Senator Fuschillo Informs Residents About Upcoming New York State Trooper Exam

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is informing residents that the New York State Police is holding an exam for the position of New York State Trooper. The deadline to register for the New York State Trooper Exam is December 1, 2007. "The New York State Police offers a rewarding and challenging career with an agency that has a long tradition of outstanding public service. I invite anyone interested in a career characterized by leadership and professionalism to apply to become a New York State Trooper", said Senator Fuschillo.

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Senator Oppenheimer Urges Greater Awareness Of Diabetes

In recognition of November as Diabetes Awareness Month, State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today encouraged New Yorkers to learn the risk factors and early symptoms associated with a debilitating disease that affects millions of Americans, though authorities estimate that about one in three cases goes undiagnosed. "Given the condition’s enormous impact, we should probably make every month diabetes awareness month," said Senator Oppenheimer.

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Senator Fuschillo To Sponsor No Out Of Pocket Cost Breast Cancer Screening Program At Wantagh Library

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be hosting a no-out-of-pocket-cost breast cancer screening day on Thursday, December 13th at the Wantagh Library."One of the best ways in overcoming breast cancer is early detection. Women need to make mammograms an annual event in their lives, because they play a vital role in detecting and treating breast cancer," stated Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Health Committee.

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Golden, Fossella, Gentile And Brooklyn Community Call State Department Of Health Decision To Close Victory Memorial Hospital Wrong

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Congressman Vito Fossella (R-C, 13th District), and City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn), today issued the following statement at a press conference outside the emergency room of Victory Memorial Hospital, located at 699-92nd Street in Brooklyn, urging the New York State Department of Health to overturn their decision to close the emergency room at this site."The New York State Department of Health’s failure to approve an emergency room for this location will put the health and safety of all citizens at great risk.

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Senator Volker Urges Audit Of The NYS Thruway Authority By The NYS Comptroller

(DEPEW, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that he has contacted New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, to perform an extensive audit on the New York State Thruway Authority. The New York State Thruway Authority recently announced that they have proposed a twenty percent increase in tolls by 2010.

"New Yorkers are facing high gasoline costs, not to mention increased heating fuel costs in the near future that is straining their family budgets," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

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Lawmaker Holds Veterans Community Forum

State Senator Diane Savino led a community forum on discrimination against military families Saturday. Representatives from state and local agencies were present to answer questions posed by veterans and their families and also to get feedback on what their groups can be doing to help them out. Michael Villacres has been stationed at Fort Wadsworth since his return from serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He voiced his personal concern about being able to take advantage of his right for a free college education.

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The Fiscal Practices Of HMOs In NYS

Background:Last year, Senate Democrats commissioned an independent study by a well-known actuary to look at HMO profits in New York State. Frankly, we were amazed by what the study revealed. While consumers are paying higher premiums, higher copays and higher deductibles for health care coverage, they are receiving dramatically less coverage for their money.

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Senator Volker Urges Audit Of The NYS Thruway Authority By The NYS Comptroller

(DEPEW, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that he has contacted New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, to perform an extensive audit on the New York State Thruway Authority. The New York State Thruway Authority recently announced that they have proposed a twenty percent increase in tolls by 2010.

"New Yorkers are facing high gasoline costs, not to mention increased heating fuel costs in the near future that is straining their family budgets," said Senator Dale M. Volker.

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Senator Saland Secures Over $700,000 For Columbia County Highway And Infrastructure Improvements

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced he has secured $736,740 in state Multi-Modal Transportation Program funding for highway and infrastructure improvements in Columbia County.

The Multi-Modal program provides reimbursement for eligible transportation projects for local highway, bridge, rail, aviation and port development.

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Senator Saland Secures Over $1 Million For Dutchess County Highway And Infrastructure Improvements

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced he has secured $1,018,980 in state Multi-Modal Transportation Program funding for highway and infrastructure improvements in Dutchess County.

The Multi-Modal program provides reimbursement for eligible transportation projects for local highway, bridge, rail, aviation and port development.

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