Assemblyman Tom Alfano (R–21st Assembly District) today held a press conference at Gotham Avenue Elementary School in Elmont to announce their support for the introduction of video lottery terminals ("VLTs") at Belmont Park racetrack."This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revitalize Belmont Park and invest in Elmont and the surrounding communities," said Senator Skelos.

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Senator Golden To Update Community On Medicare Services At An Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging, in conjunction with the Medicare Rights Center, will be sponsoring a question-and-answer session for senior citizens of the community regarding Medicare services for 2008.

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Senate Passes Bill To Prohibit Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), along with his colleagues in the New York State Senate, today passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card.The legislation, Senate Bill 6484, the Senate passed today is sponsored by Senator Frank Padavan (Queens).

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Hudson Valley Senators Express Opposition To Proposed MTA Fare/Toll Hikes

Five Hudson Valley State Senators signed a letter stating their strong opposition to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) plans to substantially increase fares and tolls.

In a joint letter to MTA Chairman H. Dale Hemmerdinger, Senator Thomas Morahan, Senator John Bonacic, Senator William Larkin, Senator Vincent Leibell, and Senator Stephen Saland expressed their opposition to the increases. Chairman Hemmerdinger was confirmed by the Senate during the Special Legislative Session held on October 22, 2007.

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Bonacic Expresses Opposition To Any Fare Hike To Newly Confirmed MTA Chairman

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) and four of his Senate colleagues, sent a letter stating their strong opposition to the Metropolitan Transit’s Authority’s (MTA) plans to substantially increase fares and tolls.

Senator Stephen Saland, Senator William Larkin, Senator Vincent Leibell, and Senator Thomas Morahan signed on to the letter to Chairman H. Dale Hemmerdinger.

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Senate Passes 3 Key Pieces Of Legislation

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROHIBIT DRIVERS LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card.

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Bill Proposed To Crack Down On Fake Ids

State Senator Jeff Klein, D-Bronx and Westchester, has proposed a bill that would hold the makers and vendors of fake IDs accountable for minors’ access to alcohol and for the consequences of underage drinking.With this bill, Klein hopes to decrease the availability and ease with which minors can access fake identification cards.

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